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{ nancy + pete } marin wedding photography

When I first met Nancy & Pete I knew I would love this couple – they were self-admitted foodies who were focused on having a fantastic time every moment of their wedding. The weekend celebration that Suzy Berberian created with them was a realization of that plan… Our engagement shoot in the Ferry Building, the rehearsal at the St. Francis Yacht Club and a wedding celebration at  Pacheco Ranch – (a nod to her parent’s wedding). Nancy pulled in other sentimental details  as well such as having her dress made from her late mother’s, custom cocktails from their favorite bar and we even re-created a few special moments that her parents shared on that same soil many years ago. The details and design were beautiful as well. Just look at that tent…need I say more!?

But most memorable was the laughter – Nancy and Pete have a way to make each other laugh that is simply perfect. Enjoy these images that hopefully will tell a bit of this beautiful day.

Wedding Planner:
Suzy Berberian Weddings & Events

Briana Marie Photography

Saint Raphael Church

Reception & After-Party Location:
Pacheco Ranch Winery

It’s a Date at the Powder Room

Heidi Johnson, Sew Heidi

Elaine Bell Catering


Fleurs de France

Perfect Endings

Hartmann Studios

Wine Country Entertainment
(Keith Johnson’s All Stars and DJ Tony Sparks)


Classic Convertible Wine Tours/Antique Tours Limousine Service

Dauphine Press

Calligraphy by Carol

{Kelly + Joe } Chateau St. Jean Winery . Sonoma

Kelly & Joy- a delight to photograph. Friends first and a love dappled with humor and a sweetness that was admirable.  Their entire wedding was a joy – I feel so fortunate to have clients like these in my life. When you add fantastic colleagues it creates a wedding like this:

Ceremony & Reception: Chateau St. Jean Winery

Officiant: Peadar Dalton

Caterer: Park Avenue

Videographer: Weddings on Film

Music: Eloquence / “Anything She Wants”

Florals: Fleurs de France

Bakery: Perfect Endings

Wedding Planner: A Dream Wedding by Robbin Montero

{ Shu – En + Brian are Married! } St. Francis . Sonoma

I am so happy to be able to share this beautiful and sweet wedding at St. Francis winery.  You may remember this couple from their beautiful engagement shoot set in San Francisco. It was a gorgeous blue skied day, with the vines transitioning into summer and this beautiful woman became a bride. Rich and meaningful words were spoken during the wedding ceremony, poignant gifts were shared during the tea ceremony and many smiles were shared throughout the night.

Coordination: A Dream Wedding by Robbin Montero

Florals : Poppystone

Decor: Classic Party Rentals

Lighting: ATL Events

Cake: Perfect Endings

Caterer: Elaine Bell Catering

Hair + Makeup: Jackie de Joli

Entertainment: California Mobile Entertainment

Transportation: Pure Luxury

Ice Cream Bar: Cold Stone Creamery

Videography: Thomas Hughes Films

{melissa + brad are married} st. helena . ca

Where in the world do I begin? This wedding was off the charts with thoughtful creativity, artistic touches and boundless warmth from family and friends.The bride is a super talented artist and she married an amazing Chocolatier…what a combination! This wedding was made uber delicious when you add in Melissa’s artistic details, her mom’s floral talent (Garden Party Flowers), their awesome moon photobooth, her brother’s musical talent and homebrew beer… and did I mention Chocolate? But above all what made this wedding the best was watching the look that they share. Brad and Melissa have that kind of love that makes people just a bit jealous…it’s just that good! Enjoy!

Coordination : Joellen Pope

Caterer: Oak Avenue

Cake: Ici’

Music: Eloquence Strings  | DJ Vinnie Esparza

Florist: Garden Party

Decor & Details: Bride and her fabulous friends + family!

{ Dana + Ninos } Calistoga Ranch . Calistoga CA

Classic beauty, true friends & the scent of lavender with every breeze…it was the scene of a gorgeous wedding. Dana & Ninos were married at Calistoga Ranch following a Rehearsal Dinner of Spanish Guitar, Paella & lawn games. Their guests were treated to not one but multiple days of celebration and celebrate they did in true style. The enjoyed the bounty of Napa Valley, old friendships and the generosity of family; but most of all, they celebrated the love that brought them all together. Ninos was smitten with Dana and her gorgeous smile revealed she felt the same. Isn’t love grand.

Coordination: Dana DelMastro {Bride } | Nikki Hauser { Rutherford Hill} | Laura Vaugn { Calistoga Ranch }

Florals : Fleurs de France

Decor: Classic Party Rentals

Hair + Makeup: It’s a Date at the Powder Room

Entertainment: Katrina Wreede | AMS Entertainment

Transportation: Pure Luxury



{ olsen family } calistoga . ca

One of my favorite parts of being a wedding photographer is getting to know and becoming friends with my clients. You may remember this beautiful wedding from a couple of years ago: Since then we’ve kept in touch and I was thrilled to hear that they would be visiting this summer. Since I last saw them, they’ve welcomed another beautiful addition to their family! Our families enjoyed a lovely summer evening and we captured some of these images.


{kate + david are married!} geyserville . ca

Kate and David are perfect for each other – the kind of perfect that makes me want to believe in soul mates. From the moment that they first contacted me, I knew it was going to be a joy to work with them. I absolutely LOVED their philosophy of wedding planning…so much so, that I may need to quote Kate here:” I keep trying to focus on the wedding as a process, not just an end-state, and by that I mean, I want to enjoy each planning trip, interactions with each talented artisan such as yourself, and the process of learning to make decisions together and working together as a couple.  The engagement photo session not only resulted in AMAZING photos that we will cherish forever, but also an evening of fun, sunshine, and good company – discovering new parts of Napa and new things about each other.”


Design & Coordination: Stephanie Cole | A Dream Wedding

Caterer: Elaine Bell Catering

Music : AMS

Cake: Da Bombe Cake Co.

Florals: Fleurs de France

{ joe + kelly} napa valley engagement photography

From the moment I met this couple, I was smiling! They have a way about them that is incredibly sweet and funny! They are a pleasure to photograph because the joy and energy that you see in these images is all theirs! Can’t wait for their wedding this summer!

{Danielle + Torrey} Intimate Wedding . Calistoga

Danielle & Torrey had everything they needed for the perfect little wedding- close family, gorgeous location & a whole lotta love!  It was a special afternoon spent enjoying each other and the gorgeous surroundings. I love that during one shoot we could enjoy an orange orchard, redwood forest, meadow & grapevines!  During our portraits they were even greeted by two beautiful horses. Can’t get much better!



{jen + tim} anniversary portraits

About a year ago this adorable couple and I had a fantastic photo shoot prior to their wedding. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to shoot their wedding so we decided to photograph their one-year anniversary. I love these two!  In between passionate embraces they keep it light and fun and are constantly laughing together. Not only have they made it down one year…their family has grown. They have welcomed another little puppy into the family…and she’s adorable!  I look forward to watching these two as the navigate life together and share many more moments together!

{Kim + Frank are Married! } Auberge Du Soleil Wedding . Napa Valley, CA

I was touched by this wedding. Not only a beautiful couple uniting, but also two beautiful little girls gaining a mother who is incredibly sweet, patient and kind!  I adored watching Kim & Frank together the comfort of old friends and a love that was honest & sweet. Congratulations!!







{he asked…and she said yes!} Napa Valley Wedding Proposal Photography

Early Saturday AM:

Right now a lovely un-expecting woman is waking up on a gorgeous Napa Valley morning. What she doesn’t know is that in a few short hours her boyfriend will ask for her hand! (and I get to document it- Ninja-photographer like) Good stuff!


 Ok…I’m getting nervous. They should appear any moment.


There they are. Oh my…look at her smile. She is beyond thrilled. SO surprised and just giddy with joy! He pulled it off- she had no idea and has an amazing proposal story! Oh did I mention…she said yes!

{Alyson + Cory – Engaged!} San Francisco Engagement Shoot

A cool day spent in San Francisco laughing & enjoying each other…reminiscing of the day they were first engaged.  I can’t wait for their summer Sonoma Valley wedding!

{Caitlin + Ryan} Wedding Photography . Napa Valley

Love. True Love- it’s beautiful to witness. It’s magical to share. It’s a dream to photograph.