How to Plan an Excellent Backyard Pandemic Era Wedding

You are wondering the best way to plan an excellent pandemic era wedding. This is not something you would have had to consider in your planning process just a year ago. Things change. We are living in increasingly uncertain times. If the last year has taught us anything (and I hope it has), it has … Read more

Joyful San Francisco Presidio Pop-up Wedding

Shirley and Todd had a joyful pop-up wedding in the San Francisco Presidio this October. Their original plan was to have a medium-sized wedding at a private residence in Sonoma County. But as we have discovered this year, original plans are not for 2020. This is the year for original plans. When Shirley and Todd … Read more

Small Wedding in San Ramon at The Ranch at Little Hills

Teresa and Colin had a short and intimate wedding at The Ranch at Little Hills in San Ramon in early October. They had originally planned to have a 130 person wedding with dinner and dancing and all the fun wedding stuff, but 2020 happened. This is the year of patience, perseverance, flexibility, and humor. Teresa … Read more

Tiny Pandemic Era Wedding in The Oakland Hills

As proven by this delightful tiny Oakland wedding, people are still getting married during the pandemic. While things may not be normal for a while, weddings and celebrating love can ground us and keep us sane in these strange times. Let’s face it, we miss our communities. We miss dancing, laughing with friends, and sharing … Read more

Big Sur Elopement… Engagement

The drive to A and F’s Big Sur elopement was STUNNING. Rolling green and gold hills on one side, and rocky cliffs with shades of blue water on the other. I stopped several times to take in the beautiful bridges and to breathe in the crisp ocean air. Getting out of the house and into … Read more

Fires, Floods, and the Flu – Wedding Planning in Uncertain Times

Flood, fire, and the flu may not usually be at the forefront of your mind when it comes to wedding planning. But this year, as weddings and events are postponed and canceled because of the current Covid-19 pandemic, it bears keeping in mind that we live in an uncertain world. I have had clients change … Read more

100 Images from 2019

2019 – A Strange Year Here are 100 images I shot in the San Francisco Bay Area and California in 2019. They are mostly wedding images with a few engagement shots. It was a weird year for me. I was thankful to have great people to work with, and interesting weddings to shoot. I had … Read more

Snow Touched Sierra at Tahoe Wedding

Julia and Mike’s Sierra at Tahoe wedding was cold, windy, and touched with snow. While the weather was certainly remarkable, it was not what made this wedding special. Julia and Mike specifically chose Sierra at Tahoe for the gorgeous ceremony site, the great views, the mountains, and the outdoor reception area. It was 75 degrees … Read more

Your Complete Guide For Planning a Roberts Regional Recreation Area Wedding

Intro For folks looking to get married at Roberts Regional Recreation Area in Oakland, here is the most comprehensive guide to help you plan your wedding. The information below should give you most of what you need to figure out onsite storage, load in and load out, lighting, audio, dance floor, ceremony, food and beverage, … Read more

Russian River Wedding in Monte Rio at the Highland Dell Lodge

Lunarosa and Leo’s Russian River wedding in Monte Rio was a sweet, intimate, and fun affair. They got ready in rooms that were about 10 feet away from each other and had their ceremony in a park within walking distance of their reception venue. Just like Dawn Ranch, the Highland Dell Lodge was also affected … Read more