Emily & Kyle | San Francisco City Hall Wedding

This beautiful couple is getting married in Mexico, but wanted to make it legal here in the US first.  I joined them for a couple of hours at City Hall in SF, and captured the day with their family and friends.  Two of their friends drove 15 hours to surprise them and be by their side.  Emily sported a gorgeous pair of Louis Vuitton heels!

{coordinator/designer} Alicia K Designs






Elopement at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay

Beverley and Bao came from our nations capital to get married at the stunning Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay. They were lucky and scored a gorgeous/sunny day at the resort. They are the loveliest couple with wonderful families - I {heart} my job.



Sweet Maternity Session

I had a wonderful time visiting this gorgeous couple (and their equally gorgeous pup, Miso) last week for a fun maternity portrait session. Mom is due with their first child (a boy!) and is radiant. And Dad couldn't be prouder... even Miso seems to be excited!






Baptism | Grace Cathedral San Francisco

I have been lucky to photograph Jun and Stephen for the past several years - their engagement, incredible wedding, family photos, etc. They recently invited me to a beautiful celebration for their newborn twins. It was amazing and Grace Cathedral provided a gorgeous backdrop for the duo baptisms.  





Beautiful Presidio Wedding Sneak-Peek

This wonderful couple was hitched on Saturday in the Presidio in San Francisco. I adore these guys and can't wait to share all the photos!

Surprise Engagement in Half Moon Bay

How do you surprise your partner with an engagement session?  Well, just like this...
Kelly reached out to me and said we had to keep everything "hush hush", or his girlfriend would find out what we were up to.  I followed the two of them to the beach and kept out of sight until the moment came.  She said YES!!!




Calistoga Ranch Wedding


Last weekend I was lucky enough to photograph this amazing wedding at one of my favorite venues - Calistoga Ranch. This beautiful couple (along with their 5 kids!) had a modern Jewish wedding and spent the beautiful day surrounded by friends, family, and love.

{venue} Calistoga Ranch
{florals} Fleurs de France
{video} Weddings on Film
{lighting} Twilight Design
{chuppah} Wine Country Events
{Hair/Makeup} It's a Date













Style Shoot - Indian Wedding at Country Club

I sometimes get asked to photograph a styled shoot... I love working with my favorite people to create these amazing "dream weddings"!  This particular one took me to Stonebrae high in the Hayward Hills.  The views from the top are SPECTACULAR - with a panorama view from San Jose to Sausalito.  {It didn't hurt that it was a gorgeous day.}  Our model was beautiful in her Traditional and Western-inspired Indian dresses by Sagar Exclusive - she was a natural in front of the camera.



Family Portrait Session SF

This beautiful couple {and now friends} are expecting their third child very soon, so we decided to do a maternity and family session prior to the little one's arrival. We chose their beautiful home in San Francisco... which is about to become a little more crowded.







Family shoot at DeYoung Museum and Tea Garden

This couple gave me the honor of meeting them and their adorable daughter in SF for a family session. You can easily see who stole the show! We took some time to shoot around the DeYoung Museum and then took a nice stroll to the Tea Garden.



Party at the Ritz-Carlton.

A 50th birthday is one of the biggest celebrations of a person's life in Sweden.  In Peter's case, he celebrated here in his home of California and brought the family here to join him.  I was invited to photograph the occasion, which was on par with some of the most fantastic parties I've documented!  Just wait until you see the cake!!  Peter has been involved in computer programming for over 20 years, so the details were catered to his career and passion.

{planner/designer} Christie Hjelm
{venue} The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay
{catering} The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay
{photo booth} San Francisco Photo Booth 
{florals} Amy Burke Designs
{videographer} Justin Fone Productions
{rentals} Classic Party Rentals
{cake} Copenhagen Bakery