Nan and Aaron wanted some extra photos aside from the wedding ceremony, so we met up in San Francisco’s beautiful Presidio Park to enjoy the little small natural paradise just outside the bustling city center.
It’s been too long. Between loads of photo shoots, some fun traveling, and time in the medical world I’ve been neglecting the blog for months. Stay tuned for lots of great posts in the coming days!
A Napoleon wrasse seen while scuba diving in Palau. More photos to come…
Jeff and Emma’s beautiful wine country wedding was the epitome of class, sophistication, and a relaxed good time. Bringing a solid Canadian contingent to Napa, the pair started with a photoshoot and some time on the grounds of the Stag’s Leap Winery private estate nestled in the back roads of Napa. We then drove up to St Helena for the main event at the Farmstead Restaurant at Long Meadow Ranch. Farmstead, as the name implies, specializes in farm-to-table fresh and delicious food, and the wedding fare certainly didn’t disappoint. It was a special evening with open campfires and s’mores crackling late into the night.
Amanda and Josh were married at the Shakespeare Garden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The spring flowers were blooming, it was a beautiful warm day and we got to use some of the amazing museums and monuments around the area for some great photos as well. The day started with a traditional tea ceremony at Josh’s restaurant Saison, then and finished at the Grand Palace Seafood Restaurant in South San Francisco for a traditional Chinese seafood wedding dinner.
I met with Youskay and Saya at the Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel in Palo Alto for an engagement shoot. The pair are both doctors in Japan, but were passing through the Bay Area on their honeymoon. Youskay had done some medical work at Stanford in the past, and was particularly excited about coming back and showing off some of his past favorite spots to his new wife. We started at the spectacular luxury hotel and then headed into the foothills for some beautiful outdoor shots, and were treated with a gorgeous moonrise that I was able to work into some of their photos.
Cappadocia Turkey is one of the most beautiful places I have seen, known as the hot air balloon capital of the world. I had the privileged of taking some advertising photos for the fabulous Voyager Balloon Company, based out of the small town of Göreme. Each morning hundreds of balloons rise up into the sunrise and float above the mystical canyon spires to take in the history and natural beauty from above.
Turkey is a country with millenniums of history, and architecture, people, color and activities to make a photographer go crazy. I came to Turkey mainly for the hot air balloons of Cappadocia but had to stop off at a few other places along the way.
I began in Istanbul, where the famous Blue Mosque was complemented by a beautiful full moon late at night.
Bosphorus in Istanbul, always a beautiful contrast between the old and the new.
The Grand Bazaar. Full of spices, color, and lots of tourists.
The Hagia Sofia lit up at night
A view of the Blue Mosque from within the Hagia Sofia, known for its intricate mosaics and beautiful architecture
The ruins of Ephesus, partner to Rome in the height of the empire.