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!

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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!

David

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!

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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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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