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I recently had the pleasure to photograph the wonderful wedding of Brita and Ben, held at the PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn in Lake Tahoe.

Tucked at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in North Lake Tahoe California, just steps away from the legendary ski lifts of Squaw Valley USA, PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn Lake Tahoe was built as the home for the 1960 Winter Olympic delegation.

The mountain escape is a comfortable and casually elegant year-round destination. With slope-side access and some of the area’s best hiking, PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn Lake Tahoe, on Lake Tahoe’s north shore, is a fabulous location for a wedding!

Brita and Ben were a great couple to photograph. They were fun and easy-going, and even weathered the 40 mph winds and cold tempertures to let us photograph their first sighting outdoors against a great backdrop of mountains, fields and big sky! (By the end of the evening, it was even snowing!)

Here are a few of my favorite wedding photographs from the day at the PlumpJack Inn:

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PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn Lake Tahoe
1920 Squaw Valley Road
Post Office Box 2407
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
(530) 583-1576

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Pictured below is Pat, from San Francisco’s Pat’s Garage, as shot for a story on Green Automobiles for a local community newspaper. Pat’s Garage is a specialist in electric car conversion. They are partnering with Green Cars to develop plug-in technology so that people can extend their cars’ electric power features and use less gasoline. Pat’s Garage is working with the San Francisco Department of Public Health as a model for automotive repair businesses that want to adopt environmentally friendly practices.

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Pat’s Garage

1090 26th St
San Francisco, CA 94107-3513
(415) 647-4500
www.patsgarage.com

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Ada and Peter are such a sweet and unique couple. So, when they asked me to photograph their wedding, I of course said “yes”! They had mentioned that the wedding ceremony and reception would be fairly casual and small, and would be held at Stafford Lake Park in Novato, CA.

Just like Ada and Peter, the wedding proved to be very colorful and unique! They were married under a beautiful canopy of trees, with their close friends playing music and showing guests to their seats (on stilts no less!)

Here are some of my favorite wedding photos of the day:

Stafford Lake Park
3549 Novato Blvd.
Novato, CA 94947

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Marzia and Matt are a really great couple that I met as a referral from a photojournalist friend of mine. Matt is from England, and Marzia is from Italy. Both work in the US in the technology field. Their wedding was held in Pescadero, CA at Harley’s Goat Cheese Farm.

Before the big day, I met Marzia and Matt at the Harley Farm for a site visit. What a cool place! And, the owner, Dee Harley, was so welcoming and sweet! While we were there, not only did we get to check out the hayloft (where the reception woudl take place), we also enojyed a tour of the farm, including wine and cheese tastings and visits with baby goats!

Born in Yorkshire, England, Dee Harley’s dream was to blend family, local farming and gourmet food. Dee started Harley Farms fourteen years ago with just six goats. She rebuilt a 1910 cow dairy farm that now houses the cheese making room and milking parlor – and scattered across her 9 acre farm roam 220 American Alpine goats who produce over 500 kids each Spring (definitely the time to visit!).

Below are some of my favorite wedding photos from the day. Thanks to Marzia and Matt, and all of their international guests, for being such fun to photograph! (p.s. This wedding was shot with film…yes, film!…can you tell the difference?)

Harley Farms Goat Dairy
205 North Street
Pescadero, CA 94060
(650) 879-0480

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I recently took a long weekend getaway to Menocino, as I like to do every year. If you haven’t been to Mendocino you MUST pay this cozy little ocean side town a visit!

Mendocino is the only town on the California coast that is designated as an Historical Landmark. Established in the 1850′s the architecture is reminiscent of Maine with its grand Victorians and quaint Saltbox cottages.  Mendocino is a photographers paradise, everywhere you look there is another picture postcard waiting to be snapped! 

Mendocino is best known for spectacular scenery, seaside villages and wonderful wineries. I particularly love the Redwoods, the glass bottom beaches, and the only oceanfront botanical garden in the country. (Hint: The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens are a BEAUTIFUL place to get married!)

Mendocino Village is surrounded on three sides by beautiful ocean bluffs, known as the Mendocino Headlands. With walking trails that afford incredible views of the ocean and the 1850′s New England-style Victorians that have been lovingly restored into romantic Mendocino bed and breakfasts, specialty shops and vacation rentals.

Just south of Mendocino, you’ll discover the quaint hamlet of Little River. Here you can beach-comb, kayak or snorkel off Van Damme State Park (a very popular dive spot for abalone divers), stroll along sandy beaches and Buckhorn cove, or enjoy a round of ocean view golf at the Little River Golf Course.

Mendocino is the ideal backdrop for a wedding. Some of the most popular locations for Mendocino weddings are oceanfront gazebos, Victorian gardens, a redwood grove or in a picturesque vineyard! Many Mendocino inns specialize in all inclusive Mendocino weddings, offering wedding, reception, honeymoon and lodging all in one place!

In years past, we’ve camped in Menocino to get back to nature and enjoy the outdoors. This year, we decided to go for a little luxury by staying at the dog-friendly Bed and Breakfast, the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek. We stayed in the old Water Tower room which was great! It was cozy, with a fireplace, fenced in courtyard, and our very own private hot tub located on the first floor of the water tower. During the day, we were able to climb the sprial staircase that led to the top of the water tower, for nice views of the property and the ocean! Every day we enjoyed a complimentary breakfast, as well as a wine and horderves hour, where we were introduced to a local winery called Husch Vineyards. (Great stuff…check them out!) Best of all, the Inn at School House Creek is pet-friendly, and this allowed us to bring our very attached pug, Otis!

During our stay, we decided to visit the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens to shoot some macro photography (something my partner Andris is great at, and something I’m coming to appreciate!). While we were there, they were setting up for a wedding in the main garden area. Further back on the property, closer to the ocean, was a tent and dance floor set up for the reception. The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is an incredibly peaceful and beautiful place to hold a wedding. If you’re interested in having your wedding in Mendocino, definitely consider this venue (and me as your wedding photographer, of course)!

Now, for a look at my attempt at macro photography from the Mendocino Botanical Gardens, with a point and shoot camera no less!

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And, of course, I have to add in a few photos of my dog, Otis, as we played in the tall grass along the Mendocino coast.

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San Francisco Dog Pet Photography
San Francisco Dog Pet Photography

San Francisco Dog Pet Photography

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