Mr. & Mrs. Jelinek.

Mr. & Mrs. Jelinek.

Josef & Yichiun are married! They had a beautiful, intimate wedding surrounded by their family and friends. It was such a lovely ceremony and reception filled with such love and admiration for each other. One of the things that stood out from this wedding was how centered they were around family and how they incorporated them into their big day. The bride's oldest brother was the officiant, the flower girls were the couple's daughter and niece, their first dance opened up to the entire family to join in, and to wrap up the evening the bride's youngest brother proposed to his girlfriend! It was such a blessing to get to be apart of their big day and we wish them many years of happiness to come. Congrats, Josef and Yichiun!

Mr. & Mrs. Green.

Mr. & Mrs. Green.

It was such beautiful day for Michelle and David's wedding day in Palm Springs, Ca. Surrounded by family and friends they exchanged beautiful vows to not only each other but their children as well. Being a blended family takes a lot of hard work, unconditional love, and patience and these two did so with such grace and admiration for each other. Their hashtag was appropriately named, "theperfectblend" and it was such a blessing to get to be apart of their big day. Congrats again, Michelle and David! We look forward to seeing what God has in store for you both and are so blessed by your special day. 

Gabriella turns 3!

Gabriella turns 3!

We aren't sure how it happened but Gabriella has turned 3! She is a fierce, dainty, feisty, caring little girl with girly poses and a tiny voice. She has the most contagious laugh and the biggest heart and we are so blessed by her life. Happy Birthday, Kitty! We love you so! 

 

Tay Family.

Tay Family.

This year the Tay family decided to take their annual family photos during the spring time and what a lovely change of pace it was! The flowers have already bloomed thanks to this abnormally wet winter making for some beautiful landscapes. We decided to capture their family photos at Kenwood Winery in Sonoma and it was a gorgeous day for some family photos. 

 

 

Merrell.

Merrell.

The Merrell family has grown! We first met the Merrell family a few years ago when she had just adopted her first son, Wes. Since then her family has grown and she wanted to capture their adoption story through pictures. Congrats, Merrell family!

Mr.  Mrs. Cadiente

Mr. Mrs. Cadiente

We kicked off the year with a family wedding in January. Chris and his lovely bride, Irish are married! It was a lovely and intimate wedding in Southern California and a great chance to catch up with our extended family. Chris and Irish exchanged vows on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in San Dimas, California with a beautiful mountain backdrop. 

Here are a few photos from their wedding.... 

Mr. & Mrs. Sacolles

Mr. & Mrs. Sacolles

Sydney & Donna tied the knot in an intimate civil ceremony in the beautiful San Francisco City Hall. It was a lovely day in the city and the Christmas decorations made for some festive touches to their ceremony. Surrounded by close family and friends they were married in front of a beautiful Christmas tree. 

 

 

 

 

Levi.

Levi.

Adam and Roanna recently welcomed their newest   addition, Levi to the family. He is the youngest of two boys and his older brother, Grayson is a very proud big brother and it was so sweet watching him interact with Levi. Congrats again, Adam & Roanna on your sweet baby boy!

Mr. & Mrs. Montemayor

Mr. & Mrs. Montemayor

Sean and Jane were married in a beautiful ceremony in San Jose. They were such a sweet couple and it was a blessing to see how God brought these two together in ministry and love. Their wonderful winter wedding was vintaged themed and the colors and guests all had fun in dressing up and being apart of it. 

Congrats, Sean & Jane! We look forward to seeing how God works in your lives as you begin this new season in your lives! 

Esplana Family.

Esplana Family.

Happy New Year! We ended 2016 with a fun session by capturing the Esplana Family. They were great to work with and their enthsiasm for the photo session was so cute. The little ones came with their brightest smiles and wonderful attitudes making it such a breeze to capture them and the love they have for each other. We chose the industrial part of Benicia to capture their family's photos and it was a beautiful day indeed! Here are some photos from our session with the Esplana family....  

Mr. & Mrs. Jones

Mr. & Mrs. Jones

Ryan and Kim tied the knot at a beautiful mansion on a warm sunny day. Their wedding day was filled with fun, laughs, and love as they were surrounded by family and friends. We first met Ryan and Kim over a year ago when we were introduced through their sister, Queenie whom we've come to know through our home church. It's been great getting to know them and be apart of their big day. The flowers, setting, and attire were very elegant and had a romantic tone throughout the day. Congrats Ryan & Kim! We are so happy for you both and were truly blessed to get to be apart of your big day!

Here are some photos from their beautiful wedding….

Hedlund Family.

Hedlund Family.

We've been capturing the Hedlund Family since Colin was a baby and its been fun getting to capture their family as it grows and the kids meet new milestones. This year Aimee is walking and a full on toddler! Colin is now attending school and very talkative. He shared with me funny stories of his family and mostly of his sister, Aimee. It's always nice seeing Corey and Amber and catching up on the years events and fun. This year we revisited Andrew's Park where they took their first family session photos with us. It was great recreating some of those photos while taking some new ones with Aimee this time.

Here are some photos of our time together....

Chris & Mahalia Engagement Session.

Chris & Mahalia Engagement Session.

Recently we had the pleasure of capturing Chris and Mahalia's engagement session in Benicia! It was a gorgeous day in downtown Benicia at their favorite bar location, The Chill. The manager was kind enough to open up early for us to have the bar all to ourselves so we could capture their engagement photos inside. The Chill was a great spot for us to capture these two enjoying a drink and having fun and is a nice intimate location for a drink. We are going to have to head back there for a date night soon! We headed down to the waterfront afterwards which is just down the street and were able to get there ahead of sunset for some photos. Chris and Mahalia are such a great couple to work with and looked great together as we took their photos. They had such great chemistry making our job easy. :)

Congrats on your engagement Chris and Mahalia! We look forward to the wedding day!

Vinas Family.

Vinas Family.

Over the weekend we had a lovely session in the city with the Vinas Family! I always enjoy this time of year when we get to catch up with our families and see how they are doing. It was a warm day on the Embarcadero and it was such a pretty day.

Talorda Family.

Talorda Family.

We've been capturing the Talorda's special events for the last few years and its been such a blessing to get to know them and their families. This year they opted for some family photos and as always it was a great to see everyone and take their pictures. We always enjoyed taking family photos with the generations in our families so its always a treat when we get to capture other families and their parents, and grandparents, like the Talordas. 

Here are some pictures from their family session....

Romero Family.

Romero Family.

It's that time again for family photos and its always great seeing our families through the years as their children grow and meet new milestones. This year brought some familiar faces and it was great seeing the Romeros! Their little ones, Giovanni and Jenisa have really grown this year and Jenisa is walking now adding some fun and cuteness to our session!

Nishimoto Family.

Nishimoto Family.

It's always a great time catching up and capturing the Nishimoto family! We met at the Jefferson Mansion this year for their family photos and the weather turned out to be great for photos. We've been capturing the Nishimoto family for 3 years now and it's amazing how much the kids have all grown.

Here are some pictures from our session....

Alexander's First Birthday Session.

Alexander's First Birthday Session.

It seems like yesterday I was taking Alex's newborn photos and now he's 1! Alex's grandfather has a beautiful farm in Dixon with beautiful greenery, old tractors, and a rich family history throughout their home. Alex was such a smiley and happy boy to work with and we lucked out when the rainy weekend paused long enough for us to take his portraits. Happy Birthday, Alex!

Mr. & Mrs. Gallardo

Mr. & Mrs. Gallardo

Steven and Mai are married! They had a beautiful ceremony in Vallejo at the Saint Vincent Church. They were joined by many close family and friends as they had were married. We met Steven and Mai over 3 years ago at another couple's wedding we did and it was great getting to see them again. They held their reception in Berkeley at theHS Lordship venue and it was a lovely location. Congrats again, Mr. & Mrs. Gallardo!

Here are some photos from their big day….