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

100 Images from 2013

Here are 100 inspiring, artistic, fun images from weddings, engagements, and family shoots in 2013. I shot in backyards and family ranches as well as on parks, botanical gardens, and more commercial venues. In 2013 I pushed myself to try new things and continue to grow my art.  I made an effort to get out … Read more

Victorian Mad Hatter Garden Wedding in Atherton

I did a little happy dance when Ella and Chris told me about their vintage inspired Victorian, Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland themed wedding. They were doing their wedding in Ella’s grandparents backyard garden.  So stoked to get dressed up and shoot their extraordinary wedding. Ella’s mother insisted on bee’s wax candles, which perfumed the … Read more

Wind and Sea Wedding in Big Sur, CA

Here is a small set of details from this intimate wedding at the Wind and Sea Estate in Big Sur. The day of the wedding was rainy.  It poured in the morning.  I kept an eye to the sky and hoped for a break in the weather.  By noon the rain had let up and … Read more

Hans Fahden Winery Wedding in Calistoga

Rachel and John had a super fun Hans Fahden Winery wedding in Calistoga. According to the very nice gentleman who gave me a tour of the property, it has some of the only caves in the area, which are tunneled into million year old volcanic ash. Who knew. The staff at Hans Fahden was so … Read more

Jewish Piedmont Community Hall Wedding

Miriam and Babak’s Piedmont Community Hall wedding was full of laughter, music, singing, and great dancing. Their community, friends, and families came together to create an energetic and vibrant Thursday wedding. The Piedmont Community Hall is a great low key venue. There are tons of trees around it, and it is very centrally located. My … Read more

Sweet San Francisco City Hall Wedding

This has been perhaps one of the busiest 5 week periods that I have ever had. Besides for shooting 7 weddings and doing various other shoots, having a newborn and 2 year old has added to the complexity of life. I really love shooting weddings. It is a lot of work, but loads of fun. … Read more

Jewish Allied Arts Guild Wedding

It been a couple of years since I have shot and Allied Arts Guild wedding in Menlo Park. Allied Arts is pretty cool. There are a bunch of little shops where artists sell their wares. They have a wood worker with a full wood shop in the back. A random statue of a stag is … Read more

Nestledown Wedding in Los Gatos

Robyn and Josh had a super fun Nestledown wedding in the Los Gatos Hills last weekend. Nestledown is stunning venue surrounded by Redwood trees. They have water features, a steam train, and a tree house (which I didn’t have time to check out). Dancing happens in their beautiful barn, with receptions on the lawn outside. … Read more