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

Unique SF City Hall Wedding and Presidio Reception

I have done a good number of SF City Hall Weddings over the years. Since the new six-person rule went into effect, I have gotten several calls from people assuming that they would be able to bring more than six guests to their City Hall civil ceremony. Since the County Clerk has started enforcing their … 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

Sweet DIY Roberts Regional Recreation Area Wedding

Roberts Regional Recreation Area A Roberts Regional Recreation Area wedding is a great way to save money on your wedding venue. East Bay Parks have several affordable wedding venue options. Roberts Regional is particularly nice if you are looking for a natural setting in the redwoods. In order to do a wedding there, you have … Read more

Hot Hacienda de las Flores Wedding

A hot Hacienda de las Flores wedding is on the menu today. From one weekend to the next, the temperature in the Bay Area changed a good 50 degrees.  Last weekend I was freezing, this weekend sweating bullets. Hacienda de las Flores is a great affordably priced venue run by the Moraga Parks and Recreation … Read more

Mash up of 5 Brazil Room Weddings

The Brazilian Room or The Brazil Room (same place) is an affordable and centrally located wedding venue in Tilden Park.  It is spitting distance from the Regional Parks Botanical Gardens. The Botanical Gardens are free to enter and beautiful. You should utilize them if you have a wedding at the Brazil Room. The Redwood Valley Railway … Read more

Rainy Day Trappe Ranch Wedding

This rainy day Trappe Ranch Wedding in Freestone, CA was beautiful and fun. They got one of the best sunsets I have seen it a while. As a Californian you should never complain about rain. We need as much as we can get, and when it rains on your wedding day, it good luck. Right? … Read more

Crafty Empire Mine Wedding in Grass Valley

Marin and JP are super crafty people. Their Empire Mine wedding ceremony in Grass Valley was incredible. What a beautiful venue. After the ceremony, they had their reception a few miles away at The Miner’s Foundry in Nevada City. The forecast called for almost certain rain on Marin and JP’s wedding day. Marin wrote me a … Read more