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Cheri and Ryan Madrona Manor Wedding

With an intimate group of family and friends Cheri and Ryan exchanged vows in the gorgeous gardens of Madrona Manor. Originally from Sonoma County, it was a dream come true for Cheri to return to get married at the Manor house. Nestled under trees, with lush gardens and an expansive veranda, Cheri shined in this elegant place. I left the couple enjoying dinner, laughs and family.

Madrona Manor Healdsburg

Madrona Manor Healdsburg

Getting ready for the ceremony

Getting ready for the ceremony

Madrona Manor and fountain

Madrona Manor and fountain

Our Groom before the ceremony

Our Groom before the ceremony

Mother and Daughter

Mother and Daughter

The house and bride

The house and bride

Exchanging vows and rings

Exchanging vows and rings

Congratulations

Congratulations

Dinner and reception

Dinner and reception

Dinner and reception

Dinner and reception

Favors and the entrance

Favors and the entrance

The married couple

The married couple

Liat & Ryan

It was Liat’s birthday and we headed for Julliard Park. The sun was setting on a gorgeous day. Ryan and Liat spent the whole day together, so squeezing me in for a quick photo shoot on the way to dinner sounded just the ticket. Ryan , a very talented artist, is someone I met through the local art community here in Santa Rosa: the SOFA district; and through him I've met the lovely Liat. They are heading North to tie the knot later in the year, as they are recently engaged.Together they design and install gardens, create landscapes and everything in between. The current exhibit at the gallery of Sea & Heaven has a great painting by Ryan. Looks like there are a few opportunities to come out and support the local art community and its artists. Follow the link to see what Ryan is up to.

Tara & Daniel

Dancing in the rain We decided to go on in spite of the rainy forecast; it wasn’t long before it wouldn’t have mattered anyway. We were off; I was shooting, they were dancing. From Railroad Square to Downtown Santa Rosa, Tara and Daniel were happily distracted from the camera I’m sure. They seemed very comfortable twirling away up the street. I was delighted to say the least. Monthly dance events in San Francisco and working hard on their moves, means these guys can get their swing on; the lens loved it. They are currently looking for a place together out in the country. A shared passion for cultivation and community through growing, leads Daniel to his ideal business to design & implement gardens. I think they are off to a good life.

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