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Nicollette and Bradley’s Santa Cruz engagements started at Beer 30 in Soquel. Nicollette had called ahead and the owners were very gracious to allow us on the grounds early. Beer 30 is an awesome beer garden and pour house in Soquel, CA. It’s one of the most fun places to hang out. I love the ping pong and darts and corn hole available for everyone. And they allow dogs! There are always a ton of cute dogs there during the busy hours.

I usually like to ask about the proposal story. So when Bradley brought out his phone, I knew it was gonna be good. He showed me the video of the proposal and Nicollette’s reaction, which included some cursing. It was awesome. After Beer 30 we went to West Cliff and took some pictures at Lighthouse State Park, which is one of my favorites places to shoot. These two were ridiculously easy to shoot and we had a blast. Looking forward to their Saratoga Springs wedding this summer!

Enjoy a few of my favorites!


happy couple newly engaged hug and hold each other and smile at each other as they pose for their santa cruz engagements at beer 30 beer garden and pour house in soquel california

Nicollette & Bradley | Santa Cruz Engagements | Still Music: Santa Cruz Photography

Jodi and Robbie’s Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk engagements were something new and fun for me. I’ve shot a wedding here at the Cocoanut Grove but haven’t taken pictures during the day. Going to the Boardwalk this time of year is the best because there aren’t huge crowds. The light was absolutely perfect – I couldn’t get enough of it. I’m glad these two were up for some games and competition.

Jodi and Robbie are both teachers over the hill. I’m looking forward to celebrating with them at their Roaring Camp wedding over 4th of July weekend. Thanks to these awesome peeps for a fun time!

black and white image of a happy newly engaged couple holding hands and looking at each other for a kiss for the canon camera under the sign of the giant dipper roller coaster at their santa cruz beach boardwalk engagement session boardwalk engagements
Jodi & Robbie | Boardwalk Engagements | Still Music: Santa Cruz Wedding Photographer

What an awesome Diablo Country Club wedding. This Danville wedding venue is all about class. I was really impressed at the spectacular day these two put together.

Annamarie and Justin are super in love. But not like, make-you-sick in love. They’re like, make-you-inspired in love. She looked rocking in her Vera Wang wedding dress, and the guys all sported clean cuts and bowties, which I love. I’d love to shoot more Diablo Country Club weddings, my new favorite Danville wedding venue.

From Annamarie:

Justin and I have been dating for 10 years – we met in high school and spent our college years long distance. We have been best friends since the moment we met. We now live together in Walnut Creek with our two dogs. I am a geotechnical engineer and Justin works in private equity. We have been looking forward to our wedding day for a long time now, but we have so enjoyed our 3 year engagement.

We spend most of our time together hiking with our dog or going for drives to new places in California. We love the outdoors and we love living in California.  We are very close with our family and dear friends. We are so excited for this next step in our life together! We consider ourselves to be truly lucky to share a life together.

black and white photograph of a happy newlywed couple bride in her beautiful white bridal gown wedding dress holding her floral bouquet of flowers and groom in his tuxedo bowtie hold hands and kiss on the golf course of the 5th hole with mount diablo in the background after their ceremony at their diablo country club wedding reception at sunset


Music: DJ Jeremy Productions (

Dress:  Vera Wang, New York

Food: Diablo Country Club

Groom’s Tuxedo:  Alexander McQueen

Flowers:  Anne Mendenhall (

Venue and Food:  Diablo Country Club

Cake:  Le Gateau Elegant  (

Wine:  Alpha Omega Wine, St. Helena

Justin & Annamarie | Diablo Country Club Wedding | Still Music: East Bay Wedding Photographer
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