Justin and Hailey are a gorgeous couple so full of love for each other and you can see it in every picture from their day. Justin was as calm and confident as I've ever seen and Hailey couldn't wait to be married to her man.
I worked with them for a year leading up to their day and it was really wonderful. So many little beautiful moments between the two of them like her hand on his back during toasts and Justin putting his hand on hers a few seconds later.
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Amy and Garrett are two of the coolest people on the planet and their wedding was exceptionally beautiful. There is a confidence to both of them that made their wedding, and our working together leading up to it, just perfect.
The decorations were understated and classy, while Amy and Garrett allowed the natural setting of their wedding to be the star.
Garrett was also incredibly chill, ready to marry his bride to be and there was a glow to Amy that day that shows in the pictures. If there was a theme to their intensely beautiful Tahoe wedding it was FUN. A day full of dancing and laughter. The pictures from this wedding have been featured in a number of Magazines and publications.
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Ryan and Gina's wedding was one of my favorite weddings I've ever shot. It was designed by both of them with class and wonderful detail. These two drip with taste, style, and both of them are incredibly generous. (Ryan's tie was made of wood!)
I worked with Gina for months leading up to her day and she and I had so much fun. I was constantly impressed by her...Gina was never overwhelmed (big wedding!) but more so excited to show me what she'd come up with and made. From the giant wine bottle for guests to sign and Ryan's succulent bar/display. Their wedding was all about their love and you can see that by the way they looked at each other all day and through the night.
Their story is continued in the Weddings gallery
Charlie and Ellen's wedding exemplified class and subtlety. It was a beautiful wedding at one of my favorite venues and both of them were as relaxed as could be throughout.
Ellen was so mellow throughout our entire experiences together. She told me that she hired me because she loves my work and just wanted me to do my thing. She smiled and laughed her wedding day away, while Charlie couldn't stop looking at her. It was a perfect day.
One of my very favorite families and repeat customers. I see the Rinows a few times a year and I get to watch their family grow!
a few more of them in the Family Portraits gallery
Anna and I have known each other since we were kids (where does the time go!?) and when she called me and asked if I'd fly down to San Diego to photograph her wedding. I said yes immediately.
This was also an opportunity to meet Aaron and see if he was good enough to marry my friend :-) He was. Aaron is an incredibly kind and supportive man and they are a perfect match, both lucky to have on another.
Their wedding was simple, as Anna isn't one to be doted on, and executed with dignity and class. If there was a theme to their day it was a big ole' party. Everyone there, every single person, was somebody who loves them dearly and you can see that in their pictures.
It was a privilege to photograph my friends wedding.
Angela and Christian's wedding day was one full of laughter, love, and a few crazy moments. (When it was time for Angela to get into her incredibly beautiful dress we realized that it was left at home!)
I have never seen a groom look at his bride the way Christian looked at Angela as she walked down the aisle. He was overcome.
This was a night full of friends and family laughing together while kids ran around at our feet. Angela put together nearly everything for her wedding day, a mighty feat, including the flowers!
It was a truly flawless occasion, bumps and all.
Chris has been one of my best friends since we were kids (I think we met when we were around 10) and Sam has been Chris' guiding light since they met a few years back.
I loved being able to photograph their wedding day. I got the opportunity to watch my best friend marry the woman of his dreams through my lens, which is very personal for me.
Their wedding was classy and clean. Clean as in no wasted space, no wasted decoration...very modern and beautiful.
Christopher, thank you for letting me take pictures for you and Sam, I love you!
I get the privilege of seeing the Bautista family once (sometimes more!) every year. When we met they only had one little one and now they have three!
More of their pictures in the Family Portraits gallery
Terry and Danielle are soul mates...proof that "soul mates" is an actual thing. Originally they had planned, as most do, to see each other for the first time as Danielle walked down the aisle...but they failed miserably because they just needed to see each other sooner. I brought Danielle out to a garden where Terry was waiting and, honestly, it was magic.
Terry will go down as the happiest man to ever get married, he beamed at Danielle all day and until the end of the evening.
Danielle and I worked together months before the wedding day and we had a blast. She sent me pictures she'd found online that she loved and others that I'd taken of other couples that she loved, too. I also shot their engagement session up in Grizzly Peak and throughout Tilden Park.
Terry and Danielle are my friends and it's been a pleasure capturing the most important moments of their lives so far.
Nature work is where I started and still the kind of photography that centers me most. It is in the wilderness that I realized my potential and where I am most naturally talented.
I trained and apprenticed to become the wedding photographer I am today but I could always photograph the outdoors.
More nature work in the Natural Fine Art gallery
Kayla and Kikko are a beautiful couple that allowed me to host them in San Francisco for their engagement pictures. We hired a car and I took them to a few of my favorite spots and let their oh so obvious love shine through.
It was a perfect day and I can't wait to see them again.
More of their story in the Engagement gallery
To shoot this wedding was an honor.
Matt and Brie held an engagement party and invited their closest family and friends. The day couldn't of been more full of hugs and smiles. It was a great idea.
Typically, as you well know, there is an engagement shoot but this approach was different and a wonderful kind of personal.
This was a blast. Simple and elegant shots to announce their baby girl Emi!
Jenn and Dom are as fun as any couple I've ever shot for. We had a blast at the Berkeley Gardens and then on the field at Cal!