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Winnie & Jeff's Winery Wedding // Napa Wedding Photographer and Videographer


Photo & Video: The Poffs // Planning & coordination: Ashley of LVL Events // Venue: Viansa Winery // Hair: Status Salon // Makeup: Huong Vo // Floral design: Forsyth Designs // Rentals: Encore Rentals // Invitation: Minted // DJ: Bay Area Beats // Band: Rolling Heads // Cake: Cakeout // Film scans by Photovision 

Check out their engagement session!

Kirti + Stu's Colorful Multi-Day Pleasanton Wedding //

Venue: Day 2: Casa Real // Florist: Papillon Floral // DJ: DJ Nik // Wedding coordinator: I Do X Two // Lighting: Fantasy Sound // Makeup: Day 2: Ashley Bias // Videographer: By Design Films // Film scans by Photovision //

Julie + Chris's Rooftop San Francisco Engagement Session //

Film scans by Photovision //

Danielle Poff 1-on-1 Workshop // Pleasanton, CA

Danielle Poff 1-on-1 Workshop // Pleasanton, CA

Big thanks to Bella & Matt for modeling for us for my Danielle Poff 1-on-1 Workshop! Want more info about my workshops?

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Kelly & Matt married! Santa Cruz, CA

Vendors: The Buttery, Santa Cruz // Hayley Paige (wedding dress) // Sound In Motion // Wedding  Paper Divas // Courtney Basanty (hair & makeup) //

Film scans by Photovision //

Ida & Jonmichael married! Livermore, CA


I met Jonmichael when I moved to Boulder, Colorado from California in the fall of 2005. I could tell, and I was told, that Jonmichael was interested in me but the timing just wasn’t right for us yet. However, we became instant friends. We would spend lots of time together in Boulder and would go snowboarding in the mountains as much as we could. Snowboarding was a common passion and allowed us the time to have fun and bond.

In 2009, I moved to Denver for school and we did not see each other as much as we previously had, we lost touch a bit. In September 2010, on a whim, I called Jonmichael and invited him to come have dinner with me in Denver. I honestly cannot tell you what changed but the timing was right and during that dinner we both realized that our bond was stronger than previously thought and we wanted to pursue a relationship. We began seeing each other all the time and realized that it just worked between us. That following summer we moved to California for Jonmichael’s new job and we have been living together in Folsom ever since with our kitty Moxie.

Jonmichael’s mom, sister, and brother-in-law were visiting us in California and his family members were also meeting my parents for the first time. We had planned for a day of wine tasting in Livermore and unbeknownst to me, but known by everyone else, Jonmichael had plans of his own.  We arrived at our first destination, Murietta’s Well. We were tasting the fabulous wine and I remember commenting on how quickly Jonmichael was drinking his first few tastings, I know now that it was for liquid courage! Shortly after, Jonmichael pulled me aside on to the winery’s balcony which over looks the vineyard. We were taking in the view and next thing I know, Jonmichael is down on one knee asking me to spend the rest of my life with him. Tears of happiness filled my eyes and I shouted, ‘YES!’ It was an amazing memory that I am so happy our family was there to witness and share with us. 

Vendors: Murietta's Well // DJ Matteo // Wild Iris Designs // Travis Ellston (video) // Paige Jeluso (hair) // Jennifer Hicks (makeup) // Film scans by Photovision // Kate Spade // J'aime Bridal //

Film Wedding Photographer

We've been shooting film off and on for the last 8 months at weddings and engagement sessions, so I wanted to show you part 2 of our favorite film images :) Film just has such an amazing and beautiful quality to it! You can see part 1 here!

Jessica & Chris engaged! Santa Cruz, CA

When Jessica & Chris told me that they wanted their engagement session at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, I was beyond excited. I hadn't photographed there before & loved the unique idea. This place is sentimental to them too, making it that much more special for their pictures; it was the location of their first date a few years ago :) I loved hanging out with them yesterday on a warm winter afternoon and I can't wait for their May wedding in Carmel!

Sadly, all the rides we wanted to ride for pictures were closed for the season, but I'm happy we decided to hop on the carousel because I love this series below: