Pat & Gabi Engaged | Sutro Heights – San Francisco

When we prepare for engagement sessions we’re always concerned about weather.  Usually, we are most concerned whether or not it is going to be sunny, raining, or overcast.  As photographers, we have to be cognizant about lighting regardless of the situation.  When we headed to the location to photograph Pat & Gabi’s engagement session, we didn’t realize that we had to contend with 15mph winds!  Although the lighting was perfect the wind conditions wiped out the shoreline of our original location and also created quite a sandstorm.  Lucky for us, Pat & Gabi weren’t discouraged and wanted to continue the session elsewhere so we sought refuge at Sutro Heights.  Little did we realize that the wind would actually play a welcome character in their images.:-)

One thing I love about Pat & Gabi is their ability to be so utterly comfortable around each other.  It is because of this that we, as photographers, are free to actually capture the moments between them rather than having to fabricate a mood.  To us, that is what makes a great photograph.

So, to Pat & Gabi, thank you for being you! I hope you enjoy the teasers below and we cannot wait for the wedding!


Johng139 - It’s a mammoth playground built of mountains, hills, lakes, rivers, valleys, woodlands,and beaches. ceefadeeddeg

Louis Blythe - Wow these are awesome mate!

They look so natural and candid!

Ruth - beautiful work and beautiful couple!

nirav - Yes dude! Absolutely brilliant my friend.

Rock The Bells San Francisco 2012 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA

Thanks to, we were fortunate enough to cover Rock The Bells San Francisco at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA for their live blog broadcast of the event.  It was an approach that was truly unique and different than what we’ve done before when we’ve covered these types of live events.  I was happy to see the immediate impact it had of displaying the images of each artist after their performance up on the blog.  For those of you who have been following our work, you know that our approach is completely documentary so we had to put our own spin to how we “saw” the event unfold.

With the 2012 wedding season finally coming to a close we wanted to circle back to a few events within the last few months that we were lucky enough to cover.  So stay tuned for more posts but for now, here are the images from Rock The Bells.  Enjoy!


Chris & Julie | Cloverdale Wedding Photographer | Old Crocker Inn


We love the fact that a majority of our bride and grooms are artists as I have mentioned many times this year. It’s such a bonus for us because, in all honesty, it makes capturing a wedding story that much more interesting and unique. When couples take the time to put their own special touches into one of the most important days of their life, the wedding really does reflect their personality in each and every detail.

From the day Chris and Julie described their vision for their wedding we were hooked.  From early site visits to the Old Crocker Inn in Cloverdale, to enjoying good eats at Q Restaurant and Wine Bar in San Francisco after their engagement session with them, we knew immediately that this was a wedding that was going to be extremely special and we wanted to make sure we were with them every step of the way.

I have to admit, photographing an Art Director’s wedding is one nerve wracking experience.  Not that he put any pressure on us but he’s an Art Director for crying out loud!  (I mean that in all fondness, Chris!)  I also know that Julie’s inner Editor is cringing, doing her best to resist the urge of dismantling this post and re-writing it.;-)

Chris and Julie, it was a beautiful wedding and we were so happy to have been a part of it all.  You guys looked amazing and everything turned out perfectly. . . like it was planned all along (*wink, wink*).  Here’s to a lifetime of love, adventures, and surprises (like gazebos).  Give your family hugs from us!

We Love you guys!



Charbel & Su-Yin | Los Gatos Engagement Session

It’s been a while since we’ve posted an engagement or a wedding in that matter.  Truth is, we are blessed to say we’ve been really busy with wedding season!  Speaking of which, we really can’t wait to photograph Charbel & Su-Yin’s wedding in San Jose come November.  It’s crazy how time flies!  It seems like it was only the last week when Amari and I sat around a table in a quaint little coffee shop with them, discussing their vision board for their wedding motif and colors.

It’s always awesome to encounter people who not only appreciate art but are artists as well.  The biggest honor for us is when artists just like, Su-Yin and Charbel, choose us to capture the story of their wedding.  To us, from artist to artist, that speaks volumes over everything else.

These two were so natural and comfortable in front of the camera that we hardly had to direct them to do anything.  In all honesty, it’s them being comfortable with each other that made it a successful and productive engagement session.  The images below are only a fraction of what we captured in all.  Enjoy!





Andrew & Wanda | San Francisco Wedding Photographer

Andrew and Wanda were troopers on their wedding day. Not because they flew all the way from Minneapolis to have their wedding in the San Francisco Bay Area, but because after travelling and celebrating their wedding they endured Amari’s insatiable and constant need to keep photographing. For anyone who has ever been in the in this position, you know that you cannot get Amari to stop once he’s on a roll. Andrew and Wanda hiked with us through trails and steep cliffs, dodged mountain bikers and stray dogs, and still managed to keep the smiles on their faces whenever a passerby congratulated them. I can’t forget to mention that Wanda was wearing/carrying a very heavy Maggie Sottero gown the entire time! Thank goodness for flip flops!

To one of the sweetest and genuinely nicest couples we have ever been blessed to meet and work with. . . thank you for allowing us to be a part of your day!! Congrats, newlyweds!



nirav - Incredible dude. Gorgeous images my friend.

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