Thursday September 28, 2006
Here is some more information for my wife's seminar this weekend.
If you are thinking of getting into the market and don't know how, come
check out the seminar. There will be a few speakers like a mortgage broker,
title rep and free food and prizes. To RSVP call Lisa at 408-754-1519.

Looking to buy a home in the Bay Area?
Check out this Free first time homebuyers seminar on Saturday September 30th
Here is a flyer with more information and you can also view more information here:

Silicon Valley Real Estate Blog

Posted 9/28/2006 at 2:0 PM

Saturday September 23, 2006
It's a beautiful fall day here in San Jose today, the sun is out but nice and cool weather.  Getting ready for Jennifer and Danny's wedding at the Palmdale Estates and then a reception at the Hilton, they are a really sweet couple and I am looking forward to the wedding today!

Here are a few shots of them from the engagement session awhile back:

Have a great day!

-- Mark
Fine Art Wedding Photography
Posted 9/23/2006 at 2:4 PM

nice photos, i love the color contrast and composition!
Posted 9/24/2006 at 2:26 AM by sngpimpin

awesome pictures!

Posted 9/24/2006 at 11:27 AM by Bride08
nice work... Weird, I saw another xanga with a shot that was at the same place as that second shot of yours... small world. it is a wonderful backdrop though.
Posted 9/27/2006 at 7:38 AM by AKB_Photography
Yeah, now that you mention it, I think I saw that background on another blog too.
Posted 9/28/2006 at 12:13 AM by shenkel
I wonder who's it was? Anyone know?
Posted 9/28/2006 at 12:39 AM by stagi

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Thursday September 21, 2006
Here are a few more images from Matt and Paige's Wedding.  They were married at San Juan Oaks
Golf Course in Hollister.  It is a great location and another cool thing is it usually has a really nice wind outside so we used that to get some cool shots of the veil.

Have a great day,

-- Mark
Posted 9/21/2006 at 7:50 PM

Great photos and designing work. Love the top two shots of the bride, with the vail. especially the one on the right. I hope that you take this as a complement, it  kinda reminds me of a Yervant image. Very striking, with a great mood, and an viewer interpteded story. If that makes sense. Big fan of his. I just bought his album software after using Gary's for the last year and a half.
Posted 9/22/2006 at 3:41 AM by Elegantimages
great work man love the layout..
the first page is my fav you got a lot of awesome shots....
Posted 9/22/2006 at 7:21 AM by sfox07
hey thanks, definitely like the vail shots!
Posted 9/22/2006 at 7:50 AM by bjensen
Your work is beautiful!  I LOVE the specialty collages you do!  Very nice! Great job
Posted 9/22/2006 at 10:57 AM by franciscomorilloretratos
Who would have thought a shot of a couple walking down a regular looking street could look so cool, but it does. Nice job.
Posted 9/26/2006 at 11:27 AM by robinone
Thanks for dropping by my site. I like your album layout design. Simple yet beautiful at the same time. The veil shot is the money shot (maybe kick some vignetting in there?) Nice work!
Posted 10/1/2006 at 9:14 PM by michaelmuramoto

Thursday September 21, 2006
Check out this Free first time homebuyers seminar on Saturday September 30th. 
Here is a flyer with more information and you can also view more information here:
Silicon Valley Real Estate Blog

-- Mark
Magazine Style Wedding Albums

Posted 9/21/2006 at 10:52 AM

Wednesday September 20, 2006
    Wedding photo's from willow heights masion in Morgan Hill, Ca.
Kim and Aravind had a beautiful wedding and it was such an interesting mix of cultures.
They had 3 different ceremonies during the day, a Tea Ceremony, a Indian Ceremony and a Western Style ceremony.  Here are a few of my faviorate shots from after the last ceremony of the 2 of them:

The Willow Heights Mansion at Morgan Hill is beautiful for photos

The back of the mansion has great views that also make for some good

Here are a few more from the back of the mansion:

-- Mark
Posted 9/20/2006 at 2:10 AM

nice photos! =)
Posted 9/20/2006 at 2:37 AM by sngpimpin

Hey Mark:

Is that crazy old lady still running Willow Heights? I haven't been there in years.  Nice images!


Posted 9/20/2006 at 9:15 AM by Borelfoto
The shots are not only good but I like the simple collages you put together.
Posted 9/20/2006 at 2:18 PM by shenkel
1:2 is definitely my favorite album aspect ratio. The stretched view is so awesome and artistic, heck I wish I could have 1:3 ratio!

Awesome images by the way. I especially like the daker background image in the 2nd spread. The touch of sunlight on the fountain just makes the image so strong. Keep up the good work! I admire your photography...

Take care,
Posted 9/21/2006 at 9:42 AM by MatthewSaville
What an adorable couple!!  Fantastic images!! Me encantan esas tomas de abajo hacia arriba (vista de gusano) y la silueta estł░ fabulosa.  I LOVE the collages you do! 
Posted 9/22/2006 at 11:8 AM by franciscomorilloretratos

Monday September 18, 2006
I've been backed up with posting images again, but will try to update more this week.  Here are a couple shots from Cathleen and Jeff's wedding, they had a Huge bridal party with 15 guys and 15 girls and it was a really fun day.  Here are just a few photo's...

Cathleen getting ready at the salon:

A detail of her beautiful dress:

The Groom Jeff

Groomsen with their Shades


Detail shot during the Ceremony

Jeff and Cathleen at the ceremony site (Brownstone Gardens)

Jeff and the Girls

All of the Bridal Party

The Rings

Jeff and Cathleen outside the reception

Just a small selection from their wonderful day!
There is also a slideshow online on our website:
Fine Art Wedding Photography
Just click on the slideshow tab and then enter in
swinford to see the show.

-- Mark
Posted 9/18/2006 at 5:0 PM

that's one BIG party :)
Posted 9/18/2006 at 5:15 PM by kanipark
Just great stuff man
Posted 9/19/2006 at 4:45 PM by sfox07

Sunday September 17, 2006
Mike and Renee were married yesterday at the Leal Vineyards in Hollister, it was a beautiul day and a very nice intimate gatering of family and friends. Congrat's Mike and Renee and have a great drive up the coast this week!

We should be getting caught up this week with some photo's for the blog, check back later.

-- Mark
Fine Art Wedding Photography

Posted 9/17/2006 at 12:15 PM

Sunday September 10, 2006
    We just finished up the Bridal Extravaganza in Santa Clara, and it was a great success.  Thanks to all of the great brides who stopped by to check out our work.  We got to meet a lot of really great couples that really seemed to share our vision for fresh, artistic photography.  We will be raffling off the free engagement shoot tomorrow morning, so one lucky bride will recieve a call to spruce up her monday morning!

-- Mark
Fine Art Wedding Photography
Posted 9/10/2006 at 11:4 PM

Sunday September 10, 2006
    They were married yesterday on Los Gatos.  It was a beautiful wedding at a friends  house and a great day!
They are such a cute couple and we captured some great shots, I will post some images later this week.

-- Mark
Posted 9/10/2006 at 10:33 AM

Friday September 8, 2006
    Wedding albums have changed so much in the last few years, with the changes in technology there are so many nice albums out there and the layout has changed dramatically.  Gone are the days of only putting 2 photo's in a matted album where you had no control over the layout of the album, you just picked the photo's and slipped them into a matt and the album was done.  I used to sell very few of these albums since honestly there were a bore to create and there really is little creativity involved in creating these albums.

Now that albums can be laid out on a computer as one 2 page spread there are no limits on what can be done with albums.  Your album can incorporate text, backgrounds, anything that can be imagined.  These albums can tell the story of your day in a way that will bring back all of the wonderful moments of the day and the details.  For me as an artist these albums let me express my creativity and create a unique memento for all of my brides to cherish.

Here are a couple of our recent wedding album layouts:

Rachael and Raul Wedding Album - Reno, NV

Shawn and Lori Wedding Album - Testorossa Winery Los Gatos, Ca

-- Mark
Posted 9/8/2006 at 12:41 PM


I love Shawn and Lori's album design. Great job, nice, colors, effects and photography. I wish I had a location like that to photograph in.  I like that you captured so many area with the portraits.


Posted 9/8/2006 at 3:42 PM by Elegantimages
Wow, you do nice work, wish I'd known you when I got married. I got the boring kind of album 9 years ago. :-)
Posted 9/8/2006 at 11:2 PM by diamondlady2007
Those were a delight to look through. I especially like the complete joy you captured in Shawn and Lori's wedding photos
Posted 9/9/2006 at 12:5 AM by broncomom
Beautifully done. Rachel and Rauls was very nice. I know that golf course in Reno, and it's the most difficult place to shoot. It has hardly any landscape and no trees. Inside is so crampt and not alot of nothing!!!! you did good with what you had to work with.
Posted 9/9/2006 at 1:39 PM by fotodiva

Sunday September 3, 2006
With the busy wedding season in full bloom the last month we postponed some seminars that we were going to have on Wedding Photography and Digital Photography.   We are working on finalizing the dates in the next few days so keep checking the blog for more information on dates and times.

Here is some of what we will be covering for the wedding workshop:

Wedding Photography 101
For wedding photographers new to the business or seasoned wedding photographers looking for new inspiration, a full-day workshop incorporating instruction in digital cameras, shooting, lighting, Photoshop CS2, and post-production workflow. We also cover marketing idea's and presentation tips to show your work in the best light to your clients.   We will focus on how to create artistic award winning wedding photography.

More info to come soon!

-- Mark
Posted 9/3/2006 at 8:6 PM

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