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Microwedding

Microwedding What is a microwedding and why am I talking about it on my photography blog? Why did the term “microwedding” begin trending after the New York Times published an article about it last year? Well, bear with me and let me explain.  If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you know the…

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The Handsome Groom

The Handsome Groom This article is dedicated to helping you be a handsome groom. I’m sure you’ve heard the clichés before: “My guy doesn’t really care about the photography, he just wants to watch football.” “He’s not really involved in the planning, he just writes the checks and only cares about his bachelor party.” “I’ve…

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Sexy Wedding Photos

Sexy Wedding Photos People familiar with my work know that edgy, sexy wedding photos are kind of my thing. Of course, at every wedding, I’m trying to tell the story from start to finish. I am not simply trying to chase down the sexiest iconic shots. They’re just the icing on the cake. Let’s be…

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Is it the (wedding) shoes?!?

Wedding Shoes – What I’ve Learned From Photographing 2,000+ Pairs I have a confession to make: I’ve got a bit of a shoe fetish. From the beginning of my wedding photography career, I’ve been fascinated with wedding shoes. In fact, my very first business card (made sometime back in 2006) had a high-heeled shoe on…

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Destination Wedding in India | Shruti + Akshay

Destination Wedding in India Over Thanksgiving week, I was given the opportunity to document a destination wedding in India. I arrived at SFO with my Lowepro backpack full of gear, and my dust mask. I boarded a giant Emirates A380, bound for Dubai. From there, I flew into chaotic, noisy, smog-choked Delhi. My destination wedding in…

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Jerry Rice: Wedding Crasher

Jerry Rice Wedding Crasher I grew up as a football fan in the 1990’s, so I got to enjoy many years of watching Jerry Rice, wide receiver, play for the San Francisco 49ers. I never expected that many years later, when I became a San Francisco wedding photographer, that Jerry Rice wedding crasher would show up at…

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Blue Engagement Sessions

Blue Engagement Sessions It’s always interesting and enlightening to do a retrospective of your own work. I’ve decided to try an experiment. I will publish some of my favorite images from past years, grouped by their dominant color. Here I present “Blue Engagement Sessions.” Where Do You Find Blue? One of the cool things about…

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Sir Francis Drake Wedding | Irina + Dan

Sir Francis Drake Wedding Irina and Dan invited me to document their Sir Francis Drake Wedding because they were familiar with my work. They knew that I love bold colors in my images. The Sir Francis Drake is known for its unmistakable reds. You can’t miss the iconic red-clad doorman operating on Powell Street, and you…