Snow White Engagement Session!

Our plan was to head to the mountains with our snowboarding gear, get some photos and then play for the rest of the day. But plans are meant to be broken. As it turned out we all had something going on back home mid afternoon so instead of cancelling all together, we decided just to make it a photo shoot in the snow. And boy howdy…it was SNOWING! We couldn’t have chosen a better day to be in the Sierras. Ryan and Victoria and I had a great time tromping in the fresh powder taking photos and just playing like kids. (Yes, I made them do snow angels!) Here are some of my favorite images.






Viaggio Weddings!

I’m really looking forward to my weddings at Viaggio Estate and Winery this season. I’ve been shooting lots of engagement sessions as well and Jennifer and Burak wanted to take their engagement photos on the property earlier this month. We had a great time and they were fun to work with. I love it when they come up with fun ideas…here’s one of my favorites!

Nipple Ring Engagement

It was a pleasure photographing Val and Young in Scottsdale, Arizona a few weeks ago. The weather was perfect and we had an intense sunset. I liked Young right off the bat when he approached me with a big hug. But he had me a while back…when I first heard about how he proposed to Val. I liked him before I even met him. Here’s the story:

Young walked in with a sweatshirt on…something unusual in the heat of an Arizona autumn.  “What are you doing with THAT on?” Val asked.   He sheepishly looked down,  “Uh, I got a nipple ring today.”  Val shot him that you’ve gotta be kidding me look. “Well let me see it” she said.  Young pulled off his sweatshirt and then shirt to reveal a diamond ring scotch taped to his right nipple. Val walked over for a closer look. “That’s a really nice ring!” she said in shock.  “Would you like to try it on?”

Here are some of my favorite photos from the shoot.

And of course…I had to get a photo of that nipple ring!

Rebecca and Derek Engagement Shoot!

Wow! I had a BLAST photographing these two! Rebecca and Derek both work on Broadway (that’s how they met!) and they are a KICK! Can’t wait for their wedding this fall! Here are a few of our favorite images

Engagement Session in the Delta

Bride’s Choice Award 2011

Wedding Wire Rated 2011

Masquerade Reception at the Culinary Institute at Greystone

I knew I was in for some fun when Jenna and Vince told me that their wedding was on Halloween.  I was overjoyed when the news came that their venue was the Culinary Institute at Greystone in the heart of Napa Valley. The ceremony took place outside on the Herb Terrace with the massive walls of the historic building as their backdrop and two large wooden wine barrels framing the wedding party.   We then moved inside to the barrel room for a classy masquerade reception where the guests then donned their elegant masks while sipping fine wine and chatting before dinner.  The meal was exquisite, with Parmesan crusted tournedos of beef,  sweet potato souffle and a veggie ragout served with a red wine reduction (I’m a foodie…can you tell?).  We had a lot of fun taking photos throughout the day and into the night.   Here are a few of my favorites

i-Phone app for San Francisco Waterfront

I’m excited to let you know that one of my images was chosen for this very informative and useful app on San Francisco’s waterfront! Check it out:

Jenna Lombardy at Baker Beach

Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award 2011!

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Riviera Maya Brides

This past fall I had the opportunity to work with some amazing people in the Yucatan.  As part of  conference called “Love Mexico”  I went as a photographer and member of AFWPI (Association for Wedding Professionals International). The conference was to educate wedding planners and other professionals about the area and to visit some of the beautiful venues in the Riviera Maya region just south of Cancun.  We were hosted by Barcelo Resort and had a great time.  Here are some of my images from that week.

Thank you Richard and Julia Markel for putting this together and thanks to the beautiful models, gown designer make up artists and hair stylists!