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September brought the union of a fantastic couple, Kim & Mike. The ceremony was held at the historic Swedenborgian Church of San Francisco in the Pacific Heights neighborhood. The church has been designated a National Historic Landmark, and with it’s amazing architecture and decorative stained glass, it was the perfect romantic setting for a wedding.

After the ceremony, we did an exclusive shoot with the newlyweds at Crissy Field in the Presidio of San Francisco. With such a joyous couple as the subjects and the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge as a backdrop, my job as a photographer was made easy.

The reception was held at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel at the crest of San Francisco’s Nob Hill. Bay Area Alma Desnuda provide their acoustic grooves to set the mood for celebration. Because Mike works for a local wine distributor, there was an abundant flow of exquisite wine at the reception. Congrats Mike and Kim!

Wedding Coordinator: Jessica Goldblatt, Dreams on a Dime Events & Weddings
Music: Alma Desnuda
Catering and Venue: InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel

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This January I went on tour with the San Francisco band Alma Desnuda, for their first international tour through Bali, Indonesia and various parts of Western Australia.  I flew out on New Year’s day, a week after the band had already been performing at the Ayana Resort’s Rock Bar. When I got to the resort I learned that Paul, the guitarist and vocals for the band,  proposed to his girlfriend Carla. Paul had the chance to ask for Carla’s hand in marriage from her father, who passed away a few months ago back in Spain.  Its a very touching story that shows the type of person that Paul is.  He  waited until the tour for the right moment in Jimbaran Bay, Bali to ask the question.  For around 3 weeks that I toured with the band, Paul and Carla took photos with me at various locations making this the longest engagement shoot I have ever done.  I am very happy for them and it feels good knowing how much these photos mean to them. For anyone interested in checking out the band and footage from the tour, the link is:

australia almaD 0007 Carla and Pauls Engagement Session (Bali, W. Australia)

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I have been fortunate to start of my New Year with a healthy dose of travel. I am currently in Perth, Australia on tour with a very talented band, Alma Desnuda. Over the past year that I’ve known them our paths have crossed many times, and I was asked by the band to come join them on tour to Bali. It was a beautiful week in Bali, with amazing shows, a visit to an orphanage, playing for friends at Buddha Soul, spending a night at a magical villa in a secluded village. I was originally coming to Bali for only a week, since I am in the middle of a busy booking season. However plans changed last minute, getting tickets at the airport and rearranging the flights the day I was scheduled to go home. We are in Australia now, and the tour is on the home stretch. Traveling with these guys has been an enlightening experience that I will always carry with me. In addition to this trip I was able to connect with some of the most amazing wedding destinations in Bali, and I will have a beautiful article to publish when I get back. I would like to share some of the Bali photos and a video. The video is from Alma Desnuda playing in the Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali. Please enjoy, and if you’d like to see more, feel free to visit the band tour blog: Alma Desnuda means Naked Soul in Spanish. The message behind the music is beautiful and I am happy to share the journey in a visual way. More beautiful footage is coming from the two weeks on the Australian tour.
Photo slideshow:

Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali

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