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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

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

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

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

 

Headshots of Savannah

I have known this young lady for quit sometime.  I was more than tickled pink to do some head shots for her modeling and acting press cards.  I knew this young lady for sometime would be awesome to do modeling she has the look for it and the camera just loves her face.  These are just head shots we did another set of photos which I will show soon of more of a editorial feel.  So stay tunned for those!

 

Savannah’s Headshot

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