Surprise California Wedding // Francesca & Ryan

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Surprise California Wedding // Francesca & Ryan

Back before our move down to the wine country of Temecula, California, I wrapped up with a vibrant, fun garden-like wedding. I shot Francesca & Ryan’s engagement the year prior at the San Francisco Opera House, and their wedding was a perfect intimate setting. The best part, it was a surprise wedding.

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Bay Area Wedding Photographer // Paige & Garner

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Bay Area Wedding Photographer // Paige & Garner

This idyllic Sonoma wedding took place in a winery and it did not disappoint. Paige & Garner said their vows at sunset and danced the night away with their closest family and friends. Brides, if you’re looking for a wine country venue, check out Gloria Ferrer Winery. So beautiful!

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Bay Area Elopment Photographer // Joyce & Jack

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Bay Area Elopment Photographer // Joyce & Jack

Elopements are such special events to be part of. Inviting me to document your intimate ceremony, usually with only a handful of people in attendance, is an honor. Joyce & Jack said their vows on a quintessential San Francisco day. We were on a beach near the Golden Gate Bridge, but of course the bridge was covered in fog. I kind of love that though, because, again the fog is a trademark of the city.

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San Clemente Family Photographer

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San Clemente Family Photographer

One of the best parts of photographing by the coast is not just shooting at the beach. There’s still other diverse options like a wilderness park or somewhere else with greenery. You could shoot at both locations in one session! I was down in San Clemente in the fall of 2017 and had a handful of families to photograph. Families are always so much fun because each one has something different to offer.

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Bay Area Wedding Photographer // Hannah & Jason

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Bay Area Wedding Photographer // Hannah & Jason

Hannah & Jason are such a fun loving yet rad couple, I knew their wedding would be special. If you want a refresher on their amazing engagement sessions refer here and here. The wedding was held at the Russian River Sportsman Club which was a place frequented by the bride growing up. It had a very outdoorsy, rustic feel, and well, take a look for yourself to see the foliage and beauty surrounding it. This group was such a lively group, the dancing was obviously a highlight.

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San Francisco Wedding Photographer // Tessa & Adrian

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San Francisco Wedding Photographer // Tessa & Adrian

Shooting along the coast is one of my favorites. Although a lot of places tend to get crowded, Lands End is fun to go to because there are so many different parts of the trail you can explore. Tessa & Adrian were up for an adventure, as we walked and laugh through the area. Engagement sessions are always a great way to get to know your photographer before your wedding day. When their wedding day came around, there was no stress with photography because they knew how I worked and trusted me, and we all had a good time.

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San Diego Wedding Photographer // Sarah & Isidore

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San Diego Wedding Photographer // Sarah & Isidore

While a San Diego wedding is still fairly local to me, this one was a bit of a destination for the couple. The bride grew up in the area, but met her groom while traveling and now they live in London. I know I say this about every couple and wedding, but they were the most gracious and beautiful people. I love seeing the love each couple has for each other and the way they celebrate it with family and friends.

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Sacramento Newborn Lifestyle Photographer // Baby Audrey

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Sacramento Newborn Lifestyle Photographer // Baby Audrey

While the majority of my work is weddings and couples, I love the chance to not only photograph families as well, but babies and kids. Some people look for more posed shots and use lots of props, which I can respect, but I offer something a little different. Much simpler, very few or no props, just capturing your day to day life with your family, or the new routine with a newborn. People often describe this as "lifestyle" work.

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Bay Area Wedding Photographer // Melissa & Shaun

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Bay Area Wedding Photographer // Melissa & Shaun

Melissa & Shaun's day couldn't be held back by a little cold weather. True to San Francisco style, it was a foggy day in August. The day turned out beautifully with so many cute details and a big floral ceremony backdrop. They even had an airstream at the reception that served ice cream and coffee (!!).

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