Thursday October 26, 2006
Here are a few shots from Erin and Pat's Wedding, the wedding turned out great and there were so many cool shots of them, lots of very nice oak tree's at the winery we shot at and also at the reception location.  That combined with a cute couple made for some awesome shots:

Here is Erin's dress, the detail in the back was just awesome:

a close up of her ring:

The beautiful bride getting ready.  Look at how cool that dress looks.  Also I softened the image
up a little bit and toned it down, it really makes the dress look beautiful

The guys before the ceremony:

The bride and groom with their beautiful baby Gabriella:

After the ceremony we shot some images of the bride and groom at a local winery, they had a really awesome Oak tree that we used for some cool shots:

This was at the end of the night behind the reception location.  We lit the tree's with 2 sperate lights and had 2 other lights on the bride and groom.  Not too many people setup multiple lights anymore but you can get such dramatic cool stuff with lighting that is off your camera.  This was taken in a pitch dark spot and is probably my favorite shot from the day:

Happy Friday Everyone!

-- Mark
Fine Art Wedding Photography
Posted 10/26/2006 at 1:25 PM


These are all great images. It looks like these two are going to be married a long, long time! You captured their spirit and they look wonderful!


Posted 10/27/2006 at 3:40 PM by Borelfoto
dude, I didnt even know people still owned that many lights... Awsesome shots love the first horizontal of the bride with Oak tree... Nice
Posted 11/1/2006 at 6:49 PM by ranthar

Wednesday October 25, 2006
If anyone is looking for a great backup camera I am selling one of my backup canon 10d's.
It is in great condition and still works perfect.  Check it out on ebay, the starting bid is $330:

-- Mark

Posted 10/25/2006 at 11:56 AM

mark thanks for the tip, i highly regard your comments- i probably will get a 5D, just a matter of when- those rebates are so sweet! Did you buy one?
Posted 10/26/2006 at 11:16 AM by scottrobert

Sunday October 22, 2006
Julie and Joe were married yesterday at the Presedio in SF.  They are such a nice couple and a perfect match for each other, all day they  had a huge smile on their faces and you could just see the love in their eye's.  It was a great wedding to capture and we were able to get some great shots of the two of them by the golden gate bridge and throughout the presedio.  I'll post some images for everyone to see later on this week.

-- Mark

Posted 10/22/2006 at 4:18 PM

Wednesday October 18, 2006
I always get asked if we can do baby photography and Familly portraits, and the answer is always of course!
We do have a gallery on our website for Baby Photography and Familly Photography
but I do admit that I focus more on wedding photography and talk more about it than anything else so people sometimes think we only do weddings.  Weddings do keep us very busy so we don't actively pursue a lot of new baby business but it is something that we do photograph all of the time.

Here are some baby shots that I really liked and also a link to our Baby Photography Club
where you can get discounts on your baby photography.  Click here for more information on
San Jose Baby Photography.

-- Mark
Fine Art Portrait Photography
Posted 10/18/2006 at 8:3 PM

adorbable kid!
Posted 10/19/2006 at 4:11 AM by sngpimpin
just great shots
Posted 10/22/2006 at 9:52 PM by sfox07

Wednesday October 18, 2006
Posted 10/18/2006 at 12:27 AM

Tuesday October 17, 2006
James and Colette were married a few weeks ago up at Roaring Camp, which was  such a fun place to get married at.  Roaring Camp is up in the Santa Cruz Mountains in Felton, Ca and  is a little place tucked in the redwoods that has a train and a few buildings that were created to give you an old west feel.  They had the ceremony up  in a redwood grove and all of the guests actually got to take the train from the main train station up the hills to a  cool redwood grove where the ceremony was.  Afterwards the train took everyone back down and the reception was at the town hall building  right in the middle of the camp.

Here are some shots from the day:

Detail shot of the shoes that I really liked:

The schoolhouse where the girls got ready at:

Colette leaving the schoolhouse to get into the train:

The ceremony at the redwood grove

James and Colette met in the theater and a lot of their bridal party are  into
the theater so we had a fun animated group to work with :)

James in front of the reception location:

-- Mark
View our Wedding Photography News
Posted 10/17/2006 at 10:21 PM

great shots man
love #6
Posted 10/17/2006 at 10:44 PM by sfox07

Tuesday October 17, 2006
There are so many beautiful places to shoot engagement photo's in San Francisco.  Here are a few  sites that really work well.

Palace of Fine Arts:
Wonderful Classic Architecture, provides a stunning backdrop for photo's.
Here are a few photo's taken from there, the palace of fine arts has a ton of possibilities for
photo's, these are just a few samples of some of the spots there.

Baker Beach:

If you are looking for a beach shoot with a wonderful backdrop baker beach is the place.   You can't get a better backdrop than the golden gate bridge.

Also if you walk over to the other side of the beach there are some very cool rocks to shoot
at that make for some really great photo's also:

Another nice spot for nature enthusiasts is Golden Gate Park.  There are a lot of very nice places to photograph at golden gate park, one of them is Stowe Lake which is a large lake with a very nice big waterfall:

Another spot with very cool architecture is the legion of honor (they also have some very good art so you can always get there before the shoot and enjoy a day at a nice museum)

The columns are always nice to shoot in:

And when in San Francisco you never know when the fog will roll in, but I think it can sometimes add a nice dramatic light to the photo's and give them a very soft romantic feel, here is the legion of honor in a very different light from the photo's above:

A few other places I would suggest are Crissy fields which is just on the other side of the golden gate from Baker beach, so you get a view from the other side and have some nice fields in the foreground.
Also the presedio has some nice older buildings that will give more of an edgy feel to them.

There are ton's of other places to shoot at in San Francisco I could probably write a book.  If you want people in them you can go down to fishermans wharf, the possibilities are endless.

-- Mark
Posted 10/17/2006 at 12:16 PM

nice shots :)
Posted 10/17/2006 at 1:25 PM by kanipark
awesome takes! SF area yah? I recognize that background!
Posted 10/17/2006 at 2:44 PM by sngpimpin
cool! looks like they're finished with the palace of fine arts rennovations. i'll drive by to take a look.

watch that legion of honor though....they kick you out of the courtyard if they catch you photographing couples. it appears that other photographers ruined it for everyone else.
Posted 10/18/2006 at 9:2 AM by lelandwong

Tuesday October 17, 2006
Here are some more photo's from danny and jennifer's wedding.  The  ceremony was at the Palmdale Estates, which  is a beautiful area to get married at.  Danny and Jennifer were a great couple to work with, the wedding was  super fun and everyone  just had a great time.

Danny before the Ceremony:

Danny  and the Guys at Palmdale Estates:

Danny and Jennifer:

The Wedding party:

Danny and Jennifer at the reception at the Hilton in Newark:

-- Mark
Bay Area Wedding Photography
Posted 10/17/2006 at 1:21 AM

Monday October 16, 2006
    We have been very busy lately designing  magazine style wedding albums.  There is so much creativity that can go into these albums and we take great pride with the layout of our albums.  I think the finished product is the key thing you will take home from your wedding that will tell the story of your day.
If you are a bride to be we  have lots of information on our website that shows you the different types of albums available.  We currently offer 3 main types of albums:
Magazine Style Wedding Albums
Graphi Studio Wedding Albums
La-Vie Fine Art Wedding Albums

You can also view more information on our wedding albums here.
We also have a gallery with links to magazine style albums
from a bunch of different bay area venues, view more magazine style
album layouts here.

Once we finish up a few we are working on we will post them on the blog.
The last few albums are looking pretty sweet so I can't wait to share them with everyone.

-- Mark
Fine Art Wedding Photography

Posted 10/16/2006 at 9:19 PM

Wednesday October 11, 2006
Posted 10/11/2006 at 10:15 AM

Tuesday October 10, 2006

-- Mark
Posted 10/10/2006 at 2:21 AM

Monday October 9, 2006
Here are a couple images from Mike and Renee's wedding at Leal Vineyards in Hollister.  Leal has a  house at the top of the hill that overlooks the vineyards and they are now doing weddings up there as well as  the bottom section where the vineyard is at.  It  has great views and lots of wonderful spots to take photo's and is a perfect spot for a small wedding.

Also for anyone getting married in the future and looking for a venue, check out  I started this awhile back to show photo's of venues we have worked at to help you in your wedding planning.  There are more and more sites we are adding to this so check back often.

Here are some images from Leal Vineyards:

Here is renee before the ceremony at the main suite.  The room is so well decorated it looks straight out
of a williams sonoma book:

The ceremony overlooking the vineyard:

Mike and the bridesmaids:

Mike and Renee:

Mike and Renee on their bike.  This also was at night and lit 100% artificial.
We have been having some fun with night shots lately and shooting with 3 q flashes
to light up the building or other items.  These shots were fun since they are both into
their bikes so we were able to capture that in a different way by shooting it at night.

-- Mark
Fine Art Wedding Photography
Posted 10/9/2006 at 7:16 PM

hahah i love that tub one! =) nice pix!
Posted 10/9/2006 at 8:52 PM by sngpimpin
Me encantan esas imˆ°genes, felicidades
Posted 10/11/2006 at 7:27 PM by franciscomorilloretratos
cool shots and luv luv luv the tub! Bike shot is cool too.

Posted 10/14/2006 at 10:4 PM by robinone

Monday October 2, 2006
It was a busy weekend with 2 great weddings.  On Saturday we had Collette and James wedding at Roaring Camp in Felton.  Roaring Camp  is  like an old west town recrated and the cool thing was  they got married up at the top of the hill in a  redwood grove so everyone got to take a train up to the ceremony site through the redwoods.  James and collette are such a cool couple and the day turned out so great, everyone was having a blast all day!

On Sunday we had Brian and  Guanguna'swedding in san jose.  We took some shots of the 2 of them beforehand and they are such a cute couple.  Everytime they looked at each other you could just see the happiness radiate in their face, too cute for words.  The ceremony was at their church and then everyone went to a restaurant in Mountain View for the reception.

Photo's to come soon, hopefully I can get on another posting roll again :)

Have a wonderful week.
-- Mark

Posted 10/2/2006 at 11:15 AM

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