Rustic Mavericks House Wedding

This little slice of heaven venue has a piece of my heart as I too celebrated our wedding day almost 19 year ago here.  It is a rustic venue that sits pretty central to the views of the harbor and coastline.  They have since opened up a great lawn space to host the ceremony and in this particular wedding, the dinner hour was celebrated here too.  Followed by dancing and activities inside once it cooled down.  There were so many special and unique aspects to this wedding… the band was amazing!  But, one of the original moments that I have never seen before in over 25 years of capturing weddings was instead of the traditional wedding cake smash… the bride and groom did a pinata cake… just as much fun as the traditional cake smash, but nobody gets messy!  The energy of this day was spot on, from the sunset glows to the laughter and happiness high… it was infectious!

Mavericks House you rocked another day!  Of course the band Jimmy Duvet & and the Comforters helped a lot too!  The music was some of my favorite… any time there is a live band, a true party is had… but Jimmy and the band really brought something special!


Special Thanks to:

Mavericks House –

Jimmy Duvet  and the Band –

Phenomenal and Gorgeous Oceano Wedding

Finally I get to talk about this day.  This day had so much heart, love and soul for this amazing couple, deserved nothing less than the very best our magical coastside and the Oceano had to deliver.  I have so many favorites at this wedding… but I loved all the coastal vibes that got included in this day that took it from a large wedding to a very intimate wedding based on the energy and love for this couple.  My favorite were the wedding favors that were custom labeled and homemade from the bride’s mom from her own successful business called Spread the Love… if you have never tasted this jam, its to die for!  I especially loved how these were presented on rustic engraved wood pieces made by JRB Woodworking.  Also, accenting their day were the flowers from Alena Jean Florist… she never disappoints… the perfect combinations of soft pinks and creams and grey’s that brought the elegance of this day to life! But again, her family stepped in by taking on the beautiful centerpieces and boutonnièresfor the boys!  Love it!


And the bitter sweet moment of this day was capturing a great man, the father of the groom and his love for his family…  unfortunately they had to say goodbye to him shortly after this day.  And this is why photography is so important.  I feel so blessed to have witnessed and captured this memory for them.  To cherish forever!


A special shout out to these fellow rock stars for making this day perfect!


Florist: Alena Jean Florist

DJ: Steve with Function45

Spread the Love:


Elegant San Francisco Wedding

The elegance of this day from the home rented to get ready at the Marina to the old school church that will take your breath away… simple and rustic and lastly the grand views of the party in the Presidio were all the ingredients of this day.


Cori found a perfect home to get in located blocks from the Legion of Honor, and close enough to walk from her hair appointment at Face West in the marina District.  Plus, I just really loved the old school feeling of a San Francisco home.  After all the details and fun was captured here I hurried over to the church, Swedenborgian Church off of Lyon Street.  This church has it all from the textured stone building and old wooden doors and a beautiful garden attached to the inside that is so timelessly lit by side windows, a fireplace and wood treelike beams that provided a rustic and old world feel into this sacred moment.


The party!  Nothing isn’t beautiful in the Presidio, but the Golden Gate Club in particular has these magnificent windows that really allow you to take in the views.  The tables were arranged in long family style seating that really reminded me of the historical painting of The Last Supper, by Da Vinci.  My favorite most unique part of this day though was during cocktail hour when they had acrobatic dancers serving the champagne… Cori, the bride, is a beautiful silk dancer and incorporated her love of this into her wedding day seamlessly.


Cheers to a happy life!