CRYSTAL JADE JIANG NAN WEDDING IN SAN FRANCISCO [ALICE +FREDIE]

August 23, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
what's your favorite memory when you first started dating? Alice: My surprise Valentine's Day. Fredie: On our first date-- "Children are like dogs." "Yeah, but you can't call 'em bitches." It was 2013 in Beijing when Alice met a handsome Swedish guy at a Karaoke Bar. The first thing she thought was ‘Who is that drunk hipster?’ and Fredie’s tho...
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ANTHONY'S OCEAN VEW DESTINATION BEACH WEDDING [JENNA + DANIEL]

July 23, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Mr. + Mrs. Bencea June 3rd, 2018 Jenna and I both knew each other from our photography classes at the School for Visual Arts in NYC. We both went to pursue the beginning of our photography careers there. I remember Jenna as one of the happiest girls in school, always smiling and always very generous. Years after graduating we reconnected on insta...
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LGBTQ WEDDING AT UC BERKELEY BOTANICAL GARDEN [M+A]

June 24, 2018  •  3 Comments
UC BERKELEY BOTANICAL GARDEN WEDDING - THE ROSE GARDEN CEREMONY BREATHTAKING MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WEDDING I met Amber in 2013 while shooting their artist portraits for their website. We clicked right away. You know that feeling when you rarely meet really spiritual and happy souls and you want to stay in touch with them after that and follow th...
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BULL VALLEY ROADHOUSE WEDDING [KIMBERLY+KEVIN]

February 20, 2018  •  1 Comment
When I first received an email request from Kimberly about their wedding at Bull Valley Roadhouse in Port Costa, CA I knew this was going to be a very special and unique day. Fifteen years ago at a job training on February 1st 2003, Kimberly and Kevin met each other and soon after that they started dating. Nine years ago, on March 20, 2009 while Ke...
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OLD BORGES RANCH FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSION IN WALNUT CREEK [THE STREI FAMILY]

November 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
MOUNT DIABLO FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSION [the best time of the day for a family portrait session] I can’t tell you how thrilled I was when Jen contacted me on facebook to photograph her family of four this fall. In 2013, being pregnant myself I photographed Jen and Kevin’s wedding day. Since then, they have stayed in my heart as one of the sweetest c...
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KINGS CANYON ELOPEMENT AT THE GIANT SEQUOIAS [DIANA+VLADISLAV]

September 27, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
DIANA AND VLADI'S BULGARIAN FOREST WEDDING AT GRAND GROVE VILLAGE SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2017 Where do I begin? I know Vladi since I know my husband. He is my sister in law’s brother, but I have heard about his charm and adventurous spirit long before I met him in person. Both Bulgarians living in the States, Diana and Vladi are very free spirted souls.
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MOUNT TAMALPAIS ENGAGEMENT PORTRAIT SESSION: R+U

September 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
To say I am happy for R and U (for client's discretion) who are getting married in a few days is an understatement. I met R at the same time when I met my love and father of my two boys, George. It was a hot summer wedding in Clearwater Beach, FL, six years ago. George played the bagpipe, R was the lead singer, and I was the photographer. Who would...
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MOUNTAIN HOUSE ESTATE WEDDING : SONIA + ALEX

June 30, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
SONIA + ALEX June 17th, 2017 Mariachi music, salsa dancing, lots of laughing, tears and beautiful sincere emotions at Sonia and Alex wedding day. Sonia and Alex are one of the matchy matchy soul mate couples I am having the chance to work with. And on of the most wonderful people I have met in my life. Both good hearts and all-around kindred spi...
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MOTHER'S DAY IS EVERYDAY [BAY AREA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER]

May 05, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Confession from a mother or a letter to my mom Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I am very happy to curate this blog post with most of my favorite images I took throughout the last few years of my career as a lifestyle photographer of mothers including some self portraits too. My mom has been here since November. I don’t know what I wo...
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BOTANICAL WEDDING NEAR SANTA CRUZ, CA [RANCHO SOQUEL]

November 19, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Leilani and Matt tying the knot in a beautiful fall afternoon on October 8th, 2016 at the spectacular Rancho Soque l venue in Aptos, CA. Leilani and Matt’s wedding was really a dream come true. Surrounded by all the close family and friends, love and happiness were all around us. Five years ago L+M met at Palapas Restaurant and Bar on the sea...
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