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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

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

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

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 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

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

The Engagement Session of Karen and Christian

I had the pleasure of photographing these two in there home town San Francisco.  We went first To Clarion Alley for capturing some beautiful art and capturing it on camera.  And a park near by and then off to pier 7 and 28.  It was a wonderful warm day in San Francisco you never know what you may get alot of wind or cloudy but it was neither.  Please enjoy the photos!

Engaement Session in San Francisco CA.

Engagement Session of Jeannine and Ryan

I had the pleasure of photographing these two at one of my favorite places Tilden Park in Berkley.  I believe Ryan once was an officer and now is a teacher or the post he was a teacher and now is an officer.  Anyway these two are sweet people and they brought their cute little pup for a photo opp.  I just love when clients bring their pets to do some photos with them.  I get a puppy break.  Anyway enjoy the photos.

Engagement at Tilden Park CA.

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