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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 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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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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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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Green Room San Francisco Wedding

Green Room San Francisco Wedding

Green Room San Francisco Wedding

Green Room San Francisco Wedding

Green Room San Francisco Wedding

Green Room San Francisco Wedding

Green Room San Francisco Wedding

Green Room San Francisco Wedding

Green Room San Francisco 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.

Green Room San Francisco Wedding

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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 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.

It is rare for me to do “destination weddings” that are still in California. But for Stuart and Julia’s wedding at the fabulous private estate of El Mirador in Montecito, I had the privilege of breaking out of the tradition for a brief weekend down on the Central Coast of California. Normally a private and extensive botanical garden, this wedding near Santa Barbara was immaculately nestled into a Spanish style adobe courtyard, with the reception set up among the trees with floodlights illuminating the natural beauty around for the rambunctious dancing that whirled on throughout the night. It was elegant, emotional, and full of genuine love, affection, and wonderful family.

Many thanks to Julia and Stuart for including me in their special day, and to Ian Balam for his invaluable photography assistance. More photos are coming, but this extensive sneak peak should do some justice to the wonderful event for now.

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El Mirador private estate wedding

El Mirador Montecito Wedding

 

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Adam and Cathy were married at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Oakland, with a reception at the Berkeley City Club. The Berkeley City Club is one my my favorite locations, with sweeping Julia Morgan architecture and warm golden light throughout the building. The couple had a bluegrass band, and waltzed away the evening with a wonderful group of family and friends. Looking through the full set of wedding photos I am again reminded of how lucky I am to be able to share in the wonderful wedding transition for such genuine, warm and kind people.

Berkeley City Club wedding

Berkeley City Club night wedding

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