Tags archives: Bayarea photographer Connie Leal

The Maternity Session of Jessica and Robert

I had the great opportunity to photograph Jessica and Robert for their maternity session at the Markham Nature park in Concord CA. I photographed their wedding and when they told me they were expecting and wanted some photos I was so excited for them. So here are a few of the photos of their session. Congratulations you two!!

Jessica’s maternity session at Markham Nature Park
Jessica’s maternity session at Markham Nature Park
Jessica’s maternity session at Markham Nature Park
Jessica’s maternity session at Markham Nature Park
Jessica’s maternity session at Markham Nature Park
Jessica’s maternity session at Markham Nature Park
Jessica’s maternity session at Markham Nature Park
Maternity session
Jessica’s maternity session at Markham Nature Park

Industrial Photo Shoot

I had an idea of doing an industrial shoot with Ms. Savannah. I did a photo session with her at one point and I wanted to do another one with her again. I came up with the industrial idea. It was so much fun I hope to do more with Savannah. Sometimes you have to shoot for yourself for the heck of it.

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Fashion photo shoot
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The Wedding of Ryan and Charlotte

Their wedding was a lovely quaint wedding at the Beautiful Depot Hotel in Sonoma CA. It is a rustic late 19th century hotel. Charlotte was glowing and beaming she looked stunning. Ryan couldn’t get his eyes off his bride. It was a beautiful morning early afternoon wedding. At first I was kinda nervous about the lighting but honestly it worked out great. The first half of the morning was a bit cloudy then later the sun came out but it did turn out amazing. I love how they incorporated Lily their cute little pup. She was part of the bridal party. She had her own flower crown supper cute. Congratulations you two!

Wedding invitation and wedding rings Sonoma, CA.
Charlottee’s wedding dress and shoes Sonoma Ca
Bouquets and handbags for the bridesmaids and her hanger Sonoma CA
Charlotte enjoying a mimosa and picture of Lily Sonoma CA
Charlottee and a bridesmaid getting ready Sonoma CA
Charlotte putting on her dress and mom helping with bracelet sonoma CA
Beautiful bride Charlotte and her bouquet Sonoma CA
Bride with bridesmaids Sonoma CA
Bride with Bridesmaids at The Depot Hotel Sonoma CA
Ryan getting ready Sonoma CA
Ryan with Groomsmen Sonoma CA
Ryan with Groomsmen just having some fun.
Ryan and Charlotte’s first look
Ryan and Charlotte’s first look Sonoma CA
Ryan and Charlotte’s wedding ceremony at The Depot Hotel
Ryan and Charlotte Wedding
Ryan and Charlotte’s bridal party
Ryan and Charlotte romantic portraits
Ryan and Charlotte’s romantic portraits The Depot Hotel Sonoma CA
Ryan and Charlotte portraits Sonoma CA
Ryan and Charlotte Wedding photos
Ryan and Charlotte’s wedding details and decor at The Depot Hotel Sonoma CA.
Ryan and Charlotte wedding decor and a portrait of Lily.
Ryan and Charlotte wedding cake and cupcakes at the Depot Hotel Sonoma CA
Ryan and Charlotte Dancing fun
Ryan and Charlotte Speeches The Depot Hotel Sonoma CA
Ryan and Charlotte Wedding
Ryan and Charlotte Wedding Sonoma CA

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

Willie and Michele Stylized Shoot

The idea behind the sytlized shoot was just to try different lighting techniques. I couldn’t do evening because it would have been a supper long day. But that will be next on my list. This couple I photographed their wedding a few months back and asked if they would be interested since it was really still fresh and plus now they get to have more photos of just themselves. On their actual wedding day it was really hot and doing this session it was more enjoyable being outside since it was a lot cooler. I was really happy that I got to play and they were really good sports about the whole thing. So thank you Willie and Michele and I wish the best for both of you!!

Stylized Romantic Portrait at Ravenswood Livermore CA.