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