Victoria & Mike | San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photographer

This is just a quick sneak peek of the beautiful, intimate, 23 person wedding I shot at San Francisco City Hall earlier in October! I cannot wait to blog more <3 This place is a wedding photographer's dream and I felt like I was back in Europe, not the heart of San Francisco!

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photographer | Regale Winery Los Gatos

Stacy and Brian made my job easy. Stacy sent me a perfectly laid out timeline a couple of weeks before the wedding and when I asked who her event planner was she casually said, "me" :) They each got ready at a beautiful hotel in downtown Los Gatos before we all got in cars (okay, so I totally rode in a limo) up the mountain to the stunning Regale Winery. From there Stacy and Brian did their first look, we took portraits of the wedding party around the grounds, and finished in plenty of time for everyone to go back inside for some air conditioning.

One of the coolest things for me as their photographer was seeing my former bride, Kira, as their officiant! I photographed Kira and Jordan's wedding back in 2013 in Monterey (Jordan was a groomsman and gave a pretty hilarious speech). Another one of my good friends was in attendance all the way from Hawaii with her husband so while I had only met Stacy and Brian a couple of times prior to the wedding I felt very welcome and at home among their friends and family.

The speeches were full of tears, even more laughs, and then we snuck off for a few more photos just before the sun dipped below the hills covered in vineyards.

I had the best time and yet again feel so lucky to have the opportunity to photograph days like these. I never knew how fulfilling it would be to document weddings and the longer I do it the more I appreciate it. Moving back to the San Francisco Bay Area has made a great impact on my business and photographing weddings so close to home is a great treat!

San Francisco Bay Area Family Photographer | Winter Photos in Los Altos

I told you I was behind in blogging, right? haha. This was actually my second to last session of 2015 on a cold, grey day in Los Altos. However, that didn't stop us from capturing warm, sweet photos that were to be a Christmas gift to grandma! Tei and her sister both have children under the age of 1 so it was a great idea to get together for a family photo session as a gift to their mom. We laughed and had a great time, although the little 12 month old girl wasn't super fond of the camera. And by that I mean that she HATED it! The poor love cried almost any time she noticed me taking a photo. Thankfully we were all on the same page about capturing that part of her personality, something that she will likely grow out of and her parents will look back on fondly.