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Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life; we put together this wedding day meditation to help you enjoy a stress-free wedding day. Even though you might feel like you have a million things to do, allow yourself the gift of five minutes of meditation. I’ve photographed countless weddings as […]

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Rancho San Antonio engagement photos are the perfect choice for any couple who spends time outdoors and enjoys the California countryside. If you’re someone who enjoys hiking, camping, mountain-biking, or frolicking with your dog, this South-Bay preserve may be just the spot for you.Sara wanted engagement photos in a relaxed, natural setting that showcased their […]

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Yasminne + Brian’s Napa engagement session during the final days of summer was a perfect day in paradise. Blue skies, gentle warmth, and a golden glow. Castello di Amorosa is one of my favorite Napa Valley wineries! It’s home to a 13th-Century Medieval castle and some amazing wines. Why They Chose a Napa Location For […]

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Wow! This was one of the most beautiful and emotional first looks I’ve ever had the privilege of capturing!

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Katrina+Kevin’s Marin County engagement photos at Roy’s Redwoods Preserve were so much fun to shoot; both Katrina and Kevin are self-professed outdoor enthusiasts, so this location was a natural choice. The redwood groves are a perfect backdrop for a couples’ photoshoot, and the tranquil setting makes for relaxed, natural engagement photos. The couple told me […]

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Desiree + Mike’s Napa Valley engagement session at Castello di Amorosa was elegant, easy-going, and fun, three of my favorite things! The couple enjoys wine tasting and had visited the Castle of Love a few months before. As a Napa wedding photographer, I love finding beautiful settings for engagement photography. They fell in love with the […]

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We shot Chelsea + Jeremy’s Oakland engagement photos in an unusual location: Mountain View Cemetery. I am the first to admit that a cemetery is not usually the first location that comes to mind when I think about Bay Area wedding photography. Mountain View Cemetery proved to be the exception. The couple chose the location […]

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Jennifer + Andrew's Novato Engagement Photos | Indian Valley

Jennifer and Andrew’s Novato engagement photos were so much fun to shoot! When Jennifer told me they were hikers, I immediately thought of Indian Valley for their engagement shots. The location has a lot to offer for anyone who loves spending time outdoors: lush pine groves, wide open meadows, ancient oak trees gnarled with age. […]

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It was the perfect start of the fall season for Colleen and Nate‘s Lake Temescal Beach House wedding in Oakland, and a festive family celebration. Colleen’s family traveled from Ohio and other far-flung places. Her sisters and nieces and Nate‘s sister were all part of the wedding party, and the guest list included parents, step parents, […]

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Even though Matt and Laurel’s UC Berkeley Faculty Club wedding happened on the second day of fall, the world was already ablaze with the golden hues of autumn. This lovely Berkeley wedding venue is located in a quiet wooded glade just steps from busy campus life, but it’s not a place many people know about. […]

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