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Stepping into the foyer of  Frances Lane in Novato, CA is the answer for every couple that’s searching for unique vintage items for their wedding, but there’s more to it than that. It feels like coming home, to a place that previously existed only in your imagination, a place where comfy antique settees sit in […]

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Jacqui and Dan’s San Rafael garden engagement session took place on a rare, balmy day in January.No bulky hats and jackets required! Jacqui envisioned lush greenery as the setting for their couples’ portraits, and we aim to please. Luckily winter is when things are at their greenest in the San Francisco Bay Area. We chose […]

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The first time I saw Cameron Stanford House, a popular Oakland vintage wedding venue, I fell in love at first sight. As a San Francisco wedding photographer, this venue remains one of my favorites for so many reasons. I’m a sucker for historic architecture (my home was built in 1907) and Victorian architecture is one […]

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Kalona and David’s Great Gatsby Bridges Golf Club Wedding on New Year’s Eve gave their guests a night to remember and the perfect way to ring in 2018. The energy that night was just as effervescent as the champagne and the guests brought their A-game, with a sparkling array of black and gold beaded gowns […]

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From the moment I met San Francisco makeup artist Desiree Niegsch of D+A Bridal, she was professional, warm, and really good at what she does, a trifecta of things that make her a dream to work with.  She gives her brides and bridal parties a fresh, glowing look, elegant and polished, without being overdone. If […]

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It seemed fitting that a few days before Diwali I received an invitation from Namrata from Miraya to collaborate on a shoot for Indian wedding inspiration in San Francisco, for brides planning an Indian wedding or an Indian fusion wedding. She wanted photographs that would feature Indian wedding jewelry and an emerald green iehenga–two of my favorite […]

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Jessika and Joshua’s Day of the Dead wedding at Rockefeller Lodge was festive, colorful, and creative, rich with plenty of detail- from the candelabras to the calaveras. It was a perfect day for a fall wedding, sunny yet temperate, with the beginnings of fall colors coming alive. (As an aside, Rockefeller lodge is a surprise-a hidden […]

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Wendy and Mario’s First Universalist Unitarian Church wedding in San Francisco was an elegant and lively family celebration; from the early moments of getting ready laughter echoed through the hallways. Mario and his groomsmen were dressing in the room adjacent to where Wendy and her bridesmaids were preparing. The women let out a cheer every time the […]

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Barry and Zarife’s Sonoma garden wedding was elegant, playful, and entertaining, which is only fitting for the union of an Elvis impersonator and his green-thumbed bride. The couple chose a lovely, summer day for their Cotati wedding, which took place at the private home of a dear friend, and was coordinated by a Lissa Ferreira, […]

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Kalona and David’s Palace of Fine Arts engagement session was light, joyful, and fun–three of my favorite things–and it was a gorgeous day with wonderful light. In essence, it was a photographer’s dream, although it was a busy day and a lot of people had the same idea! (We had to strategically position ourselves so […]

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