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Monday April 30, 2007
It took me awhile but I finally ran 100 miles!  Click the link below for proof I made it to 100 miles :) I know the pace is still pretty slow and need to pick that up before the Wharf to Wharf come up in the summer.  Also just to remind everyone if you want to run the wharf to wharf with me let me know, hopefully we can get a good group of people together.  I am going to print up some shirts also so we can all wear matching stagi imagery shirts :)  just let m know if you plan on running it and I will send you a shirt.

My 100 Mile Proof

-- Mark
Magazine Style Wedding Albums

Posted 4/30/2007 at 7:17 PM


Run 100 miles? Not so much. But I'll be waiting at the finish line with the drinks.
Posted 4/30/2007 at 9:27 PM by chunkielove
nice! good job!
Posted 4/30/2007 at 11:38 PM by saphoto


You didn't need to run a 100 miles man...I would've given you a lift...gee-wiz. Ha! But really, why do you run Forest? What purpose does running that far and messing up your knees, legs, ankles, back etc?  One of our best friends who was in tip top shape was a runner and a big outdoorsman..he died of a heart attack one day. No joke, he was only 40 years old and we all thought in perfect health. Our bodies were not designed to be pushed and hammered like they do when people run these kind of distances. Be careful, you mees up your temple, who's going to be shooting your weddings in Sacramento and elswhere?!


Posted 5/1/2007 at 12:56 AM by Borelfoto

you went from downtown LA to UCSD
actually you should be able to see the campus. LOL!
Posted 5/1/2007 at 1:28 AM by lightscripture
The 100 miles were over months (many,many months) of time so don't worry everyone I am not that extreme
and am taking good care of my body :)
Posted 5/1/2007 at 10:51 AM by stagi

Thursday April 26, 2007
Here are a few more shots from Cameron's wedding.  This was such a beautiful wedding and everyone just glowed all day long.  This year is turning out to be such a great year for weddings so far, I am truly blessed to have the best clients to work with.

This wedding was at the Arden Hills Resort and Spa in the new building they just built,
very beautiful place to get married.
Arden Hills Resort and Spa Website

-- Mark
Bay Area Wedding Photographer
Posted 4/26/2007 at 12:36 PM

i just love the last shot :)
Posted 4/26/2007 at 1:49 PM by kanipark
Hola  Mark, hermoso detalle el de las manos, muy a lo latino, -tu eres mia, ˆ©chate pa' ca- (como decimos los dominicanos, en lugar de para aca) y la ˆ†ltima  imagen se ve muy casual y espontanea , me encanta, felicidades
Posted 4/27/2007 at 9:13 AM by franciscomorilloretratos

Hey Mark,

What are you doing shooting here in Sacramento?? Stay in San Jose! Business is hard enough to get here as it is already! ha!!

Oh, I just checked out her TIFFANY ring! Wow...big bucks. Would like to see a web show of this job. I have three weddings at Ardens new venue this summer. Did they let you shoot inside too? I didn't see any shots next to the fountain that is around the corner of the house there.


Posted 4/27/2007 at 9:16 AM by Borelfoto
Beautiful photographs! Arden Hills is a great place to shoot!  Thank you for sharing their new location!
Posted 4/29/2007 at 3:21 AM by jenpechan

Monday April 23, 2007
I told everyone I would post my nike + goals online so everyone can see my running status.
I will keep this updated a few times a week and hopefully since people are reading this that  will
keep me motivated to get out and run more often.  Also I am going to be running the Wharf to Wharf in
July so need to be in decent shape by then.

Here is my April goal for miles, I have taken a few days off so hopefully will get out there today.
For May though I need to pick up the pace and will set a goal of 30 miles in May (right now I run about 3 times a week anywhere from 1-3 miles a time)

-- Mark

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Posted 4/23/2007 at 3:37 PM

Monday April 23, 2007
Issac and Jessie had an amazing wedding on Saturday down in Monterey and Carmel.
The weather was so perfect all day long and started to drizzle a little once everyone went inside
for the reception.  The wedding was at the Carmel Mission which is such a beautiful building, we got to
start a little early photographing the bridal party separately and I know are going to have some great images
of them at the church.  After the church the entire bridal party got on a Trolley and cruised 17 mile drive, stopping a few places for photos.  It was such a fun trip and the trolley driver was just a comedian, he had us all laughing the entire trip.  The reception was at the Monterey plaza and everything there was just perfect.

You guys are such a great couple, I had a blast at the wedding!  Congratulations and I hope you
have a great honeymoon.

-- Mark
Fine Art Wedding and Portrait Photography
Posted 4/23/2007 at 3:2 PM


It sounds truly idyllic, Mark! I enjoy photographing weddings so much, but here in the UK we have less-than-perfect weather a lot of the time! Will some of the photos be going on your web site?

Kind regards,

Jon Silver

Posted 4/24/2007 at 6:33 AM by jonsilver

Thursday April 19, 2007
We are going to be having a special for the rest of April for any brides who add our iPod slideshows
to your wedding package.    Podproofing
Here is some more information about the iPod video slideshows:

His and Her's customized video iPods. As an add on to any of our 2007 wedding packages you can have your own pair of the new video iPods engraved with your name and wedding date. The iPods are also preloaded with a customized movie of images from your wedding day and 200 photo's of your day that you can scroll through using the photo function of the iPod. This is such and awesome way to share your photo's with your friends and family and you can take it everywhere with you. Just think about how easy it will be to share your wedding images with all of your friends by simply showing them a movie on your iPod. The normal cost for the entire package is $1200 and if you add this to your package by the end of this month I will take off $100.  Also if you already have a iPod Video you can just purchase the movie and formatted photo's for $500 (normal price is $600)

Contact us with any questions.

-- Mark
San Jose Wedding Photography

Posted 4/19/2007 at 11:39 PM

oh dang, podcast action! nice!
Posted 4/20/2007 at 4:39 AM by saphoto

Tuesday April 17, 2007
Sorry I haven't posted in a few days, this weekend was very busy.  I had a wonderful engagement shoot with Gerald and Michelle down in Santa Cruz and also got to meet with some great new brides for next year!  I will try to catch up on my postings this week and post a few more images from our last wedding.

Have a great week!

-- Mark

Posted 4/17/2007 at 11:22 AM

Friday April 13, 2007
Here is our updated Workshop schedule for the next few months. If you have any questions on
attending a workshop please contact us or give the studio a call.

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Dear Mark,
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 Are you new to photography? Or a seasoned veteran looking to come up to date with the latest technology? We offer many classes available to help share our passion for photography and what goes into some of our award winning images.
We offer many types of workshops for photographers at many levels and are available for one on one training. Wether you are just starting our with photography as a hobby or have been a professional for years we offer workshops to help you get to the next level.

Here are some of our upcoming workshops.
Wedding Photography 101
stagi imagery wedding photographyFor 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 also Next workshops: One-day,  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dates;
April 26th, 2007 (Thursday) $260
 May 5th, 2007, (Saturday) $260
 May 18th, 2007, (Friday) $260
(Limited to 6 photographers)
Wedding Photography workshops are located at our Studio in San Jose, Ca.  There will be a 2 hour shoot
in the middle of the day and a one hour lunch (included in the workshop cost).
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Photoshop CS2
For beginners to intermediates in Photoshop CS2, this workshop will begin with the transfer of images from a digital camera then move to adjusting color and density, cropping, an using layers to achieve desired results. One-day, Fridays, Next Workshop:<
May 11th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., $245.
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Posted 4/13/2007 at 3:25 PM

sweet stuff! =)
Posted 4/14/2007 at 4:30 AM by saphoto
I would love to attend...but Saturdays are wedding days!  Best wishes!
Posted 4/14/2007 at 10:46 AM by jenpechan

Wednesday April 11, 2007
Last weekends wedding was so beautiful; the weather was so great, the location was perfect and the couple was the BEST!  Cameron and Chang you guys had such a great wedding and I can tell there are going to be some awesome images.  Cameron was just glowing all day and made a beautiful bride.  Here are a few shots of her getting ready:

-- Mark

Bay Area Wedding Photographer
Posted 4/11/2007 at 1:15 AM


Beautiful!  I just love the last shot!! Adorable bride!

Posted 4/11/2007 at 2:19 AM by jenpechan
Hey Mark, thanks for the kind words! Great images here! Such a beautiful bride!
Posted 4/11/2007 at 2:26 AM by saphoto
beautiful shots...
Posted 4/11/2007 at 3:28 PM by kanipark
that last shot is a killer...very nice!
Posted 4/11/2007 at 11:25 PM by bjensen
Not sure if you were going for it, but you definitely achieved that "high quality, next-generation yet old-fashioned, Hasselblad-using photographer" kinda ambiance very well, in my opinion. Awesome!

Posted 4/12/2007 at 9:23 PM by MatthewSaville
Beautiful shots, and I really love the last two, and Cameron is glowing isn't she.
Posted 4/13/2007 at 8:6 PM by christineguthrie
Very elegant and beautiful shots.
Posted 4/14/2007 at 5:17 PM by robinmichelini
Hola Mark, me fascinan esas imˆ°genes que tomas muy espontaneas, sobre todo la de las escaleras, eso estˆ° mortal (fabuloso, maravilloso, grandioso) continua asˆ‚ dando todo de ti, felicidades. 
Posted 4/27/2007 at 9:20 AM by franciscomorilloretratos

Monday April 9, 2007

PPSCV Presentation

To any Bay Area photographers out there we will be speaking at the PPSCV monthly meeting coming up on April 11th.  We are going to talk about our wedding photography style and how to create client evangelists.  Any new photographers looking for some inspiration or anyone that has been in the business is welcome to attend.  If you aren't a PPSCV member there is a $20 admission unless it is your first meeting and then it is FREE!

Here is a flyer with some more info on the event.

Hope to see some of you there!

-- Mark
Bay Area Wedding Photographer
Posted 4/9/2007 at 7:40 PM



Thanks for coming by my blog today. Happy easter to you and yours too! Would love to attend the PPSCV meeting but I have to see who gets kicked off of American Idol! Haaaaa! San Jose is a 2.5 hr drive for me, maybe my Sacramento group can pay you to come up here for the night? I'll check it out for you.


Posted 4/9/2007 at 8:47 PM by Borelfoto
Hello Mark, thank you for visiting, and the comment, but I do wedding photography as a hobby, for the love of art and because I get bored during the ceremony ;p

but yeah, it is something that I;ve been thinking about doing on the side, but hey, tell me more about you and your works, I'd be more than happy yo attend your seminars

Posted 4/9/2007 at 9:8 PM by lightscripture
Thanks for stopping by my site..I am jealous you live in the Bay Area!!
Posted 4/9/2007 at 10:1 PM by portiajules
Hi. Thanks for visiting my blog. You have great work, beautiful website and a fun blog.
Posted 4/9/2007 at 11:49 PM by joyfulphotography

Hey thanks for stopping by...Ken and Barbie love visitors! lol....

I wish I loved closer too! Would love to go to that....we are neighbors of Randy's so we will see if he sets anything up here...??


Posted 4/10/2007 at 3:45 PM by lydellphoto
I am from San Jose/Santa Cruz but I don't get down there enough.  Thanks for posting this and if you post more, I will have to watch out for them.  It will give me a good excuse to get down there.  What area of San Jose is it?  I am from the Blossom Hill/Santa Teresa area.  Also thanks for your wonderful comment on my last post, I really appreciate it.
Posted 4/10/2007 at 11:5 PM by robinmichelini
nice work!
Posted 4/10/2007 at 11:54 PM by saphoto

Monday April 9, 2007
Cami and Chung were married on Saturday in Sacramento at the Arden Hills Resort.  The day turned out so beautiful, thanks for having me a part of your day.  The location just finished a new building that had a mix between a Tuscan feel and a French country feel, it was a beautiful location and they were married right in the back of the building in a nice courtyard.  I know there are going to be some amazing shots from the day, i'll post a few images later on in the week!

-- Mark
Fine Art Wedding Photography

Posted 4/9/2007 at 7:39 PM

Sunday April 8, 2007
I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter today!  Today is a beautiful day in San Jose and I feel so blessed to be healthy and able to enjoy all of the  beauty that God has given us on this earth.  I hope everyone enjoys the day today with their family, and wish you all a happy easter.

-- Mark
Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Posted 4/8/2007 at 10:25 AM

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