Dipsea Ranch, Stinson Beach Wedding

Words cannot express the joy this wedding brought to me.  Not just because I am a huge believer that all love is equal, but more because the partnership these showcased on there special day was like none I had witnessed before.  I saw two friends who love each other so passionately and whole heartedly.  Friendship, lovers, and soul mates…

The venue itself was a bit rustic and daring (for a coastal wedding)… but pair it with an 80 degree day and a whole lot of behind the scenes support, thank you, Chanda and A Monique Affair for pulling off a seamless and elegant wedding form a blank canvas! Raina, started the day pulling two already beautiful ladies into a perfect “best” of who they are… both individually stunning!  The food from the Mixing Bowl was off the charts, but my favorite energy was from the DJ herself… I love a femail DJ… Caity Watson from heart of gold Dj’s rocked a great party!

Thanks for allowing me to be such a huge part of your day and rocking this awesome team to bring this beautiful wedding day to life!

 

Kara and Marc Sunset Ranch North Shore Oahu

There is never a better compliment than being the chosen one to capture one of the biggest days in a couple’s journey.  But even better than capturing it local is being trusted and valued enough to be apart of their magical destination wedding on the beautiful grounds of Sunset Ranch on the North Shore of Oahu.

 

Because I was apart of this special destination wedding day, I of course wanted to be apart of the rehearsal dinner celebration at the amazing Turtle Bay resort.  It’s a great way for me to get to know their family and friends better and it was a great way for me to sneak in some beach shots since there wedding day was going to be taken place upcountry on the beautiful grounds of Sunset Ranch.

 

And let me tell you about Sunset Ranch… what a paradise.  Its no wonder Marc and Kara fell in love with this location sight unseen (other than what they saw on the internet, they had yet to step foot on these grounds until the day before their wedding day)… It’s a breathtaking ranch that over looks the Northern Coast of Oahu.  But really what is magical is where they said they’re vows.  Under a banyan tree of wonder that over looks a valley of paradise was the perfect and serene spot for two people that really are connected from another lifetime.

 

Thank you Marc and Kara for this amazing opportunity to capture such an amazing day of two people that I will forever hold dear in my heart!

 

Venue:  Sunset Ranch

Flowers:  Marie Blooms

Videography:  Yee Films

DJ:  Honolulu DJ Company

Cake:  UpCountry Creations

 

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photographer// Half Moon Bay Wedding Photographer// Northern California Wedding Photographer

I just wanted to share with you some of my favorite wedding shots from the last few years. Enjoy! This is part 1 of 2 … much more coming in the next few weeks. So many great memories.

Thank you

Oceano Hotel and Spa, Half Moon Bay

Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

Liquid Sky, Half Moon Bay

Peninsula Country Club, San Mateo

Del Monte Beach House, Monterey

Creekside Terrace, Los Gatos

Mission Ranch, Carmel

Long Branch Saloon, Half Moon Bay

Pema Osel Ling, Watsonville

Half Moon Bay Golf Links, Half Moon Bay

Diablo Country Club, Danville

City Club, San Francisco

Ralston Mansion, Belmont

Kohl Mansion, Burlingame

Sam's Chowder House, Half Moon Bay

JW Marriot, San Francisco

Engagement Portraits// Wedding photographer// San Francisco Bay Area

Engagement portraits may seem just like one more thing on the to do list for some when planning a wedding. I get this, but for me, and many times the couple, I find it extremely helpful to get to know you and your chemistry behind the camera before the big day.

The day of your wedding is full of fun, nervous, and sometimes chaotic energy the last thing you want to worry about is how comfortable you are in front of the camera. I recently did a photo shoot where the energy between the couple was so uncomfortable that I had to figure out how to untangle that energy so that they could relax and really bring out who they are in front of the camera… it sometimes is harder for some than others, and better to find out now than on your wedding day.

I also think it’s a great time to “test” out your energy between you and the photographer. Its important that you feel comfortable with me as well as with each other, as I am with you for the entire day creating memories that will last a life time.I usually suggest one or two spots to capture these, and if possible something that is unique to the two of you or that compliments the flavor of your upcoming day. Contemporary city shoots with the city skyline and urban like streets are fun for the more upbeat modern wedding, where as the coastal mountain line and country are perfect for that beach wedding couple.

Check out some of my recent engagement shoots for some inspiration and ideas.

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