Mountain Wedding | Woodside | The Mountain Terrace

Amy and Shane gave me the honor of capturing their one-of-a-kind wedding day.  The Mountain Terrace provided some jaw-dropping scenery, including a spectacular flower petal aisle that guided our gorgeous bride to her handsome groom.  So many unique, handmade details added to the fantastic design of their reception area as well.  Happiness and warmth surrounded these two, and photographing them was a joy!

{planner/designer} Jean Marks @ Jean Marks Weddings
{venue} The Mountain Terrace
{venue} Rosewood Sand Hill Resort
{catering} Dovetail
{cake} Elegant Cheesecakes
{florals} Bloomsters
{videographer} Kevin Chin
{photo booth} Glass Coat Photo Booth
{officiant} Chris Robinson
{band} Steve Ezzo Band
{rentals} Classic Party Rentals

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Wedding Rings 
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Breathtaking Ceremony Site at The Mountain Terrace

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Our gorgeous bride

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The Mountain Terrace reception site

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Unique Table Number Idea, Table Letter Shrubs

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Bride and Groom post-ceremony 

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Bride and Groom post ceremony in the redwoods

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Beautiful swing of roses and climbing vines


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The Mountain Terrace Reception after sunset

Cinematographer extraordinaire, Kevin Chin

I often get asked my opinion on videography. And as a bride, I love watching my big/tough husband cry all through our ceremony (while I was as cool as a cucumber - and if you know me, you know that NEVER happens!).

And while I love wedding videos, I especially love those created by my friend, Kevin Chin. He does wedding videos like I've never seen anywhere else. I swear, I cry at every single one... especially those where I was lucky enough to be the photographer. Here's my newest favorite (from one of the most amazing couples ever), Amy and Shane...

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Amy & Shane's wedding at The Mountain Terrace



Rob & John's Sonoma wedding featured in the new Gay Weddings by The Knot magazine!


I am unbelievable thrilled to have my work featured in the inaugural Gay Weddings from The Knot magazine! This perfect rustic Wine Country wedding at Atwood Ranch in Sonoma was perfect and I'm so excited to share it with all us "Knotties" out there.

Click on the cover image below to see all the amazing photos...
Gay Wedding in Sonoma Atwood Ranch
Gay wedding in Sonoma

Beautiful wedding at Anderson Ranch | Sonoma

This was an incredible way to end my wonderful season... Deb and Jordy are an amazing couple who are (obviously) deeply in love. It was an honor to document their day and a thrill to work with some of my favorite people to create the wedding of their dreams. So many times during the day, I found myself saying, "this is a dream". It really was.

{planner/designer} Kelly @ A Savvy Event
{venue} Anderson Ranch, Sonoma
{catering} Ramekins
{gown} Amy Kuschel
{cake} Sweet on Cake
{lighting} Twilight Design
{florals} Chestnut & Vine Floral Design
{linens} La Tavola Fine Linens
{band} Ever Music Group
{officiant} Nick Dolata
{furniture} Archive Studio Rentals
{rentals} Hartmann Studios
{signs, menus, napkins} Forever Heyday
{rehearsal dinner} Benziger Family Winery

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Beautiful wedding dress at the front room at Anderson Ranch
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Love the oak trees in Sonoma!
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Picture perfect bride and groom
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Walking along the path at Anderson Ranch
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Stunning wedding rings
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Anderson Ranch is like a fairy-tale
Wedding at Anderson Ranch in Sonoma
Walking the path to their wedding site
Wedding photography at Anderson Ranch in Sonoma
Perfect bride and groom at the vineyard
Wedding photography at Anderson Ranch in Sonoma
The beautiful vineyard at Anderson Ranch
Wedding photography at Anderson Ranch in Sonoma
The bridal party in cowboy boots! 
Wedding photography at Anderson Ranch in Sonoma
Ceremony with a view
Wedding photography at Anderson Ranch in Sonoma
Purple wedding details on the patio
Wedding photography at Anderson Ranch in Sonoma
All the wedding guests wave hello!
Wedding photography at Anderson Ranch in Sonoma
Cafe Lights at a wedding are an amazing idea

Sneak-peek of Kat & Seth's wedding at Thomas Fogarty Winery

Last weekend, this adorable couple got hitched on the top of a mountain at Thomas Fogarty Winery... here's a little sneak-peek. They had gorgeous weather, amazing food, stunning venue, and donuts! Absolutely perfect. {Stay tuned for more photos soon...}

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thomas fogarty winery wedding

thomas fogarty winery wedding

thomas fogarty winery wedding

thomas fogarty winery wedding

thomas fogarty winery wedding






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Classic and Elegant Wedding | The Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay

According to their toasts, Jennie is the calm, organized one (I might even have heard the term "type a" to describe her - although I don't believe it!) and Billy is the silly and fun one (that I do believe!). They were married on the bluff over looking the Pacific Ocean at the gorgeous Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay. (Take a look at those amazing ceremony site flowers by the incomparable Amy Burke!). The sun came out right during their ceremony - surely a wonderful omen. Then again, it might have been the blessing of their relatives - see the 3 generations of wedding dresses and the ring boxes with photographs of their ancestors.

{planner} Rachel at Plan It San Diego
{venue} The Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay
{florals} Amy Burke Designs
{cake} Elegant Cheesecakes
{dress} Glamour Closet

Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding

Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding

Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding

Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding

Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding

Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding

Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding

Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding

Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding

Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding

Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding

Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding

Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding

Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding

Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding

Diablo Country Club wedding featured on Ceremony Magazine's blog!

You might remember this fabulous wedding from earlier this year. I am so excited to have it featured on Ceremony Magazine's blog! It was an elegant wedding with amazing details. I know this wedding will be an inspiration to lots of other couples - especially those getting hitched at the beautiful Diablo Country Club.

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Diablo Country Club wedding featured on Ceremony Magazine's blog.
Diablo Country Club wedding featured on Ceremony Magazine's blog.