Big Family Hacienda de Las Flores Wedding

Emma and Charlie are two sweet, outdoor lovers, who had a Catholic wedding at St. Mary Magdalen in Berkeley, followed by a rockin’ reception at Hacienda de Las Flores in Moraga. There were tons of family, kids, good food, drink, and lots of dancing. In a break from the usual my preferred timeline, we did … Read more

Tips for Getting Married at San Francisco City Hall

San Francisco City Hall Wedding Guide Intro. Here is a quick guide with some helpful tips on getting married at San Francisco City Hall and information about the six guest rule. So, you want to get married at San Francisco City Hall. Congrats. It is a great venue. The architecture is incredible and the light … Read more

Camp out wedding in The Los Gatos Mountains

Rachel and Will had a camp out wedding in the Los Gatos Mountains on the property they purchased with a group of friends. It was beautiful, fun, and personal, but it was not the wedding they had originally planned. Guerneville to Los Gatos. Flooded venue leads to creative problem-solving. Sometimes we plan, research, and make … Read more

Stanford Memorial Church / Allied Arts Guild Wedding

Getting Ready Alyson and Tim had their wedding ceremony at the Stanford Memorial Church and reception at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park. They rented a big house close to Stanford where the entire wedding party, all 10 of them, stayed. There are so many logistical advantages to having the whole wedding party in … Read more

Rainy Wedding at Triple S Ranch

Noelle and Fred’s rainy wedding at the Triple S Ranch in Calistoga was unhampered by the weather. With good planning, a tented eating area, and plenty of indoor space, the rain added to the intrigue of the day. The Triple S Ranch has a lot going for it. Antiques and curiosities adorn the buildings from … Read more

A Photographer’s Guide to Planning an Awesome Wedding

Intro Welcome to my photographer’s guide to planning an awesome wedding. Read it. Love it. Share it with friends. Leave me a comment at the bottom with any questions or thoughts. To readers in the LGBTQ community and folks who use non-binary pronouns, note that I use the words bride and groom because I haven’t … Read more

Campout Wedding at Full Belly Farm

Victoria and Wayli had a beautiful campout wedding at Full Belly Farm in the Capay Valley. Full Belly Farm is an organic family-owned farm about 2 hours North of San Francisco. Mature walnut trees cover much of the property. Rows of flowers create splashes of color on the landscape. The main house is a meticulously … Read more