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Gillian & Fabrizio’s Santa Clara Mission Wedding, Santa Clara CA

Arriving at Gillian and Fabrizio’s wedding was like showing up to spend the day hanging out with two friends I hadn’t seen for a while. Ever since we first hung out I knew we would have a blast together. It’s hard to explain in words how much fun it was to be at their wedding. What I can say is that their wedding was held on my birthday, and I can honestly say I couldn’t think of a better way to spend the day. In fact, I told my wife this the night before the wedding. I loved that every few minutes was punctuated by a heartfelt laugh. I loved the relaxed nature of the day and the joy of friends and family. I loved that Fabrizio had a grin on his face that stretched a mile. I loved that Gillian freed her inner supermodel and allowed me to take some of the most gorgeous bridal portraits of my career. I loved the flowers, the architecture, and the meaningfulness of the Santa Clara Mission, on the campus of Santa Clara University where Fabrizio and Gillian fell in love. I loved Gillian’s attention to details. I loved the Italian music that filled the reception hall. And now I love that I get to share just a few of the hundreds of gorgeous images I have from their wedding.

Thanks to the ever talented Josh Gruetzmacher for coming along for the day and shooting the lights out. Among others, this last image is his.

Refined wedding photographs!

Susan de Christofaro

Dear Fabrizio and Gillian: What a grand time I had at your wedding. I never danced so much in my life! It was the wedding of the century. Thank you for including me in your special day. Love always, Susan

Duuuude, the first photo is awesome! Actually, I love them all. Thanks for bringing me long, it was a really fun day 🙂

Elizabeth Bamattre

…….You captured the essence and pure magic of this day and of this couple so beautifully.

so dreamy and beautiful

Published on Destination I Do Magazine’s Blog

I have the pleasure of sharing with you our feature of Elise and Patrick’s gorgeous Maui wedding on Destination I Do Magazine’s Blog today. Elise and Patrick planned such an amazingly beautiful wedding with lots of magical little details and the perfect setting at the Olowalu Plantation House. One of the things I love most about being a photographer is that I get to know some amazing people at a really special time in their lives. Travelling to Maui was a sheer joy and it was really fun to work with Elise on this feature and hear even more about the thought and depth that went into all the wedding plans. You can Destination I Do’s post here, and my own favorites from my original blog-post here.

Marie

awesome!!!

Yeeeaaaah! So solid!!!

Congrats on getting published. Your beautiful images certainly deserve to be seen by as many people as possible.

Trentadue Vineyards Wedding, Jess & Tommy

The day was magical, and I had a pretty good idea coming into it that it would be. Over the course of the last several months I’ve had the fantastic pleasure of getting to know two people that really are meant to be. They’ve known each other since they were five, playing in the same parks and going to school together in Los Altos, CA. And when they finally realized that their deep friendship was more than coincidence magic entered. This magic came to fruition on their wedding day at Trentadue Vineyards in Geyserville. From the laughter, hugs, toasts, and celebration it was obvious that it was as if all their friends and family finally  officially and legally became the family they already were. They spent the weekend hanging out in wine country in some gorgeous homes and celebrating Jess and Tommy.  Apart, they are each people that are a joy to know. Together they complement each other’s strengths and are one of the most fun and sweet couples you could have as friends.

While the sun poured down from above and sweat rolled down our faces and filled our shirts they were married amidst the vineyards and rolling hills that typify Northern California. Everything at Trentadue was gorgeous. Every detail in the reception hall: the food, the flowers and decorations, the cake, and even the “Bride and Groom” signs Jess painted herself were all perfect. We even were given a full moon, which allowed us to shoot some of my favorite portraits of the day. With gratitude I now share with you a few of my favorite images. Thanks also to Amanda for joining me for the day.

Jess & Tom

We love these so much! Thank you so much for being a part of our day. We had the most amazing time ever and are so happy that you captured everything so perfectly. Can’t wait to see more!

Your colors are beautiful and your images told the story of the wedding day so well.

Ainsley House and Villa Ragusa Wedding, Matt & Allison

I am excited today to share some images from Matt & Allison’s wedding at the historic Ainsley House in Campbell. It has been a beautiful gift to get to know them over the last several months, and I knew from their engagement session that we’d have a blast on their wedding day. What do peacock feathers, boxing gloves, and California sunshine have in common? You’re about to see. One of my favorite moments from the day include Matt’s reaction to seeing Allison for the first time. He couldn’t stop smiling and telling people “this is my wife!” as they passed by in the park. Another great moment developed as Matt and Allison faced off with boxing gloves as a part of their grand entrance. Creativity, joy, great friends and a rockin’ party made this a perfect day. Enjoy.

Dress: Watters, Shoes: Kate Spade, Ceremony Flowers and Bouquets: San Mateo Florist, Reception Flowers: Citti’s Florist, Hair: Christina Padilla Matthews, Make-Up: Nikol Elaine Artistry, Jewelry: J. Crew and Nadri, Hair Pieces and Boutonnieres  Etsy- The Headband Shop & Brenda’s Bridal Veils, Cufflinks: Cufflinks World, Ceremony: The Ainsley House, Reception: Villa Ragusa, Videography: Fish Eye Films, Catering: Sonoma Chicken Coop, DJ: Wild Nights,

 

Guest

Lovely wedding! The flowers, head pieces, boutonnieres exquisite!
Photography superior!
Congratulations Allison and Matt. I wish you a lifetime of happiness and comfort in each others arms!

Image of the bride with the boxing gloves are great!

You did an amazing job capturing the light and color! The expressions are priceless, great work.

Duuuuude I agree!! You captured so many awesome expressions and I can feel the joy of the day in every image 🙂 Those boxing images are awesome!!

Duuude! So many awesome moments. Groom seeing bride photos are rad. Bride with boxing gloves… Solid.