The Ultimate Guide to Planning an Unforgetable Bay Area Elopement: Tips, Tricks, and Inspiration!

The Bay Area is a beautiful and diverse region of Northern California, home to iconic landmarks, stunning landscapes, and romantic destinations. Whether you’re a local or visiting from out of town, the Bay Area is a great place to elope and start your journey as a married couple. Here’s a guide to help you plan … Read more

Updated Tips For a Roberts Regional Recreation Area Wedding

Kayla and Miguel’s Mid Summer Roberts Regional Recreation Area Wedding Here is a recent wedding I shot along with some updated tips and thoughts to my Complete Guide to Planning a Wedding at Roberts Regional Recreation Area. Roberts Regional Recreation Area is located in the Oakland hills. It is fairly close to downtown Oakland, Berkeley, … Read more

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

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

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

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

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