100 Images from 2020

2020 started off looking like it was going to be a great year for weddings. I had a bunch of fun weddings booked with couples who were planning unique celebrations. There would be so much great food, laughter, great stories, hugs, joy, and smiles shared with friends and family… 2020 was going to be rad. … 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

Tiny Pandemic Era Wedding in The Oakland Hills

As proven by this delightful tiny Oakland wedding, people are still getting married during the pandemic. While things may not be normal for a while, weddings and celebrating love can ground us and keep us sane in these strange times. Let’s face it, we miss our communities. We miss dancing, laughing with friends, and sharing … 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

End of the Year Brazil Room Wedding in Berkeley Hills

Siu-Mei and Ian had a funny little end of the year Berkeley Brazil Room wedding.  The Brazil Room in Tilden Park, is a fun little venue.  It is great for people wanting to do a DIY wedding, but who don’t want to bring in everything themselves.  There were games, laughter, and lots of children.  I … Read more

Classic Cars West Wedding Reception in Oakland

Seenae and Bill threw a rocking Classic Cars West wedding reception in Oakland. This after their short, not so traditional Catholic ceremony at St. Theresa’s Church.  We stopped off at Mountain View Cemetery, the Chapel of Chimes, and Lake Merritt for some pics on our way to the reception.  Fun times and good food. Another … 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

100 Images from 2014

2014 was full of adventures, great people, and an awesome Bay Area wedding or two. I had people close to me die, watched friends bring babies into the world, and went on exciting adventures. In my personal and professional life, I strive to be better. I focus on the stuff that counts, stay open to … Read more