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Tuesday April 29, 2008
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Yesterday we were able to be a part of the Una Bella Sera event at the brand new Casa Real in Livermore. This is a new venue that was created by the same team that runs the Palm Events Center. I saw the renderings awhile back when everything was being built and knew that it would be fablous just like the Palm Events Center is, but this place is really amazing. Last night the great Crystal Lequang from Amazae Special Events and Nicole Ha Designs put together a really beautiful event. There were some very unique, cool looking designs and the place was decorated so perfect. We also got to see some of our brides for this coming up year (good to see you Catrina, never ran into Nich though) and one of our brides from last year (great to see you Sue).

It was so nice to be able to hang out with some of my photographer friends out there and also meet some other vendors that I have heard all about over the past few years but never met face to face. There were some very talented wedding professionals there and we all had a great time.

It was a really fun event, i'll post some photos later on.

-- Mark
Posted 4/29/2008 at 2:10 AM

Tuesday April 29, 2008
I am finally ready to start updating the blog with some recent photos :) Things have been so busy shooting the last few weeks I haven't had time to update with many photos so here is the first of a few updates to come!

Amy and Sophal had a beautiful wedding at the Corinthian Center in Downtown San Jose, I really love shooting at this location, there is such a rich feel to the inside of the building and lots of great spots for photos. I really like a few shots we took of them near the end of the night on the stairwell and outside with the columns. Check out their slideshow here: Amy and Sophal - Corinthian Center Wedding Photos

-- Mark
Posted 4/29/2008 at 1:57 AM

Thursday April 24, 2008
I have been working on a great wedding that Joey and I shot out of the Ranch a few weeks ago and it reminded me of the last wedding from the ranch for Peter and Amber.  The Ranch is such a great place to have a wedding, I love the architecture there and other details of the buildings.   The views are also amazing and a very photogenic golf course (although I never really met a non photogenic course, but The Ranch is really nice)  Here is a slideshow from the wedding last year out at the Ranch:





I'll post more images from this month in the next few days!

-- Mark
Posted 4/24/2008 at 10:51 PM

Wednesday April 23, 2008
Amy and Sophal were married a few weeks ago at the Corinthian Center in downtown San Jose. What a perfect wedding day they had! It was a beautiful day and we were able to take lots of great photos around the corinthian center and also the park across the street. The photos are almost ready, I should have some to share soon.

-- Mark
Bay Area Wedding Photography
Posted 4/23/2008 at 11:5 PM

Thursday April 17, 2008
Our last wedding workshop was such a fun day, I posted a little about it awhile back and haven't had time to post some photos.  Erin did a great job modeling for us, it was a cold day and the wind kicked up but she did great.  Here are some photos from the workshop of our wonderful model:












We also are having another workshop coming soon on May 2nd for anyone who wants to learn more about
wedding photography check out our website:
Wedding Photography Workshops






-- Mark
Wedding Photography Workshops
Posted 4/17/2008 at 6:14 PM

Thursday April 17, 2008
Sorry for being absent from my blog lately it has been a busy few weeks, the wedding season really kicked into gear this month and we have been busy the last two weeks with two great weddings, a couple engagement shoots, and lots of meeting with brides for weddings at the end of this year and next!  On top of all that it was tax time and as usual I waited until the last minute to organize everything and that was a few crazy days of finding receipts and organization.  Now I am finally caught up and will be posting some images and updates over the next few days!

-- Mark

Posted 4/17/2008 at 5:48 PM

Saturday April 12, 2008
We are excited to be a part of Una Bella Sera, a beautiful evening showcasing some of the best Bridal vendors.
Any brides out there looking for some inspiration for their wedding come check out the event on April 27th.
Its going to be held at the Brand new Casa Real in Livermore and will be an exqusite event.   This event is only available to a limited number of people and you have to pre-register online. 
Check out the website at:
http://www.unabellasera.com/

I hope to see some of you at the event!






-- Mark
Posted 4/12/2008 at 12:46 AM

Thursday April 10, 2008
Last night we went over to SC for one of our favorite wedding coordinators Grand Opening of her new space.
Couture Celebrations had their Grand Opening last night at their new office space in the Old Sash Mill, if you are getting married in Santa Cruz (or the surrounding area, Carmel, Monterey, Aptos) check out Couture Celebrations, Heidi and Lia are just so sweet, they have a great energy and will take the best care of you on your wedding day. Believe me after seeing hundreds of weddings, having a professional coordinator is well worth it, they will save you so much stress and work so you can just enjoy your day.

Congrats on your new space Heidi, it looks great!

-- Mark
Posted 4/10/2008 at 11:47 AM

Thursday April 10, 2008
We went in for our 5 month ultrasound the other day and got the good news that we are having a girl!
Now I can start painting and getting the room ready :) and for me since one little project like painting always turns into a full remodel, I bet I will be working on this room right up to the time she arrives (I think I watch a little too much HGTV and have a bunch of ideas for her room already)

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-- Mark


Posted 4/10/2008 at 11:38 AM

4 Comments
Yay! Girls rock! I should know - I am one, after all. (:
Posted 4/10/2008 at 2:54 PM by chunkielove
congratulations :)
Posted 4/10/2008 at 9:45 PM by kanipark

Mark and Lisa,

Congratulations on your newest arrival to your Family, Faith Stagi. Bet Lucky and Jasper get really jealous!!!!! Where is the ultrasound?

Kathy and Goldie

Posted 4/13/2008 at 7:48 AM by kathystagi
Congratulations!  I just love the process of getting ready for the new arrival.  It makes it so much more fun when you know if it is going to be pink or blue!!  Can't wait to hear the name choices!
Posted 4/29/2008 at 1:42 AM by jenpechan

Thursday April 3, 2008
This year is our 9th year in business photographing weddings. I have been thinking about all of the wonderful local wedding venues we have been able to photograph and need to start to write them down so I can remember every place. We have so many great venues in the Bay Area it gives prospective bride and grooms lots of great places to have a wedding.

 

THere is a partial list of some local wedding locations that Stagi Imagery has photographed in California:

Carmel, Pebble Beach Weddings and MontereyAdventues by the Sea www.adventuresbythesea.com,Carmel Valley Ranch carmelvalleyranch.com,The Highlands Inn www.highlandsinn.hyatt.com,Inn at Spanish Bay and Lodge at Pebble Beach www.pebblebeach.comNaval Post Graduate School www.nps.edu Monterey Plazawww.nps.edu

Livermore and PleasantonRuby Hill Golf Club www.rubyhill.com, Wente Vineyards www.wentevineyards.comPalm Events Center www.casarealevents.comMartinelli Events Center www.garrewinery.comRios Lovell Winery www.rioslovellwinery.comLeal Vineyards www.lealvineyards.com

Los Gatos WeddingsByington Winery www.byington.com,Nestldown www.nestldown.comTestarossa Vineyards www.testarossa.comLa Rinconada Country Clubwww.larinconadacc.comOpera House www.operahouseeventsite.com/

San Jose WeddingsCinnabar Hills Golf Club www.cinnabarhills.comCorinthian Clubwww.sanjoseclub.com/Corinthian_Event_Center/index.htmDolce Hayes Mansion www.hayesmansion.dolce.com, The Fairmont San Jose www.fairmont.com/sanjose,Silver Creek Valley Country Club www.scvcc.comCypress Hotelwww.thecypresshotel.comThe Ranch San Jose  www.theranchgc.com

Saratoga WeddingsThe Mountain Winery www.mountainwinery.com, Villa Montalvo www.villamontalvo.org

San Francisco WeddingsArgent Hotel www.argenthotel.com, The Golden Gate Club www.presidio.gov,  Legion of Honor www.edible-art.com, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art www.sfmoma.org/events, Westin St. Francis www.westinstfrancis.comSanta Cruz - Half Moon Bay

The Ritz Carlton Halfmoon Bay www.ritzcarlton.com Seascape Resort www.seascaperesort.com Chaimade www.chaminade.com/a>  

Napa Valley & Sonoma WeddingsCalistoga Ranch
www.calistogaranch.com, Hans Fahden Vineyards www.hansfahden.com, Meadowood www.meadowood.com,Viansa Winery www.viansa.com,

Winery WeddingsClos La Chance www.closlachance.com, Guglielmo Winery www.guglielmowinery.com, Thomas Fogarty Winery www.fogartywinery.com,Wente Vineyards www.wentevineyards.com


Posted 4/3/2008 at 11:35 PM

Tuesday April 1, 2008
This is the first year that I missed our annual trek to Vegas for the WPPI show. This is such a fun convention, filled with thousands of wedding photographers from around the world, this year they were expecing over 10,000 photographers from all over the place!!!!!. We usually go every year and look forward to hanging out with some of our photo friends and seeing whats new in the industry. This is the first year out of the last 5 that I had to miss out, just too much going on to take a week off. I did submit a few prints into the annual print competition which I think is the best competition out there, some amazing photographers from all over the world competiting and it really raises the bar every year.

We just heard back from the competition and one of our prints were award a Accolade of Excellence again!!!
Here is the press release:

WPPI_Release

I am looking forward to another great year of weddings this year and aiming for more awards at next years convention!

Have a wonderful week!

Mark
Posted 4/1/2008 at 2:3 PM

4 Comments
Conrats on the award!!!  I wasn't able to make it this year either.  I do hope to go next year!
Posted 4/3/2008 at 12:40 AM by jenpechan

I expected you to win an OSCAR! Ha!!

Well with enough of those paper awards you can use them as wallpaper. Congrats!!!!

Posted 4/3/2008 at 3:6 PM by Borelfoto

@Borelfoto - 

Next year I will go for an Oscar :)
How is everything going up in Sac? Hope you are doing well and business is Blessed!
Posted 4/3/2008 at 3:30 PM by stagi
Congratulations. What image was it?
Posted 4/5/2008 at 2:36 AM by chrisfawkes

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