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Thursday January 31, 2008
Finally after having this on my ToDo list for months I have updated our website!
Since I always update the blog with new images I haven't really been updating the website
too much so a lot of the work on there is from a year or two ago.  I added a bunch of new photos
to our wedding I gallery and also added a few more galleries with some recent weddings from some local
bay area locations.

You can view images from Villa Montalvo, The Monterey Plaza and Testarossa Vineyards
from our gallery section.

Visit our website here - Fine Art Wedding Photography
and let us know what you think about our recent images :)

-- Mark

Posted 1/31/2008 at 6:19 PM

Thursday January 31, 2008
Congrats to Joey our associate photographer!!!  One of his images won an award in the 7th annual
wedding photography contest on
Joey has been creating some amazing wedding images and I can't wait to see what he is going
to create this year!


-- Mark
Bay Area Wedding Photography
Posted 1/31/2008 at 12:28 PM

Friday January 25, 2008
As most of you know who have known me for awhile I have such a passion for photography that I always sharing photography with everyone that I know and can talk forever when it comes to anything camera related. 

Last year we started offering workshops and did some speaking engagements at local photography organizations to help share some of the things that I have learned throughout the year that have helped me be a success in my business.  There are so many new people just starting out in photography and also photographers  who have been in business for awhile and just need to get some fresh inspiration so I really wanted to help people streamline their business and inspire them to create unique artistic images.
At the end of the summer things got a little too busy over here so I had to put some workshops on the back burner, but the good news is we are going to be offering a brand new set of workshops coming up soon.

Check back in the next few weeks for more information and schedules of upcoming workshops.  You can see a description of some of our classes on our website:
Wedding Photography Workshops
Also we are going to add a few new classes and if anyone has any specific item that would help you
as a photographer and would like to learn let me know!

More to come soon.

-- Mark

Posted 1/25/2008 at 8:7 PM

Friday January 18, 2008
Another location we shot at a few times this past year is the Historic Dunsmuir Estate.  The Dunsmuir Historic Estate offers an exquisitely romantic setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. You and your guests will be transformed by the magic of the estate. With its towering trees, lush gardens and majestic turn-of-the-century mansion, Dunsmuir is a place of unparalleled beauty.  We want your wedding celebration to be filled with classic moments and memories that last a lifetime.  Wedding ceremonies and receptions can be arranged on the meadow (300+ guests), near the pond, in the Pavilion (150-300 guests) or in the Carriage House (maximum of 80 guests seated indoors)

For Trang and Rons wedding we first started out at a Nearby hotel for a traditional tea ceremony and then headed up to the Dunsmuir for the ceremony and reception.  Check out the album here:

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

-- Mark
Posted 1/18/2008 at 9:7 PM


From one photographer to another........your work and imagery is beautiful. Your talent to capture the emotion and realness of your couples and guests is what sets you apart from all the rest. Just excellent work each and everytime, and I should know, I've been in this business now for almost 30 years. Great album design too!

My best,


Posted 1/23/2008 at 7:46 PM by Borelfoto

Friday January 18, 2008
    January is always a crazy time for everyone booking vendors and this year is no different.
Our calendar is booking up fast for the year and dates are pretty limited.  If you are looking for a quality photographer that can capture your day in an fresh, artistic way contact us right away.

Contact Stagi Imagery Here

We will try and post a list or calendar of available dates soon so everyone can see what we have
available!  It's always a bummer when I meet with people who just love our work but then find out we are already booked.  One tip for any brides out there when looking around for vendors do your homework and know what you want but when you do find someone who you think is perfect grab them up while you can.
If they are a reputable business and you love their work and style don't wait forever to hire them.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

-- Mark

Posted 1/18/2008 at 2:55 PM

Thursday January 17, 2008
If you are looking for a great wedding Coordinator you have to check out Crystal from Amazáe Special Events.
I have worked with her on numerous events and she is Great!  Always on top of every detail, has a wonderful personality and has an excellent eye for design.  If you want to create an event unlike any of your friends check out Crystal.  Her website is at:

Check out this great video of Crystal in action:

Amazáe Special Events Testarossa Vineyards Wedding

The video was shot by another great vendor Cinematic Touch
They do really artistic wedding videos, if you are looking for an
award winning wedding videographer that will create a custom movie
of your wedding day check them out!

-- Mark 
Posted 1/17/2008 at 1:29 PM

Wednesday January 16, 2008
Here are some images from a album we just finished up.  The ceremony was at Villa Montalvo
and then we headed over to Stanford for bridal party photos and wrapped things up at Dynasty
Banquet hall.  Even though it was raining during the reception at Montalvo things cleared up
for the outdoor photos at Stanford and everything turned out great.

-- Mark
Bay Area Wedding Photographer
Posted 1/16/2008 at 8:39 PM

great work man
love the album
Posted 1/17/2008 at 11:1 PM by sfox07

@ruilus - 

Thanks for the comment, yes some pretty common landmark areas in the bay area, Villa Montalvo, Stanford and then Dynasty for the Banquet :)
Posted 1/26/2008 at 3:3 PM by stagi

Saturday January 12, 2008
Here are some pages from a wedding we did last year at Castlewood Country club.  We photographed a few weddings out there this year and there are some cool spots for photos.  Check out the album....

-- Mark

Bay Area Wedding Photography

Posted 1/12/2008 at 3:38 PM

wow, she's got a killer watt smile...beautiful photos.
Posted 1/12/2008 at 7:16 PM by someday2return
Hermosas fotos, excelente álbum, esa foto donde solo se le ve la boca al novio waoooo!!!!!!!! ESTA INSUPERABLE, me encanta.
Posted 1/13/2008 at 9:45 AM by franciscomorilloretratos

Friday January 11, 2008
We are excited and honored to have picked up two awards the other night at the Professional Photographers of Santa Clara Valley year end print competition.  Thank you to all of our wonderful clients who let us be a part of your special day and capture fresh artistic images of your wedding and portraits.

"Love under the lights" received 1st place in the Environmental Portrait category. 

"Girlfriends" received 2nd place in the Wedding category.

We always strive to give all of our clients unique and artistic photos
and are excited for all of the weddings and portrait sessions this year to
create more award winning photography!!!

-- Mark
Fine Art Wedding Photography
Bay Area Wedding Photography Awards

Posted 1/11/2008 at 5:50 PM

Mis más cálidas felicitaciones, un fuerte abrazo.
Posted 1/13/2008 at 10:41 AM by franciscomorilloretratos

Thursday January 10, 2008
Here are some pages from a recent wedding at the Ranch Golf Course in San Jose.   The Ranch is a pretty new Venue I think they just opened up this year and really have created a beautiful spot for weddings.  The building has a lot of great spots for photos and there are amazing views also.

-- Mark
Bay Area Wedding Photography
Posted 1/10/2008 at 7:58 PM



Posted 1/12/2008 at 10:47 PM by franciscomorilloretratos

Friday January 4, 2008
I was hoping they would be wrong and we would have another beautiful California winter day, but it is ugly out there. I keep looking out the window and the rain is pouring down and going sideways with the wind. I guess we need the water so it's good but too much at once. I already had to go outside and unclog some drains and pump some water out of the pool since it was about to overflow.

Hope everyone out there in the Bay Area stays safe and dry today.

-- Mark
Posted 1/4/2008 at 1:58 PM

not looking forward t oit hitting us in the south... I have a wedding tomorrow... On a Yacht... Should be fun!!!
Posted 1/4/2008 at 2:49 PM by ranthar

Tuesday January 1, 2008
Happy New Years!  I hope everyone had a fun, safe New Years eve and wish you all the best for 2008.  Looking back at 2007 there were some great time that I had along with challenges.  It was a good year but I am happy to have 2007 done and am looking forward to this new year.  I always love New Years and just starting over with a blank slate in front of me.  There are 365 days left in this year and I wish that each and every one of you enjoy each and every one of those days.  I hope 2008 is your best year ever!!!

- Mark

Posted 1/1/2008 at 1:27 PM


Happy New Years Back at ya big guy!  Now we face even more challenges for 2008 and the economy.

Best of luck in 2008!!! Its going to be a real roller coaster ride.


Posted 1/1/2008 at 4:38 PM by Borelfoto

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