Tags archives: California photographer Connie Leal

Alex and Jacob’s Engagement Session

I was so luck to have been chosen to photograph well first their engagement session and secondly their wedding. I am sharing with you today their engagement session. It was at the beautiful Round Valley Regional Park a gem here for Brentwood. It was a very warm day but they were really good troopers to get their pictures done. I loved the adorable dress that Alex wore was vintage style which always warms up my heart. Stay tunned for their wedding photos!

Alex and Jacob Engagement Session
Alex and Jacob Engagement Session
Alex and Jacob Engagement Session Brentwood CA
Alex and Jacob Engagement Session Brentwood CA
Alex and Jacob Engagement Session
Alex and Jacob Engagement Session
Alex and Jacob Engagement Session Brentwood CA
Alex and Jacob Engagement Session Brentwood CA
Alex and Jacob Engagement Session
Alex and Jacob Engagement Session
Alex and Jacob Engagement Session
Alex and Jacob Engagement Session
Alex and Jacob Engagement Session
Alex and Jacob Engagement Session
Alex and Jacob Engagement Session
Alex and Jacob Engagement Session

The wedding of Kevin and Eva

I meet this lovely couple at a bridal fair and when Eva told me she was getting married at the beautiful Brazilian Room in Berkley I was over the moon about it. It is one of my favorite venues in the Bay Area because of its natural beauty. The actual building is nice but the area around it is stunning surrounded by beautiful trees. I enjoyed working with them they are super calming and just went with the flow. It was fun to find out that Eva was an actual family member of one of my past brides it even made it more special to me. Anyway, enjoy these photos!

Eva’s wedding dress
Eva’s bridal shoes, Berkley CA
Eva getting her dress on at The Brazilian Room
Kevin and Eva Wedding
Kevin and Eva Wedding
A mothers hug Brazilian Room
Bridesmaids Gifts, Brazilian Room Berkley CA
Kevin getting ready
Kevin and Eva Wedding
Eva beautiful bride The Brazilian Room
Kevin and Eva Wedding
Kevin and Eva Wedding
Eva’s pretty bouquet
The Groomsmen
Kevin and Eva Wedding
Kevin and Eva Wedding
Kevin and Eva Wedding
Kevin and Eva Wedding
Kevin and Eva Wedding
Kevin and Eva Wedding ceremony The Brazilian Room Berkley CA
Kevin and Eva Wedding
Kevin and Eva Wedding
Kevin and Eva Wedding
Kevin and Eva Wedding
Kevin and Eva Wedding
Kevin and Eva Wedding
Kevin and Eva Wedding
Kevin and Eva Wedding
Kevin and Eva Wedding The Brazilian Room Berkley cA
Kevin and Eva Wedding table setting
Kevin and Eva Wedding
Kevin and Eva Wedding
Kevin and Eva Wedding
Kevin and Eva Wedding
Kevin and Eva Wedding
Kevin and Eva Wedding
Kevin and Eva Wedding

Catarina’s Senior Session

I photographed my nieces senior session in and around downtown Brentwood. She graduated from Liberty High School and I am happy to say is in college overseas. She is studying languages so far its been a challenge for her but shes doing awesome. So here are some of her high school senior photos that I wanted to share.

Catarina’s Senior Session
Catarina’s Senior Session
Catarina’s Senior Session
Catarina’s Senior Session
Catarina’s Senior Session
Catarina’s Senior Session
Catarina’s Senior Session
Catarina’s Senior Session
Catarina’s Senior Session
Catarina’s Senior Session
Catarina’s Senior Session
Catarina’s Senior Session
Catarina’s Senior Session
Catarina’s Senior Session
Senior high school photo session
Catarina’s Senior Session

The Wedding of Robert and Colette

This lovely couple got married at the very romantic Wine and Roses venue in Lodi. It was a very quaint wedding with loving family and a few friends. Colette looked absolutely stunning with her form fitting wedding dress. Robert smiled from ear to ear when looking at his lovely bride. I had a wonderful time photographing these two sweet couple. Enjoy the photos!

Robert and Colette wedding invitation
Robert getting ready at Wine and Roses Lodi CA
Colette getting ready at Wine and Roses Lodi CA
Colette’s stunning wedding dress Wine and Roses Lodi CA
Lovely Colette Wine and Roses Lodi Ca
Colette’s Bouquet
Colette and her bridesmaid in the background at Wine and Roses Lodi CA
Robert at Wine and Roses Lodi CA
Robert and his groomsmen at Wine and Roses Lodi CA
Robert and Colette Sand Ceremony at Wine and Roses Ca
Robert and Colette
Wedding ring exchange Wine and Roses Lodi CA
Robert and Colette first kiss Wine and Roses Lodi CA
Robert and Colette Happily Married Wine and Roses Lodi CA
Robert and Colette Bridal Party at Wine and Roses Lodi CA
Robert and Colette Wedding at Wine and Roses Lodi CA
Robert and Colette Wedding At Wine and Roses Lodi CA
Robert and Colette Wedding at Wine and Roses in Lodi CA
Robert and Colette Wedding
Robert and Colette Wedding
Robert and Colette First Dance at Wine and Roses Lodi CA

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.

Savannah
Savannah
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Fashion photo shoot
Savannah

The Wedding of Ricardo and Ivette

Miss Ivette she is so sweet and very sultry. I had the pleasure of working with these two lovely people and I feel blessed that they chose me to be their photographer. Ivette’s day started out with getting ready in a local hotel and when I saw her dress I went nuts over it. The dress was so stunning. They got married at the gorgeous Jarlaths Catholic church in Oakland Ca. And their wedding reception was held at La Grande Wedding and Event Center. These two were really easy to work with and alot of fun. I love how they are just so comfortable in front of a camera like its not even there. Please enjoy the photos!

Ricardo and Ivett Wedding invitation
Ricardo and Ivett Wedding rings
Ivette’s wedding dress
Ivette’s bridal shoes
A detail of her dress and wedding dress hanger
Ivette getting ready
Ivette getting her hair done. I love her dimples.
Ivette having help putting on her dress
Ricardo and Ivette Wedding
Ricardo and Ivett Wedding
Detail of her wedding dress
Ivette portrait
Ricardo getting ready
Ricardo getting ready
Ricardo’s finishing touches
Wedding detail
Groom Ricardo waiting for his bride at St. Jarlaths Catholic Church Oakland CA
Ricardo and Ivette Wedding St. Jarlaths Catholic Church Oakland CA.
Ricardo and Ivette Wedding at St. Jarlaths Catholic Church Oakland CA
Ricardo and Ivette Wedding at St. Jarlaths Catholic Church Oakland CA
Portrait of Ivette at St. Jarlaths Catholic Church Oakland Ca
Ricardo and Ivett St. Jarlaths Catholic Church Oakland CA
Portrait of Ricardo at St. Jarlaths Catholic Church Oakland CA
Ricardo and Ivett inside St. Jarlaths Catholic Church Oakland Ca.
Ivette at La Grande Wedding and Event Center Oakley CA
Ivette and gorgeous veil at La Grande Wedding and Event Center Oakley CA
Ricardo and Ivett Wedding
Ricardo and Ivett Wedding
A detail of her bouquet by Passion Flowers
Bride with bridesmaids at La Grande Wedding and Event Center Oakley CA
Ricardo and Ivett Wedding Oakley Ca
Ricardo and groomsmen having fun La Grande Wedding and Event Center
Bride and groom at La Grande Wedding and Event Center Oakley CA
Ricardo and Ivett Wedding
Ricardo and Ivett Wedding
Ricardo and Ivett Wedding
Ricardo and Ivett Wedding
Ricardo and Ivett Wedding
Ricardo and Ivett Wedding
Ricardo and Ivett Wedding
Ricardo and Ivett Wedding
Passion Flowers
Ricardo and Ivett Wedding reception at La Grande Wedding and Event Center
Ricardo and Ivett first dance
Ricardo and Ivett first dance
Ricardo and Ivett Wedding

Robert and Arianna Wedding

I had the pleasure to photograph this lovely couple at the beautiful Elliston Vineyards. I love this charming location it feels like a cross between old English Country cottage and 19th century mansion. But the place is nestled in the country side of Sunol Ca. It truly is a very unique place. Arianna looked so gorgeous. Everyone was a bit afraid it would rain and it did a little but shortly after she came down the aisle it stopped. But that didn’t stop how wonderful her wedding turned out to be. What can I say about Robert accept that I love his sense of humor. He is so funny made the day go smoothly with his fun attitude and his love look at his bride.

Arianna’s wedding dress hanging in the Salon of Elliston Vineyard house
Arianna’s wedding dress hanging in the Salon of Elliston Vineyard house
Arianna’s bridal shoes
Arianna’s bridal bouquet from Delwest Flowers out of Livermore CA
Robert and Arianna Wedding Invitation
Arianna hanging out with her bridesmaids inside the Elliston bridal room
Arianna’s final touches of makeup Sunol CA
Arianna’s final touches of makeup Sunol CA.
Arianna admiring her dress just before she puts it on at Elliston Vineyard
Girls enjoying a bit of champagne inside Elliston house
Arianna’s mom helping her put on her shoes at the salon inside Elliston house
Robert and Arianna
Beautiful portrait of Arianna Elliston Vineyard Sunol CA.
Arianna’s portrait at Elliston Vineyard Sunol CA
Portrait of the groom Robert at Elliston Vineyard
A detail of his flower by Delwest Flowers out of Livermore CA
Robert’s portrait
Robert’s adorable little nephews
Robert and his groomsmen
Details of ceremony site at Elliston Vineyard Sunol CA
Robert and Arianna’s wedding rings
patiently waiting for his bride to come down the isle
Robert and Arianna
Robert and Arianna wedding ceremony
Robert and Arianna wedding ceremony Elliston Vineyard Sunol CA
Robert and Arianna
Robert and Arianna done saying I do’s
Robert and Arianna
Robert and Arianna’s bridal party Elliston Vineyard Sunol CA
Robert and Arianna Wedding
Robert and Arianna Wedding
Robert and Arianna Wedding
Robert and Arianna Wedding a detail of her bouquet
Robert and Arianna’s bride and groom portrait of Elliston Vineyard Sunol CA.
Robert and Arianna Wedding
Robert and Arianna Wedding
Robert and Arianna Wedding
Robert and Arianna Wedding
Robert and Arianna Wedding
Robert and Arianna Wedding
Robert and Arianna Wedding
Robert and Arianna Wedding
Robert and Arianna Wedding
Robert and Arianna Wedding cake by Cake Delight out of Livermore CA
Robert and Arianna First Dance
Arianna dancing with dad
Robert dancing with mom I love his expression.

The Engagement Session of Tara and Leonard

I shot this engagement session in San Mateo. They were supper friendly and adorable. Leonard surprisingly works as a teacher and I thought he was like maybe a graphic designer or something and miss Tara is a dispatcher so she must have lots of patience. It was really nice to get to know them for a couple of hours at least. I met Tara at a bridal fair and she won an entire trunk prize so all kinds of things she won and I was among that prize. There were I am sure other photographers who offered their services but I was happy to have been chosen. Anyway, I wish them all the best in their future!

Engagement Session at Central Park San Mateo CA
Engagement Session at Central Park San Mateo CA
Engagement Session at Central Park San Mateo CA
Engagement Session at Central Park San Mateo CA
Engagement Session at Central Park San Mateo CA
Engagement Session at Central Park San Mateo CA
Engagement Session at Central Park San Mateo CA
Engagement Session at Central Park San Mateo CA
Engagement Session at Central Park San Mateo CA
Engagement Session at Central Park San Mateo CA
Engagement Session at Central Park San Mateo CA
Engagement Session at Central Park San Mateo CA

The wedding of Rithy and Jessica

It was a pleasure photographing this couple. It was a quaint wedding at Jessica’s parents home in Palo Alto CA. A beautiful setting for a wedding. Rithy and Jessica were fun and funny and just loved every moment they were with their guests and thats what its about sharing love, laughter and being in the moment. Enjoy the photos!

Jessica’s wedding dress
Brides shoes
Rithy and Jessica Wedding
Rithy and Jessica Wedding
Rithy putting on jacket
Rithy fixing jacket palo Alto Ca
Rithy and Jessica Wedding ceremony
Rithy and Jessica Wedding
Rithy and Jessica Wedding
Rithy and Jessica Wedding
Rithy and Jessica Wedding
Rithy and Jessica Wedding ceremony
Rithy and Jessica Wedding
Rithy and Jessica Wedding
Rithy and Jessica Wedding
Rithy and Jessica’s wedding rings.
Rithy and Jessica
Rithy and Jessica
Rithy and Jessica
Rithy and Jessica
Rithy and Jessica
Rithy and Jessica
Rithy and Jessica
Rithy and Jessica
Rithy and Jessica
Rithy and Jessica
Rithy and Jessica
Rithy and Jessica
Rithy and Jessica
Rithy and Jessica
Rithy and Jessica
Rithy and Jessica
Rithy and Jessica
Rithy and Jessica
Rithy and Jessica
Rithy and Jessica
Rithy and Jessica

Eva and Kevin Engagement Session

We shot their session in San Jose at The Municipal Rose Garden. The day we shot it it seemed every teenager was their doing their prom pictures. I wasn’t thinking about prom. Anyway, it didn’t hinder the opportunity to get great photos of these two love birds. Please enjoy the photos!

Municipal Rose Garden San Jose CA
Stealing a kiss at The municipal Rose Garden in San Jose CA
Garden engagement Session
Municipal Rose Garden San Jose CA
Garden engagement Session
An adorable nose rub at The Municipal Rose Garden
Garden engagement Session
The couple with their fur baby at The municipal Rose Garden San Jose CA
Garden engagement Session
Garden engagement Session
Garden engagement Session
Garden engagement Session
Garden engagement Session
An engagement session at a Garden in San Jose CA
Garden engagement Session