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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

The Wedding of Devin and Giselle

I was super excited to have photographed Devin and Giselle’s wedding.  The wedding was at Chatom Winery in Murphy’s CA.  They did a first look at Big Trees Calavares CA.  The first look was about half hour from the winery.  These two locations were gorgeous locations either one.  It was a beautiful day it wasn’t cold or hot so nobody was uncomfortable.  I had a great time shooting this wedding they allowed time for photos which is so important and for that I am ever grateful.  They were such a sweet couple I loved these two. They didn’t mind the camera at all, they were so into each other I really had very little direction.   

Bride getting ready at Chatom Winery
Wedding Reception at Chatom Winery in Murphy’s CA.
First Look at Big Trees Calavares CA
Big Trees Calavares CA Bride portrait
Groom portrait Big Trees Calavares CA
Romantic portrait of Bride and Groom Big Trees Calavares CA
Big Trees Calavares CA
Chatom Winery, Murphy CA
Wedding Ceremony at Chatom Winery Murphy Ca
Chatom Winery Murphy CA wedding ceremony
Spring Ceremony at Chatom Winery in Murphy CA
Groomsmen and Bridesmaids portraits at Chatom Winery
Bridal Party at Chatom Winery Murphy CA
A prayer just before ceremony time in bridal room at Chatom Winery Murphy CA
A beautiful brides smile of the lovely Giselle Chatom Winery Murphy CA
Bride and Groom romantic portrait at Chatom Winery Murphy CA
Soft romantic moment of bride and groom at Murphy CA Chatom Winery
Bride and Groom Chatom Winery Murphy CA
Murphy CA Chatom Winery romantic portrait of bride and groom
Little details at reception at Chatom Winery Murphy CA
Wedding Reception at Chatom Winery in Murphy’s CA.
Wedding Reception at Chatom Winery in Murphy’s CA.
Wedding Reception at Chatom Winery in Murphy’s CA.
Wedding Reception at Chatom Winery in Murphy’s CA.
Wedding Reception at Chatom Winery in Murphy’s 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

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

 

The Wedding of Clint and Nicole

The wedding was held at the beautiful Casa Real in Pleasanton CA.  Ceremony and reception same location.  It was a winter wedding in January of this year.  Funny thing it had been sunny for quit some time but then the weather decided to drizzle on and off again but either way the light was really nice.  Nicole looked stunning in casing her hour glass figure so beautifully.  I meet Clint for the first time on their wedding day what a nice young man.  He was very graceful and kind. Reception was so lively and exciting.  It awesome to see people just let loose.  I wish these two the very best and thank them for having me shoot their wedding day.  Please enjoy the photos!

Bride getting makeup done.

The Wedding of Michael and Amanda

It was a great pleasure to have photographed Michael and Amanda’s wedding at La Grande in Oakley.  She was my first bride that I had Skype with.  I know it sounds funny but I have never really used Skype before but I figured it out and I was so proud of myself.  Amanda at the time lived in Eureka and it was so much easier to communicate that way.  It was a lovely fall wedding with the leaves turning gold in color and it wasn’t cold or hot on her wedding day.  I loved how Amanda looked at Michael so cute and sweet on him the whole day.  I wish them the very best in their future together.

 

 

                   

The Quincenera of Yvanna

Her 15th birthday was held in Hercules CA. I had the great pleasure photography this young lady. She had a surprise when she did her special dance when Mickey Mouse came to swift her off her feet. She is a great fan of Mickey Mouse so this meant a lot to her. Enjoy the photos!