Monday, October 23, 2006

George And Sandra in Sonoma!

Saturday I had the pleasure of shooting a fun wedding in Sonoma! Now, first of all, I just love wine's beautiful and relaxed and quaint and fun. Secondly, Sandra and George have an amazing group of family and friends who made me feel like I'd known them forever! And of course, Sandra and George are beautiful, vibrant, sweet, and fun! I couldn't ask for a better combination. :)

My favorites are in their slideshow!

She has beautiful eyes!

She had a very talented hair stylist/makeup artist!

Her amazing dress was custom made to be everything she ever wanted.

We took some fun portraits before heading over to the church.

The wedding was at a beautiful Catholic church, and the priest made the ceremony really sweet!

I loved this moment right after the ceremony...I think they just realized they were married!

A couple of sweet portraits in vineyards at Rodney Strong winery.

The bride's nephews were so cute, and this one posed for the camera!

A sweet moment from the first dance...

Thanks so much to Sandra and George and all your wonderful family and friends! I had an amazing time, and I loved capturing your wedding. Enjoy your honeymoon in Maui!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


So, despite the fact that I am a Software Engineer, I can be pretty ditzy when it comes to my own site! For the longest time I thought that no one every said anything on my blog. And then tonight someone flat out *told* me they did. So I went looking for it.....

and i found 33!!! 33 comments I never knew about. ;) I feel pretty silly, and very loved all at the same time. So thank you everyone who left comments, I am having a lot of fun looking over all my old posts and seeing what very nice things you have said.

Seriously, it really made my day (but it should have been making my day for the past month)!


Monday, October 16, 2006

Beautiful Menlo Park Wedding!

Wednesday I left for Texas rather suddenly, due to a critical family emergency. My clients and their weddings are so very important to me, but nothing is more important than family. Before I left I secured a wonderful back-up photographer in case I was not able to return on time. We were incredibly blessed that Jennifer came through her third surgery well, and we are even hoping that she'll be home from the hospital by Christmas! All of this was a great relief, in part because I felt comfortable traveling back to California for a gorgeous Menlo Park wedding. :)

Tim and Michelle were married at the Allied Arts Guild, a quaint little village of shops, a restaurant, beautiful gardens, and artist studios. All of the proceeds go to the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. What a gorgeous location! Of course, the bride was prettier. :)

Check out their wonderful slideshow!

The day started with Michelle getting "glitzie" at the salon...

I just love shoes!

What a perfect dress...

The groom giving last minute directions!

They got the idea for the ring bearer's "pillow" from my sister's bridal portraits! I especially love it because the nest is such a symbol of new life. :)

A little mischief in the garden...

The bridesmaids fixing Michelle's dress right before...

We're Married!!

Lucious cake...

A sweet moment...

Garden moment:

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Emergency Trip Home

I will be making an emergency trip home this week. I will have limited acess to the internet, but if you have a question please call 408-206-8684.

Please keep me & my family & friends in your thoughts.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Lisa & Mike are Mr. & Mrs!

Well, despite the yucky weather we've been having lately, the sun came out just for Lisa & Mike's beautiful garden wedding in the Wilhelmina Gardens in Golden Gate park. Wow! The scenery is awesome and the whole area is shaded by an enourmous old-fashioned dutch windmill. It was a beautiful & intimate wedding and reception, attended by close family and friends, some of the nicest people I have ever met!

Check out the fun slideshow!

she's just gorgeous:

near the end of the ceremony, they jumped the gun and went in for a kiss!

after the ceremony, a friend sang their song for them:

her grandmother's ring:

Congratulations & Best Wishes in your new life!

Friday, October 06, 2006

James & Bonnie E - Session

I don't normally shoot Monday nights, but I just couldn't say no to Bonnie when she called! I'm so glad I didn't, I met her and James in Half Moon Bay and we took a little drive to the beach where we caught a really gorgeous sunset.

James and Bonnie will be getting married in Florida, which is a bummer cause I won't be shooting their beautiful beach wedding. Whoever the lucky photographer is, you're going to have an awesome time!

check out the slideshow here!

Monday, October 02, 2006

Wild In Downtown!

Saturday evening I headed back to my favorite shooting ground to meet up with Erikka, an awesome young comedian in the bay area. She wanted photos that were different. :)

I can do different! I knew we were going to try some neat and comical outfits...but a cat suit? I seriously had my doubts but she ROCKED it! seriously.....a CAT suit!

some things you just gotta see for yourself: