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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

The Engagement Session of Nicole and Andre

A Sacramento Engagement session of an adoring couple. It was a winter engagement session at a flower garden in downtown Sacramento CA. Nicole will soon say the I do’s to Andre. I wish them a lot of love and happiness.

Andrey and Nicole Engagement Session
Andrey and Nicole Engagement Session
Andrey and Nicole Engagement Session
Andrey and Nicole Engagement Session
Andrey and Nicole Engagement Session
Andrey and Nicole Engagement Session
Andrey and Nicole Engagement Session
Andrey and Nicole Engagement Session

The Wedding of Juan and Angelica

The lovely wedding of Juan and Angelica was held at The Elks Lodge in Pittsburg CA. We did most of their portraits outdoors in downtown Pittsburg. Downtown Pittsburg is a very lovely location with old style buildings and brick walls so we utilized them. This wedding was a winter wedding which is so nice to do shoot you don’t have to beat the heat. But her decorations was quit wonderful and colorful. So congrats you two and enjoy the photos!

Juan getting ready and hanging with groom and groomsmen. And showing off their socks.
Juan and Angelica’s beautiful invitation with their wedding rings and Angelica’s flowers.
Angelica’s wedding dress and her beautiful red bridal shoes.
Angelica getting her makeup done.
Juan and Angelica bridal party and two flower girls.
Lovely bride Angelica
Son crying while the couple say I do.
Juan and Angelica’s bridal party in downtown Pittsburg
Juan and Angelica Romantic Portraits
Juan and Angelica’s romantic portraits in downtown Pittsburg
Juan and Angelica bride and groom portraits and their shoe shots.
Juan and Angelica Wedding decor at Elks Lodge in Pittsburg by Love Jones.
Elks Lodge Wedding, Pittsburg CA wedding.
Juan and Angelica Wedding reception dancing time

The Wedding of Tony and Alexis

This wedding was so sweet and quaint. They had their wedding at the lovely Perry House in Monterey CA. It was a winter wedding but even though it was not cold it was quit warm this day and the sun was shining and it was just a beautiful day. Their wedding was very intimate and it felt cozy and warm. Alexis looked amazing loved her dress. Tony very handsome. Please enjoy the photos.

Alexis wedding dress hanging in the Perry House, Monterey CA
Tony and Alexis’s wedding Alexis’s adorable wedges
Alexis’s bouquet taken inside the Perry House
Alexis portrait inside the Perry house Monterey CA
Tony and Aleis Wedding
Tony and Aleis Wedding Monterey CA
Tony and Aleis Wedding
Tony and Aleis Wedding at The Perry House Monterey CA
Tony and Aleis Wedding
Portrait of Tony in Monterey Ca
Tony and Aleis Wedding
Tony at the Perry House Monterey CA
Tony with their kids at The Perry House
Tony and Alexis Wedding ceremony at The Perry house
Tony and Alexis Wedding
Tony and Alexis Wedding
Tony and Alexis Wedding
Tony and Alexis Wedding
Bride and Groom Portrait in Monterey CA
Tony and Alexis Wedding Monterey CA
Tony and Alexis Wedding
Tony and Alexis Wedding
Tony and Alexis Wedding
Tony and Alexis Wedding
Tony and Alexis Wedding
Tony and Alexis Wedding
Tony and Alexis Wedding
Tony and Alexis Wedding
The Wedding of Tony and Alexis table decor at The Perry House
The Wedding of Tony and Alexis Table Decor at The Perry House Monterey Ca

The Wedding of Christian and Karen

These two are adorable. I asked Karen if she couldn’t wait to put on her wedding dress and she told me that she was more excited about putting on her shoes than her dress. They are stunning. These two were married at St. Mary’s cathedral in San Francisco. What an enormous and overwhelmingly beautiful site. Pictures truly can’t describe how this location is. We did some photos in San Francisco at the Palace of Fine Arts and then off to the venue. Please enjoy the photos.

Karen near her dress and her Valentino shoes
Christian and Karen Wedding
Karen getting ready
Christian and Karen Wedding
Christian and Karen Wedding
Christian getting ready
Christian and Karen Wedding
Christian and Karen Wedding
St. Mary’s Cathedral catholic ceremony
Christian and Karen wedding
Christian and Karen wedding ceremony at St. Mary’s Cathedral
Christian and Karen wedding
Christian and Karen Wedding bridal party
Christian and Karen Wedding
Christian and Karen Palace of Fine Arts
Christian and Karen Wedding

Engagement Session of Natalie and Christopher

I had a lot of fun photographing these two in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. It was at Stow Lake and Strawberry Hill portion of the park. I never had been in that part before and they introduced me to a new location which I adored. It was like a little island that you walked around and they had waterfalls and a Japanese Tea Garden all in one area it was lovely. These two are so sweet I really enjoyed getting to know these two and very happy go lucky they are. Please stay tuned to their wedding photos soon!

Natalie and Christopher Engagement Session at Stow Lake San Francisco CA
Natalie and Christopher Engagement Session At Stow Lake San Francisco CA
Natalie and Christopher Engagement Session at Stow Lake San Francisco CA
Natalie and Christopher Engagement Session San Francisco CA
Natalie and Christopher Engagement Session Strawberry Hill San Francisco CA
Natalie and Christopher Engagement Session Strawberry Hill San Francisco CA
Natalie and Christopher Engagement Session
Natalie and Christopher Engagement Session
Natalie and Christopher Engagement Session Strawberry Hill San Francisco CA
Natalie and Christopher Engagement Session San Francisco CA
Natalie and Christopher Engagement Session a fall engagement Session
Natalie and Christopher Engagement Session Japanese Tea Garden in Stow Lake
Natalie and Christopher Engagement Session Japanese Tea Garden in Stow Lake
Natalie and Christopher Engagement Session
Natalie and Christopher Engagement Session
Natalie and Christopher Engagement Session San Francisco CA
Natalie and Christopher Engagement Session Romantic light
Natalie and Christopher Engagement Session Strawberry Hill San Francisco CA

Family Session of Ashley and Rob

I photographed the wedding of Ashley and Rob a few years back and was happy to hear from Ashley to do their family session. They have this adorable little guy named Ben. It was my pleasure meeting their son for the first time. Miss Ashley is now pregnant with her second and I hope to shoot their growing family again.

Ashley’s Family Photo Session at The Marcom Rose Garden Oakland CA
Ashley’s Family of three Oakland CA
Ashley’s Family Photo Session
Rob and baby Ben at Marcom Municipal Rose Garden
Ashley’s Family Photo Session
Ashley with baby Ben at The Marcom Municipal Rose Garden Oakland CA
Mommy and baby photo
Ashley’s Family Photo Session
Ashley’s Family Photo Session

The Wedding of Willie Katherine

This was my last wedding of 2018 a wonderful late fall wedding. One of my favorite seasons I love it when the leaves turn from yellow to orange and brown the colors just pop. Willie and Katherine had a beautiful setting at La Grande Wedding and event center. It was a warm and beautiful day one to be cherished for a long time. Please enjoy the photos!

Wedding rings and brides dress at La Grande Oakley CA
Bride getting ready for her big day
Groom getting ready for ceremony
Bride and Bridesmaids at La Grande
Groom with Groomsmen at La Grande
Willie and Katherine Wedding
Willie and Kathlee Wedding Ceremony at La Grande Wedding and Event Center
Willie and Kathlee Wedding
Willie and Kathlee Wedding
Willie and Katherine Wedding Party at La Grande Wedding and event Center Oakley Ca
Willie and Katherine Wedding
Willie and Kathleen Wedding in the vineyards at La grande Wedding and Event Center
Willie and Kathleen Wedding
Willie and Kathleen Wedding
Willie and Katherine Wedding details
Willie and Kathleen Wedding Speeches
wedding at La Grande Wedding and Event Center
Willie and Kathleen Wedding first dance