Tags archives: San Francisco Photographer Connie Leal

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


Headshots of Savannah

I have known this young lady for quit sometime.  I was more than tickled pink to do some head shots for her modeling and acting press cards.  I knew this young lady for sometime would be awesome to do modeling she has the look for it and the camera just loves her face.  These are just head shots we did another set of photos which I will show soon of more of a editorial feel.  So stay tunned for those!


Savannah’s Headshot

Deborah and Joseph’s Engagement Session

I had the pleasure of photographing these two at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose.  We went toward the back area of the museum and its such a beautiful garden.  I meet these two at a bridal fair and such personalities they have.  I wish them the best they are getting married pretty soon!


Romantic portrait at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum San Jose CA

The Wedding of Gerald and April

I had the pleasure to photograph this lovely young couples wedding in early April of this year.  Their wedding was at Crystal Springs in Burlingame CA.  It was a very lively reception with a wonderful family and friends embracing the couple.  Congratulations to a great couple, Gerald and April!


Groom getting pampered Burlingame, CA

The Wedding of Alex and April

From the initial consultation meeting I felt connected with these two right away.  We laughed and cried together.  During their engagement session they were really amazing people an incident happened with my car but they stood by me when I think some wouldn’t and for that I was very thankful.  Their wedding was beautiful Alex wore his military uniform for the ceremony and then changed into a normal suit for the reception its very cool to see that.  April was calm cool and collected on her day when there are things happening all at one time.  I had a great time and I thank them for choosing me as their photographer.

Bridges Golf Course wedding