San Francisco City Hall and Stern Grove Wedding Photos – Dulce and Cedric

Dulce and Cedric were married at San Francisco City Hall following a quick portrait session at Stern Grove. City Hall has their giant Christmas tree at the top of the stairs and it is breathtaking. Such a beautiful place for a December wedding!

Stern Grove is always beautiful with its towering trees and beautiful stonework and walking paths. Its worth checking out for weddings and other events.

Bride & Groom on the walking path in Stern Grove
Bride & Groom on the walking path in Stern Grove
Bride & Groom in the stage area of Stern Grove
Bride & Groom in the stage area of Stern Grove
Sweet nothings must have been something!
Sweet nothings must have been something!
Time to get married!
Time to get married!
Top floor wedding ceremony at San Francisco City Hall
Top floor wedding ceremony at San Francisco City Hall
Flower girl guarding the flowers.
Flower girl guarding the flowers.
Sealing it with a kiss and warming by the tree.
Sealing it with a kiss and warming by the tree.
Towering redwood trees at Stern Grove
Towering redwood trees at Stern Grove
Stern Grove stage area wedding portrait
Stern Grove stage area wedding portrait
Bride & Groom dancing on stage at Stern Grove.
Bride & Groom dancing on stage at Stern Grove.

San Francisco Sunset Hornblower Cruise Wedding with Jessica and Josh

We love weddings on the bay! And Hornblower Cruises is the very best way to get married on the bay 🙂 We had the honor of photographing the wedding of Jessica and Josh recently and here are some highlights below. Congratulations, Jess & Josh!

 

 

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Garnet and Grace Bridal Catalog Session

One of my 2018 wedding clients, Megan, just happens to manage a bridal gown shop near San Francisco. It is called Garnet & Grace. They specialize in couture gowns at outlet prices. They have amazing dresses there. Do check them out!

Megan invited me to photograph some of their new dresses at the shop. When I visited the store for the first time, I was thrilled to see the beautiful hardwood floors, deep garnet red walls, and a big skylight at the back of the main room. All of this meant that I’d have a beautiful setting for our shoot.

Here are a few samples from that session…
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Tank 18 San Francisco ILEA Event Photos

I have been involved with the northern California International Live Events Association (ILEA) for several years and its been a great professional network for my business. I recently sponsored one of their events by photographing it.

This event was at Tank 18 in San Francisco. This is a cool venue with wine barrel racks, a stainless steel bar, walls of wine bottles. Kind of a raw space but that makes it a great canvas to create your event.

As an SF Bay Area Wedding and event photographer, I love discovering cool new venues and this is one of them!

Joseph Phelps Vineyards Marriage Proposal in the rain – Rose and Michael

The surprise marriage proposal of Rose and Michael on a misty day in St. Helena, California at Joseph Phelps Vineyards. They flew in from the east coast for a getaway which turned out to be more than Rose expected! After their planned wine tasting, Michael took Rose outside and proposed in the rain. Congratulations, Rose & Michael! 

The moment of truth...
The moment of truth…
Celebratory hug...
Celebratory hug…
Letting it sink in...
Letting it sink in…
Enjoying the view...
Enjoying the view…
Remembering why they came here...
Remembering why they came here…
Getting their shoes REALLY muddy!
Getting their shoes REALLY muddy!

Muir Beach Marriage Proposal Photos – Elizabeth and Andy

Andy and Elizabeth travelled to San Francisco all the way from Miami for a weekend getaway. Andy surprised her by proposing at Muir Beach. He arranged for me to be there to covertly capture the moment. (she said yes)

Still ecstatic...
Still ecstatic…
The moment when Elizabeth realized why they were here
The moment when Elizabeth realized why they were here
Feeling lucky...
Feeling lucky…
Gotta run!
Gotta run!
Gotta move...
Gotta move…
Looking cool...
Looking cool…
Feeling good...
Feeling good…
Stone-face awesome portrait.
Stone-face awesome portrait.
Enjoying the amazing Muir Beach fog
Enjoying the amazing Muir Beach fog

Mountain Maternity Photos on Mt Tamalpais with Karyna and Ben

Karyna and Ben contacted me about doing a maternity photo session and wanted to do it in an outdoor, natural setting. I had done two other maternity sessions up on Mt Tamalpais this year and suggested that we go up there again. To my delight, Karyna and Ben loved the idea. Needless to day, Mt Tam gave us a beautiful setting for this shoot.

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Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos – Barbara and Danny

 

Barbara and Danny had the perfect wedding day at Inn Marin & Suites in Novato California. The weather was ideal. The guests were warm. The bride and groom were gushing with love for each other. Jim Vetter Photography LOVED photographing this wedding.

 

 

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Bride approaching for First Look – Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
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Wedding Purse and Heirloom Handkerchief – Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Bridal Bouquet - Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Bridal Bouquet – Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Engagement Photo signed by Wedding Guests - Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Engagement Photo signed by Wedding Guests – Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Groom dips Bride under the Big Tree - Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Groom dips Bride under the Big Tree – Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Bride and Groom Portrait with bright foliage - Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Bride and Groom Portrait with bright foliage – Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Bride and Groom Kissing in Convertible - Lazy Dog - Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Bride and Groom Kissing in Convertible – Lazy Dog – Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Groom dips Bride - Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Groom dips Bride – Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Mr. and Mrs. wedding sign - Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Mr. and Mrs. wedding sign – Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Sleeping dog at feet of Bride and Groom - Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Sleeping dog at feet of Bride and Groom – Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Engraved Wedding Rings - Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos
Engraved Wedding Rings – Inn Marin Novato Wedding Photos

 

Tiburon – Marin – San Francisco Bay Engagement Photos – Marina and Spencer

Amazing evening with Marina and Spencer for their engagement photo shoot in Tiburon, Marin County California overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco Bay.

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We started down on the water in Tiburon at Spencer’s family property which they call “The Ark” It is an old houseboat up on stilts and is incredibly charming.

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For sunset we went up on top of the hill to an open space overlooking the San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, and the city of San Francisco.

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Tiburon Marin San Francisco Bay Engagement Photos Marina Spencer-1

Tiburon Marin San Francisco Bay Engagement Photos Marina Spencer-1

 

What an amazing location and awesome people to work with. Thank you, Marina & Spencer!