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Santorini Destination Wedding Portraits | Barbara + Dewan

Barbara and Dewan had their wedding in Shanghai earlier this year, but Barbara has wanted to see the Greek islands for years. For their honeymoon the couple spent 3 weeks touring Greece, Turkey and Italy before heading back to China. I met up with them in the beautiful cliffside town of Oia on the island of Santorini for some bridal portraits in this magical location- known for the most beautiful sunset in the world, whitewashed buildings dug into the cliff faces with spectacular blue domed family churches ornamenting the landscape.

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Kim + Frederico | San Francisco Portraits

Freddy and Kim were married more than a year ago, but never had the chance to take any engagement photos. Kim decided to make it happen, mixing it up with a bit of a pregnancy photo shoot around the North Beach area of San Francisco. It was a unique combination that turned out really well, celebrating and documenting several milestones for this wonderful couple.

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Marta + Trevor | Mt. Tam Engagement Shoot

Marta and Trevor found me through my past clients Ben and Courtney. They wanted a wide open natural setting for their engagement session, filled with oak trees, rolling golden hills and lots of sun. I thought back to a favorite Mt Tam hiking trail, and we settled on the trip. It was a beautiful sunny day with views over the entire Bay Area, and Mt Tam absolutely lived up to its reputation for stunning natural beauty. Mixed in with a funloving couple, we had a great time and made off with some beautiful images.

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Christine + John | Claremont Hotel & Brazil Room Wedding

Christine and John has a quiet civil ceremony at City Hall in San Francisco last year, but decided to do a full fledged wedding celebration with all of their friends and family at the beautiful Brazil Room nestled in Tilden Park up in the Berkeley Hills. We started the wedding day getting ready at the Claremont Hotel, also a spectacular place for bridal portraits, before moving on to a touching and genuine ceremony out in the quiet countryside.

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Besse + Mike | Bride’s Magazine Featured Sonoma Wedding

Besse and Mike’s beautiful estate wedding was a creative blend of Southern California surf culture mixed with the natural beauty of Sonoma wine country. It was set at the beautiful Adytum estate where Besse grew up, in the hills overlooking Sonoma valley. Mexican blankets covered hay bales for the outdoor ceremony under oak trees, fronted by an altar made of surfboards. The wedding dress was a custom Vera Wang which was modeled after a dress that Besse fell in love with while traveling in Florence back in 2007. The candlelit reception took place on the back patio with a spectacular California sunset and rolling hills before the guests turned to dancing under the stars.

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Check it out on the Bride’s Magazine website HERE. Many thanks to Chris Fuzi for his help with this wedding!

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  • TomJ - February 21, 2013 - 12:31 am

    The night photos are superb! Looks like it was a lot of fun.

  • Jess Thompson - February 22, 2013 - 12:30 am

    Wow! Lovely work! What an amazing venue and unique style for the wedding. It all seems so natural.

  • Stuart Casey - February 22, 2013 - 8:33 am

    Love following your work Noah. It’s an inspiration.

  • Kristine Wilks - February 22, 2013 - 12:32 pm

    Cute!

  • Bryan - March 6, 2013 - 10:38 am

    The night images are stunning!!

  • David @ AiP Creative Photography - March 19, 2013 - 11:40 am

    Breathtaking images! Incredible work.

  • Matthias - April 10, 2013 - 3:47 pm

    Love everything about this wedding and the way you captured it Noah. Beautiful light, beautiful emotions!

  • Mat - July 15, 2013 - 11:01 am

    great job capturing the light and ambiance of the evening. big fan of this one!

Alejandra + Abel | Cabo San Lucas Wedding

Alejandra and Abel were married in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Each time I photograph a wedding I appreciate the unique approach that the couple takes to the day as a whole. There is a certain theme to a wedding, with an ebb and flow that has become increasingly familiar as I have been to so many over the years. Yet between the getting ready, ceremony, family formals, and reception there is so much room for new traditions and an infinite number of ways for the couple to make their dream day unfold. For Ale and Abel, I can definitively say that the focus of this incredible wedding was on the party. The event started with a brunch at the Querencia Resort in Los Cabos before the couple and 200 of their closest friends hopped aboard a chartered yacht to sail around the bay for an up close view of the famous Cabo arches. The wedding preparations began at the Westin Los Cabos, before heading for the ceremony and reception on the beach at the Hilton Los Cabos. It was epic. It was huge. It had six jumbotrons, 500 international guests, a custom stage built onto the Los Cabos beach, spotlights coloring the waves, live bands from all over Mexico, and my favorite, fireworks. It was beautiful, opulent, and laid out with impeccable taste. Coming from the music and movie production business, as well as the hotel business, it is no wonder they were able to put together such a night to remember. For this wedding I paired up with my talented friend and colleague Ian Balam, as I usually do for weddings in Mexico.

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Wedding dress: Custom Monique Lhuillier
Wedding bay cruise: Sunrider Tours
Wedding Preparations: Westin Los Cabos
Wedding Ceremony: Hilton Los Cabos
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  • Nicole Hill - January 2, 2013 - 2:21 pm

    Wow these photographs are breathtaking! Nice work!

Sam + Elise | Stanford Engagement Shoot

The prior engagement shoot with Sam and Elise turned out so well, the two decided to do another one weeks after their wedding in Salt Lake City. It was a decision made easier by the chance to take some photos at Stanford, where they had met in the early undergraduate years. With a great set of images already in hand we got to play around a bit more. I’ve worked at Stanford many times in the past, and each time I return to a shooting location I try to be a bit more daring, creative and unique to keep things interesting. With the perfect models, this shoot went off without a hitch.

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