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This morning I went over to the coast to meet up with a potential bride and groom in Half Moon Bay. It was one of those glorious mornings on the coast- the temperature was perfect, skies blue, no wind, and not a cloud in sight. As I spoke with this couple, it was so lovely to see the way they looked at each other, their adoration for each other was so apparent. I love seeing that, just another reason I so love what I do- I get to see people when they are so in love, full of hope, brimming with excitement about their future together. It reminds me how fortunate I am to have found that with Jesse.

The lovely couple I met with booked me on the spot. (Yay!) Their reception will be held at the Oceano Hotel and Spa. I hadn't heard of this venue, so when we were done meeting, I headed up to the Oceano to check it out. It is amazingly gorgeous. While it has only been open a year, I can see that this will be a hugely popular place to get married. Located near Pillar Pointe Harbor, it has shops and restaurants steps away. The wedding garden is quite picturesque and the venue has several options for ceremonies and reception locals including tenting the lawn.

Don't you love it?

After checking out the Oceano, I walked to the Harbor Shops next door. This is a small mall with only about 5 shops open now, but they are working furiously to open the other shops as well. The ceilings of this small mall are glass, so you can imagine the light inside is wonderful. I came across a store called Savvy Skirts. I met Sheri Olson, one of the owners and she is a delight! She and a girlfriend started this store as a way to honor their late friend who had died suddenly of Lymphoma. In their friend's name, they donate part of their profits to the Lukemia and Lymphoma Society. I could have spent a lot of money in there, but managed to restrain myself and just get a couple little things- but I'll be back! This is a great spot to get gifts for the women in your life- girlfriends, new moms, bridemaids, brides, even flower girls. Sheri does invitations there as well, and can help you come up with custom touches for your day. She is so friendly with a bright personality. Sheri, I loved stumbling upon your store today!


Field Trip

This past week I got to be a driver for my daughters field trip to Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont. I was excited to check it out, especially since I will photograph a wedding there this fall. We had some rain, but not too much. The kids had a great time preparing a snack for the goats and feeding them, looking at chickens, turkeys, cows, sheep and going on a train ride. For those of you that have kids, it is a wonderful place to take your children! For information on getting married there, click here. Enjoy your weekend- stay dry and healthy!


Janice and Robert- an engagement

This past Saturday morning, Janice, Robert and I met up for an engagement session at Santana Row. It was cold, but beautiful out and we were able to get some great photos. Here are a few from the session as well as a slideshow. Thanks again Janice and Robert!!!

I love this one of Janice.

If you would like to see more, here is the slideshow!


Janice and Robert: Sneak Peek

This past Saturday, I finally got to meet Janice and Robert who had booked me over the phone. They are goofy and fun, we really had a good time out at Santana Row. Here are a couple images with more to come!


Priscilla and Brandon E-Session Part 2

Here are a few more pictures from our picturesque session.

Thank you Priscilla and Brandon! I really enjoyed getting to know you more and I am looking forward to your wedding in a couple of months! And now, onto the slideshow!

Priscilla and Brandon: E-Session Part 1

Last weekend I had a great time photographing Priscilla, Brandon and their little puppy Tahoe. They were so sweet together!

Isn't her ring fabulous?