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Mary Beth and Rich’s Silicon Valley Capital Club wedding was an emotional, loving, and fun evening… with exquisite views. The club is located in the heart of downtown San Jose, on the 17th floor, just a short walk away from the Fairmont Hotel, where the couple and most of their guests were staying. A springtime […]

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April and John’s San Francisco City Hall wedding was picture book perfect; not only did the couple choose one of the most elegant San Francisco wedding venues, they really dressed the part. April arrived first, dressed in a sleeveless, flowing gown with crystal beaded details. Her groom arrived a bit later – San Francisco parking […]

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Deanna and Mike’s Marin County Civic Center wedding was simple and sweet, everything they wanted. “We really just wanted to be married,“ Deanna said. “We decided to have an effortless, no-frills ceremony with our families and to throw a party to celebrate later in the year.” The couple met online, but after a first date […]

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Janine and Ryan’s Palace of Fine Arts engagement photos almost didn’t happen; the weather in San Francisco took a sudden turn the day before the shoot was scheduled, but luckily we were all able to shift our schedules last minute to meet up a day before we had originally planned. When they told me they […]

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After I made a few suggestions on potential locations for Elizabeth and Derek’s Marin County engagement photos, they chose a garden setting. After all the rain we’ve had in the Bay Area, everything is lush and green, a perfect complement to the green and blue wedding theme they have planned for their wedding next year. Elizabeth’s […]

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Marin wedding venue The Seminary at Strawberry has it all: location, weather, and panoramic, one-of-a-kind views of Mt. Tamalpais and the San Francisco skyline. All the reasons why it was once considered as the headquarters for the United Nations today make it one of the most desirable San Francisco wedding venues. Originally developed by the […]

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When M+L told me they wanted a redwood setting for their Oakland engagement photos I knew Joaquin Miller Park was a fitting choice. Named after the early California writer and poet, the 500 acre preserve is filled with hiking trails, and redwoods, many of which were planted by Miller himself. The park is known for […]

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If your idea of a perfect San Francisco wedding includes incredible views and tons of entertainment for your guests, a Chabot Space and Science Center wedding is the ideal choice. Imagine a wedding where you and your guests can spend cocktail hour gazing at the stars, trying your hand at karaoke, or learning about the […]

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Rachel and Marcus’ Novato engagement portrait session was lively, fun, and super windy! As anyone who lives in the San Francisco Bay area already knows, the weather can be quite capricious at during this mid-winter time of year, but as you’ll see, the wind added a lovely dramatic element to their engagement photos. Rachel wore […]

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During a stroll through the gardens of the General’s Residence at Fort Mason it quickly became apparent why it’s become a popular San Francisco vintage wedding venue: a gorgeous, historical building, lush green hills, sweeping views of Aquatic Park, Alcatraz, and the far reaches of San Francisco Bay. I’d found half a dozen stunning locations […]

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