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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

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 Robert and Jessica

This wedding was at the perfectly quaint Oakhurst Country Club. Its a gorgeous intimate venue overlooking Mount Diablo. Stunning rolling hills of Clayton CA. These two are such a lovely couple so sweet and lovable. Jessica just wanted really good photos of her wedding ceremony thats what she mainly wanted. I understood that but i wanted to her to have so much more. I was excited that I got to take some lovely photos of just the two of them. She looked stunning and he looked smashing. Please enjoy the photos!

Robert and Jessica Wedding Oakhurst Country Club
Jessica getting ready at Oakhurst Country Club, Clayton CA
Jessica getting her dress on and bridesmaid making sure everything looks right
Jessica’s bridal bouquet
Jessica and bridesmaids Clayton CA
Robert and Groomsmen Oakhurst Country Club, Clayton CA
Wedding ceremony exchange of rings
Exchange of rings Oakhurst Country Club, Clayton CA
Robert and Jessica Wedding Ceremony
Robert and Jessica Wedding
Robert and Jessica First kiss as husband and wife
Robert and Jessica golden hour photos Clayton CA
Robert and Jessica romantic photos oakhurst CA, Clatyon CA.
Jessica playing with wedding dress Clayton CA
Robert and Jessica romantic portraits oakhurst Country Club, Clayton CA
Robert and Jessica Wedding reception details
Robert and Jessica Wedding details and wedding cake
Robert and Jessica Wedding speeches
Robert and Jessica Wedding speeches
Robert and Jessica first dance Oakhurst country club, Clayton CA.

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 Robert and Angela

These two have such a unique love story. I am not going into it but very vaguely. Lets just say they truly were meant for each other. They knew each other in high school and but never connected at that time and each went on their own paths such as life. It wasn’t until much later they connected and started dating and well as we know got married. When love is meant to find you you can’t get away from it. God puts things in our paths for a reason and they were truly meant to be. They fit each other like a glove anyway. They are both talented artists in their own right Angela an amazing Fado singer and Robert is finishing up film school. Without further a due here are their pics!

Angela’s amazing shoes
having her makeup done while holding on to her little munckin
Angela getting her make up done.
Robert and Angela Wedding
Angela and her mom getting ready to put on her veil
Robert and Angela Wedding
Angela’s bridal portrait
Angela’s bridal portrait
Angela
Connie Leal Photography
Angela’s bridesmaids
Angela’s beautiful boquet
Robert getting ready
Robert’s special cuff links
Robert’s special socks
Robert and Angela Wedding
Robert giving of gifts
The ring bearer isn’t he the cutest?
Robert’s groomsmen
Robert’s Groomsmen
Robert and Angela’s wedding bridal party
Robert and Angela’s little munckins
Robert and Angela’s Wedding ceremony
Robert and Angela’s Wedding ceremony
Robert and Angela’s Wedding
Robert and Angela’s Wedding first kiss
Robert and Angela portrait
Robert and Angela Wedding
Robert and Angela Wedding
Robert and Angela Wedding
Robert and Angela Wedding
Robert and Angela Wedding
Robert and Angela Wedding
Robert and Angela Wedding
Robert and Angela Wedding first dance
Robert and Angela Wedding
Robert and Angela Wedding
Robert and Angela Wedding
Robert and Angela Wedding
Robert and Angela’s Wedding details
Robert and Angela’s Wedding cake topper
Robert and Angela’s Wedding
Robert and Angela’s wedding
Robert and Angela Wedding party time
Robert and Angela Wedding
Robert and Angela Wedding
Robert and Angela Wedding
Robert and Angela Wedding
Robert and Angela Wedding
Robert and Angela Wedding cake cutting
Robert and Angela Wedding
Robert and Angela Wedding
Robert and Angela Wedding

The Wedding of Jose and Vanessa

These two were married at The Immaculate Heart of Mary in Brentwood CA and had their reception at the very unique location The Delta Diamond Farm in Iselton CA. When Vanessa told me she was having her wedding reception at The Delta Diamond Farm I think I was more excited about it than she was. I have always wanted to shoot there. Its got such rustic beauty. Hope you enjoy the photos!

Jose and Vanessa Wedding
Grandma taking a photo
Jose and Vanessa Wedding
Jose and Vanessa Wedding
Parents helping with the dress
fixing the cathedral long veil
Jose and Vanessa Wedding
Groom getting ready
Jose and Vanessa Wedding
Jose and Vanessa Wedding
Jose and Vanessa Wedding
Bride with her parents
Gorgeous Vanessa
Vanessa with her bridesmaids at Delta Diamond Farm
Vanessa at Delta Diamond Farm
Her beautiful bouquet by Passion Flowers
Vanessa portrait at Delta Diamond Farm
Jose with his groomsmen
Jose and Vanessa Wedding
Jose and his groomsmen at Delta Diamond Farm
Jose and Vanessa Wedding Iselton CA
Jose and Vanessa Wedding
Jose and Vanessa Wedding at Immaculate Heart of Mary Brentwood CA
Jose and Vanessa Wedding Catholic ceremony
Jose and Vanessa Wedding first kiss
Jose and Vanessa Wedding at Delta Diamond Farm Iselton CA
Vanessa with groomsmen at Delta Diamond Farm
Jose with the bridesmaids at Delta Diamond Farm
Jose and Vanessa bridal party at The Delta Diamond Farm
Jose and Vanessa Wedding cigar bar
Jose and Vanessa Wedding wedding cake
Jose and Vanessa Wedding details
Jose and Vanessa Wedding centerpieces
Jose and Vanessa Wedding
Jose and Vanessa Wedding
Jose and Vanessa Wedding Delta Diamond Farm Iselton CA
Jose and Vanessa Wedding at Delta Diamond Farm
Jose and Vanessa Wedding Iselton CA
Jose and Vanessa Wedding
Jose and Vanessa romantic portrait by the Delta River
Jose and Vanessa Wedding sunset photos Iselton CA
Jose and Vanessa Wedding romantic light
Jose and Vanessa Wedding sunset
Jose and Vanessa Wedding speeches
Jose and Vanessa Wedding speeches
Jose and Vanessa Wedding
Vanessa’s brothers speeches
Jose and Vanessa first dance at Delta Diamond Farm
Jose and Vanessa first dance
Jose and Vanessa party time
Wedding at Delta Diamond Farm in Iselton CA.
Jose and Vanessa wedding reception

Senior Session of Odette

This lovely young lady senior photos were taken at a studio. I had the great pleasure photographing her. Very sweet pretty young lady. She is one hard worker and is studying to be a nurse. She will go far.

Home of the Lyons Liberty High School Senior Class of 2018
Senior class of 2018 Liberty High School
Senior portrait session Brentwood Student
Brentwood Senior Session
Senior session in studio for Liberty High School senior
Ms. Odette
Senior session
Graduation senior photo Session
Silhouette
Graduatiing Senior portrait from Liberty High School in Brentwood CA.
A picture with her mom.

The Wedding of Omar and Liz

This wedding was at the beautiful Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Gilroy CA. This couple was epitome of love in their eyes. The way they both looked at each other and how much they just loved being in the moment with one another what screaming beautiful.

Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding
Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding Elizabeth having her makeup done
Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding
Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding
Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding
Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding
Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding
Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding Elizabeth with bridesmaids
Omar and Elizabeths wedding
Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding
Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding
Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding
Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding
Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding
Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding
Omar and Elizabeths wedding
Omar and Elizabeths wedding
Omar and Elizabeths wedding
Omar and Elizabeths wedding
Omar and Elizabeths wedding
Omar and Elizabeths wedding
Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding
Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding
Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding
Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding
Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding
Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding
Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding
Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding
Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding
Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding sand ceremony
Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding
Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding
Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding
Omar and Elizabeth Wedding
Omar and Elizabeth Wedding
Omar and Elizabeth Wedding
Omar and Elizabeth Wedding
Omar and Elizabeth Wedding
Omar and Elizabeth Wedding
Omar and Elizabeth Wedding
Omar and Elizabeth Wedding
Omar and Elizabeth Wedding
Omar and Elizabeth Wedding
Omar and Elizabeth Wedding
Omar and Elizabeth Wedding
Omar and Elizabeth Wedding
Omar and Elizabeth’s wedding
Omar and Elizabeth Wedding
Omar and Elizabeth Wedding
Omar and Elizabeth Wedding
Omar and Elizabeth Wedding
Omar and Elizabeth Wedding

The Engagement Session Of Jessica and Robert

I had the pleasure of photographing these two at the lovely Heather Farm in Walnut Creek CA. The grounds have this beautiful rose garden and during our session it was in full bloom. It was a warm and sunny summer morning we shot their engagement photos. Usually I love to shoot primarily in the evening but really early in the morning is just as nice lighting wise as it is in the evening. Stay tuned for their wedding pics.

Engagement Session of Robert and Jessica
Rose Garden at Heather Farm in Walnut Creek CA
Heather Farm Walnut Creek CA engagement session
Engagement Session of Robert and Jessica
Engagement Session of Robert and Jessica
Engagement Session of Robert and Jessica
Engagement Session of Robert and Jessica
Engagement Session of Robert and Jessica
Engagement Session of Robert and Jessica
Engagement Session of Robert and Jessica
Engagement Session of Robert and Jessica
Engagement Session of Robert and Jessica
Engagement Session of Robert and Jessica
Engagement Session of Robert and Jessica
Detail of engagement ring at Heather Farm Walnut Creek CA.

The Wedding of Cesar and Michelle

Their wedding was at the beautiful La Grande Event Center in Oakley CA. It was a summer wedding. Amazingly it was not super hot it was warm but not over barringly hot. These two looked like they stepped out of a magazine. I couldn’t be happier with them and for them.

Detail picture of Michelle’s shoes
Michelle’s bridal shoes
bridal bouquet by Ribbons and Roses
Bridesmaids hanging with bride at La Grande
Cathedral length veil
Michelle changing shoes
a Little help from a bridesmaid
Detail of the back of Michelle’s wedding dress
Michelle looking at herself in the mirror
a hug from mom
Cesar and Michelle Wedding
Bride portrait at La Grande
Cesar and Michelle Wedding
bride and bridesmaids at La Grande
Bride and Bridesmaids at La Grande
Cesar and Michelle Wedding
Bride portrait at La Grande
Portrait of Bride at La Grande
Portrait of bride at La Grande
Groom having fun at La Grand
Groom getting dressed at La Grand
Detail of beer can holders
Groom with brother
Groom and groomsmen
Cesar and Michelle Wedding
Groom getting ready
Groom with groomsmen at La Grande
Groom with Groomsmen at La Grande
Wedding Ceremony at Immaculate Heart of Mary Brentwood CA
Michelle and Cesar Wedding Ceremony
Michelle and Cesar Wedding
Michelle and Cesar Wedding
Michelle and Cesar Wedding
Michelle and Cesar Wedding
Cesar and Michelle Wedding outside of Immaculate Heart of Mary Brentwood CA
Bridal Party at La Grande Oakley CA
Portrait of Bride at La Grande Oakley CA
Cesar and Michelle Wedding
Cesar and Michelle Wedding
Bride and Groom
Cesar and Michelle romantic portrait
Cesar and Michelle Wedding
Cesar and Michelle Wedding
Cesar and Michelle Wedding
Cesar and Michelle Wedding
Cesar and Michelle Wedding
Cesar and Michelle Wedding
Cesar and Michelle Wedding
Cesar and Michelle Wedding
Cesar and Michelle Sunset Portrait
Cesar and Michelle Wedding
Cesar and Michelle Wedding Golden Hour Portrait
Cesar and Michelle Wedding in the vineyards portrait at La Grande Oakley CA
Cesar and Michelle Wedding
Cesar and Michelle Wedding
Cesar and Michelle wedding rings
Detail of decorations at Cesar and Michelle’s wedding
Cesar and Michelle Wedding head table
Cesar and Michelle Wedding center pieces
Cesar and Michelle Wedding table decor
Cesar and Michelle Wedding cake from TLC
Cesar and Michelle Wedding introduction
Cesar and Michelle’s first dance
Cesar and Michelle Wedding
Father and daughter dance
Mohter and son dance
Cesar and Michelle Wedding fun
Cesar and Michelle Wedding fun