It was a cold and windy (For San Francisco) winter day but it was so fun exploring the City with these two. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the shoot.
High school sweethearts and 12 years together, and their love for each other is just heartwarming. <3 Can not wait to shoot their wedding in September!
Amanda and Ziyi are two of the most beautiful souls I've had the pleasure of working with.
They had a small elopement at the San Jose, CA Recorders Office and the intimate setting was perfect for them.
After they officially got married, we wandered around the beautiful surrounding landscape while they reminisced about their many years together with many more to come. With a lot of laughs, a sock puppet, and my awesome second shooter, we captured their day in the best way we know how.
Here are a few pictures from the wedding - and be sure to watch their wedding video which is on my Videography page.
Words cannot express how much fun I had at this wedding! Corey and Tameka were so incredibly kind and down to earth and it was an absolute honor shooting their wedding.
They chose a wonderful location - The Skyline Community Church in Oakland with the beautiful hills in the background and massive floor to ceiling windows as the backdrop of the ceremony. I also did video for them with my team - be sure to check out the videography section of my page to watch it.
Venue | Skyline Community Church
What a fun filled day! I was hired to do videography (Check out the video in my videography section!), but helped my assistant out throughout the day with photos. Here are some of my favorites.
Happy birthday, Angelica!
Sometimes you just meet people and they become lifelong clients. Stacey was one of them and she had me take photos of her daughter and friends. This is the second year in a row I've done prom photos of the kids and I'm going to be so sad when they graduate next year. Here's a few photos from the shoot, enjoy!
Location | Hyatt Regency Burlingame
What a beautiful day for a wedding with a beautiful bride!
Stephanie and Rafael got married at a gorgeous park in Fremont called Shinn Park. They were so incredibly nice, happy to be sharing a small portion of their wedding with the world. <3
Venue | Shinn Park
Here are a few of the pictures of Alaa and Hussam! They had a beautiful elopement with a few members of their family. We started at the Conservatory of Flowers and then drove to Lands End where we had the small ceremony in front of the windmills.
Wishing them nothing but the best. Mashallah.
Venues | Conservatory of Flowers
A few pictures from Ashley and Jesus' wedding in Tahoe City, California at the Granlibakken.
They were so lovely to work with and their love for each other was so intoxicating. Their wedding was Star Wars themed and they put SO much thought into every detail. Such a pleasure to work with them! <3
Venue | Granlibakken, Tahoe
What a lovely little elopement! Angie and Larry were fun to work with and we spent about 30 minutes after their ceremony just walking around and taking pictures. Doesn't get much more photogenic than City Hall!
Venue | City Hall of San Francisco
Melissa and Abraham were so incredibly awesome! Not only did they walk out to the Pirates of the Carribean Theme song after the ceremony, but they were some of the kindest and most down to earth couples I've had the pleasure of meeting.
Here are a few pictures from the day. :)
Here are a few favorites from a wedding I shot recently. I was not doing photography (They hired me for videography -- you can watch their video in the Videography section of my website), but snapped a few photos throughout the day.
Don't they look absolutely stunning and in love? Their entire day was beautiful, and I can't wait to show you the finished wedding video!
A fun and quirky wedding I was an honored to be a part of. Lynn didn't want anything traditional at her wedding -- and it turned out beautifully! She wore a gorgeous lace black and white dress, and essentially skipped all of the normal traditions to make her wedding one of the most unique I've shot.
I particularly enjoyed all of the thoughtful decorations as you can see pictured here. She requested I only share a few images with the world, so I've chosen a few for your viewing pleasure.
Venue | Firehouse 8, San Francisco
Esmeralda and Romon were two of the sweetest individuals I've had the pleasure of working with.
They got married on New Years Eve (12.31.2016) and had 150 of their favorite people at the wedding. With gorgeous oranges, browns, and purples their wedding was rustic while still remaining classic.
Esmeralda wore an offwhite wedding gown with a brown silk belt that made her look absolutely stunning and Romon looked sharp in his charcoal suit and continuous smile throughout the evening.
I have included some of my favorite pictures here --- what a way to bring in 2017!
It was a cold but beautiful day exploring Park Presidio and the Palace of Fine Arts with these beautiful people.
They wanted to do a throwback shoot inspired by the 40's. With cigars in hand, and a gorgeous maroon dress to boot, it was a fun shoot and we all had a lot of fun.
Here's a few pictures from the shoot -- can't wait to shoot their wedding in May!
Had a rare mini sessions today. Normally I like to take an hour or so to get to know the person and spend time with them but Alisha knew exactly what she wanted - a 10 minute shoot. Here are my top 3 favorites from our mini session :)
Where do I start? Juan and Octavia's wedding was absolutely beautiful. Held at the Peppermill Casino & Resort in Reno, Nevada, it was one of my most fun gigs yet. The energy of the ceremony and reception was absolutely breathtaking. The love that everyone had for each other (I will admit -- my second shooter and i both teared up at a few points) was unmatched.
I was hired to do videography, but here are a few pictures I shot throughout the day.
Thank you again Juan and Octavia for having me as a part of your special day.
Venue | Peppermill Resort & Casino
These two were so beautiful together! I had the pleasure of shooting their engagement a few months prior, and I couldn't wait to work with them again.
It was a quick City Hall ceremony, and you could tell that couldn't be happier to finally be married to one another.
Picked a few of my favorites for you to see --- enjoy!
A really fun baby shower in Tracy, California at Sansar Indian Cuisine. I thought I was pretty experienced in baby showers -- I was wrong! They played games all night like who can wrap the best baby, who can drink from a bottle the fastest and more.
So glad my second shooter and I could experience it -- was a blast. I wish Karam and Mani the happiest of lives, and for the new chapter of parenthood they are on their way to entering.
Shot a lovely Quinceañera today in the East bay with the wonderful Natalia. Here are a few of my favorite pictures - video will be coming shortly!
What an absolutely beautiful family (I'll admit I teared up a bit!)! I was contacted by Sara's brother a few months before the surprise party. I have to give it to them --- over 50 people kept the surprise party a secret for months.
There were family members that even flew out from Greece for this party. Sara was surprised (As you can see from the photos) and there were many moving speeches, with constant smiles and laughs throughout the evening.
As some of you may know, I work at Blue Bear School of Music as their Manager of Individual Giving. Occasionally, I do some photography for them. We had a benefit concert to raise money to fund our programs that teach underserved youth how to play the music they love - and here are a few of my favorite pictures from that night. :)
Venue | The Chapel
Baby Dominic made his way into the world finally! Here are some of the photos that I took. What an absolute treasured moment, and I was so honored to be included.
What a fun maternity shoot! Unfortunately, the rain stopped us from doing this shoot sooner but the day we picked ended up being beautiful and sunny.
We did a few locations for this shoot - a total of 4 hours.
Strawberry Hill + Stow Lake
The Cliff House
Can't wait for next month -- I'll be doing their after birth photos when baby Dominic decides to make an entrance. :)
What an absolutely beautiful couple, and such a pleasure to work with.
We hiked up the Pacifica Hills to discover stunning scenery -- perfect for a maternity photoshoot! It was rather cold out that day, but they were troopers.
Here's a peek at some of the photos from the shoot.
I met with the lovely Clarissa and Don at the Shakespeare Gardens in San Francisco, California. They are adorable together, and I am so excited that they chose me to document this exciting period of their life.
Here are a few pictures from the shoot. :)
What a wonderful shoot! They were the absolute cutest together, and I'm so excited they chose me to be a part of their new life together.
Here are a few pictures from the shoot.
An in home post birth session with the wonderful Bruce Family. Their little newborn was so adorable, and it was a real honor that they let me document such an intimate part of their lives.
Had a fun quick portrait shoot with Geoff for some professional photos this time.
Last June, he had messaged me asking for assistance in getting some dating pictures -- and he is now happily dating someone!
As he ventured deeper into his career, he decided he wanted to get his professional photos updated too and we managed to shoot in between the downpour.
A really fun family session with Anne, her husband and their little ones in tow. They live in the South Bay so it was an adventure getting up here, and the only thing the kids wanted to do was to get on the cable car - so we did!
Had a fun time exploring downtown San Francisco with Olga (Who I do annual headshots for). Here are a few of my favorites. Doesn't she look beautiful?
Fun shoot in one of my favorite places (Shakespeare Garden!) with the wonderful Maxime. He had just moved here from Germany and we had a great time chatting about Germany and my recent trip to Köln and Frankfurt.
He wanted some professional photos that were also laid back, and I think we accomplished that!
Benazir reached out to me after leaving her boyfriend of 6 years. She wanted to feel beautiful again, and asked me to help her.
After our shoot (We had planned for 1 hour -- ended up shooting and talking about life for closer to 3), she absolutely fawned over the pictures I had taken of her.
What a beautiful woman, so glad she chose me to be a part of her journey.
I met Craig in the Shakespeare Gardens in San Francisco and was amazed at how well we got along.
We talked in length about our shared love for travel, particularly Italy and Japan. Craig travels almost weekly for work and we lamented over airlines and seat comfort for long haul travel. I think the most fun part was at the end of the shoot, I showed him how to play Pokemon Go! He mentioned his son played a lot and he wanted to learn how to play. He left the shoot with pictures he loved, and a newfound knowledge of mobile gaming.
Did a quick (15 minute) headshot session with the wonderful Andre while he was on his lunch break at Pier 39. Pier 39 is really crowded so we tried to find the more peaceful areas so we could just chat and get a few headshots. I think we succeeded!
Venue | Pier 39