Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Nicole & Andy, Annadel Winery

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Amita & Sanjay

Amita & Sanjay are recent arrivals to San Francisco. Their wedding will be held in Texas later this year, but they wanted some engagment portraits shot here in their new town. Of course, to get some shots of "Sunny California" we had to head over to Sausalito.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Elope to San Francisco

This wonderful couple, Tiffiny and Merv, came to San Francisco from Ft. Lauderdale Florida this past weekend for a romantic weekend wedding. Although they didn't know anyone in town, they decided that this was the place to get married, and I was fortunate enough to be their personal photo-documentarian. We started the evening at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. After a glass of champagne we hopped in a town car and went to the Palace of Fine Arts for a beautiful evening ceremony. Herron, an interfaith minister, met us there and performed a beautifu, heartfelt ceremony. After the Palace, it was time for a bit more champagne then off to Chrissy Field for a quick walk, then Pier 7 to see the Bay, then home again to the Mandarin and dinner at Silks.

I hope Tiffiny & Merv enjoyed their time here as much as I enjoyed being a part of their wedding.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Summer in the city with Becca & Mike

These are shots from an engagement session I shot with Becca & Mike. In classic San Francisco style, we went from warm, sunny & windy to cold, foggy & damp while traveling no more than 1 mile and spending about 2 hours shooting. All in all we got some great shots and had a chance to get to know each other a little. Becca & Mike are getting married in July 2006, so I'm glad we were able to take these photos, otherwise it would have been more than a year from our first meeting until their wedding. The engagement sessions allow me to build a bit of relationship with my couples which I feel makes the photos I take at their wedding that much more natural feeling and insightful.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Action & Reaction

Often when I'm shooting during a reception, I look for reactions instead of actions. Sometimes the action (a toast, first dance, etc...) brings out such great facial expressions from friends and family, which often go unoticed. Take a look at these shots for some great reactions from a recent wedding.