Ricardo + Xenia, Cupertino, CA

“You photographed the wedding of our friends, Lauren and Chris, last summer. We were blown away with how beautiful their wedding photographs came out, and we love your style– we’ve seen other wedding photographs that look too posed or forced, and we want our photographs to look candid and natural.”

This was how Xenia introduced herself to me in an email. I was flattered, of course.

Most of my wedding referrals come from past clients and I was not surprised to learn that Xenia and Ricardo were good people, just like their friends Lauren and Chris.

Ricardo and Xenia had a wonderful wedding in Cupertino, (yes, the industrial land where the iPhone was created). However, the map I followed took me to the gorgeous Picchetti Winery surrounded by oak trees, barns, peacocks, chickens and rolling hills. The wedding included 50 of their closest family and friends in a ranch-like setting with simple flower-arrangements and a wood-fired pizza dinner. The minimalistic aesthetic was refreshing, genuine and perfect.