Photographer’s Blog

Long Branch Saloon, Half Moon Bay, CA

This amazing venue just south of Half Moon Bay offers a quirky and fun twist on a country themed wedding.  Its like stepping into an old western movie set.  Ada and Corbin wanted to offer a fun and unique place that all of their guests and friends can celebrate their day but also play at their leisure.  It is set with an old Saloon, poker tables, horseshoes, and even a real pig!

This wedding had so much energy and so much life… the celebration of this awesome love was infectious!

Jacuzzi Vineyard, Sonoma Wine Country Wedding.

Talk about being transported back to what looked like a beautiful villa in Italy. This castle like venue, Jacuzzi Vineyard, that sits upon the never ending vines was a breathtaking location for a beautiful October wedding. The flowers designed by Deidre of Tutti Fiori were a perfect blend of the fall colors of the season. The decor was simple yet classy, again using the flowers designed by Tutti Fiori as centerpieces, Andrea and Bobby also creatively used mini oil and balsamic bottles for their favors…. loved it! And then there was the band! Best band I ever heard, Notorious… they rocked anything from the classic rock to the more modern dance songs. So fun to watch everyone have the best time ever!

And of course the groom rocked his awesome blue suit as well as the bride in her Maggie Sotero dress! Breathtaking!

Jaccuzzi Vineyards
Park Avenue Caterer
Notorious
Tutti Fiori
Elegant Events by Michelle

Miramar Farms — Half Moon Bay’s Magical Event Space

One of my favorite places to photograph when its not the beauty of emotion is this majestic and serene environment located in a gentle meadow like space of Miramar which is located in the sunbelt of the Half Moon Bay Coastside. The short tree lined drive is the prelude to this beautiful garden like atmosphere in which most of everything you eat is grown or raised right from the grounds. From eggs from their grass fed chickens to the bee’s homes in which they are able to harvest their own honey from, everything is natural and real and is the perfect spot to leave your troubles behind and reconnect with new visions and ideas and really reconnect either in a solitude fashion like I do, or with your fellow team mates. Miramar Farms is the perfect venue for anyone seeking an off-site meeting space that is unique and different and raw but real and genuine all at the same time.

Elliston Vineyards. Cassy and Zack, a Fall Vineyard Wedding

Nestled in the hills of Sunol, California is a romantic winery known as Elliston Vineyards. The estate, with its historic stone mansion built in 1891 & acres of vineyards and gardens has set the backdrop for a small & intimate wedding celebration last October. Their story is somewhat of a traditional romance lead by fate… meeting for the first time at a dog park with their beloved animals that instantly connected (the dogs and the couple) Cassy and Zack, both soft spoken, were brave enough to recognize this connection and the rest is history. Although the dogs weren’t in the wedding, they made sure that there was moments that symbolized theses cupid-like animals… customized shoes for Cassy were a must, but my favorite was seeing each other before hair and makeup and outfits were on to have some alone time with these dogs and each other to really reflect on their journey here.

Thank you to these fellow vendors for making this day so special!

Bridal shop: Emerald City Gowns, Berkeley, CA
Shoes: Uninique customarts
Cake, Cake Delight, Livermore, CA
Catering: Eliston Vineyard Chefs
Flowers: Fremont Flowers
Music: Elegant Touch Strings
Videographer: http://www.lt3productions.com