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I grew up in Lafayette, CA and considered it home when living somewhere else. My family is very artistic and I grew up shooting pictures – I’ve always loved it, and always received compliments on my work. In 2001, I became a photographer’s assistant at YJM Photography where I studied the art of photography under Yves Mozlesio. This was real life training and I shot over 35 weddings with Yves.
Taking on a select number of weddings per year, I combine a traditional approach to my style and shoot candidly at the reception, giving what I term, “the perfect balance” of images that clients want.
While each wedding is different, the basic principles of shooting wedding images remain the same. I am consistently producing high quality images that are colorful, bright and in sequence telling the story. My images are not trendy, but timeless and technically worthy of preserving your memories forever. Using beautifully posed and exposed formal family images and soft romantic candids, the couples story becomes easy to tell.
In 2005, I shot my first Bar Mitzvah. I had such a wonderful experience that I began to focus my business. I enjoy the role of family historian, capturing family portrait during such a momentous event. A mentor once said that everyone should exist in photographs, and I believe that. It is not just for us, it is for our children, and their children. The amount of study required for a Bar Mitzvah is a serious undertaking; the acceptance of the religious responsibilities of an adult is a true milestone. I consider it an honor to record that accomplishment.
Robin has an attraction to all things lovely, a desire to create beauty, a love of theatre, melodic music, and romantic films. He takes inspiration from everything around him— art, books, photographers he admires, real life events and small features of everyday life. Robin adores families coming together, a perfect dress hanging, the small intimate items of a wedding, but most importantly, he embraces the privilege to capture these moments and details for you! Currently in his 12th year of photographing both eastern and western weddings, He still retains the love and excitement for every event. Robin has experience shooting weddings inside and outside of California and travel has always added to the allure for him. He is creative, resourceful, dependable, artistic and very adaptable to style or circumstance— his photography can easily shift between intimate and formal, however his preference lies with the candid and contemporary. Robin is easy to work with and prides himself in the ability to work without being intrusive so you may enjoy your day with minimal interruption! Before picking up a camera Robin’s main intent lies in establishing a relationship with you—sharing your visions and designs, and to listen to your ideas, questions and concerns. The engagement session is a great way to begin to connect so when your wedding day arrives, you can look forward to already being in a comfortable and trusting place, anticipating the excitement that awaits you, your family, and your friends on your special day!
I started my adventure as a Photographer 21 years ago when my first child was born. It was then, that I discovered my passion in the art of photography, which has inspired me to become a family portrait photographer.
My portrait style is traditional and timeless, capturing moments is essential however posing and lighting is key and I have an extensive background and value every moment a family spends together, so I'm always anticipating and capturing the moments. My belief is the best images are the ones that feel natural to the client, with a little of my fine-tuning.
In my spare time, I love to work in the garden, enjoy my farm-style home which is full of too many animals, spend time with my children and husband who has always encouraged and believed in me as a photographer.
Oh! I should mention I love to release a hearty laugh and have no problem putting people at ease, beautiful photography starts with the relationships between the photographer and you!
When Tami was young, she would find tins of old photos at her grandmother's house and spend hours and hours looking at the pictures of the people who made her family so very special. Now that she has a family of her own, she spends time documenting their life as well as the milestones of others' lives. Her passion for her clients and art have landed her features in major publications such as the Huffington post weddings. Aside from photographing weddings and spending time with her family, she likes to read, cook, and sew pretty things for her girls.
Yves' unobtrusive photojournalistic style captures the spontaneity of the moment and tells the complete story of a couple's wedding day.
As one event professional explained, "You look at Yves' albums and they tell a beautiful story. Not all photographers remember to take pictures of the site, all the important details, candid pictures of guests in addition to the bridal party. I think this is very important. His work is absolutely beautiful. He puts so much thought into the pictures he takes. Yves truly aims for perfection."
Yves has been photographing weddings and other events since 1990. He has photographed in some of San Francisco's and the Bay Area's leading hotel and reception sites. His award-winning photographs have been exhibited nationally in galleries and museums. Over the years, his wedding images have been published in numerous bridal publications including South Asian Bride, The Knot, and Modern Bridal Magazine.
I started photographing weddings in 1994. Although styles and expectations have changed since I started, my basic philosophy hasn’t. That is to find out what my client wants or likes and strive to accomplish their desires. I believe good communication and attitude is an important part of wedding photography. Along with good lighting, posing and creativity.
Natasha was fortunate to grow up in Hawaii where she developed her passion for exploring the natural world; spending countless days on the water and exploring the beautiful mountains. This was also the place she developed her passion of photography. Given a film camera as a child and then a DSLR as a teen she shot everything and everyone around her. And is there a better backdrop than beautiful Hawaii? She earned a double degree in Biology Conservation and Photography from the University of Washington in Seattle. Throughout her undergraduate career she had the opportunity to merge her two areas of interest, ecology and art, and to pursue outdoor recreation with the intention of sharing her passion and concern for the natural world with others. She has traveled all over the world with her outdoor guiding professional and has found her home in Santa Cruz. She loves to play in the ocean and woods and is constantly inspired by all the natural beauty and wonderful people around her.
Natasha has been shooting professionally for eleven years and shoots it all. She does weddings, senior pictures, model portraits, engagements, proposals, outdoor adventure, events, martial arts, dance, and maternity. She loves being able to anticipate the important moments to capture forever. She sees photography as treasure hunting; one sifts through the area to find the best shot, the best pose, the best location, and when one finds it, its like you've struck gold! But the real treasure is when the clients see the photos and get to remember those moments in new ways. To witness the happiness is one of the reasons why she loves photographing people's special moments in life.
Her style is photojournalistic, timeless, and authentic. Another very big part of her photography process is getting to know the people she is working with. She puts endless amounts of energy into helping them ease into their own beautiful skin and create photos that are natural and awe inspiring. She loves to work with all sorts of people with different backgrounds because everyone brings something new to the table. She can't wait to work with you!
While born along California's central coast, I grew up overseas, which fostered my love of travel, adventure, and sharing stories and experiences with others. Being part of a traveling family, we had many cameras and definitely enjoyed photography. It wasn't until 2011, when my wife and I took an extended cross-country road trip to take a break from our daily grind, that I took a deep dive into photographing our life. I starting working as a full-time photographer in 2013. I primarily photograph events and portraits but also dabble in product, fashion, and landscape photography.
I use a candid/photojournalistic approach and offer occasional direction. I strive to create photos that are authentic and reflect everything that makes you awesome with minimum fuss. While I'm driven to capture moments that you will wish to revisit for a lifetime, I also wish to promote a fun and relaxed wedding-day environment and process that allows you to enjoy the whole experience with your friends and family.