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Pelican Inn Wedding ~ Wedding Photography San Francisco ~ Misti Layne

This wedding was unique in that the bride was French and brought along a few new customs and I got to work barefoot! The day was so beautiful albeit a bit windy but for this couple it didn’t matter.  They brought together their families to start a new life and celebrate with close friends and family.  The ceremony was held at Stinston Beach and Celine Hakoun of Avenue Lesage Events has this place looking amazing.  We then went off to the fun and quaint Pelican Inn near Muir Woods.  I love this place and the rustic feel of it all.  Pico Designs added pops of color and elegance from the flowers to the event.   One of those weddings that just really makes me appreciate what I do and who I do it with…great vendors and of course a beautiful couple.

Stinson Beach and Pelican Inn Wedding

 

Stinson Beach and Pelican Inn Wedding

 

Stinson Beach and Pelican Inn Wedding

 

Stinson Beach and Pelican Inn Wedding

 

Stinson Beach and Pelican Inn Wedding

 

Stinson Beach and Pelican Inn Wedding

 

Stinson Beach and Pelican Inn Wedding

 

Stinson Beach and Pelican Inn Wedding

 

Stinson Beach and Pelican Inn Wedding

 

Stinson Beach and Pelican Inn Wedding

 

Stinson Beach and Pelican Inn Wedding

 

Stinson Beach and Pelican Inn Wedding

 

Stinson Beach and Pelican Inn Wedding

 

Stinson Beach and Pelican Inn Wedding

 

Stinson Beach and Pelican Inn Wedding

 

San Francisco Presidio Wedding~ San Francisco Wedding Photography ~ by Misti Layne

San Francisco locals Adam and Christine really took their guests into account for this really “fun” priority wedding.  We started at their home which was great with the awesome views and a ridiculously funny cat.  I have to admit I did get a little distracted by her.

Then from there we were off to the Presidio Chapel and then the Golden Gate Club.  Not only do these places have great views but they are historical and easy for guests to get to.  If you know San Francisco, this is huge!  But the most unique part of this day was for the first time ever I’ve seen karaoke done at a wedding and it rocked!  The crowd loved it and I have to say it was really entertaining and amusing for me as well.  All the best to you both, I think there are a lot of laughs and much fun in your future together.

San Francisco Presidio Wedding

 

San Francisco Presidio Wedding

 

San Francisco Presidio Wedding

 

San Francisco Presidio Wedding

 

San Francisco Presidio Wedding

 

San Francisco Presidio Wedding

 

San Francisco Presidio Wedding

 

San Francisco Presidio Wedding

 

San Francisco Presidio Wedding

 

San Francisco Presidio Wedding

 

San Francisco Presidio Wedding

 

San Francisco Presidio Wedding

 

They Might Be Giants Rock The Warfield ~ San Francisco Music Photography ~

They Might Be Giants played an amazing show at The Warfield in San Francisco.  The musicians were tight and entertaining to be sure.  The opening band Moon Hooch was truly unique and glad I got to see them.

They Might Be Giants at Warfield

 

They Might Be Giants at Warfield

 

They Might Be Giants at Warfield

 

They Might Be Giants at Warfield

 

They Might Be Giants at Warfield

 

They Might Be Giants at Warfield

 

They Might Be Giants at Warfield

 

They Might Be Giants at Warfield

 

Ritz Carlton Wedding ~ San Francisco Wedding Photographer ~

This amazing wedding was truly East meets Midwest!  Amy and Spencer met at Michigan State University.  The wedding WEEKEND was here in San Francisco luckily for me.  In one day, in one amazing location, 300 people came together and celebrated with Indian flair, style and tradition and Western elegance and modern day takes on tradition.  The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay hosted this event and planner Tejel Patel brought it together perfectly.  The florals by De Young Flowers captured all the nuances of both traditions from the traditional Indian garlands to the bride’s bouquet.  This is a wedding I’ll never forget! Living in the Bay Area and all it’s different peoples make me a very happy San Francisco wedding photographer.  It is never the same and often quite unique.

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Western and Eastern cultures come together at Ritz Carlton

 

Western and Eastern cultures come together at Ritz Carlton

 

Western and Eastern cultures come together at Ritz Carlton

 

Western and Eastern cultures come together at Ritz Carlton

 

Western and Eastern cultures come together at Ritz Carlton

 

Western and Eastern cultures come together at Ritz Carlton

 

Western and Eastern cultures come together at Ritz Carlton

 

Western and Eastern cultures come together at Ritz Carlton

 

Western and Eastern cultures come together at Ritz Carlton

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

 

Beautiful Julia Morgan Ballroom ~ San Francisco Wedding Photography ~

Lisa and Joe had such an amazing wedding that I know no one will soon forget.  There were lots of laughs, many a tear shed and lots of love this day and so obviously in their lives.  Our Lady of Angels church was near and dear to Lisa and her family as life long parishioners and just a beautiful location.  We were then off on “cable” car to hit the streets and do some fun portraits.  This was a fun crowd to be sure.  We were running all over the top of Nob Hill.

The next stop was one of my favorite venues, Julia Morgan Ballroom in downtown San Francisco.  After an amazing dinner the band Pride & Joy really worked the crowd and had them moving.  This band too is just one of my favorites.  People do not want to sit down!

San Francisco Wedding Photography

 

San Francisco Wedding Photography

 

San Francisco Wedding Photography

 

San Francisco Wedding Photography

 

San Francisco Wedding Photography

 

San Francisco Wedding Photography

 

San Francisco Wedding Photography

 

San Francisco Wedding Photography

 

San Francisco Wedding Photography

 

San Francisco Wedding Photography

 

San Francisco Wedding Photography

 

San Francisco Wedding Photography

 

San Francisco Wedding Photography

 

San Francisco Wedding Photography

 

San Francisco Wedding Photography

 

San Francisco Wedding Photography

 

San Francisco Wedding Photography

 

San Francisco Wedding Photography

 

San Francisco Wedding Photography

 

San Francisco Wedding Photography

 

 

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge ~ San Francisco Music Photographer ~

The International Swingers…

International Swingers (1)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (2)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (3)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (4)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (5)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (6)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (7)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (8)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (9)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (10)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (11)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (12)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

My First Wedding Photography Assignment ~ San Francisco Wedding Photography ~

Misti Layne “working” her first wedding!

 

I remember this day so vividly it’s amazing.  It was not a good day!!!  For some odd reason I was not happy about this wedding and being in this wedding.  I remember my mom trying to get us both ready and I just wasn’t happy.  She called her DJ friend who was on duty and had him play my favorite song–Seasons in the Sun–which he did.  Yes, I know now it is quite a morbid tune BUT as a kid and you can sing “seasons in the sun” it is quite fun!  So anyway on to the story.  I don’t recall the ceremony but do remember the reception and just being a little pissy UNTIL I was given this camera.  I remember the moment vividly and fortunately someone was there to take a photograph of me.  Now of course there is the ahem, cute factor going on here.  The point however is I guess I was just meant to be a wedding photographer!  The road I took was quite winding and the road less traveled to be sure but I did find my destiny.  I love just waking up every day knowing I’m going to photograph something…anything!

So I guess it just goes to show that some things are innate to us but not always obvious.  Thankfully, I found the right road eventually.  No regrets at all!

 

 

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers ~ San Francisco Music Photographer ~

I got to see Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers recently at The Red Devil Lounge and they put on a great show.  Spot on, great musicians, interacting with the crowd and expressive.  I think this is why photographers and musicians make for good friends.  They feed each others needs!

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Red Devil Lounge

 

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Red Devil Lounge

 

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Red Devil Lounge

 

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Red Devil Lounge

 

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Red Devil Lounge

 

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Red Devil Lounge

 

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Red Devil Lounge

 

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Red Devil Lounge

 

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Red Devil Lounge

 

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Red Devil Lounge

 

Wedding Portraits ~ San Francisco Wedding Photography ~

My favorite wedding portraits are those that are just simple, timeless, natural and show the love and uniqueness of a couple.   They can be silly and romantic at the same time!  I think Rob and Britney are just that perfect example!

Wedding Photography San Francisco

 

Wedding Photography San Francisco

 

Wedding Photography San Francisco

 

Wedding Photography San Francisco

 

Wedding Photography San Francisco

 

Wedding Photography San Francisco

 

Wedding Photography San Francisco

 

Jason Brock Entertains at Martuni’s ~ San Francisco Music Photography ~

I got to hear Jason Brock sing really for the first time at Martuni’s Bar in San Francisco the other night and he blew me away!  I did see him sing at the Nitey Awards but he was with Honey Mahogany doing a song and just not the same.  Yes, now you know that I don’t watch those types of TV shows but he was funny, entertaining and as I know him, just a really sweet guy.

Jason Brock entertains at Martuni’s

 

Jason Brock entertains at Martuni’s

 

Jason Brock entertains at Martuni’s

 

Jason Brock entertains at Martuni’s

 

Korean Wedding Fairmont Hotel ~ San Francisco Wedding Photography ~

Kim and David got married at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and held the reception at the beautiful Fairmont Hotel just a block away.  this was one fun and beautiful day!

 

Korean and Western Wedding, Fairmont Hotel

 

Korean and Western Wedding, Fairmont Hotel

 

Korean and Western Wedding, Fairmont Hotel

 

Korean and Western Wedding, Fairmont Hotel

 

Korean and Western Wedding, Fairmont Hotel

 

Korean and Western Wedding, Fairmont Hotel

 

Korean and Western Wedding, Fairmont Hotel

 

Korean and Western Wedding, Fairmont Hotel

 

Korean and Western Wedding, Fairmont Hotel

 

Korean and Western Wedding, Fairmont Hotel

 

Korean and Western Wedding, Fairmont Hotel

 

Korean and Western Wedding, Fairmont Hotel

 

Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding ~ San Francisco Wedding Photographer ~

What a gorgeous and fun day with Jenny and Chad at Julia Morgan Ballroom!

Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding

 

Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding

 

Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding

 

Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding

 

Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding

 

Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding

 

Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding

 

Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding

 

Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding

 

Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding

 

Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding

 

Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding

 

Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding

 

Jewish Wedding at Gundlach Bundschu ~ Napa Wedding Photographer ~

A beautiful and intimate Jewish Wedding held at Gundlach Bundschu Winery.  This beautiful ceremony held at sunset and kosher from start to finish with kosher sushi!

Gundlach Bundschu Jewish Wedding

 

Gundlach Bundschu Jewish Wedding

 

Gundlach Bundschu Jewish Wedding

 

Gundlach Bundschu Jewish Wedding

 

Gundlach Bundschu Jewish Wedding

 

Gundlach Bundschu Jewish Wedding

 

Gundlach Bundschu Jewish Wedding

 

Gundlach Bundschu Jewish Wedding

 

 

The Nitey Awards ~ San Francisco Event Photography ~ Misti Layne

The Nitey Awards had laughs, entertainment and fun by all!

The Nitey Awards at Castro Theater, San Francisco

 

The Nitey Awards at Castro Theater, San Francisco

 

The Nitey Awards at Castro Theater, San Francisco

 

The Nitey Awards at Castro Theater, San Francisco

 

The Nitey Awards at Castro Theater, San Francisco

 

The Nitey Awards at Castro Theater, San Francisco

 

 

Jamie and James ~ San Francisco Engagement Session ~

Engagement Portraits

San Francisco Engagement Session

The laughs and love Jamie and James have for each other is just obvious. We had a lot of fun doing this San Francisco engagement session and I think you can tell! It started at the bar for the nervous bride to be and ended jumping puddles in the street. It was a great day!

Engagement Portraits

San Francisco Engagement Session

Engagement Portraits

San Francisco Engagement Session

Engagement Portraits

San Francsico Engagement Session

Engagement Portraits

San Francisco Engagement Session

I just have more to say than what my photographs can tell!

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