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Foothills Park Engagement Photography - Lynn and Daniel

Foothills Park Engagement Photography - Lynn and Daniel

Last month, Lynn and Daniel invited me to their home in the Palo Alto Foothills for their engagement session. Before I even got to their front door, I was greeted by their energetic pup, Koda. And as I stepped inside their home, I met Lynn and Daniel's other fur baby, their cat Baloo.After some quick dinner prep,

Lynn and Daniel brought me to the gazebo in their backyard. En route to the top of the hill, I may have inadvertently fallen and bruised my thigh... But, rest assured, the camera was okay, and that’s what really matters!

Tilden Regional Park Engagement Photography - Amber and Josh

Tilden Regional Park Engagement Photography - Amber and Josh

When I first started emailing Amber and Josh ahead of their engagement shoot, Amber shared a specific vision she had in mind. She said she wanted their photos to emulate "a cool new band, ready to drop a sick album." Let me tell you: I think we nailed it.

Lick Observatory Engagement Photography - D & A

Lick Observatory Engagement Photography - D & A

D & A's engagement session at the Lick Observatory was truly out of this world. After a windy, 20-mile drive up to the summit of Mount Hamilton, we made our way into the dome that housed the observatory's renowned 91-centimeter refractor telescope. Many astronomical discoveries were made at this observatory: Jupiter's moons, several planet systems, and the spark between D & A, when they had their first date here five years ago.

Loews Regency San Francisco Wedding Photography - Stephanie and Adrian

Loews Regency San Francisco Wedding Photography - Stephanie and Adrian

While Stephanie and Adrian would describe their July wedding as travel-themed, I'd like to argue that epic was actually their theme. With a first look beneath the cypress trees at Land's End, bridal portraits in the Financial District, and their beautiful ceremony which took place on the 40th floor of Loews Regency San Francisco (with the cityscape serving at their backdrop), it was epic for sure. Here are some of my favorites from that day.

Yountville Engagement Photography - Chelsea and David

Yountville Engagement Photography - Chelsea and David

Many would say that the popular television comedy "The Office" boasts the quintessential workplace romance. Well, call me crazy, but I would say Chelsea and David's office love story surpasses that of Jim and Pam's. Why? Well, because they aren't fictional. And neither is their love.

Saratoga Springs Wedding Photography - Amanda and Brent

Saratoga Springs Wedding Photography - Amanda and Brent

I'd like to use the metaphor of a s'more to tell you about this unforgettable wedding I photographed. This s'more, in particular, had four ingredients. First, you have the graham crackers (the foundation and support): they represent the lifelong family and friends who've gathered to celebrate the couple and their special day. Second, you have the oh-so-gooey marshmallows (the sugar and the fluff) representing Saratoga Springs, the gorgeous outdoor wedding venue where the couple exchanged vows underneath the towering redwoods and lush greenery. Third, you have the chocolate (the sweetness) embodied by a chocolate brown lab named Kaylee, who stole everyone's hearts (mine included) with her gigantic smile and never-ending excitement for her mom and dad. And fourth? Well, that was something extra special, and you'll have to scroll down to see just what that is...

Santa Rosa Winery Wedding Photography - K & K

Santa Rosa Winery Wedding Photography - K & K

It was an honor and a pleasure to help photograph this Santa Rosa wedding. It was absolutely perfect. The venue was gorgeous. The decorations were ornate. And the day went off without a hitch. My favorite part? Seeing the nervousness and excitement in a little pup's face as its owner (the bride) got ready to marry her groom.

Calistoga Wedding Photography - T & A

Calistoga Wedding Photography - T & A

If you know me, you know I love puppies, just as much as I love weddings. And there's nothing cuter than a puppy ring bearer! Well, technically, this honorary bridal party member is a full-grown dog. But let's be real: every dog is forever a puppy to their owner -- especially when he's decked out in a bow tie and a top hat!