Friday, June 28, 2013

Yui & Naoki's Wedding, Rios-Lovell Estate Winery, Livermore, CA

Yui and Naoki were an adorable couple for me to photograph. Being Japanese, and having different cultural habits that my own, I quickly learned it was a little unorthodox to ask that two people should kiss on the cheek, but since I loved the reaction that ensued, I ask Yui and Naoki to do it a lot :). The wedding was small, a total of 11 people, with no bridal party, but as it was composed by Willowstone Catering, the atmosphere was perfectly set for each person. With a sweeping valley of vines out-looking the reception space, Rios-Lovell is a wonderfully eclectic space. I really like the naturally lit bridal suite where Yui got ready, as it yielded some great shots, but the true prize of the venue is that the grounds have so much going for them! Cool doorways and gardens, a gazebo, and of course the vineyards; all within easy walking distance. It was great to familiarize myself with this venues ins and outs. Thank you Yui and Naoki, you made me smile a lot that day!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wendy & Stuart, Mira Vista Golf Club, El Cerito, CA

With an epic backdrop of the bay, Wendy and Stuart had a picturesque San Francisco wedding. Mira Vista was  the perfect venue for a couple so in love with the city. Thinking back, it really was no surprise that we were all looking over the water, since just months prior I was able to photograph their engagement session on their boat! Appropriately, I loved that they decided to do a handfasting at the ceremony with a mariner's rope. It was romantic and, just like the morning coat Stuart wore, touched with tradition from Great Britain. A bright sunny day, with deer in the fields and a gorgeous sunset. Beautifully done, Wendy and Stuart!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Lyndsay & Michael's Engagement & Wedding

So....I've been busy! Which I'm so happy about, but as the world turns, and my work increases, I've gotten quite behind on my blog updating. So here's a two in one blog of an amazing couple I've gotten to know, Lyndsay and Michael. Cavallo Point has become one of my favorite places to shoot, and Lyndsay and Michael were really happy to be there. We joked around for the majority of the afternoon, and really developed a good repertoire. So, when they're wedding was finally here, I already knew we'd have a great time. Brix is such a great venue, and since I'm so comfortable shooting there, I knew exactly where I wanted to go, and even brought a ladder to take some downward angle perspective shots. I especially love the shots we did with the Napa Wine Train. I'm so grateful to be able to work with such fun couples!