Bay Area Wedding Photography

San Francisco Elegant and Romantic Engagement Session : Dominique + Bryan

Dominique and Bryan’s engagement session couldn’t have been more perfect, omg. We started the engagement session at Legion of honor’s hallways and columns and Dominique was wearing the perfect lace dress, as we walked I asked a lot of questions about their wedding day plans, expectations, etc, and I can say that I can’t wait for their wedding day.

The second location was Lands End among beautiful eucalyptus trees and a magnificent view of the Pacific ocean, and yes, of course, a drop-dead gorgeous couple posing for me in absolutely breathtaking light. I’m so lucky.

Fro there we drove to Baker’s beach for a first-row view of the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset, we got ankle-deep in freezing water, but I got the most beautiful reactions, hugs, and expressions from Dominique and Bryan.

Oh yes, we are not done, we wanted to finish the session with an epic night picture of the San Francisco Skyline so drove to Pier 7 to wrap up our epic engagement session.

Legion of honor engagement session : San Francisco : Charilyn & Dimitrius

Legion of honor engagement session : San Francisco : Charilyn & Dimitrius

Legion of honor engagement session in San Francisco by Andrea de Anda Photography

Testarossa Winery Winter Wedding : Michelle + Ian : Los Gatos California

There is a lot to say about this wedding, from the start I knew it was going to be an special day, Michelle and I where monitoring the weather and 1 day before the wedding we knew it was going to rain all day, 90% chance, so Michelle was ready for a rainy wedding day. She brought navy blue umbrellas to match her bridesmaids dresses and a clear umbrella for herself. and guess what? It didn’t rain, we where soo lucky.

I love photographing wedding details, there is something special about every dress, shoe style etc. it shows you the style, taste and personality of the bride for her dream wedding and in this case you can see Michelle’s beautiful color Navy Blue scheme depicted in every element.

Michelle couldn’t forget 2 people very important to her that couldn’t be at the wedding, so she wore her Grandmother’s pearls and sapphire ring in honor to her and included a little bit of clover in her bouquet in remembrance to her Grandfather.

The Groom & Groomsmen got ready inside the winery at Testarossa in the man cave, oh yes, the look and feel of this cave is just perfect for this guys.

Michelle is so lucky to have this girls in her life, thought out the day, I saw and listen to this girls talk about her with beautiful kind words, toast her and helped her in anything that she needed, and she told me that she was surrounded by beautiful women, her sister, cousin and her soulmate. I feel so happy to document this moment for her.

Michelle looks absolutely stunning during her bridal portraits. She is ready for the cold and the rain.

The ceremony was inside the main hall of the winery. Michelle & Ian exchange the most beautiful vows and the ceremony was officiated by one of their friends and groomsmen.

After the Ceremony we took some Wedding Party Portraits and Michelle and Ian couldn’t take theirs eyes of each other.

By the time it was time for Bride and Groom’s portraits it was already dark but, that didn’t stop us from getting some night photography done and catching great expressions from them.

The Reception inside the tasting room at Testarossa Winery was epic! The Bride and The groom dancing and signing all the time.

The creative team:

Venue: Testarossa Winery in Los Gatos, CA

Florist: Michelle Johnson

DJ: Elite Entertainment DJ Kevin

Hair & Makeup: Cassandra McClure & Sofia Bee

Second shooting: Vicens Forns

Photography: Andrea de Anda Photography