S&A| Chaminade Resort & Spa Wedding in Santa Cruz

Setareh and Amir got married at the scenic Chaminade Resort and Spa in Santa Cruz. Chaminade is a luxurious Santa Cruz hotel for weddings. It is also a perfect destination wedding spot for couples outside San Francisco Bay Area. Chaminade overlooks sweeping views of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the Mountains. We were honored working with this cute couple at such a beautiful backdrop. The weather was also perfect on the wedding day. Setareh and Amir had there first look inside the lobby of Chaminade, which turned out great. Later on, we went to the fountain area for more photos. The wedding ceremony is outdoor overlooking the mountains and bay. There were laughters, there were happy tears, and there were lots of dancing (typical Persian wedding :), which we absolutely love. There were also surprise performances from the groom since he is a fantastic musician. Amir’s work is praised as: “A masterpiece of composition and performance,” with “masterful piano playing and melodies” and “excellent original compositions and superb production.” In the end, people threw rose petals to the lovely couple to celebrate their big day.

PS, you can check out Amir Khostavan’s pianist work here.

The following are some selected photos from the wedding at Chaminade Resort and Spa in Santa Cruz. Congratulations to you, Setareh and Amir!

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A&C| San Francisco Golden Gate Park Wedding

I had pleasure working with Ailing and Chengchen for their wedding portrait in San Francisco. We first went to the Palace of Fine Arts, which is a very popular wedding site due to its grand architecture and  lake view. Ailing got a beautiful wedding dress with long veil. It was windy that day, which turned out to be fantastic for photos. After photo shoot at the Palace of Fine Arts, we went to the Golden Gate Park for more bridal portrait photos. Golden Gate Park is a beautiful place to get married in San Francisco Bay Area. There are multiple sites inside the Golden Gate Park, including the Conservatory of Flowers, Stow Lake, Dutch Windmill, etc. Conservatory of Flowers is rated top 10 outdoor wedding venues in San Francisco Bay Area. I just love the garden area at Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco. Our final stop is at Baker Beach, where we took the last set of photos for this cute couple.

The following are some selected wedding portrait photos for Ailing and Chengchen at the Palace of Fine Arts, Conservatory of Flowers and other sites. Congratulations to Ailing and Chengchen for their upcoming wedding in China!

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Best Wedding Photographer to follow in 2016

We are happy to announce that our chief wedding photographer David C. Zhang is rated one of the Best Wedding Photographers to follow in America in 2016 by Credit Donkey! Bayphoto Net Photographer is consistently rated top three wedding photographers in San Francisco, San Jose and Bay Area.

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A&A| Stanford University Engagement

Amy & Adam got engaged! We took their engagement photos at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. Amy and Adam both studied and graduated from Stanford University. So the engagement session at Stanford University has a special meaning for them. We got lucky and was able to take some engagement photos for the lovely couple inside Cantor Arts Center of Stanford University. Our last stop is at the fountain in front of the Hoover Tower.

We can not wait to work with the lovely couple for their wedding at Hakone Gardens in Saratoga, CA this Fall!

Note: Because of the privacy requirement, we will only post some limited photos of this engagement session.

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C&F| Mission San Jose Wedding in Fremont

Christina & Francisco got married! Their wedding ceremony was held at Mission San Jose in Fremont, CA.  Mission San Jose is a historical site which was founded on June 11, 1797 by Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuen. Its beautiful exterior and interior design make it a popular wedding ceremony site in Bay Area. I worked with Christina & Francisco for their engagement session in San Francisco last year. So it was great working with the cute couple again for their beautiful wedding. Christina & Francisco got ready at Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley, where we photographed many weddings too. Their wedding reception is at the Bridges Golf Club in San Ramon. Again, the Bridges Golf Club is a wonderful wedding venue in great Bay Area. The cave area inside the golf club is a must-go site for wedding photos. When it was mid-night, we took the last shot for the couple.

The following are some selected photos from the wedding at Mission San Jose in Fremont and The Bridges Golf Club in San Ramon. Congratulations to you, Christina & Francisco!

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Nicky - August 17, 2016 - 9:10 am

Fantastic job! Such a wonderful coverage of the wedding day!