Sep 022014
 

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

All I had to do on this one was push the shutter button repeatedly! When you have beautiful people in beautiful settings, photography is easy. Kristyn and Neill’s San Francisco wedding was, simply put, amazing. They had an intimate ceremony at the chapel at St. Cecilia’s and then headed down to the Mission District for their reception which was held at the phenomenal Foreign Cinema. It was also a pleasure to get the chance to work with Shannon Leahy Events who nailed the schedule and turned Foreign Cinema into a gorgeous wedding venue! Many congrats to Kristyn and Neill!

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Wedding image from Kristyn and Neill's held in San Francisco with the reception at Foreign Cinema.

Jul 082014
 

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

Anymore, my clientele is primarily referral based and on occasion I get the pleasure of working for the same family multiple times. So it has been with the Kristyn’s family! I’m fairly certain I’ve mentioned this in the past, but, seeing how the point I’m about to make has been one of the best and unforeseen perks I’ve found being a photographer, I thought I’d mention it again–that the relationships photographers develop with clients isn’t typically a one time deal–they grow and blossom crossing generations, family members, and friends.

Having this opportunity to photograph for Kristyn and Neill is awesome–my third wedding in their family. They are such a fun couple and thankfully they trusted me to take them on a bit of a road trip through the North Bay Area stopping through places like Nicasio, Point Reyes Station, and a handful of road side pullouts for their engagement session. Their wedding, like all weddings, is going to be a fantastic reunion of family and friends and that I know so many of their family and friends makes this upcoming gig that much more exciting!

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

Jul 032014
 

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

In late June I met up with Lindsey and Patrick to photograph their engagement portraits. We had a great time traveling around the northern section of San Francisco and across the Golden Gate in Kirby Cove. I kept thinking about how the Sierra range some 150 miles east is well known as “The Range Of Light,” and what with those same light rays passing through San Francisco first-it’s no wonder such wonderful luminance exists there in the afternoon! I’m already looking forward to being back with this fantastic couple at the end of September for their wedding!

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

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