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Petaluma Wedding Photographer
Megan & Mike

More then often now I find myself traveling to weddings from my hometown in Petaluma. Recently, I had the opportunity to photography a wedding away from Sonoma in Danville on a private estate.  Megan and Mike’s wedding didn’t just look like a fairy tale, it was truly magical from the gorgeous flowers to the stunning gardens. Even through the hustle and bustle of the day Megan and Mike were up for the numerous portraits I wanted to take. Here are a few shots from their very special day.

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Forest Hill Clubhouse
San Francisco Wedding

The best way to sum up Elva and Steve’s Forest Hill Clubhouse wedding in San Francisco is rustic elegance. This venue is such a jewel nested in the Forest Hill District. I love city weddings and this one takes the cake. The glorious flowers, colors and of course the couple. Elva reminded me of Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday as she strutted out the Palace Hotel doors, a beautiful princess. And Steve and his groomsmen knocked my socks off with their dance performance of Psy’s Daddy. They spent months rehearsing and it totally showed. What a fun couple and wedding.

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Ellipsis Wine Company
Rosè All Day

Hard to believe it’s but Ellipsis Wine Company just held their 5th annual Rosé Release Party at Seven Arches Vineyard, in Cloverdale.  Wine club members spent the day relaxing on the estate tasting new releases, Rosè of Pinot Meunier and a new Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. Jackson’s Bar and Over catered the event making a very tastiest paella. The refreshing chilled wine paired well with then lovely tunes provided by by The Butterdishes, a two-piece ukulele ensemble. Ellipsis’ annual rosè party is my favorite way to welcome summer.

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Regale Winery Wedding and Vineyards
Los Gatos Wedding

Simply stunning is the only way to describe Susan and Jason’s Los Gatos wedding at Regale Winery and Vineyards. The two tied the knot with the incredible view of the Santa Cruz Mountains as a backdrop.

This was my first visit to Regale Winery and boy was I in for a treat. The grounds are landscapes like an old-world villa in Italy. The garden features heirloom roses, a spiral herb garden, and a bocce ball court.  Olive trees line the property, from which they produce their own olive oil. There’s even Italian fresco painting, which gives the place an old-world Tuscan feel. You truly feel like you’ve been transported to another place and time here.

The day breezed by quickly and I am glad we got to sneak out for a few minutes during sunset. Many of times these are my favorite images from the day, the light is gorgeous and we’re on our own for a moment or two. Susan and Jason were even up for some night portraits minutes before they made their exit.

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Canyon View San Ramon
Sneak Peek

Here are few photos from Brooke and John’s wedding this past weekend. One of my favorite- of many- parts of the day was when Brooke and her bridesmaids busted out “Going to the Chapel of Love” while I was photographing them. Ah, what a fantastic wedding to finish the season with. More to come!

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