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Alexis & Dave // San Juan Bautista Hacienda De Leal Classic Barn Wedding

…..and she was Yoshihara no more.

As a baseball player when you think “home stretch,” it’s usually someone turning the corner around third base and dashing toward home plate. On June 1st, 2019 at this San Juan Bautista Wedding it was no longer about bases, no, the “home stretch” was from the top of the aisle to the altar. 

After a beautiful play at the plate, with a couple of I Do’s, (After some hilarious bloopers! You’ll see pics of it down below!) Alexis slid in safely and scored herself a new husband! 

Now the setting for this highlight reel of a San Juan Bautista Wedding was the gorgeous Hacienda De Leal by Leal Vineyards, and guys, it was amazing! This place was a perfect venue to put the rustic in rustic chic wedding. It had that ranch feel that perfectly brought that vibe to the affair, with desert flowers, cacti, and a gorgeous barn to boot!

Family, friends, and just so, so much love. What more could you ask for? Alexis and Dave had that tenfold, and it showed. From the ever so special first look, to the bride’s brother Brett’s touching words during the ceremony (He had everyone tearing up!), and the speeches at the reception full of stories and memories that show just how much everyone cares for each other, there’s no doubt that love is something that this wedding was not in short supply of! 

Alexis & Dave, it was such a privilege for us to capture you on your special day. You guys have a deep bond, and a lifetime for it to keep blossoming. We had so much fun with you, your friends, and your families. Thank you again for allowing us to be a part of your day. We wish you guys all the happiness in the world, and for your marriage to get stronger and stronger as the years go on. We love you guys!

Love, A&M


Hacienda de Leal San Juan Bautista Wedding

Hacienda de Leal is probably one of my favorite boutique hotels in the South Bay. The beautiful blue doors and the peaceful, romantic patio is the perfect setting for a Bay Area wedding. Pair it with the perfect private family estate for your reception and you’ve got a beautiful Bay Area wedding. It’s even a great place for getting ready! Check out Joe & Shayna’s Jardine’s San Juan Bautista Garden Wedding to see what we’re talking about! Interested in having us photograph your Hacienda de Leal wedding? Let’s talk!


Hacienda de Leal & Mission Farm Wedding

Alexis & Dave’s Hacienda de Leal & Mission Farm Wedding was coordinated by experienced wedding coordinator and wedding planner Kendra Worthington, and it was a total blast. Alexis wore the most gorgeous gown from Casablanca. Dave wore a red carpet worthy wedding tuxedo from Tommy Hilfiger. Hair was provided by Danielle Reyna and makeup was provided by JoJo Rivera. The beautiful lavender blooms and florals were designed by The Flower Divas. Amazing wedding catering barbecue food was prepared and served by Kleinfeldt Family BBQ (and we definitely took some of their chili home and had leftovers for a week). They were just the sweetest! And the party lasted till late into the night because of one of our faves, Mario Tavares.


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Carmen & Mike // Marin Headlands San Francisco Engagement Session

Carmen & Mike // Marin Headlands San Francisco Engagement Session

A proposal unlike any other. A story unlike your average love song. A match so perfect, it seems too good to be true. Carmen & Mike didn’t set out to be different. They just are, and that’s what makes their story so special and romantic. Everything about who they are, how they got here and…

Stephanie & Andrew // Gilroy Lodge on the Hill Black Tie Wedding

Stephanie & Andrew // Gilroy Lodge on the Hill Black Tie Wedding

Married, they are!

Everything had been leading up to this moment. Over a year’s worth of planning. A full black tie affair for the guests. Everyone was ready. Bridesmaids and groomsmen all lined up. Andrew with his arm wrapped around his little girl, Emma. With her daddy’s arm holding her close, Emma had been waiting and…

Spencer & Susanna // Morgan Hill Engagement Session

Spencer & Susanna // Morgan Hill Engagement Session

what could it hurt?

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It was one of those situations where you just shrug and think, “What could it hurt?” And it’s exactly those kinds of situations that lead you to where you’re meant to be (anyone got Moana “make way! make way!” in their heads yet?").

Just about 3 or so years ago, Spencer…

Bre & Cory // Fresno Anniversary Portrait Session

Bre & Cory // Fresno Anniversary Portrait Session

ENDURANCE

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// After every late night street light drive // Every love you miss you kiss goodnight // Girl, your name is still my favorite // Always will be and I’m still wanting, still all in, I'm still fallin' //

—Hunter Hayes

Yesterday morning on my way to work, I was thinking about Bre & Cory’s Fresno Anniversary Portrait Session and this old song from the summer of 2014 that I used to just blast in my crappy old car speakers showed up on shuffle and it struck me. Though it hasn’t been long in the grand scheme of things, these two have endured a lifetime of change in their two years of marriage. And we could see it in the

Lauren & Brad // Watsonville Beach Couples Session

Lauren & Brad // Watsonville Beach Couples Session

Lauren and I had been talking about this shoot for ages. At my last job, I didn’t go into the office on Fridays, and that meant that most Friday mornings were spent at this lovely lady’s home with her then only child, Evynn. Those closest to Evynn have the privilege of calling her Evy, and I am one lucky lady because not only do I get to call her by her favorite nickname, but she calls me by…

Shelley & Austin // The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay Engagement Session

Shelley & Austin // The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay Engagement Session

It was ten years ago. In San Luis Obispo. He was about to graduate. She had one year left. Shelley and Austin found each other right before life led them to different places. A few years of long distance later, they reunited on the Peninsula, eventually moving into a cute little house together in San Mateo. These Bay Area cuties have shared a…

Loren & Alex // Legion of Honor Baker Beach San Francisco Engagement Session

Loren & Alex // Legion of Honor Baker Beach San Francisco Engagement Session

an absolute dream

San Francisco is quite a special city to so many people. It’s particularly special for Michael—his dad used to commute from the East Bay into the city and would sometimes bring Michael along for the ride. Every time we pull over the hills of 280 and see the first signs of South San Francisco, Michael’s eyes light up like a little kid against the glass at a toy store. The iconic skyline with that…

Jake & Danica // Kelley Park San Jose Engagement Session

Jake & Danica // Kelley Park San Jose Engagement Session

happenstance.

It started in college. Two dorky kids. West Valley and UOP. It just so happened Danica made friends with a couple of guys from Morgan Hill Bible Church at West Valley Community College in Saratoga. These guys were leaders at MHBC’s Young Adults group where Jake had been going for awhile. One afternoon, the guys invited Danica to come check out our little group, and the day she came was the day that brought these two together. And it led to this stunning…