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

Tiny Bolinas Wedding

Hayley and Sandy had a tiny 20 person family wedding in Bolinas. It was a fluid and harmonious collaborative affair. The ceremony and reception location was changed the morning of the wedding. Fortunately, by the time I arrived for getting ready pics in the early afternoon, everything was sorted out.  A new location had been … Read more

Roberts Regional Recreation Wedding

Roberts Regional Recreation Area – a lack luster name, but a sweet spot in Oakland for Laura and John’s super DIY wedding. Roberts Regional is super close to San Francisco and Oakland, but feels like you are in a secluded redwood grove far from the city. When Laura initially contacted me, she was looking to … Read more