N&A| Santa Clara Adobe Lodge Wedding

Nancy & Al got married! Their wedding is such a touching story. Nancy and Al are one of the bridesmaid and groomsmen of their best friends. They were in love with each other forty years ago. Then somehow, they got separated. More than forty years later, Nancy was visiting a vineyard and it turned out that vineyard is Al’s brother’s. So they got in touch with each other again. And finally, they decided to tie the knot after such a long time. Nancy and Al’s wedding ceremony site is at reception is at St. Mary’s Church in Los Gatos, and their wedding reception is at Adobe Lodge in Santa Clara University. Adobe lodge was built in 1822 and is the only adobe brick building remaining from the original Santa Clara Mission. Adobe lodge is also a popular wedding venue in Bay Area. The wedding is so touching and romantic, that we had a great time with this amazing couple.

The following are some selected photos from this romantic wedding at Santa Clara University Adobe Lodge. Congratulations to you, Nancy & Al!

G&C| Aptos Village Park and Santa Cruz Beach Engagement

Gabrielle & Christian are engaged! This lovely couple have known each other for a long time and then got separated by long distance. There is an old Chinese saying “Fate brings people together no matter how far apart they may be”. Love finally bring them together after many years and they are getting married next year. Since both Gabrielle & Christian love mother nature, we took the engagement photos at Aptos Village Park and Seacliff State Beach in Santa Cruz. Aptos Village Park is one of my favorite wedding venues in Great Bay Area.  Seacliff State Beach is one of my favorite photo spots. Gabrielle & Christian prepared some nice props for the engagement session, which turned out to be fantastic.

The following are some selected photos form this engagement session in Santa Cruz. I can’t wait working with them for their wedding in Bay Area next year.

Grace - November 26, 2016 - 12:02 pm

So so beautiful!!!!

Extreme wedding Photos on ISPWP

Our photo of Ruxiao & Wei’s bridal portrait session in San Francisco Bay Area was published on ISPWP’s blog. This post of ISPWP is for couples who take extra steps for adventurous wedding photos. ISPWP is an organization of the best wedding photographers in the world. Though this photo was taken many years ago, it is still one of my favorite wedding photos.


A&A| Hakone Gardens wedding

Amy & Adam got married at one of the favorite wedding venues in Bay Area: Hakone Gardens in Saratoga, CA. It was a beautiful wedding at a beautiful location. Both Amy & Adam are Stanford graduates and we photographed their engagement session in Stanford University this year. One can feel the true love between these two lovely couple. It was raining heavily on the day. Rain on the wedding day is considered good luck, symbolizing fertility and cleansing. Also, the photos can turn out to be great. I had some favorite photos taken on the rainy day. This time, it was no exception. Actually, we had one of the best first look sessions with Amy and Adam on the wedding day thanks to the rain. We had a great time from the beginning to the end.

The following are some selected photos from the wedding at Hakone Gardens in Saratoga, CA. Congratulations to you, Amy & Adam!

Due to privacy concern, we will not post any close up photos for the couple.


D&G| The Mountain Winery Wedding

Dorothy and Gary got married at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA. I have photographed multiple weddings and engagement sessions at The Mountain Winery , since this is my favorite wedding venue in Bay Area. The Mountain Winery  has impressive vistas, with landscaped gardens and redwood groves encircling our terrace, resulting in an ideal outdoor venue. Dorothy and Gary have been in love for so many years that it was a perfect time for them to tie the knot. Gary is handsome, smart and humorous, who reminds me of Sean Connery. Dorothy looked great on the wedding day in the white wedding dress. We enjoyed this wedding from the beginning to the end, since one can feel the true love between this wonderful couple. Dorothy and Gary had the first look in the open theatre, which turned out great. The wedding ceremony is located on top of the mountain, and the reception is close to the concert area. After the wedding reception, we walked around the The Mountain Winery for more bridal portraits.

The following are some selected photos from the wedding at The Mountain Winery in Bay Area, CA. Congratulations to you, Dorothy and Gary!


Bay_Area_Wedding_Photographer - November 11, 2016 - 8:40 am

Hi Gary, Dorothy & Helen,

You are very welcome! We were honored to capture the beautiful moments for the big day. Thank you so much too!


Gary/Dorothy - October 13, 2016 - 11:10 pm

David, what a magnificent job you did on our Special Wedding Day that captured all the special moments and memories of the day. Dorothy/ Gary

Helen - October 5, 2016 - 9:52 am

Beautiful photos. You captured the moments masterfully, David!