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Below you will find our most current award winning wedding and engagement photography. We are based in San Francisco and have covered destination weddings throughout the United States and in countries such as Korea, Mexico, Taiwan, and Canada. Our work have been published in popular blogs such as Style Me Pretty, Junebug Weddings, Ceremony Magazine, Grace Ormonde, Style Unveiled, and many others.

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The day of Napbug finally arrived! We have been looking forward to this happy day since we did Lisa and Nelson’s engagement session back in May.

Lisa and Nelson are so perfect for each other. Lisa’s smart cousins and cousin-in-law saw this before they did. The first time Lisa and Nelson met at her cousin’s BBQ but they did not talk. The second time they met at her other cousin’s wedding. They had fun that night and left a good impression with each other but they still did not act on it. Over the next few months, with the clever plotting from Lisa’s cousins and cousin-in-law, the two finally realized what everyone else already did and soon become a duo. And in September 2011, Lisa and Nelson promised their lives to each other where it all began: At a wedding.

Lisa and Nelson’s wedding was a labor of love and DIY. Their talented friends and family put together everything – the jumping logo, centerpieces, music, decorations, favor tags and bouquets. Especially Lisa’s bouquet – it included the flowers her dad planted in the yard several years ago before he passed away. It was emotional and touching to see so much love, and even more humbling to be blessed to document this wedding.

Dear Napbug, thank you for being so much fun! We wish you a lifetime of joy and happiness together. From the first time we met, we felt an instant connection. :) Lets definitely meet up after you return from New Zealand. Enjoy your honeymoon!

Much love,
Tammy, Mark and little Maddy

Getting ready: Hyatt House Emeryville/San Francisco Bay Area
Ceremony & Reception: Brazil Room at Tilden Park in Berkeley
Hair & Makeup: Ann from A-List Makeup team
Cake: Sweet Adeline Bakeshop
Catering: Carrie Dove Catering

We have a thing for numbers. So we were especially excited about our 9/10/11 couple. Plus Cynthia and Steve are just so much fun. We laughed so much during their engagement session and Steve had forewarned us his boys are even funnier. We knew their wedding day would be a blast. The day was filled was nonstop laughing indeed.

It was a beautiful day to celebrate their love. Cynthia and Steve are so different yet they complement each other so well like a perfectly proportioned peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Cynthia is very organized. Steve is spontaneous. Cynthia can eat peanut butter with every meal. Steve is adventurous with food. Cynthia rides her bike to work. Steve loves to drive.. a lot. Yet they do share many similarities – great passion for shoes and dance, love for their family and friends, and of course, unconditional love for each other. They are two lovebirds perfect for each other.

A lot of thought and planning went into this wedding. Steve’s last name starts with the letter H, so Hermes fit perfectly well with their orange lovebird wedding theme. From the menu design to the beautiful centerpieces, everyone was continuously wowed by their personal touches. Did we mention Cindy is super organized? :)

Cindy & Steve – thank you for being absolutely amazing. We wish you much love, joy and happiness. Have a great time in Europe!

Much love,
Tammy, Mark and little Maddy

Getting ready: Hotel Valencia Santana Row
Ceremony & Reception: Silver Creek Valley Country Club
Hair & Makeup (bride): Cindy Vo
Hair & Makeup (bridesmaids): Lily and Nina from A-List Makeup team
Flowers: De Young FLowers
Dove Releases: Doves Aflight
Catering: Flourishing Garden
Cake: Margaret’s French Bakery
Linens & Lighting: First Class Linen Productions
Videographer: Eclipes Productions
DJ: Fog City Entertainment
Shoes: Jimmy Choo for her and John Lobb for him

Fate brought Angel and Ryan together in China, where Angela was hosting a cooking show and Ryan was running his English school. They continued their love story in Michigan and soon they will be moving back to the Bay Area again. They are smart, funny and such a joy to work with. Did we mention Ryan speaks fluent Chinese? Probably even better than Mark’s :)

The wedding was at Wildwood Acres Resort, a secluded, beautiful venue in East Bay. Family and friends gathered to witness their union – there were laughs and joyful tears as they watched these two amazing individuals get choked up exchanging their vows.

Congratulations again. We wish you a lifetime of happiness together. Can’t wait til you are back in the Bay Area for some fun get together!

Getting ready: Lafayette Park Hotel
Ceremony & Reception: Wildwood Acres Resort
Hair & Makeup: Michelle from Wow Pretty
Flowers: A Love’s in Bloom
Cake: Sue Faina Cakes
Videographer: REB6 Studios

A couple months ago we had the chance to help out Studio Nine from Philadelphia for a wedding at the amazing Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Hotel. Rachna and Jordan got married in a traditional Indian ceremony that included an amazing baraat overlooking the beautiful ocean. A bit windy, but a gorgeous wedding.

It was the day everyone was waiting for. After twelve amazing years together, Yawen and Vince finally tied the knot at the very magical Nestldown.

In her beautiful Vera Wang gown, Yawen shed some joyful tears during their first look outside the little cottage in the fantasy garden. Vince could not take his eyes off her and the big grin never disappeared from his face.

We always feel so blessed to be part of our client’s big day. Today was even more special because we got to know Yawen and Vince so well, it felt like we’ve known each other for years.

Yawen & Vince – Thank you for being truly kind and treating us like an extension of your family. We wish you a lifetime of happiness!

Ceremony and Reception: Nestldown
Officiant: Evan Kavangh
Hair/Makeup: A-List Makeup
Cake: Euro Delights
Catering: Le Papillon
Flowers: Allure Flower Decor
Wedding Decor: Magic Moment Wedding Decor