C&S| Murrieta’s Well Wedding

Cindy & Sheng got married at Murrieta’s Well in Livermore, CA. Murrieta’s Well is located in the rural area of East Bay Area. It is a first-class wedding venue with excellent service. We had a great time photographing Cindy & Sheng’s pre-wedding session in San Francisco last year, and it was even better working with them for their big day. Cindy planned the wedding day in details and the timeline was just perfect. As a happy groom, Sheng could not help laughing all day long. We could tell immediately that he is the happiest man on the earth on the day 🙂 At Murrieta’s Well, there are two rows of beautiful Oak trees, which is perfect for bridal portraits even on a bright hot day. At the end of the wedding day, we took the last set of photos for the cute couple.

The following is a sneak preview of the wedding day. More photos are coming!

USB Drive Review

We recently had chance reviewing customized USB drives from USB Memory Direct. Customized USB drives replaced traditional CDs and DVDs for wedding photos delivery several years ago. Compared to CDs and DVDs, USB drives has a faster turn-around time and the contents can be changed easily, which reduces the work load for photographers, especially wedding photographers. The customized USB drive from USB Memory Direct is of excellent quality. Each USB drive is well made and you can tell from the details.


There are several options for the USB drives such as wooden, leather, USB cards, etc. Our favorite USB drive is the wooden customized made version. Many of our wedding clients prefer nature and they love wedding venues such as parks, golf courses and vineyards. The wooden USB drive is environment friendly and looks lovely. There is a magnetic clap on the drive that holds the cap securely to the drive when the drive is not in use. The cap can be removed easily from the drive.

The drive can be packaged easily in different options. One of our favorite package is the small golden color gift bag with hearts. What a lovely USB drive it is!

5 Reasons You Should Have An Engagement Photoshoot

For many couples, the engagement photo session is often the first step in planning their wedding. However, some couples may choose to spend their money on other vendors. There are so many benefits to having an engagement photo session that make the choice so worth it. Here are just a few of the many reasons why you should have an engagement photoshoot.

1. Use photos for save the date cards
Your engagement photos are a great way to announce your engagement to your friends and family and let your guests know to clear their calendars for your special day. A lot of couples choose to use photos from their engagement session on their save the date cards. There are so many different ways you can incorporate your photos into your save the dates from prints to magnets. These images can also be used at your reception as decorations or even for your guest book.

2. Show off your new bling
With the rise of social media, engagement ring selfies are becoming more and more popular. After the question has been popped, that selfie has to be snapped! Your engagement shoot is another great way to show off your new bling to your friends and family. Your photographer can incorporate your special new ring into your photos in a creative and eye-catching way. Whether you’re wrapping your arms around your fiancé with the focus being on your ring or resting your ring on a bed of flowers, your photographer can capture the beauty of your ring in so many unique ways.

3. Get more comfortable with your photographer
Most newly engaged couples have never been photographed professionally with their significant other prior to their engagement session. This is a great opportunity for you and your fiancé to get more comfortable in front of the camera. It also allows your photographer to get to know you better and for you to get to know your photographer, which will make the photo process a lot easier on your actual wedding day.

4. Bridal hair and makeup trial
Many brides-to-be schedule their hair and makeup trials the morning of their shoot. This is a great way to see how your hair and makeup will look on your big day. A professional makeup artist will also know what photographs best. Why not kill two birds with one stone and knock out your trial and photo session on the same day? These pictures will last a lifetime so it’s important to make sure that everything looks just right!

5. Look back on your special time for years to come
Your engagement is such a short period of your time as a couple. It can be both stressful and exciting planning a wedding, but it also goes by fast. It’s important to cherish this special time with your partner and take a step back from all of the chaos to remember what brought you and your fiancé here. You’ll have these beautiful photos to look at for the rest of your life. They symbolize the beginning of a lifelong journey.

Most importantly, the engagement photo session is a great way to spend time and have fun with your partner. Treat it as a date! This is the perfect way to take a step back from your wedding planning and enjoy this special time with your significant other.

JillePille - July 1, 2018 - 9:33 pm

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S&L| Westin St. Francis Hotel San Francisco Wedding

Sonia & Lorenzo got married at the landmark hotel in San Francisco: Westin St. Francis. The Westin St. Francis on Union Square is a favorite San Francisco wedding venue. It hosted many weddings for over 100 years. Sonia & Lorenzo are pleasant to work with and their wedding is just beautiful. We were thrilled to be part of their big day. Both the bride and groom looked gorgeous. More important of all, we shared every happy moment with the newly wed. Sonia & Lorenzo decided to see each other at the wedding ceremony on the wedding day for the first time. The result was lots of happy tears. After the wedding ceremony, we went to the Union Square for more wedding photos. The reception is full of joy and laughter. After cheerful dance party, we took the last photo for the couple.

The following are some selected photos from the wedding at Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. Congratulations to you, Sonia & Lorenzo!

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