Briana Calderon Photography

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Briana Calderon Photography is a based in the Seattle-Tacoma area and specializes in wedding and lifestyle portrait photography.  

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A Celebration & Reflection

Christmas came a few days early for me last week.  It wasn't something I was anticipating, but there it was, an unexpected gift in my inbox.  When I first read it I thought it was fake, but upon further investigation, it all checked out.  I had actually been selected as one of the top wedding professionals for The Knot's Best of Weddings 2016!  I couldn't believe it...little ol' me!  I immediately did a happy dance, excited and also in disbelief! The Knot Best of Weddings 2016 Pick

The Knot Best of Weddings 2016 Pick

Now I'm not writing this post to toot my own horn or brag about what an honor it was to be chosen, but to get real with you.  This little award means more to me than anyone knows.  I have never taken one single compliment of my photography lightly and I pray I never will.  The truth is, I am a HUGE critic of myself and my work and I have been my whole life.  It's the perfectionist in me that never does seem to fade away!  Don't get me wrong, perfectionism has been a great motivator for me, but it's also the voice inside that constantly tells me I'm not good enough. So often I believe I should be better, I should be working harder, I should have accomplished more by now and that ultimately all this I do for my business will amount to nothing.  Yes, I am my harshest critic. This is why satisfied clients are not only my goal, but my invigoration to keep going.  All the wonderful people I've worked with have been blessings upon blessings!  I can't even tell you how amazing it feels to read the things that past clients and brides have written about their experience with me.  It fills my heart with so much joy and encouragement and reminds me that I am doing something right, even when I feel like I'm doing everything wrong sometimes!

I went into 2015 with a lot of hesitation and uncertainty about my photography business. I felt kind of lost and really unsure of where this year would take me.  Without a lot of bookings early on, I honestly was about to throw in the towel.  It broke my heart to think about giving up on my goals, but I just didn't know how to make it all work.  But the Lord provided.  He always has.  The wedding season I thought would be dangerously slow, actually filled up and I was also shooting more portrait sessions than I ever did in the past.  People from out of state were finding me through the power of the Internet and referrals were coming my way.  It was like a switch was flipped!  Now don't get me wrong, it's not like I became insanely popular or anything, but the work I did have coming in was a testament to how God was leading me in the path I should go and how He brought back a spirit of hope in me.

Then came the tough decision.  I'd say the hardest decision of the year.  Amongst all the shooting, editing, marketing, blogging, accounting, emailing and so on, I was juggling a job as a nanny to 3 wonderful children.  I had hit my 3 year mark with them in June and it was amazing to me how fast the time had flown by.  They all seemed so grown up from when I first started!  But I had come to a crossroad in my business.  I had to decide if I should keep the status quo and continue to stretch myself thin, giving the bare minimum to both of my jobs, or make the tough call and pursue a dream I had been working towards for years. The Crosby's were the closest thing I had to my own kids and I had shared so many tender moments with them all, which is why it was so hard to say goodbye.  Like, really hard!  Yet I knew if I didn't go full-time with my business, I would always be wondering, "What if?" I had to take the plunge and just go for it. So I did!  This August I took a leap of faith and it's been an adventure ever since!  I can't say thank you enough to the Crosby's for being so supportive of my decision to pursue a full-time business.  They will forever be like family to me and luckily they live close by so I get to see them pretty often, which is always a treat!

San Jose, CA family portrait photographer.

Now I face a brand new year ahead, full of possibilities.  I'm definitely not cured of my perfectionism nor have I silenced the harsh critic in my head, but I have hope.  I have drive.  I have support from friends and family and I have the Lord.  Ultimately, wherever I end up this time next year and whatever I experience in the months to come, it will all be part of His perfect plan.  Again, I am beyond grateful for this award from The Knot and don't take it lightly in the least.  I feel like maybe it's a sign that I'm on the right track.  At least I sure hope so!  Thank you to everyone who has believed in me and my work. I can't end this post without saying how grateful I am to my amazing husband who has stuck by my side through my entire career and has cheered me on in my lowest of times!  Also, to every client, friend, family member and even stranger who has supported me in my journey, I honestly couldn't have gone this far without you!  Cheers to great new things in 2016!!

De Luna Ranch Wedding: Chuy & Lupe and Rosario & Jose

Two brides. Two grooms.  One day! What a unique experience it was for me to be a part of this wedding!  Hearing that there were going to be two couples getting married at the same ceremony definitely perked my ears up when I first heard from Chuy.  I had never shot anything like it before, but I was up for the challenge and I'm so glad I said yes!  Rosario, Jose, Chuy and Lupe were ALL such wonderful people to work with and their wedding was just so much fun!   Rosy and Lupe, two very creative sisters, put a special touch on every part of this wedding. Details, details, details!  From the floral ladders,  to the handmade signs, to the personalized Instagram photo booth...there was so much to capture!  The ceremony was held at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and the giant fiesta continued on at De Luna Ranch up in Brentwood, CA.  The venue hosted two live bands, including an all women mariachi band who sounded amazing! The next band kept the party going strong with lots of enthusiasm and crowd participation.  Once I was done shooting I was tempted to stay and party myself!  :-P  I thoroughly enjoyed myself and am so happy they chose me to photograph such a lovely day.  Getting to capture the love of not just one couple, but two was such a treat.  Congratulations to you both!! Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Wedding at De Luna Ranch In Brentwood, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

 

Big thank you to the Vendors:

Assistant Photographer:  Jennifer Mihalyi Photography

Venue: De Luna Ranch

Floral Design: Irma's Boutique

Caterer: Vega's Catering

Cake: Rebecca's Cakes

Makeup/Hair Artist: Fanny Diaz

Dress Designer: Allure Bridals

Fall Mini Sessions 2015!

  Been holding off on those family portraits you keep meaning to take?  Did you recently have kid's birthday you wanted to document?  Have you thought about what picture you want for your Christmas card this year?  Consider booking a mini session with me this October!  30 minutes dedicated to shooting lifelong memories with those you love.  You'll get a gallery of all the edited images from the the shoot, an 8x10 print credit AND  you'll receive 10 high-resolution files of your favorite images with a print release (that alone is a $250 value)!  Don't miss out. I have limited spots open! Email me at BC@brianacphotography.com to book!

Fall mini photo sessions by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Spring Mini Sessions Are Here!

I had such a fun time doing fall mini sessions, I knew I just had to do them again this spring! Offering mini sessions for families, kids, couples, high school seniors and maternity.  I'll be taking bookings through April 30th so call soon!  

Spring 2015 Mini sessions offered till April 30th by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

My Awesome 2014

It's been such an amazing year!  My sister got married, I got married, I traveled around Greece, I got published on a couple blogs and I met lots of new clients which I couldn't be more grateful for!   So many blessings this year, I'm bursting at the seams reflecting on it. Thank you to everyone who has been an encouragement to me and has helped support my business.  I am so excited to see what 2015 has in store!

Here's an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,600 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Great Bridal Expo at the Fairmont

"I don't even know where to begin!"  That's pretty much how I felt while trying to prepare for this bridal fair!  This my second time having a booth at a bridal show and my first time exhibiting with the Great Bridal Expo.  Last year, I pulled something together within 3 days because I didn't even know I was going to sign up until the LAST minute.  This year on the other hand, I knew well in advance I was going to this show and I got my butt in gear months before.  I almost don't know which was worse: the last minute booth or the months of planning ahead!  I stressed out majorly for both of them, but one was much more short-lived than the other. :P  In the end, I'm so happy with how everything came together! I owe a huge thank you my sister Michelle Blackshire, who not only designed my handouts and price lists (not to mention all my other marketing materials), but who actually came out to support me and talk with passing brides and grooms!  My dad was such a great help  in the morning as well with unloading and carrying everything up and doing a much-needed Starbucks run for me!  Thank you to Lauren Gallucci for the awesome pieces from Sweet Lauren Rentals. The booth really came together with the vintage dresser, the lacy bistro set and birch wood stand!  Last but certainly not least, THANK YOU to my wonderful husband Nick for all the help before, during and after.  You have always been my biggest fan, greatest cheerleader and such an encouragement to me throughout my whole photography career.  Thank you for all your hard work at the booth and for being my stress relief through all the months leading up to the fair when I thought I was gonna lose it!

The show was packed with people and I got to talk to many, many brides.  It was a great afternoon and I loved meeting so many new people.  I'm looking forward to 2015 and all the weddings ahead.  Now let's just pray all these efforts pay off! :D Great Bridal Expo bridal fair at the Fairmont in downtown San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

I think flowers can make anything pretty.  I reused some ideas from my own wedding this year and incorporated them into my booth.

 Obviously I like this style!Great Bridal Expo bridal fair at the Fairmont in downtown San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Great Bridal Expo bridal fair at the Fairmont in downtown San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Great Bridal Expo bridal fair at the Fairmont in downtown San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Thanks mom for letting me use your iPad to display a slideshow of images :)Great Bridal Expo bridal fair at the Fairmont in downtown San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Crate and wood pale: Some fun finds at Marshall's!  Vintage camera from a good ol' garage sale.

Great Bridal Expo bridal fair at the Fairmont in downtown San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

I upcycled an old frame by using it as a business card display.

All I had to do was paint it white, then glue twine to the back so I could clothespin my business cards to it!

Great Bridal Expo bridal fair at the Fairmont in downtown San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Gotta have an enticing treat to lure those people in!  

Great Bridal Expo bridal fair at the Fairmont in downtown San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Michelle made the cutest Wedding Planner for me to pass out to everyone.   Now all the brides have a 1 year planner with all the important "to-dos" to check off as the months count down :)

Great Bridal Expo bridal fair at the Fairmont in downtown San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

My unexpected find at Home Depot: A drawer full of succulents!Great Bridal Expo bridal fair at the Fairmont in downtown San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Great Bridal Expo bridal fair at the Fairmont in downtown San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mini Shoot at Picchetti Winery

These precious children were so full of energy for our fall mini session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Each year I've been able to photograph them as they grow up and it's been such a treat.  Jeremiah and Levi are always such hams, but they are so cute!  They are the epitome of little boys being boys!  With the addition of little sister Lianna, this trio takes some of the sweetest photos.  The whole family has been near and dear to my heart for the past three years, and soon they will be moving up to the northwest state of Washington!  They will be very missed, but I hope we get a chance to do another family shoot later down the line when they visit the Bay Area. ;-) Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Monica and Brian's Wedding at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

October has nearly come and gone and I'm still catching my breath!  It's been a busy month, but so good at the same time!  I've been able to shoot mini sessions, engagements and weddings, all in just these past few weeks!  I've gotten a bit behind on blogging (I admit!) but it just means I have so many more fun blog posts around the corner with fresh pictures to show you soon :-)  For sneak peaks and more up-to-date news, please Like my Facebook page by visiting the link on the right! To start off the month, I had the pleasure of shooting Brian and Monica's lovely wedding at Cinnabar Golf Club with my dear friend Danielle, from Danielle Gillett Photography.  Often times I go into weddings not knowing what to expect from the day because really, every wedding is different and you can never quite predict what each one will hold.  I've had my fair share of stressful weddings, but this one ran so smoothly and peacefully that I actually had a chance to breathe and truly enjoy myself!  I originally met Monica and Brian last year at a wedding fair and I knew we clicked right away.  They are nothing but friendly and easy going and it was a joy to work with them.  I really hope to do many more shoots in the future with them and wish them many blessings in their new marriage!

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding pictures from Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Carolyn and Tom's Wedding at Hubcap Ranch

Another lovely wedding day!  Carolyn and Tom's wedding took place over wine country...with country being the key word.  The ceremony and reception were set at the bride's family property, a California historical landmark called Hubcap Ranch.  Littered with actual car hubcaps and license plates all over, this venue definitely gave a unique vibe to their wedding and added to the fun of the whole day! Carolyn looked beautiful in a lace Pronovias dress and Tom and his two young boys looked dapper with their black suit and tie.  I had a great team with me, great energy and it was another wonderful wedding! Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wedding at Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley, CA.  Picture by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Bay Area Bridal Fair at Embassy Suites!

Wow, was I nervous about this bridal fair! I've never done one before so it was all new to me.  Not to mention, it was completely last minute and stressed me out to the max. BUT it was worth it!  I literally got offered a great deal on a booth from Bay Area Wedding Fairs just this past Thursday and whipped everything together in three days... definitely working late into the night/morning.  But with help from friends and support from family, I got it together and had lots of fun.  I got to meet a ton of people including brides, grooms and other vendors, which was great!  Huge thanks to my loving fiancé Nick, who not only kept encouraging me, but actually came out to help me set up and stood by my side during the event!  Thanks to all the brides and vendors I got to talk with.  Hope we'll keep in touch! Bridal fair_blog2

My super last minute banner from Staples!

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Nick helping fan out my business cards.

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I had the people I met sign my "guest book" :-D

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Full Speed Ahead!

It's no joke when you hear about a "wedding season" and if I were to pick the peak of the season, it would be in June!  For us wedding photographers, it's got to be one of, if not THEE, busiest months.  I am no exception.  I have a full weekend starting today in San Francisco shooting a wedding at Stern Grove for my lovely clients, Matthew and Dawn.  Excited to get moving and capture their special day!  Tomorrow is followed by another wedding in the Santa Cruz mountains at one of my favorite venues, Nestldown.  Both will be beautiful settings in the Redwood trees and I'm sure magical lighting. Next weekend is another double wedding weekend, but luckily I'm only a second shooter (haha) for my dear friend and amazing photographer Danielle Gillett.  But then again, she is over 7 months pregnant so I'm sure I won't be taking it easy!  I get to finish off my back-to-back wedding weekend with an engagement shoot up in Sacramento.  Busy, busy, busy, but I'm grateful for the business blessings :-D  ...Say that five times fast!

A new chapter

I'll admit, I'm not one to really blog, but what I do do is take pictures...And pictures are what you'll be seeing on this site.  Check in periodically to see my latest photo shoot and feel free to comment on the pictures I'm excited for the launch of my new and improved website and I hope you enjoy it too!

BRIANA CALDERON PHOTOGRAPHY, BASED IN THE GREATER SEATTLE/TACOMA AREA.

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