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Matt + Lisa | Thomas Fogarty Winery Wedding

I’ve known Matt and Lisa for years, even living with Lisa in Cape Town for a Stanford study abroad class where Matt was just name. But even then I noticed Lisa’s certainty that in fact did lead to the big wedding at the Thomas Fogarty Vineyard in the hills above Palo Alto many years later. As you perhaps can gather by the photos below, Lisa is quite the character, with “spunky” being an adjective that just barely scratches the surface. Aside from the sass, of course both Lisa and Matt are incredibly warm, welcoming and wonderful people. It was such a pleasure to reconnect and share in their special day.

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Sanjay + Kelli Proposal

I’ve done my share of engagement shoots and weddings at this point, but never before have I been asked to photograph an actual marriage proposal. As luck would have it, my friend and medical school professor Sanjay decided to propose to his longtime girlfriend Kelli this past weekend. He convinced her that they would be going out to the Presidio for a relaxing walk, some photos with the dog and a nap out on the grass. A few covert text messages later, I started reading a book with my camera out a safe distance away from the designated area and settled in to wait, grabbing a  few long distance telephoto moments of the big event.

Perhaps a bit more set up than my usual shots…but the ring photo for Facebook and an email to Mom and Dad seems like sort of a modern necessity these days.

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Steven + Suzanne | Stanford Memorial Church Wedding

Steven and Suzanne met in the Stanford dorm rooms years ago, and came back from the East Coast for a wedding at the always spectacular Stanford Memorial Church, with a reception at the Palo Alto Garden Court Hotel.

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  • Susanne Smith - February 18, 2013 - 11:41 am

    Would love to see a link to all shots of this wedding at Garden Court Hotel, Palo Alto CA.
    We are interested in reveiwing to see if we can use as a “real Wedding” in our marketing efforts for wedding business.

    Thank you,
    Susanne Smith
    Dir. of Marketing
    650.543.2215

Kate & Zara 1st Birthday

Kate and Zara, the beautiful twins of my past wedding client’s David and Uyen just turned 1! The couple pulled out all the stops, throwing a beautiful and heartfelt birthday with lots of friends and family (and a huge number of other babies) to share in the moment. It’s wonderful to see everyone growing up and life moving on.

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Sam & Elise | San Francisco Engagement Session

I met Sam about two years ago when I photographed his brother’s wedding (flashback to Nina and Peter HERE ). It’s wonderful to see families come together, people growing up (though it does make me feel older), and it’s even better to have the chance to spend time with wonderful and kind people who can brighten anyone’s day. That must be one of Sam’s biggest talents, and he seems to have met his match with Elise. The pair met at Stanford where Sam is now finishing up a Masters and preparing for medical school. The two will be getting married in Salt Lake City, but took a quick break to come and join me in San Francisco around the Golden Gate Park and Sutro Baths for their engagement shoot. It was a classic overcast foggy day, which made for some bright colors and easy shooting. We had a ton of fun, only got a little wet in the waves and found several new secret spots in the midst of some of my favorites.

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Yas + Dustin | Green Room Persian Wedding

After photographing weddings for more than 6 years, I have seen a huge variety of wedding traditions. However, this past wedding with Yas and Dustin at the San Francisco War Memorial Building’s Green Room was truly a unique experience. First off, it was an extravagant, vibrant and spirited Persian ceremony centered around a hand made sofreh, family baklava and personal touches around the gorgeous room. And in a surprising but touching twist, it just so happens that this couple actually got married more than a year ago. However, their small private ceremony didn’t have the full Persian flair that tradition (and the couple themselves) wanted to enjoy. Take a quick peek at some of the wonderful moments, color, and beauty that was so abundant that night.  Many thanks to Chris Fuzi for his help photographing this wedding.

Green Room San Francisco Wedding

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The Green Room, situated on the second floor of the fabulous War Memorial Building in San Francisco. Beautiful all day, but even better at night.

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  • Navdeep Singh - November 16, 2012 - 6:29 am

    perfect shots full of colors good control on DOF.

  • Pervanj mohajer - December 5, 2012 - 6:29 pm

    Super like,,,,,,????????????????

  • Pervanj mohajer - December 5, 2012 - 6:31 pm

    Super like,,,,

Zena & Ronak | San Francisco Engagement Session

Zena & Ronak came out from New York City and Tulsa, for a photoshoot around good old San Francisco, the city where they met six years ago.  They will be getting married this March in Houston, with an event-filled 3 day celebration. SF was their first stop on West coast jaunt down the coast with what I’m sure will be lots of romantic stops. Ronak wanted some good tips for Monterey, but I could only get as far as Cannery Row and my favorite tuna at the aquarium. Luckily I have more suggestions in terms of both date spots and photos locations in SF, where we were able to wander through the industrial side of the Central Waterfront and Mission Bay before heading over to Baker Beach for some splashing in the water and the classic San Francisco views.

 

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  • Neal - August 9, 2012 - 9:01 am

    Nice pics! I’m liking the shawl sweater a lot. Nimi says she could have done without the kissing pic.