Jewish Wedding at the Temescal Beach House in Oakland

Norma lost her husband and Henry his wife, but through the marvels of modern day technology (JDate.com), Norma and Henry found love again.  Their sweet intimate ceremony at the Temescal Beach House in Oakland was heartfelt, and full of laughter. They focused on their love, and honored the love they had for their previous spouses.  … 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

Crafty Oakland Nature Friends Wedding

I feel so fortunate to have been apart of their crafty Oakland Nature Friends wedding.  The first part of their wedding day was spent at the Berkeley Botanical Garden (where Amber was a docent).  Their ceremony and reception was held at Oakland Nature Friends.  Squeaky cheese and other Wisconsin treats were provided by family for the … Read more

UC Botanical / Brazil Room DIY Wedding

Outdoorsy, fun, adventurous, crafty, Brazil Room DIY wedding wonderfulness with a sweet ceremony at the UC Botanical Gardens Redwood Grove. Karen and Fernando’s wedding was an all out community event. When I arrived at their rental house at 8am, Karen was barefoot on the kitchen floor making bouquets. Karen and Fernando brought so much fun, … Read more

Jack London Square Wedding in Oakland

Kaisha and Dylan’s Jack London Square wedding was fantastic. Kaisha was stunning, evocative, and gorgeous. What an inspiring person.  Dylan was master of the dance floor – boy can that man get down.  They were great to be around.   I suggested that we take pictures in the produce packing district near Jack London Square.  A … Read more

Mill’s Chapel Wedding and District Restaurant Reception

Kate and Simon had a morning wedding ceremony at the Chapel in Mill’s College, and their reception at the District restaurant in Old Oakland. There are all sorts of couples out there.  Really all sorts of people.  It is so interesting to see how people interact with one another, how they celebrate, what kind of … Read more

Belle Flower Oakland City Hall Wedding

There are lots of other things that I enjoy about photographing weddings, but being around great people is a big one.  I recently had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of a local florist – Natalie from Belle Flower.  Natalie and her now husband Ron wanted to do something mellow, small, and personal.   On … Read more