Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wine Country Event Photographer | For the Business Class

I had the pleasure of photographing a business professionals event hosted in the Sonoma Valley last month which featured some stunning event design.  The one and only Julie Atwood along with Starshot Marketing was the creative force that brought this incredible, over the top party together for 30 people.  They started their day at Ravenswood Winery for an elegant luncheon dished up by Ravenswood's own catering team in a tent full of Anne Appleman floral creations.  Lunch was followed by a vineyard tour and meetings.  The group then headed inside for a wine blending seminar hosted by Ravenswood winemaker, the "Godfather of Zin," Joel Peterson.

After a brief break, the professionals re-grouped at Julie's elegant country barn.  Man, is she good!  Once again Julie went over the top with an incredible sense of design and attention to detail.  The space looked spectacular with floral arrangements by Maria Philbin and a gazillion candles (by far the most I've ever seen in one space).  Beautiful!

Vendors: Sage Catering, Classic Party Rentals, La Tavola, Twilight Lighting, BBC, Hartmann's

San Francisco Commercial Photography | On Display

KB Marketing did a great job displaying the photos I took for First Street Gifts, a San Francisco based company.  I've been so excited to go see the window display myself located at 450 Mission street in the heart of the financial district.  This is my first window display and I'm totally stoked that marketing genius Kate Blum called me up for this job.  The baskets look great too.  You can check them out and order them here.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Sonoma Weddings | Super Cool

I literally did the Running Man when William (friend and fellow journalist) called me to photograph his Saint Francis Church wedding.  I've always really enjoyed being around this couple and all I can say about them is that they define super cool.  Not everyone can carry the last name Cooley and live up to it, but these two definitely pull it off.  William and I worked together at the Sonoma Sun (our local paper) and if I remember correctly, him and Teressa had already been an item for quite some time when we all met.  They're perfect for each other.

There church wedding was followed by a fun reception at the Sonoma Community Center.  I loved their custom made wine labels and mustaches on sticks for the guests.  Congratulations you two!!!