Sunday, December 21, 2014

Jenna + Chris } Engaged!

I had fun running around with these two a couple weeks back. We decided on the Marin Headlands as our meeting spot. And as it turns out.. its, like, the best place to shoot an engagement! I also realized that I need to venture out of the city a little more often. Feeling a little guilt as it was my second time out there. Ever. And the last time it was pitch black. Who'd a thought... all that beauty just waiting to be explored. Hope you guys enjoy these! Thanks for being troppers when the rain started falling. I think we hit it just right. Happy holidays and talk in the New Year.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Meagen + John } Marines Memorial Club, San Francisco, CA

Hey Newlyweds, Lauren and I had so much fun shooting this wedding. What a blast!
I hope you guys love the photos and you have a wonderful holiday with your family. Keep in touch!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Ashley + Jared's Enagement } Petaluma, Ca

Took a trip to Petaluma to meet up with Ashley & Jared.
A gorgeous late fall day.
An incredible walk around downtown + a fun adventure to the tracks.
It's hard to ask for any more.
Can't wait until May 30th.

A trip to the Oregon Coast with Maria + Drew. A gorgeous late summer day. An incredible sunset. Its hard to ask for any more. - See more at:
A trip to the Oregon Coast with Maria + Drew. A gorgeous late summer day. An incredible sunset. Its hard to ask for any more. - See more at:
A trip to the Oregon Coast with Maria + Drew. A gorgeous late summer day. An incredible sunset. Its hard to ask for any more. - See more at:

Monday, November 24, 2014

Lauren & Nick } The Presidio, San Francisco, Ca.

Honestly, working on my birthday would never be my first choice but after meeting with Nick + Lauren I couldn't say no. They were so sweet to me, but more importantly, so sweet on each other! This always makes my work easier and way more fun. Their wedding day was wonderful, filled with love from their family & friends. It was everything I knew it would be. Just perfect.

Happy "early" Thanksgiving you two!
Hope you enjoy the photos. xoxo

Food (including cake) - Betty Zlatchin
Flowers / decor - Kate Stanley
Dress - Carolina Herrera
Reception musician - Keith Johnson All Stars
Ceremony musicians - Adrian Borcea

Friday, November 7, 2014

Nevada + Josh } Campovida, Hopland, California

Every now and then I really get lucky. I meet (and get to work with) two people that could be good friends. Nevada & Josh are both creative, generous, witty and just really, really sweet people. They choose to tie the knot in one of the most beautiful vineyards and gardens in Hopland, Ca. The day was superb. The sun was shining down, love was in the air and the celebration was filled with fabulous food, great wine and lots of dancing....a recipe for a perfect day. Cheers to you both. xo

Cinematography: Weddings on Film
Venue: Campovida, Hopland, CA
Event Coordination: One Big Fish Events
Wedding Rings & Feather Bangles: Erin Rivera Merriman of Active Culture Family
Officiant: Rabbi Jonathan Prosnit
Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang
Bride’s Reception Dress: Stone Cold Fox
Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Groom’s suit: Seymour’s Fashions
Catering: Chef Stephanie
Beverage Catering: Libations Unlimited
Oysters: Hog Island Oyster Company
Floral Design: Tend Living
Rentals: Encore
Barbershop Quartet: Marintones
Dinner Band: Hot Club de Nevada is Brent Bishop, Tyson Ayers, and Paul Martin
Reception Music: DJ ALXNDR
Programs: designed by Madeline Trait
Invitations, other printed material: Paper Source
Makeup: Lynn Yee
Hair: Pins & Curls

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Katie + Nick's Engagement, Sutro Baths, San Francisco

Wow. Seriously. This day and the sunset on this day could not have been any more stunning. I'm in love with this shoot and Katie & Nick, you guys were super awesome to work with! I'm so excited to be shooting your wedding!!! Yeayah.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Jessica + Jon } Ramekins, Sonoma, Ca

In the quaint town of Sonoma there is a beautiful venue surrounded by hanging grapes, native olive trees and beautiful stonework. This is where two awesome people, Jessica & Jon, joined hands in marriage. They said their vows, they cocktail-partied and then danced, danced, danced until the night ran out.  Thanks for allowing us to be a part of such a beautiful occasion. You guys are the best.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Patty + John } Cornerstone Winery, Ca

Hi newlyweds! I'm so happy with how this whole wedding turned out! It was such a fantastic day and perfect weather to boot. You were both so much fun to work with - which makes my job way easier. :)  I'm really glad we met and I hope you guys keep in touch. Big hugs to you both!


Dress: Reem Acra Bridal Galleria
Make up: Lara Koskoff LK Skin Studio
Hair: Alisa Norstrom It's a Date @ The Powder Room
Flowers: Tesoro Flowers
Catering: Sage Catering
Band: Harry and the Hitmen
Planner: Courtney Cargile, Event Production & Design 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Catharine + David } Campbell, Ca

I really just want to say thanks for letting Lauren and I be apart of the festivities. Honestly, such a unique and special wedding. And... how amazing that it was all in your own back-yard?! Your family and friends were so awesome and I have this great memory of the three of us trampling through your neighbors yard for photos. You guys are going to have an amazing life together. I can tell. I like to call my self an expert now. I know, I know, it's a gift... but you guys have it. All the best to you and the family! 


Friday, August 15, 2014

Kat + Brian } Hopland, Ca

It was really incredible to be apart of this wedding! I loved both sides of the family, all of your friends (a few were mine too :) ...everyone was so much fun. Honestly, I don't think anything could've been any better: the food, the setting, the view, the dance party, it was all fabulous. I still dream about that barbecue and pie you served up.
Well, I guess they say "all good things must come to an end" although I like to argue against this notion so I hope you both keep in touch and call me sometime for a beer! Big hugs to you.You both shine when you're together and I couldn't be happier. I'm posting a ton of photos here (seriously could not narrow them down), more to come soon.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sherry + Sean get Engaged! } San Francisco, Ca

I had such a fun afternoon with you both (and sister). Even though the weather wasn't exactly what we were hoping for, we definitely made the best of it. You guys are sweet and I'm hoping you have the most beautiful, *sunny* wedding in Okinawa. Cheers! xoxo

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Madeline + Kyle } Henry Miller Library, Big Sur, Ca.

Nothing pleases me more than being hired by other creatives. There is a mutual respect for one's process and a sensitivity to what it takes to seize such a thing and claim it by putting your own mark on it. Madeline & Kyle are no exception, in fact, this is by far the most photos I've ever blogged for one wedding. Everywhere I looked there was some detail or some skateboard trick happening. The romantic location doesn't hurt but in my experience, its what happens when you get the right mix of people together with the right amount of creative freedom. When that occurs, I push myself harder because I see the creativity that these two people equally put into it.  At the end of the day, this reciprocal exchange keeps me going.  Well... that and the fact that my assistant and I cut some serious rug with everyone [ dance therapy, haha! ].  We just couldn't leave this crazy-good-time. You guys are incredibly awesome and I wished we lived closer. cheers.

- dress: Alice and Olivia
- veil: vintage
- suit: J Crew
- flowers: I did them ;)
- dinner: Fist of Flour Pizza Co
- dessert: Chile Pies
- officiant: David "Buck" Buckley
- guitarist: Sean McAlindin
- DJ: Brendan Sullivan
- day-of coordinator: Mike Driggs

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Lauren & Nick's engagement } Stanford University

Great afternoon on the beautiful Stanford campus. We are going to have a blast on your wedding day. Which happens to be my birthday! Whoo-hooo. :)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Brian & Jessica } Nicasio, California

There's nothing more gratifying than hearing about a true love story complete with foil birds, amazing friends & family and Big bird! A super BIG congrats to Jessica + Brian for choosing each other and telling the world. We love you guys, how easy you were to work with and how excited you were about the photography. Thanks immensely for the wonderful opportunity. Hope to one day cheers you again in person. To my assistant extraordinaire, Lauren Crew...well done lady.


venue: Rancho Nicasio
Dress: Watters
Suit: Burberry
Makeup: Sara Mastick
Florist: Farmgirl Flowers
Dessert: Mission Pie
Photo Booth: Glass Coat Photo Booth
Guitarist: Jason Berta
Venue coordinator: Julii Ashby

Thursday, June 5, 2014

in the bedroom...

All I can say is your fiance is going to be very surprised!!!
Had so much fun with you lady!


Erik & Molly } Healdsburg, CA

Congratulations Newlyweds! It was so fun working with you guys. Molly Watson (my assistant extraordinaire) and I had quite a few good laughs that day. You have awesome friends and family and it was truly a pleasure to capture your wedding day. I hope you keep in touch and have a wonderful future together. Big hugs!


Dress: Reem Acra
Suit: Hugo Boss
Hair: Anna Wong
Makeup: Tee Pham
Florist: Arlene Nina Aquino
Cake: Costeau French Bakery, Healdsburg
Photo Booth: Joy Squad, Santa Rosa
String Quartet: Bellarosa String Quartet, Santa Rosa
DJ: MSC Entertainment
Venue Coordinator: Arielle Larson
Venue: Madrona Manor

Friday, April 25, 2014

Marian + Dario } Casa Real, Livermore, CA

I knew after meeting Marian & Dario, I really wanted to work with them. It seemed like a great fit. I was right. Casa Real at Ruby Hill was the venue and without even trying, it was such a beautiful ceremony and reception. Marian & Dario are both creative, sweet and good people all around. You guys are going to have an amazing life together. I can tell. I like to call my self an expert now. I know, i's a gift. But you guys have it. Hope I get to hang with you both again soon. Salute!


Dress: Jenny Packham
Suit: Spoon Tailors
Cake: Pinkies Bakery
Cupcakes: Madre DeDulce
Flowers: Frederick Sison Designs
Makeup: Anita Sun - Nobi Cosmetics, Paul Laxton - Bijoux Salon
Hair: Preston Nesbit

Friday, March 7, 2014

A Year In Adventures, 2013

Film was my first love. Although I live and work in a digital world my heart still yearns for it. It gives me satisfaction in the present moment and its an escape from the frenetic-hyper life I live in. I love the physicality of it, loading it, hearing the shutter. But mostly my love for film is an intangible one. It’s the special way that the world looks when captured on film. There is a quality to the light, the colors, the grain, the blur that varies from one film type to another. Where my digital cameras are a rational choice and decision, my film camera is an emotional one. And it will always be that way. Honest, fickle, and rewarding.

These photographs were taken on various trips last year. I feel so lucky that I get to travel. That I have a wonderful family to travel with. What else can one ask for. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Timothy + Lizzy } Hotel Vitale, San Francisco

The was my last wedding of the year and what a great way to finish it off. Timothy and Lizzy know how to have fun plus their both incredibly sweet. What a fantastic day! Please keep in touch newlyweds and have a fantastic year!


Cake: The Cakemaker
Florist: Erica Rose Design
Makeup Artist: Selina's Bridal Shop
DJ: Paul Burchfield from Big Fun DJ
Officiant: Michael Lin (friend)
Wedding Planner: Annie Wang
Venue: Hotel Vitale