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We have a fun one to share with you today!  These two are so light hearted, genuine, and easy going that we knew they were going to have a great wedding, and  the Dunsmuir House in Oakland was a memorable backdrop for it all.Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0001_01Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0002_02Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0003_03Loved this shot of Malarie’s.  That’s a lot of trust!Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0004_04Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0005_05Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0006_06Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0007_07Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0008_08The excitement sinks in before the ceremony.Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0009_09They’re checking each others nerves.:-)Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0010_10Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0011_11Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0012_12Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0013_13Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0014_14Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0015_15Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0016_16Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0017_17Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0018_18Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0019_19You know a toast is good when you get this range of emotion, laughter to tears.Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0020_20Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0021_21Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0022_22Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0023_23Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0024_24Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0025_25Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0026_26Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0027_27Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0028_28Dunsmuir_House_Wedding-0029_29  Thanks for trusting us to document your day! Cliff

We originally were going to shoot near the Golden Gate, but ran to a sunnier part of town when we saw the fog roll in.  This shoot hardly felt like a compromise even though we had to change things up on the go.  Have to love SF!  If you don’t like the weather, just go around the corner.:-)

These two had great chemistry, and the laughs came easy the whole shoot.  Check it out!

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Cliff

  • Susana - Elegancia, es la palabra para definir esta sesión de compromiso urbana.

We recently had an engagement shoot adventure with Melissa and Joshua, exploring some urban ruins. Always a favorite, made especially fun fueled by the enthusiasm they have for photography and each other.

 

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Cliff

  • David Abello - Del putas…… Very nice men!!

  • Shauna Heron - Love this set! <3

  • Paula Harris - These are phenomenal! Now I see why you wanted to go with this photographer!

  • Bethany Rhoads Barker - Lovely!!!!

  • Ralf Czogallik - Crazy! Love everyone of them!

First wedding of the year, off to a great start!

Julia and Kevin have gone down in history as our most photographed clients thus far. We began our time together when Kevin got in touch with us before they were engaged so that I could document their proposal. We worked out the location on an Embarcadero pier, and the approximate timing, and I pretended to be a tourist, taking pictures of the bridge, the Ferry Building, etc as I saw them approach me and walk past. I kept on eye on the action while doing my best “definitely not a creepy guy watching a couple on the pier” impression until he made his move.  It was fun operating like a clandestine operation, and thankfully Julia said yes before being ambushed by both their families.  We were off to quite the start!  We also did 2 engagement sessions prior to the wedding, another first!  They’re true photography enthusiasts, and it’s always a pleasure to work with clients who trust you and give you the time and freedom to push boundaries and technique to create something special.

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This next image was quite a technical challenge.  I noticed we had some extra time with the wedding party, so I envisioned something a little extra special.  I’ve done a few of these types of images in the past, but this was the biggest.  This is actually made up of several images/exposures to allow me to create a lighting scenario not possible with a single frame.  Not something we get to do very often, but the result is pretty amazing.  (If I do say so myself);-)Julia_Morgan_Ballroom_Wedding-14_14Julia_Morgan_Ballroom_Wedding-15_15Julia_Morgan_Ballroom_Wedding-16_16Julia_Morgan_Ballroom_Wedding-17_17Julia_Morgan_Ballroom_Wedding-18_18Julia_Morgan_Ballroom_Wedding-19_19Julia_Morgan_Ballroom_Wedding-20_20Julia_Morgan_Ballroom_Wedding-21_21Julia_Morgan_Ballroom_Wedding-22_22Julia_Morgan_Ballroom_Wedding-23_23Julia_Morgan_Ballroom_Wedding-24_24Julia_Morgan_Ballroom_Wedding-25_25Julia_Morgan_Ballroom_Wedding-26_26

Cliff

  • Chelsea Patricia - Well, just, dang.

  • Jennifer Skog Stewart - <3

  • Magic Moment - Really cool pictures. Congratulations.

  • Susana Paz - ¡Vaya fotazas! Impresionada me quedo.