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The Wedding of Michael and Amanda

I had the pleasure of photographing the very lovely Amanda and Michael’s wedding at La Grande in Oakley CA. Their wedding was held on a Thursday. I loved Amanda’s dress it was champagne in color and it was flowy gorgeous. Michael had a smile a mile long all day. Please enjoy their photos!

Michael and Amanda Wedding
Michael and Amanda Wedding
Amanda’s wedding dress and her Betsy Johnson Shoes
Amanda’s bouquet of flowers at La Grande from Ribbon and Roses
Michael and Amanda Wedding
Amanda’s portrait at La Grande Oakley CA
Michael and Amanda Wedding
Michael and Amanda Wedding
Amanda’s portrait at La Grande Oakley CA
Michael and Amanda
Michael and Amanda
Bride with Bridesmaids at La Grande Oakley CA
Grooms Portrait Oakley CA
Groom with Groomsmen Portrait Oakley CA
Michael and Amanda Wedding
Michael and Amanda Wedding
Michael and Amanda Wedding
Michael and Amanda Wedding
Michael and Amanda Wedding
Michael waiting for Amanda to walk down the isle at La Grande
wedding ceremony La Grande
Micahel and Amanda Wedding ceremony
Micahel and Amanda Wedding ceremony
Micahel and Amanda Wedding ceremony
Micahel and Amanda Wedding ceremony
Micahel and Amanda Wedding ceremony
Micahel and Amanda Wedding ceremony
Micahel and Amanda Wedding ceremony
Micahel and Amanda wedding rings
Michael and Amanda romantic portraits at La Grande Oakley CA
Michael and Amanda Romantic portrait at La Grande Oakley CA
Michael and Amanda
Michael and Amanda Wedding
Michael and Amanda
Amanda’s gorgeous dress
Michael and Amanda
Michael and Amanda in the vineyards La Grande
Michael and Amanda in the vineyards in La Grande Oakley CA
Michael and Amanda wedding detail of flowers from Ribbons and Roses
Michael and Amanda wedding head table
Michael and Amanda Wedding cake by TLC cakes
Michael and Amanda venue picture La Grande Oakley CA
Michael and Amanda Wedding table detail
Michael and Amanda bridal party
Michael and Amanda first dance
Michael and Amanda first dance
Michael and Amanda first dance
Michael and Amanda Wedding

The Wedding of Steven and Mishaela

The wedding of Steven and Mishaela was at a private residence in Gilroy CA. She couldn’t ask for a better location for her private wedding. I had only met Mishaela in person a few days before her wedding to go over a timeline. This couple are so young but don’t let that fool you they are so sure of themselves and strong and will conquer the world. Steven just became an officer for San Jose Department and Ms. Mishaela she works in an office but she is so organized and with it that it amazes me how together she is for such a young gal. Anyway, I love her eyes and smile and gorgeous skin and I love how sweet and adorable Steven is with her. Enjoy the pictures!

Gilroy Wedding
Steven and Mishaela wedding
Steven and Mishaela wedding
Steven and Mishaela wedding
Wedding dress
Steven and Mishaela Wedding
Steven and Mishaela Wedding
Steven and Mishaela Wedding
Steven and Mishaela Wedding
Steven and Mishaela Wedding
Mishaela and Steven Wedding
Mishaela and Steven Wedding
Steven and Mishaela wedding
Steven and Misahela wedding
Wedding ceremony at private Residence Gilroy CA.
Gilroy CA private residence wedding ceremony
Bride and Groom portrait in Gilroy CA.
Steven and Mishaela
Steven and Mishaela
Steven and Mishaela wedding
Steven and Mishaela wedding
Steven and Mishaela wedding
Steven and Misahela wedding
Steven and Misahela wedding Gilroy CA.
Steven and Mishaela wedding Gilroy Ca.
Steven and Misahela wedding Gilroy Ca.
Steven and Misahela wedding
Steven and Mishaela wedding
Steven and Mishaela wedding
Steven and Mishaela Wedding
Steven and Mishaela Wedding
Steven and Mishaela Wedding
Steven and Mishaela Wedding
Steven and Mishaela Wedding

The Engagement Session of Arianna and Robert

I meet these two love birds at a bridal fair about a year ago. I got the pleasure to shoot their engagement session. They are great fans of all things wine and what better way then to photograph them in Napa. So we were to take their photos at Chateau Montelena but they were closed and I just didn’t realize that all or most all wineries close around 5-6pm. So we went to a near by winery called Towmey Winery. I had been there once before and loved their wines. Anyway, they are not gated so we got to do some pictures around the property. Poor Robert was a little nervous he didn’t and rightfully so be in trouble and be sent to jail for trespassing. I did it anyway. We didn’t disrespect their property we just wanted a beautiful background for photos. And beautiful it is. Arianna and Robert were troopers throughout the shoot. Thanks for putting up with my silliness. Anyway, I enjoyed their photos they are light and airy and fun. Stay tunned for their wedding pics!

Engagement Session at Towmey Winery Napa CA
Towmey Winery Napa CA



Engagement Session
In the Vineyards of Towmey Winery
Engagement Ring
Towmey Winery, Napa CA

Kobina’s Senior Session

I enjoyed photographing this young man’s senior session.  He is so polite and sweet.  He is a graduating 2018 Liberty High School Student from Brentwood CA.  This young man will go far.  I have been wanting to do more senior and studio photos for practice but also if there is bad weather either really hot or raining I now can have access to a studio environment.

Kobina’s Senior portrait

The Engagement Session of Karen and Christian

I had the pleasure of photographing these two in there home town San Francisco.  We went first To Clarion Alley for capturing some beautiful art and capturing it on camera.  And a park near by and then off to pier 7 and 28.  It was a wonderful warm day in San Francisco you never know what you may get alot of wind or cloudy but it was neither.  Please enjoy the photos!

Engaement Session in San Francisco CA.

Engagement Session of Jeannine and Ryan

I had the pleasure of photographing these two at one of my favorite places Tilden Park in Berkley.  I believe Ryan once was an officer and now is a teacher or the post he was a teacher and now is an officer.  Anyway these two are sweet people and they brought their cute little pup for a photo opp.  I just love when clients bring their pets to do some photos with them.  I get a puppy break.  Anyway enjoy the photos.

Engagement at Tilden Park CA.

Stylized Shoot

So for a long time I wanted to to do a stylized shoot.  Let me tell you it is so hard to get vendors involved.  I have totally new respect for wedding coordinators or event planners.  Its awesome to come up with an idea but to get everyone involved is another story.  Anyhow, I finally got to make one happen.  It took place in Knights Ferry one of my fav’s to shoot.  It is rustic, garden like and near water.  So it has multiple locations to work with.  So I want to finally thank a few people, The florist and the person who let us use their dining sets and silverware and table settings: Beyone The Terrace, Hair: Kaylee DeJesus and Maria Yiannakou at Blush Salon, they were also the models, JJames Bridal for the use of the wedding dresses and Jessica Boland who did the Makeup, stylized by me.  Enjoy the photos!

Table Setting at Knights Ferry

 

Maternity Session of Angelina

I photographed this gorgeous lady’s wedding last year and was thrilled to find out she was having a baby.  I had the pleasure to photograph her maternity session she looked gorgeous.  These photos were taken during the morning.  I was concerned at first but the outcome came out great.  I had a little flowey action with her dress and was able to freeze that.  This was photographed at the beautiful Round Valley Park in Brentwood CA.

 

Loving the pregnant Belly

Savannah’s Senior Session

I had the great pleasure of photographing this young lady’s senior photos.  She was from Freedom High School in Oakley CA.  She graduated this past June 2018.  We started our session in downtown Brentwood and ended it in Round Valley.  Look out world here comes Savannah!

 

Graduating Senior 2018