Thursday, October 27, 2011

Eddie + Kiley Wedding Previews | San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Shooting this wedding was a personal one for me - I've known Eddie and Kiley since high school and I would've never thought in a million years that these two would get married.  Eddie was also my college roommate at Davis, and I remember one time when we arrived on campus, he saw Kiley from a distance and he turned to me and said, "Man, Kiley is fine."  He then walked up to her, struck a conversation, and left me to walk by myself to campus.  Thanks, Eddie. 

Here are the previews from their beautiful wedding day at Pt. Reyes and at the Marin Cheese Factory.  Enjoy!

Jeff & Marianne  

Waiting for his beautiful bride...

Kiley and Eddie had a friend of theirs, Michelle, aka Sister Hawthorne, preside over the ceremony.  I love when everything is kept close and personal.

Their son, Evan, the ring bearer...

There's nothing like saying your own vows...

In true Eddie fashion, his vows weren't without jokes about Kiley (if you know Eddie, he's got humor on his side).

The reception at the Marin Cheese Factory was the perfect setting for an outdoor gathering for their closest friends and family.  It was supposed to rain that day, but the weather held up and the evening was perfect.

Some couples play the latest hit song on the radio as their entrance theme.  Not Kiley and Eddie.  They walked in to a song from "Conan the Barbarian."  Yes, the Arnold Conan.  I'm sure it was Eddie's idea.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Jen's Bachelorette Party in Napa Teasers | San Francisco Bay Area Event Photographer

Marianne and I had the pleasure of capturing Jen's Bachelorette Party in Napa the weekend before her big day.  We had a lot of fun, and even Marianne participated in some of the wine tasting with the girls!  Here's a quick preview.  Enjoy!

Jeff & Marianne

Winetasting at V. Sattui.

Before boarding the Napa Wine Train...

What's a Bachelorette Party without a photo with random people?  

Friday, October 21, 2011

Marianne's Birthday Weekend in Napa Previews

We had a GREAT time in Napa for Marianne's birthday.  It was definitely up there as one of the most funnest weekends ever.  What made it special is that we got to really spend time with friends that we don't get to see on a regular basis.  And yes, it never hurts to add some wine to mix things up a bit.

On our first day, the first winery we stopped at was the Michael Mondavi Family Winery.

We bought food beforehand to have lunch with the wines that we bought.  Good, good times!!  We might have over did it with the wine, but hey, we had to start off the weekend right. ;)

Thank you Alfy & Oz for staying the entire weekend with us, all the way up to the very end!  

The birthday girl....

Sunday outside Brix.  This place has got one of the best brunch buffets ever.  For these next set of photos, we wanted to do something fun....

Yes, those are purses you are seeing.  Yes, we are posing with purses.

On to winetasting at Castello di Amorosa. This place was breath-taking..

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Medina Family Session Teasers - San Francisco Bay Area Family Photographer

Marianne and I had a great time with the Medinas, despite the slightly rainy weather in San Francisco that day.  It's always a pleasure for us to capture families with whom we've worked with before - it's like sharing that specific moment with them, and later on, seeing how they've grown and capturing that growth.  It's one of the best feelings in the world.

Here are a few of the photos from that wet, cold day at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco!  Enjoy!

Jeff & Marianne

We captured baby Olivia's baptism this past March, when she was a tiny cutey pie.  Now she's a walking cutie pie, complete with the best facial expressions EVER.    

After the shoot, Marianne and I talked about how we could definitely feel the love in this family.  Johanna and Hamlet are great parents to Olivia, and it's apparent in how they interact with each other.

Olivia + facial expressions = priceless