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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

Jasmine’s Maternity Session

I shot Jasmine’s session at one of my favorite locations it was in Mantalvo Art center in Saratoga Springs. Please enjoy them!

The Wedding of Konstantin and Katelyn

This wedding was a lot of fun. Very happy and boisterous families on either side. They made you feel very warm and comfortable. Besides all that this young couple were so polite and kind and very cute. There wedding was an early Summer wedding held at The Palm Event Center in Pleasanton. It wasn’t hard photographing them because they should how much in love they are so it made my job very easy to convey. Enjoy the photos!

Bride getting ready at Victoira’ Salon in Pleasanton CA
Socializing with a bridesmaid at Victoria’s Salon Pleasanton CA
Closeup portrait of Bride at Victoria’s Salon Pleasanton CA
Peek in the mirror at Victoria’s Salon Pleasanton CA
Wedding Dress
Brides Shoes
Bride putting on her Jewlery Pleasanton CA
Girls having fun brides house Pleasanton CA
Bride putting on her Dress
Mom buttoning up brides dress
Groom getting ready
Groom putting on his tie
Detail of grooms watch
Guys having a good time
Groomsmen portrait before heading to venue
Brides Portrait at Palm Event Center
Brides Portrait at Palm Event Center
Konstantine and Katlyn wedding
Brides Maids at Palm Event Center
Konstantine and Katlyn wedding
Konstantine and Katlyn wedding
Groom Portrait
The Groom portrait at Palm Event Center
Groom Portrait at Palm Event Center
Groomsmen at Palm Event Center
First Look at Palm Event Center
The First Look at The Palm Event Center
First Look Palm Event Center
Bridal Party
Bride and Groom Portrait at The Palm Event Center
Konstantine and Katlyn wedding
Konstantine and Katlyn wedding
Konstantine and Katlyn wedding
Konstantine and Katlyn wedding
Detail of decor inside Palm Event Center
Table Decor at The Palm Event Center
Bride and Groom Table Palm Event Center
Candy Bar at The Palm Event Center
Speeches at Palm Event Center
Speeches and Introductions At Palm Event Center
Bride and Groom Toast Palm Event Center
Bride and Groom Konstantine and Katlyn
Sunset Photos of Bride and groom in the vineyards
Sunset Photos of Bride and groom
Bride and Groom Konstantine and Katlyn romantic portrait
Sunset Photos of Bride and groom Palm Event Center
Practicing Their Dance in the Barrel Room Palm Event Center
Barrel Room The Palm Event Center
A little kiss in the Barrel Room The Palm Event Center
First Dance Palm Event Center
First Dance Palm Event Center
First Dance Palm Event Center
First Dance Palm Event Center
Wedding Reception
Summer Wedding at The Palm Event Center Pleasanton CA
Wedding Reception

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

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

 

Senior Pictures of Skylar and Zack

I had the great pleasure of photographing the two young twin boys.  They graduated this past June so their senior year in high school photos.  I took some in a studio setting and some outdoors.  Its important to show what kids are into at the current time.  These two are into sports so I had to express that.  Some dramatic light and some just pretty lighting.  Anyway enjoy the photos!!

Graduating senior photos.

The Wedding of Gerald and April

I had the pleasure to photograph this lovely young couples wedding in early April of this year.  Their wedding was at Crystal Springs in Burlingame CA.  It was a very lively reception with a wonderful family and friends embracing the couple.  Congratulations to a great couple, Gerald and April!

 

Groom getting pampered Burlingame, CA

Maria’s Family Session

Family session in a private residence in Livermore ca.

Family photo session at clients private residence

Family photo session in Livermore CA