Ashley + Kevin’s Fabulous Wedding

Ashley and Kevin’s wedding took place at 3 different venues. We started the day at the Stanford Park Hotel where Jerred, Vincent and I met them. Jerred went to hang out with Kevin and his groomsmen while Vincent and I shot Ashley’s dress, shoes, and invitations. As soon as we were done with the details Ashley got in her dress and we went straight to the courtyard for pictures of her with her friends and family.

An hour later we got in an old school bus that was converted in to a large Woody. It had a killer sound system and wood paneling on the inside. We proceed to rock out to Taylor Swift on the drive to the Church.

We arrived to Mission Santa Clara around 2pm for the ceremony. After the ceremony we did family portraits, bridal party pictures, and a few pictures of Ashley and Kevin in a record 30 minutes! We hopped back on the bus and our next stop was the Menlo Circus Club. It was stunning.

Right before sunset we strolled around the property to get a few more portraits and off to dinner!


Planner: Your Events By Erin

Hotel: Stanford Park Hotel

Hair + Make-Up: The Makeup Dolls

Photographer: Robin Jolin

Video: Frame44

Florist: Anne Mendenhall

Transportation: Big Woody Limo

Ceremony: Santa Clara University

Reception / Catering: Menlo Circus Club

Band: Pop Rocks

Photo Booth: Giggle & Riot

Linens: La Tavola

Lighting: Got Light

Ice Sculpture: Chisel-it


Lover’s Lane.

There are just too many fabulous pictures from Nicole and David’s engagement shoot for just 1 post, so I’m doing it in two. First stop, Lover’s Lane—have a look at these and let me know what you think! I have been going to this spot for a few years and have never seen it so green, so if you’re waiting on engagement pictures, now is the time!

Film: Fuji 400

Cameras: Contax 645 & Canon V1

Lab: Richard Photo Lab


Bernal Hill in the Spring

On a cool March afternoon Dee and Eric met me at the top of Bernal Hill at Bernal Heights Park. They brought their 2 dogs Barkley and Mycale. I was surprised about the green grass — yes it has been raining for months and my brain still thinks we are in a drought. Sherrie Long did Dee’s HMU at both her wedding and this shoot!


The Martins

Meet the Martins. They found me on yelp before their baby was born and I got the opportunity to meet her when she was just a few weeks old. The way I see it, there are 2 different kinds of family portraits: the ones outside under a tree or at a set location with perfect light, or the ones in a home where anything can happen—the light could be harsh or non existent. But the best part about taking pictures in a home is that everyone is in their element.



Meet Natalie. Natalie is getting married in August. We did her engagement session and you can see those pictures here. Her pre-wedding walk through will be in a few months.


This blog post has nothing do to with her wedding and everything to do with being a strong successful woman. Natalie hired me to take pictures for her new adventure coaching and motivating people to be and stay healthy. We met at Sutro Baths right after sunrise and then headed to Union street to get a few pictures around town. I can’t get over how soft the light is on her face and how happy she got while talking about easy lifestyle changes.


Natalie, thank you for picking me to do your portraits! August can not get here fast enough.