Empress Hornblower Wedding on San Francisco Bay – Fidelis and Scott

I’ve had the honor of photographing a lot of weddings on the San Francisco Bay. The view from the Hornblower yachts is unmatched and breathtaking! Last weekend, I photographed the wedding of Fidelis and Scott aboard the Empress Hornblower.

Congratulations, Fidelis & Scott!

That’s a CHEESECAKE wedding cake!! Yum 🙂

Scott is a professional umpire and made sure we got a shot of him and Fidelis in front of Giant’s Stadium.

Burning Man Wedding Photos – Kim and Aaron

Burning Man weddings are a sensory explosion of color and expression. I have had the honor of photographing several and I gotta say I LOVE them! I had photographed Kim and Aaron’s official wedding in Mendocino just a couple of weeks prior to Burning Man 2018. They have a special ceremony on the playa and asked me to stop by…

 

Chico Private Residence Wedding Photos with Katie and Matt

Katie and Matt held their wedding on a beautiful (hot) day under the big skies of Chico California. The ceremony and reception were at a very large private home with a huge back yard and lovely grounds where the guests could wander and play.

Chateau St Jean Marriage Proposal – Matt & Michelle

Marriage proposals are so much fun to photograph. I get to hide out or pose as a tourist so I can capture candid images of the magical moment. I just photographed Matt’s proposal to Michelle at the beautiful Chateau Saint Jean in Kenwood, California – in the heart of wine country.

Matt made an elaborate plan for a trip to St Jean to go wine tasting. He had arranged for a private patio to be staged with flower petals – and a photographer – that’s me!

I was hiding in the shadows so I could photograph the whole thing. Michelle started doing the cutest happy dance when she realized what was happening.

Needless to say, she said YES! And she LOVES the ring 🙂

Chateau St Jean is really a beautiful property so we strolled around and photographed the freshly engaged couple all over the winery.

What an honor to photograph this incredibly sweet couple. Congratulations, guys!!

Napa Riverwalk Engagement Photos with Heather and Brian

Heather and Brian live in Napa and wanted to have a little Napa flavor in their engagement photos. We chose to meet at Angele on the Napa Riverwalk which turned out to be a great location for the engagement photos.

We had a great time cruising up and down the Riverwalk, photographing in its many picturesque nooks.

We even photographed in the spot where they did a selfie on their first date 🙂

The Estate Yountville – V Foundation Rock the V Party 2018

The three-day signature fundraiser has raised $108 million since its inception in 1999. Set in the Napa Valley, the V Foundation Wine Celebration brings together people from the investment community, technology, medical, sports, entertainment and wine worlds to raise money for the fight against cancer.

I shot the setup for The Lux Productions who designed the event at The Estate Yountville in August 2018. I’ve also photographed weddings at this awesome venue.

Old St. Hilary’s Chapel Wedding – Dusty and Patrick

As a Marin wedding photographer, I get to photograph some amazing locations. We have these incredible gems like Old Saint Hilary’s Chapel in Tiburon where Dusty and Patrick were married last weekend. The grounds around the church are beautiful with old stone walkways and steps. The inside of the chapel has beautiful diffused light and photographs so nicely.

 

These portraits of Dusty and Patrick were shot in the ambient light from the chapel windows.

This is Zooey the flower dog. Adorable.

The reception was held at cozy little place down the hill in Tiburon called the China Cabin. It began its life as the Social Saloon atop the PS China which made 30 round trips to Asia carrying mail and passengers in the mid 1800’s.

The Oakland Cathedral – WOW!

I photographed the investiture ceremony of the Order of Malta at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland. This church is jaw-dropping.

The Cathedral of Christ the Light, also called Oakland Cathedral, is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland in Oakland, California. It is the seat of the Bishop of Oakland.

Rodef Sholom / Peacock Gap Bat Mitzvah Photos with Claire

Claire’s Bat Mitzvah was an explosion of fun for Claire, her friends, and her family. It was truly an honor to be part of this momentous occasion!

The service was held at Rodef Sholom in San Rafael, California. This beautiful temple is the location of many mitzvahs throughout the year.

Claire pretends that she doesn’t still love kisses from mom and dad 🙂

The reception was held at the Peacock Gap Clubhouse in San Rafael. Peacock Gap is a gorgeous golf course as well as fantastic venue for mitzvah’s, weddings, and meetings. A superb Marin County venue!