May 032013
 

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

Yesterday, my seven year old son announced to a family friend while at a play date that he was going to marry one of the girls in his 1st grade class! It’s adorable to hear such proclamations, but, as is the case with Jenny and Beto, it could happen! Jenny and Beto have been life long sweethearts and their marriage a few weeks ago was an affirmation that they are truly soul-mates. I was impressed by their strong bond between one another, their love of family and friends, and for their shared passion for Catholicism. Their ceremony and celebration was a fantastic reflection on their adoration for each other and their guests. Many congratulations on such a phenomenal wedding Jenny and Beto!

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photograph.

Dec 222012
 

Engagement photos from San Francisco, California.

At the end of September I flew out to San Francisco to meet Genny and Humberto to photograph their engagement session. It was an amazing day and one of the warmest I’ve ever experienced in the city. Humberto proposed under Cupid’s Span and so began our portrait session there. By the time we were above the Golden Gate in the Marin Headlands, the temps had dropped 30 degrees, the wind had come up, and it was a more typical San Francisco “summer” day. Throughout the day, it was great getting to know this couple who have ties to the same town in Mexico, have known one another since childhood, and are excited about their future together. Their wedding will be in the Bay Area this April!

Engagement photos from San Francisco, California.

Engagement photos from San Francisco, California.

Engagement photos from San Francisco, California.

Engagement photos from San Francisco, California.

Engagement photos from San Francisco, California.

Engagement photos from San Francisco, California.

Engagement photos from San Francisco, California.

Engagement photos from San Francisco, California.

Engagement photos from San Francisco, California.

Oct 032011
 

A wedding image from the Claremont in Berkeley, California

Toward the end of August Timmi and Patrick were married at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, California. Photographing for these two was, simply put, a pleasant experience. Their warm and patient demeanor made every event on their wedding day laid back and fun. It was revealed to them that they were going to stay in the Tower Room which has access to the turret and incredible views of the surrounding Bay Area. Having driven down Tunnel Road in Berkeley and passed by the Claremont numerous times as a kid, it was cool being up in that space and it proved a fantastic portrait location! Congrats Timmi and Patrick!

A wedding image from the Claremont in Berkeley, California

A wedding image from the Claremont in Berkeley, California

A wedding image from the Claremont in Berkeley, California

A wedding image from the Claremont in Berkeley, California

Image below by Jason Seagle:
A wedding image from the Claremont in Berkeley, California

A wedding image from the Claremont in Berkeley, California

A wedding image from the Claremont in Berkeley, California

A wedding image from the Claremont in Berkeley, California

A wedding image from the Claremont in Berkeley, California

A wedding image from the Claremont in Berkeley, California

Image below by Jason Seagle:
A wedding image from the Claremont in Berkeley, California

A wedding image from the Claremont in Berkeley, California

A wedding image from the Claremont in Berkeley, California

Image below by Jason Seagle:
A wedding image from the Claremont in Berkeley, California

A wedding image from the Claremont in Berkeley, California

A wedding image from the Claremont in Berkeley, California

A wedding image from the Claremont in Berkeley, California

A wedding image from the Claremont in Berkeley, California

A wedding image from the Claremont in Berkeley, California

A wedding image from the Claremont in Berkeley, California

A wedding image from the Claremont in Berkeley, California

A wedding image from the Claremont in Berkeley, California

A wedding image from the Claremont in Berkeley, California

A wedding image from the Claremont in Berkeley, California

A wedding image from the Claremont in Berkeley, California

A wedding image from the Claremont in Berkeley, California

Aug 202011
 

Photograph from an engagement session in San Fracisco, California
In early July Mary and Steve booked me for their August 27th wedding here in Sun Valley. I was able to photograph their engagement session on July 31st as I was already in San Francisco that weekend to photograph a wedding. We met up that wintry Sunday afternoon and proceeded to have a fun photo session cruising around the Presidio. Time flies and their wedding is already only a week away!

Photograph from an engagement session in San Fracisco, California

Photograph from an engagement session in San Fracisco, California

Photograph from an engagement session in San Fracisco, California

Photograph from an engagement session in San Fracisco, California

Photograph from an engagement session in San Fracisco, California

Photograph from an engagement session in San Fracisco, California

Photograph from an engagement session in San Fracisco, California

Photograph from an engagement session in San Fracisco, California

Photograph from an engagement session in San Fracisco, California

Photograph from an engagement session in San Fracisco, California

Photograph from an engagement session in San Fracisco, California

Photograph from an engagement session in San Fracisco, California

Jul 022010
 

On June 5th, a strong breeze cleared the San Francisco Bay Area of its summer fog allowing Kineta and Aaron to be married under sunny skies on the beach near Crissy Field. Their backdrop was the iconic Golden Gate Bridge which acted as sentry to any June gloom attempting to breach its span. Aside from Kineta and Aaron’s beautiful wedding ceremony was their wild reception. They chose a nautical theme that even included a few of their guests dressing up as pirates. After the band wrapped up their sets, the DJ started spinning tunes as energy was still high and Kineta and her girls were soon dancing on tables!

Congratulations Kineta and Aaron–God Speed or Argh Matey depending on whose vessel you sail!

May 272010
 

On May 8th, Carrie and Ryan were married among the vineyards and mission style buildings at the beautiful Wente Winery in Livermore, California. It was a bit cold during the ceremony and their priest humorously rambled on a bit, but coincidentally, the heart of his sermon was brought up again by one of Ryan’s best men, Michael. The magic of their words talked about the definition of love and how it is one of the rare things in life that just “is.” The essense of Love, of couples like Carrie and Ryan, of soul mates, is that of their “Isness.” Maybe you can see how there were humorous moments while these two spoke of how Carrie and Ryan “is” and “are” and that there really isn’t any other way to describe the indescribable feeling they share–that which is known as “Love!”

Their “isness” resonated throughout their wedding day–from their getting ready to the closing song on the dancefloor at 1:30 the next morning!

Jennifer and Chris of Major Diamond Productions were at Carrie and Ryan’s wedding working as their videographers–check out their fantastic same day edit here.

Apr 112010
 
A portrait of a bride and groom at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Pam and Mickey at the bluff's edge. Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay, California

On April 9th, I had the pleasure of photographing for Pamela and Miroslav (aka “Mickey”) at their Ritz Carlton wedding in Half Moon Bay, California. Their day was filled with high spirits, amazing weather, and the incredibly scenic Ritz! “All that Jazz” belted out great songs and kept the dance floor packed. I also was fortunate to have Mauricio Arias along as my second shooter and have included some of his images as well.

Congratulations Mickey and Pam!

A wedding image from the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Pam and Mickey's wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Mauricio’s image:

A wedding image from the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Pam and Mickey's wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

A wedding image from the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Pam and Mickey's wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

A wedding image from the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Pam and Mickey's wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Mauricio’s image:

A wedding image from the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Pam and Mickey's wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Mauricio’s image:

A wedding image from the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Pam and Mickey's wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Mauricio’s image:

A wedding image from the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Pam and Mickey's wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Mauricio’s image:

A wedding image from the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Pam and Mickey's wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

A wedding image from the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Pam and Mickey's wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

A wedding image from the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Pam and Mickey's wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

A wedding image from the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Pam and Mickey's wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

A wedding image from the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Pam and Mickey's wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

A wedding image from the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Pam and Mickey's wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

A wedding image from the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Pam and Mickey's wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

A wedding image from the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Pam and Mickey's wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

A wedding image from the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Pam and Mickey's wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

A wedding image from the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Pam and Mickey's wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

A wedding image from the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Pam and Mickey's wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

A wedding image from the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Pam and Mickey's wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

A wedding image from the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Pam and Mickey's wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

A wedding image from the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Pam and Mickey's wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

A wedding image from the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Pam and Mickey's wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

A wedding image from the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Pam and Mickey's wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

A wedding image from the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Pam and Mickey's wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

A wedding image from the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Pam and Mickey's wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

A wedding image from the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Pam and Mickey's wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Dec 012009
 

The Saturday after Thanksgiving I was fortunate enough to work for Amy and Jeff photographing their San Francisco wedding at St. Ignacius Cathedral Church and their reception at the Officer’s Club in the Presidio. Amy and Jeff are grade school sweethearts and because they have been in love for so long, have wonderful families, and incredible friends–it was difficult to distinguish their guests as either family or friends. Their wedding was a hometown wedding: Amy’s parents still live in the house she grew up in and is where she got ready for her wedding. Because Jeff got prepped with his boys across town near Union Square, I was grateful to have Dave Getzschman along to cover those moments–and to have his wonderful skills with us for their ceremony and reception. The Officer’s club handled their 250+ guests with ease and their DJ filled the dancefloor for many hours. Congratulations Amy and Jeff! Here are some teasers from Dave and I…

Dave’s shot:

Dave’s shot:

Dave’s shot:

Dave’s shot:

Dave’s shot:

Dave’s shot:

Dave’s shot:

Dave’s shot:

Dave’s shot:

Dave’s shot: