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Mason tricked his beautiful girlfriend, Nicole, into spending a weekend in Carmel Valley to “celebrate his birthday.” Weeks prior to the big day, he had decided on the location he would pop the question and gave me maps and details as to where to hide out for the event. Wow, did he choose well! The scenery was the beautiful vineyard walk at the Carmel Valley Ranch. He even planned for the sweeping vistas to be the backdrop for the proposal. Mason told her he wanted to go to breakfast, but first wanted to take a selfie with the vines. Soon enough, he was on one knee and Nicole was in shock. It was the perfect moment. Even better, Mason had gathered both sides of their families back in the cottage which made Nicole cry when they greeted her. If that wasn’t enough, he organized a beautiful brunch on the patio, adorned with flowers and even a custom menu. Way to go! Congratulations to Nicole and Mason, it was a wonderful experience for me, I feel so lucky.

Carmel Valley Proposal Session
Carmel Valley Proposal Session
Carmel Valley Proposal Session
Carmel Valley Proposal Session
Carmel Valley Proposal Session
Carmel Valley Proposal Session
Carmel Valley Proposal Session

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  • Nicole Madsen - May 10, 2016 - 3:44 pm

    Beautiful photos, you both look so happy! Congrats Nicole!

Katia reminds me of a royal. Her classic beauty and poise made her a stunning bride with a doting new dashing husband, Alex. The Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay offered its beautiful blue waves as a backdrop to the coastal ceremony. Katia’s family is from Italy and I delighted in seeing the guests fall in love with the beautiful California coast. It was such a pleasure for me to be your photographer, Katia and Alex! Venue: Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, Gown: David Tutera, Cake: Cake Expressions, Flowers: Amy Burke Designs

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Half Moon Bay Ritz-Carlton Wedding01
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Crystal and Kevin were married at the Bay Area’s stunning civic gem, San Francisco City Hall.  “Kevin and I met in law school and started off as friends. While studying for the bar, we bonded and realized that we had something more than friendship between us. We started dating after we took the bar and have been through many fun and trying times since then. We chose City Hall in San Francisco because Kevin is originally from San Francisco. We wanted to do something small and not too overwhelming, and City Hall seemed like a beautiful venue in which to get married.” Congrats to Crystal and Kevin!

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Wedding Photographer City Hall San Francisco01
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Wedding Photographer City Hall San Francisco01
Wedding Photographer City Hall San Francisco01
Wedding Photographer City Hall San Francisco01
Wedding Photographer City Hall San Francisco01
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