Friday June 30, 2006
   We are getting caught up with album designs this week.  Creating albums can be such a fun artistic way to tie the story of the day together in one nice book.  We are working on a few different albums right now but here are some of the last one's we just finished.  Also if we shot your wedding awhile back and you never got an album we can still create one for you.  Check out our site for more information on Magazine Style Wedding Albums and Graphi StudioWedding Albums.

Recent album layouts

Matt and Vandanna's Wedding Album  Brazillian Room, Berkely Ca

Ferdie and Charmaine Wedding Album - Fairmont San Jose

-- Mark

Posted 6/30/2006 at 7:17 PM



Thanks for visiting my site. Love the two album layouts. Love the color tones, graphics  PS work and of course the photos. California looks like a great place to photograph. Not that being in Colorado is bd, just starting to feel small.


Posted 7/1/2006 at 12:5 AM by Elegantimages
Hi Mark,

Have you tried multiple wedding book publishers? I'm interested in whether or not there are any that rise above the rest as far as quality and customizability is concerned.

Take care,
Posted 7/1/2006 at 12:50 PM by MatthewSaville

Friday June 30, 2006
Posted 6/30/2006 at 1:9 PM

Thursday June 29, 2006
Here are a few shots from Rachel and Raul's wedding, it was such a fun wedding and we had a great time shooting it.  There are a ton of shots I liked so I will try to post more over the next few days as I finish them up:

Posted 6/29/2006 at 10:1 PM

Wednesday June 28, 2006
Finally it's time to update the blog with some recent weddings, enjoy and feel free to comment on any images.

a shot of Janice's boquet during the ceremony

dave and janice during the ceremony.  The ceremony and wedding was at the
opera  house in los gatos.

I loved this dancing shot of them, and took out some of the color to give it
more of a old world, classic look to the shot that I felt matched the opera house

I just loved this shot of Dave hugging Janice after the first dance, they are such a cute couple.

More to come later,

- Bay Area Wedding Photography
Posted 6/28/2006 at 11:19 AM

very cute.
Posted 6/28/2006 at 12:19 PM by kanipark

Thursday June 22, 2006
Capturing images of your children at certain stages of their lives can be such an rewarding heirloom to have.  While Lisa and I don't have any children  of our own yet, I do have the privilege of being able to photograph other people's kids and photograph them at multiple stages of their lives, and it is amazing how much children change from month to month and how you can capture their little personality in the photo's.  Some of these personalities and expressions are fleeting and next time you see them they look so different.  When I shoot babies and children, my goal is to document a little part of their lives.  Instead of just placing the child  in a  pretty scene, I think it is important to show them interacting with their environment and with their parents to show that emotional connection.  A portrait of someone should tell a story of who they are not just show what they look like.

Here are a few of my favorite images from a recent shoot:

Posted 6/22/2006 at 9:29 PM

Tuesday June 20, 2006
Last week a few of our prints scored over an 80 to receive an award at our local PPSCV meeting. (Professional Photographer of the Santa Clara Valley).  If there are any local photographers that read my blog, we have some pretty good monthly speakers email me and I can send you when are meetings are.

I always enjoy entering some of my favorite images into print competition, it is good to hear constructive critisism and praise by your peers.  I think it can make anyone no matter how good they are a better photographer by always trying to raise the bar. 

The only part I have never liked about entering in prints to a competition is you always have to name the print and I hate naming my work.  Even back in Art school I never really named prints that I had in gallery shows, or if I did have to name them I would just pick something that made no sense.  For print comp I usually let anyone that is around when I am filling out my form name the print for me. 
I think next time I will post my images on the blog here and let everyone out there name my prints for me :)

Anyway, here are a few prints that placed well, thanks to my clients for always making such great models.

-- Mark
Fine Art Wedding and Portrait Photography
Posted 6/20/2006 at 12:7 AM

the first picture is awesome... looks like a painting :)
Posted 6/20/2006 at 1:24 PM by kanipark

Monday June 19, 2006

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Posted 6/19/2006 at 6:37 PM

Monday June 19, 2006
Rachael and Raul had a beautiful wedding this weekend up in Reno,
NV.    They were married on a golf course up in Reno and
there was love in the air all day.  You could just see the
connection they have every time they looked into each others eye's, such
a cute couple.  I will post some images online later this week
once I get a chance to get caught up with everything.

Congratulations guys, your day turned out great.

-- Mark
Bay Area Wedding Photography
Posted 6/19/2006 at 5:17 PM

Can't wait to see their images. Which golf course did they get married at?
Just love your style. Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful creative work.
Posted 6/29/2006 at 2:51 AM by fotodiva

Sunday June 11, 2006
Dave and Janice were married yesterday at the Opera House in Los Gatos.
The wedding turned out perfect  and everyone had a great time at the reception.  To quote Dave, "The drinks are on me tonight" and everyone was loving that :)
It was a great night and I was happy to be a part of it.

Images from the day will be coming soon...

-- Mark
check out our new website
Posted 6/11/2006 at 12:41 PM

thanks for stopping by and encouraging our young photographers in my blog ring!
Posted 6/12/2006 at 12:1 AM by scottrobert
Great work as usual...!!!
Posted 6/19/2006 at 12:22 AM by lastoriafoto

Saturday June 10, 2006
You can now subscribe to our RSS feed of this blog.  That way all of our articles will automatically update any RSS reader you have, even your my yahoo page.

Just click one of the icons below or on the left hand sidebar to subscribe:

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-- Mark
Posted 6/10/2006 at 1:56 PM

Friday June 9, 2006
Pictage, the company that I host my weddings online is having a special for reprint orders.
This is only going to be for a few weeks and the prints have to be ordered through the pictage website.
Promotional Period: June 9th June 22nd

Click here to view your photo's online and click on your name.  Enter in your event key and add any images you would like to purchase to your cart.  You will receive a second print for free for all images ordered!

If your event has already expired online please email me and I can extend the event so you can take advantage of this.

Fine Art Wedding Photography
Posted 6/9/2006 at 5:37 PM

Monday June 5, 2006
There are so many beautiful locations in the Bay Area to get married and each has their own  unique flavor and style.  To  help all of our Brides out there we have created a website that showcases some of our favorite locations in the area.  This is still a work in progress and we will be continually adding new locations and adding more photo's and information about the venues here.  If you have any comments about a location please email me

Here is the Bay Area Wedding Location Guide

-- Mark
Posted 6/5/2006 at 3:54 PM

hey great idea! btw, thanks for your comments on my blog relating to the bible. hope all is well.
Posted 6/9/2006 at 3:4 AM by scottrobert

Thursday June 1, 2006

Posted 6/1/2006 at 12:51 PM

What lovely images.
Posted 6/4/2006 at 12:44 PM by chrisfawkes

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