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Thanks for a great 2013

2013-wedding-selfies

To say that 2013 was a big deal for me is an understatement. It was the year I became a father and also the busiest year of my career. I did more and better work than I’ve done in my life, all while adjusting to life with an amazing little girl in our home.

The people in the photos at the top of this blog post helped make 2013 so incredible for me and I am nothing but grateful. I understand that choosing a wedding photographer is a very personal decision, and these people decided to trust me to record the memories of one of the most important days of their lives. I am constantly humbled and filled with gratitude every time a couple decides to work with me. Every time.
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Maria & Mark’s Shadowbrook Capitola wedding

Maria & Mark's Shadowbrook Capitola wedding

There was a lot of activity the morning of Maria & Mark’s Shadowbrook Capitola wedding: Getting the kids ready, getting dressed, driving to the venue, the first look and family photos, greeting guests, making sure the kids are taken care of. But after all that hubbub, when it came time for Maria & Mark to say their vows, they were so completely in the moment that they were overcome with emotion.
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Jennie & Mike’s San Francisco engagement photos

Jennie & Michael's San Francisco engagement session

It is truly a rare thing to see a full-blown sunset from the heart of San Francisco. The fog usually swallows it up, or the hills get in the way. But the day we shot Jennie & Mike’s San Francisco engagement photos was a truly rare day indeed: Clear and warm in the middle of January as we watched the sun disappear into the Pacific from the top of Bernal Heights.
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Jessica & Rafael’s Bayonet Blackhorse wedding

Jessica & Rafael's Seaside CA wedding

I don’t know how Jessica & Rafael’s Bayonet Blackhorse wedding day could’ve been any sweeter. From the cards they exchanged at the beginning of the day, to the anticipation before their first look, to last dance, where they were surrounded by a ring of their friends and family holding hands, everything about it was full of love and fun.
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Eula & Jimmy’s Hakone Gardens wedding

Eula & Jimmy's Hakone Gardens wedding

I’m a lucky photographer because so many of my clients choose to get married in beautiful locations, making my job quite a bit more rewarding. Still, when I saw the idyllic wooden bridge, the waterfalls and the lush, lush greenery that would be the backdrop for Eula & Jimmy’s Hakone Gardens wedding, I was blown away.
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