{ Jessica + Greg } – Castlewood Country Club

Jessica + Greg had a spectacular wedding day at the amazing Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton!

The details wouldn’t have been complete without the talented crew painstakingly working together:

Florals: Katharina Stuart, Floral Art and Design

DJ/MC: Turner Hayes, Elite Entertainment

Bakery: Cake Delight

Wedding Coordinator: Kristy Moul, Senior Catering Director, Castlewood Country Club

Photography: Angela Gail Banchi, AGB Photographics

Brazilian Room Berkeley Wedding { Cynthia + Steve }

Cynthia and Steve’s wedding day was absolutely gorgeous and the setting was in Berkeley’s amazing Tilden Regional Park at the Brazil Room.

The day began with bridal preparations at a nearby hotel, DoubleTree Hilton (Berkeley Marina). I love photographing this part of the day as it eases the bridal party into being documented all day and I get to “warm-up” as well getting into the mood and emotional setting of the bride. Plus, details are so important to capturing the day and photographing all of those specially picked details are ever so special to the service I give each couple. My favorite photo from this time was the bride,  Cynthia walking to the car and capturing her dress billow out with the wind along with the fantastic expression on Cynthia’s face!

The ceremony was beautiful and we had PERFECT conditions. Sometimes at this location you get fog in the hills or it is just too sunny on the faces. However, today all was perfect!

In choosing photos which captured the spirit of the day as well as the photos that speak most to me, I loved the “selfie” group photo and the photo bombing groom photo (look closely behind the photo of the bride and her ladies!). These are those totally spontaneous moments that can never be “posed” but only captured by a photographer who is constantly observing and ever ready to whip her camera up to document it!

The day could not have been complete without the efforts of some wonderful vendors. Kudos to you, guys:

Florals: Laura Miller Design

Baker: Indie Cakes & Pastries, Anastasia Widiarsih

DJ/Music Services: Quantum Music Event Planners

Sonoma Wedding { Josh + Yvonne }

What an absolutely GORGEOUS wedding day for Josh and Yvonne! The day began at the lovely and picturesque Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn for dressing and the couples first glance at each other in their wedding attire. I love this moment! It is full of emotion & excitement and I am so blessed to capture the expressions which they will treasure forever. What a job I have!

The ceremony and reception were held at the Sonoma Golf Club. This venue is gorgeous with its hacienda style architecture and warm tones. I love the ivy covered outside hallway/pathway. Perfect for leading lines and dramatic portraits!

A special shout out to all the vendors who made the details and the day go so smoothly:

Florals: Flowers by Rebekah,  Rebekah Saunders

Video: Thomas Hughes Films,  David Rogers videographer

DJ: One Final Touch, Ron Reduta

Rabbi: Rabbi Miriam Senturia, Jewish and Interfaith Rituals with Heart

Mother’s Day Portraits

Mother’s Day is May 10th! Why not schedule a portrait session as a gift to a loved one or FOR YOURSELF?! Please inquire about our special Mother’s Day portrait pricing.

This is a session I did for my website designer, buy viagra clinic Amy, sildenafil with her fun & characteristic daughter, Veronica! I feel the images really portray the personality of their mother daughter relationship.

 

 

Oakland Hills Engagement Session { Laura + David }

I just love photographing my “Get To Know You” Engagement sessions! It is such a vital part of the process of a wedding experience. I get to know my couples and how they naturally show their affections to each other. They get to know me in the process and how I photograph, how i gently nudge them into natural, flattering positions and how i LOVE to laugh with them the whole time! It is a WIN-WIN experience for all of us!

 

This session was in the Oakland hills at the majestic Joaquin Miller Park. Laura and David were a delight to collaborate together to really get a glimpse of their “couple personality”. Thank you both and I am very excited to capture your wedding day at Santa Clara University’s Mission Church and reception at the grand Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose.

During engagement sessions I sometimes use the opportunity to practice my craft/artistry and try out more complicated lighting locations/set-ups. I am quite pleased with the sunset images which show off the environment with unique lighting.