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Life is an adventure.  Last year was full of them.  I had friends die, was introduced to new babies fresh to the world, and went on journeys that I entered into with trepidation and left feeling excited and renewed.  In my personal life and in my professional life, I tried and continue to try to be better than I was before, to focus on the stuff that counts, to be open to new things, and to get sh** done.  To share food with strangers, laughter, and being surrounded by joy is a true gift.  Thank you to all the people who choose to have me join them on their days of celebration.  Here are 100 images from last year.  Most are wedding images and a few are family portrait images.  May you enjoy your days, laugh often, and eat yummy food.

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Working with great people is one of the things that makes wedding photography enjoyable for me.  There are lots of other things that I enjoy about photographing weddings, but being around great people is a big one.  I recently had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of a local florist – Natalie from Belle Flower.  Natalie and her now husband Ron wanted to do something mellow, small, and personal.  Natalie and Ron live in Oakland.  They decided that Oakland would be a great place to get married.  On a Wednesday, along with a small group of friends and family, they went to the Alameda County Clerk‘s Office in downtown Oakland and got married.  Just like that.  Ron wore a cool vintage suit, and Natalie wore a sweet blue dress.  After the ceremony, the small group progressed over to Cato’s Ale House on Piedmont Ave. for drinks and food.  They did not do a buy out of the ale house, they just reserved some tables and showed up.  The whole day was fantastically mellow and perfect for these two wonderful people.

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Ashley and Brad live in Indiana – they met while Jeeping (cruising around in a jeep while consuming adult beverages). He is a prison guard – she is a nurse. Ashley’s very tall father farms soy beans, and corn, and wheat (but not wheat this year). Their intimate wedding (which seems to be a growing trend with the weddings I have been shooting of late) in Sutro Heights Park was a quilt and lawn chair type affair with a whole lot of love and heart. After the ceremony there was a spontaneous migration to the Beach Chalet where snacks and beverages were partaken in. From the Beach Chalet, everyone was shuttled via two large limos across town to Fish and Farm for a super yummy dinner. I had a wonderful time shooting with Ashley and Brad and their super sweet family. Here are some pictures. Enjoy!

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