Friday, November 12, 2010

Falkrik Mansion Wedding, San Rafael




The Falkirk Mansion Estate in San Rafael is a historic landmark that is elegant for wedding receptions. Sarah and Eric were a lovely couple to work with and so happy that day. It was a joy to participate in their celebration. Even though it was November we were lucky to have warm beautiful weather!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Wedgewood Banquet Hall





An October summer like day was perfect for the wedding of Ashley and Patrick. The evening was warm and beautiful so we walked by the lake a bit before the party started. A happy day for all!



Monday, October 4, 2010

San Francisco Zoo Wedding




I did not know that you could have your wedding at the San Francisco Zoo until now!  It was a pretty amazing place to have a ceremony and party. The vows were at the Savannah area with Zebras, Giraffes and Gazelle wandering by. Cocktail hour was by the beautiful Carrousel and Dinner, Toasts and Dancing were in the gorgeous Great Hall!





San Francisco Wedding





Phillip and Margarita had a fun wedding in San Francisco last weekend, they incorporated many traditional aspects into the ceremony.  After that there was a piper and guitarist to lead us into the grand hall where we did the Hora chair dance with everyone gathered in a circle singing, dancing and clapping. The weather was chilly outside but here everyones heart was warm. 


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fairmont Hotel Wedding Reception




















Wow, what a great party at the Fairmont last Saturday night! I was very impressed with the Jesse Charles Band, the best band I have heard play at a wedding in years (songmanentertainment.com). The Fairmont of course is elegant in many ways. Everyone was happy and enjoying the celebration!

Saint Joseph's Cathedral, San Jose




I recently had the opportunity to photograph a wedding at Saint Joseph's Cathedral in San Jose. Mark Stover and I were a team for the event which was great as he is a very talented photographer in the Santa Cruz area. The details and beauty of the church were inspiring, I would have liked to stay longer! Here are a few images to start with. 


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Celebration in San Francisco


Christine and Tshering were married in Bhutan
last year and had their celebration here in 
San Francisco at the Yank Sing in Rincon Square.
Everyone was so happy to share in their happiness 
and dance the evening away!  Tashi Delek!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Santa Cruz Yacht Club Wedding



Slideshow of the highlights

A warm pretty day for a wedding at Santa Cruz Yacht Club.
Stephanie and Koorosh were great. Loved the colors and fun!




Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sweet Wedding at The Lodge at Sonoma

To see a short slide show of the day go to





It was a beautiful day in the town of Sonoma August 14th. The Stone Room and walled courtyard garden was a sweet place for the wedding at The Lodge at Sonoma. We had fun taking photographs. The floral arrangements and bouquets were especially superb from Maki at Viola Flowers. Megan and Matt, may you have much happiness in your new life together!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Wedding at The Vine Hill House, Sonoma


To view a short slide show of the event please visit http://www.baylaurelphotography.com/clients/VINEHILLHOUSE/





On Saturday I enjoyed shooting a wedding at Vine Hill House, just west of Sebastopol. What a jewel of a place! Orchards, vineyards, a pretty house and garden just the right size. The food from Park Ave Catering was fabulous. Kari and Long had a beautiful wedding there and were so happy to be together with everyone. Congratulations Kari and Long!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Berkeley Hills Wedding





Dara and Pete met at UC Berkeley and wanted to be married near or on campus. The Lawrence Hall of Science was a fun place with a beautiful view of the city and bay. All the guests enjoyed a gourmet picnic, live music and homemade jam! A slideshow of the highlights can be seen at http://www.baylaurelphotography.com/clients/Dara/
Many Blessings Dear Dara and Pete!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Presidio Wedding in San Francisco





I recently did a two photographer wedding in the San Francisco Presidio. It is great to work as a team with Marty (New View Photography) as we can offer enhanced coverage together! The beautiful Presidio was foggy and windy as usual, but the warmth of all the people made it very pleasant to be there. Jessica and Mike are a wonderful couple, we wish them many blessings!