Saturday March 25, 2006
Today we drove down to Santa Monica for tomorrow's wedding. We went out to a nice dinner and am now getting settled into the hotel to get some rest. The hotel is on the beach and is really beautiful, it is pretty close to the Santa Monica pier so we walked down there earlier and then went down to the 3rd st promenade for dinner. The rooms are great, it has a great beach theme going through it with rich wood floors, lots of wainscotting trim, very nice. Here is a shot of the outside of the hotel, the wedding tomorrow will be awesome we are looking forward to it.



-- Mark

Posted 3/25/2006 at 2:42 AM

1 Comments
Can't wait to see your images. I enjoy looking at your work. Congrats on winning the album design. It was a beautiful layout.
Posted 3/29/2006 at 8:0 PM by fotodiva

Wednesday March 22, 2006

We have recently been introduced to a non-profit started by a few photographers that is really a great cause and want to help to support them. Thirst relief international was started by photographers to help provide clean drinking water solutions for those in need worldwide. We will have more information in our magazine that we will be mailing out soon, if you want more information now check out their website at http://www.thirstrelief.org/.

One thing we would like to do to help out is donate $50 from every family portrait in April to help this cause.  We are also holding 2 family portrait days in April that will just be reserved for family portraits to benefit this great cause.  The dates are Saturday April 15th and 22nd, contact us to reserve your family portrait now.  We will also provide you with one complimentary 11x14 from the session.

Here is PDF with some more info on Thirst Relief International
and a link to their website Thirst Relief International

Have a great day,
-- Mark
Bay Area Wedding Photography

Posted 3/22/2006 at 12:25 PM

Wednesday March 22, 2006

We have recently been introduced to a non-profit started by a few photographers that is really a great cause and want to help to support them. Thirst relief international was started by photographers to help provide clean drinking water solutions for those in need worldwide. We will have more information in our magazine that we will be mailing out soon, if you want more information now check out their website at http://www.thirstrelief.org/.

One thing we would like to do to help out is donate $50 from every family portrait in April to help this cause.  We are also holding 2 family portrait days in April that will just be reserved for family portraits to benefit this great cause.  The dates are Saturday April 15th and 22nd, contact us to reserve your family portrait now.  We will also provide you with one complimentary 11x14 from the session.

Here is PDF with some more info on Thirst Relief International

Have a great day,
-- Mark

Posted 3/22/2006 at 12:24 PM

Tuesday March 21, 2006
Engagement sessions can be so much fun, I love them.  It is always a nice and stress free time to just let the couple hang out together and capture the love and their unique personalities.  I shot David and Jennifer's engagement photo's down at the beach this last weekend and we had a great time.  They were so fun to shoot and even ran into the water (in santa cruz, where it never get's warm).  I had to get some shots of them so chased them into the water, in the end we were all wet but it was fun to play around in the water for awhile :)

Here are a few images:











-- Mark
Award Winning Wedding Photography
Posted 3/21/2006 at 7:38 PM

2 Comments
Awesome shots, Stagi! I get so jealous when I see what you California guys get to work with in locations. We have... ummm... Lake Erie, LOL. - Kim
Posted 3/22/2006 at 12:35 AM by kkoluch

Perfect timing!  The lighting is gorgeous!  Nice shots!!

Posted 3/22/2006 at 6:51 PM by hpeachee

Saturday March 18, 2006
We are happy to announce one of our prints placed first at this months PPSCV print competition for environmental category.  This was from Renaldo and Lupe's engagement session a few weeks ago and my favoriate image from the session.  For anyone interested in the technical details of the shot it was with a Canon 20D and a 15mm lens.  The image was exposed for the sky to let the subjects go a little dark almost to a silohette, althought I didn't want them to do completely dark so you could still see some of the detail.  The sky was burned in a little bit after in photoshop but that was the only post production.

The image is titled "They were almost alone"


Posted 3/18/2006 at 10:52 AM

1 Comments
Very nicely done!  Congrats on the award.
Posted 4/4/2006 at 8:25 PM by foxmichael

Friday March 17, 2006
Lake Tahoe is  one of my favorite places in California.  I lived up there for a snow season about 12 years ago and loved it.  The air is so clear and I love to snowboard, it is such a peaceful thing for me to just ride down the mountain with the wind on your face and all of god's beauty around you.

I haven't been snowboarding in about 5 years because things have been too busy with work, since Lisa and I both are self employed it sometimes can be very hard to take time off work and take a vacation.  Also Lisa doesn't  really like skiing that much and doesn't like the cold so we haven't been up in awhile.  Valentines day was Drew's 17th birthday and he has never been to the snow or been out of state so I thought it would be cool to take him up to Tahoe for his birthday and teach him how to snowboard. so we went up with my brother in law Roman and friend Boris a few weeks ago.

We rode at heavenly and even though it was before all of the storms we have been having lately and not much snow it was awesome.  Since I haven't been in awhile I didn't know how I would do and didn't really bring the camera out a lot but got a few shots of the mountain.  After the first run everything came back and felt so natural, I guess it is just like riding a bike.  We rode all day until about 3:30 and it was a really great time.  Hopefully I can make it back one more time this year, but my schedule is pretty full already so I might have to wait until next year.  One of my goals this year though is to make a little time for myself and family to take a few vacations and enjoy what we have in this beautiful country.

Here are a few quick images:







-- Mark
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Posted 3/17/2006 at 12:0 PM

Friday March 17, 2006
I have been ignoring my blog for awhile, it has just been a busy year so far and weddings started about 3 weeks ago so we are now in the flow of shooting weddings and creating albums.  Today I am going to do some catch up and update the blog with some images and some personal things I have been up to.  Besides showing everyone our photography and what the company is up to I will also be sharing what I do when I am not taking photo's.

I thought I would start with a recent photo I took of my wife lisa for her website:
San Jose Real Estate



We have been married for almost 5 years (May 13th) and have 2 cats.  The dog in the photo is her mom's dog we gave her for Christmas this last year.  We also take care of Lisa's cousins son (Andrew who is 17 and a softmore at Pioneer High), and my sister michelle lives with us as well so we have a  pretty full house. 

More to come later
--Mark
Posted 3/17/2006 at 11:49 AM

1 Comments
very cute.
Posted 3/23/2006 at 2:21 PM by kanipark

Tuesday March 14, 2006
Jason and valerie were married on Saturday in San Jose.  They had a beautiful ceremony at the five wounds church on E Santa Clara street.  It is a awesome chruch with so much detail and the ceremony was great.  After that we went over to the Embassy Suites to take some photo's and got some good shots of the bridal party.  They ended the night at the DoubleTree hotel downtown and it was a fun party.   Everyone had a great time at the reception and we have some good images we will share with everyone in the next few days.

-- Mark
Bay Area Wedding Photography
Posted 3/14/2006 at 11:49 PM

Friday March 3, 2006
Here is a collage with some more images from Clayton and Janelle's wedding.

Enjoy...


Posted 3/3/2006 at 3:46 PM

Friday March 3, 2006
We got some really great shots at Clayton and Janelles wedding last weekend.  Here are a few of the guys that came out great.  We got a lot of shots of the guys at one of their old hang out spots by the river and then some more shots later on at the church.  Here are some of my favoriate one's.  I will post some of the shots of the girls up tomorrow.









-- Mark
Award winning wedding photography


Posted 3/3/2006 at 1:3 AM

1 Comments

hey, got some great stuff going on with your blog, i like your itune auto subscribe link. I can 't figure out how to do that yet! congrats on your album design award. i looked through your last album and I like it even more than the first one you wanted me to review. i did write something up but i'm not sure if you want to read it because your style has improved. talk to you soon.

Posted 3/3/2006 at 12:12 PM by scottrobert



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