Tuesday
Dec162014

Bay Area Wedding Venue Spotlight :: Atwood Ranch

You know I love a well-run ranch! The space at Atwood Ranch is amazing. All events here are designed by Julie Atwood Events. The rolling vineyards, the lofty barn, gorgeous horses and the Sonoma landscapes make this an ideal wedding venue. Atwood Ranch has a rustic appeal and can be styled however you like. In this blog, we're sharing Erin and John's wedding and you'll see that Julie Atwood definitely knows how to glam up a barn! 
Wedding Design: Julie Atwood Events | Floral Design: Cherries Flowers | Photography: Arrowood Photography


Thursday
Dec042014

Bay Area Wedding Venue Spotlight :: Radonich Ranch

I had the opportunity to photograph Ross and Christine's wedding at Radonich Ranch in July and I have to say, it's a pretty cool venue. The old barn structures and tin roofs give the place character. I loved all the textural details inside and out. Outdoor locations like this can serve as a great base for your wedding theme and decor if you're going for a rustic, vintage or country wedding style.

Tuesday
Oct142014

Family Fun at Mt. Diablo

Every year I have the opportunity to photograph a family photo session for my good friend Jennifer. A family photo shoot is a great way to capture those precious moments-in-time forever. My studio manager asked Jennifer about the shoot and here's what she shared with us:

"We love doing our annual family photos. We have done it every year since my oldest son was born. Kids change so fast, it’s amazing to look back over the years at the photos. We recently moved and I went through all the images that we’ve taken and used them to put around the new house. I have received so many compliments and I am so happy to have them to share and enjoy."

Special thanks to the Brown family for letting me capture your family moments so that you'll always be able to look back at past shoots and look forward to the next year's photo shoot. 

Thursday
Jul312014

Marissa & Matthew :: Vivi Bene Ama Molto :: Part II

{See Marissa & Matthew Vivi Bene Ama Molto Part 1 here}

The Italian phrase, 'Vivi Bene Ama Molto' translates as 'Live Well, Love Much.' This family motto served as the guiding inspiration for Marissa and Matthew's Tuscan-inspired wedding celebration.

All charming details that went into making this wedding a true celebration of Italian heritage and family tradition right in the middle of California's wine country. Wedding Planner and Designer Joyce Scardina-Becker of Events of Distinction executed every little detail with the utmost perfection. From the coat of arms on the invitation to the color palette, the flower choices, the seating areas, and the scrumptious dinner and dessert, this wedding was absolutely lovely.

Wedding Venue: Annadel Estate Winery
Flowers: Michael Daigian Design
Invitations: Union Street Papery
Rentals- tables, tableware, chairs: Classic Party Rentals
Linens: La Tavola
Lighting: The Lux
Tent: Zephyr Tents
Barn Furniture: Wine Country Party Rentals
Bars and Furniture: Blueprint Studios
Catering/Desserts: Elaine Bell Catering
Bar Service: Bartender's Unlimited
Cake: Fleur de Lisa

Wednesday
Jul302014

Marissa & Matthew :: Vivi Bene Ama Molto :: Part I

The Italian phrase, 'Vivi Bene Ama Molto' translates as 'Live Well, Love Much.' This family motto served as the guiding inspiration for Marissa and Matthew's Tuscan-inspired wedding celebration. Let me pause right here to tell you that this wedding is so full of beautiful little details and Italian charm that it was challenging to choose which images to share in this blog entry! Thus, I decided to split the wedding into 2 blog entries so that I could include more images that I usually post. (And if you're reading this on your smartphone, the images should load quickly.) So, to Marissa and Matthew as you begin your journey together, may you live well and love much. 

{Much LOVE to the following Wedding Pros who made every part of this wedding beautiful}

{See Marissa & Matthew :: Vivi Bene Ama Molto :: Part II here}

Event Planner and Designer: Events of Distinction
Wedding Venue: Annadel Estate Winery
Flowers: Michael Daigian Design
Officiant: Rev. Peader Dalton
Invitations: Union Street Papery
Rentals- tables, tableware, chairs: Classic Party Rentals
Linens: La Tavola
Lighting: The Lux
Tent: Zephyr Tents
Barn Furniture: Wine Country Party Rentals
Bars and Furniture: Blueprint Studios
Catering/Desserts: Elaine Bell Catering
Bar Service: Bartender's Unlimited
Cake: Fleur de Lisa
Wedding Gown: Amy Kuschel
Hair/Makeup: JS Makeup Artistry