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Oh. My. Goodness... THAT WAS AMAZING!!!  WOW!!!! I would've responded sooner but our jaws were too busy dropping at what you have done here. 
We are both speechless. Thank you so much!  We are so happy we chose you! It couldn't have been more perfect.

-Sean and Jenna, Hope Town Bahamas Wedding







Wow!! These are so great, Mary. It was truly a joy and a pleasure to immerse ourselves in our day again, we love every picture! Thank you so much for your work, artistic ability and commitment to providing us with these fantastic memories. We feel very fortunate that our paths crossed at such an opportune moment and appreciate the time we spent with you. 

-Doug and Fay, Hope Town Bahamas Wedding 





Marrrrrrryyyyyyyyy!!!!!! We just watched the slideshow as a family and LOVED it so, so, sooooo much!   The kids were giggling hysterically and i ended up in a full on slobbery sob-fest. You captured so much   that i love about our family and more. You are so talented girl! Gorgeous work!!! I cannot tell you how     much it means for me to have photos like this with me in them- priceless. Darren is tucking the kids into bed and i am going to psychotically watch the slideshow 100 more times tonight. Thank you again for     everything. It was such a fun afternoon and the pics are bananas! The photo that absolutely killed me and got me sobbing is the one of the kids jumping and darren and I to the left in front of the grafiti-ed     garage. So many amazing shots! And there’s a series of me and jesse that got me sniffling hard. Ahhhhh!!!! Thank you so much. THANKS A BUZILLION!!!
 
-The Caban Family


 We were absolutely blown away. Your pictures of our wedding are so beautiful and capture the day perfectly. You can really see all the hard work you put into every single frame. We were so lucky to have you there. Cannot wait to see the gallery! 

-Jacqueline & Michael, Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club Wedding








Amazing!! Amazing and beautiful photos Mary. Thank you so much!! You captured the spirit of the day and I am so happy to have these photos. -Michele and Adam, Feb. 2012 wedding, Brazilian Room in Berkeley It is so clear to us that the BEST decision we made throughout our whole wedding was hiring you. We are so thrilled with all the photos, each one carries a special memory of our day. The photos of the Gurdwara were stunning -- you made great use of the space and the architecture really fit into your esthetic so perfectly. We couldn't be happier! Thank you, thank you, thank you! (Thanks also for suggesting we wait until we had some time to share these photos, I started crying watching them again, re-living the day.... it was hard to wait until today to open the link, but I'm glad we did!) 

-Simron and Jesse, Sikh Center of San Francisco




WHAT!? You just.blew.my.mind. You are such a creative artist. This is invaluable. Thank you a million times over. I still need to look at the stills but I can't stop watching this. Love the music. Love everything. Wow- that light was gorgeous outside at the park. Just. Wow. I can't begin to thank you. 

-The Boots Family, Oakland family session


 




Here are a few comments via email from my family (and my parents called me immediately after I forwarded the link saying they watched the slideshow 5 times and loved it so much!!) My sister Julie: "This is AMAZING!!! These are such amazing photos!! You picked an awesome photographer. These seriously look fantastic. You look so beautiful Laura, and Antin so handsome! The lighting is perfect. Perfect mix of artsy and practical. Love them!!!! Super beautiful." Uncle Luigi: "Ditto to what Julie said. OMG Mary did a fantastic job. Each photo captures the happy spirit of you, Antin, the wedding and your guests. I love the garden shots and teared up again. Mary did a great job of making visual memories of a wonderful time." Taras, Antin's dad: "Absolutely beautiful!! She really captured the mood perfectly (I have to admit that it brought a few tears to my eyes watching the slideshow)" Thank you again! 

-Laura & Antin, Elizabeth Gamble Garden, Palo Alto 










Wow!! These are so great, Mary. It was truly a joy and a pleasure to immerse ourselves in our day again, we love every picture! Thank you so much for your work, artistic ability and commitment to providing us with these fantastic memories. We feel very fortunate that our paths crossed at such an opportune moment and appreciate the time we spent with you. 

-Doug and Fay, Hope Town Bahamas Wedding 











Marrrrrrryyyyyyyyy!!!!!! We just watched the slideshow as a family and LOVED it so, so, sooooo much!   The kids were giggling hysterically and i ended up in a full on slobbery sob-fest. You captured so much   that i love about our family and more. You are so talented girl! Gorgeous work!!! I cannot tell you how     much it means for me to have photos like this with me in them- priceless. Darren is tucking the kids into bed and i am going to psychotically watch the slideshow 100 more times tonight. Thank you again for     everything. It was such a fun afternoon and the pics are bananas! The photo that absolutely killed me and got me sobbing is the one of the kids jumping and darren and I to the left in front of the grafiti-ed     garage. So many amazing shots! And there’s a series of me and jesse that got me sniffling hard. Ahhhhh!!!! Thank you so much. THANKS A BUZILLION!!!
 
-The Caban Family, Brooklyn family photo shoot












 We were absolutely blown away. Your pictures of our wedding are so beautiful and capture the day perfectly. You can really see all the hard work you put into every single frame. We were so lucky to have you there. Cannot wait to see the gallery! 

-Jacqueline & Michael, Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club Wedding











Here are a few comments via email from my family (and my parents called me immediately after I forwarded the link saying they watched the slideshow 5 times and loved it so much!!) My sister Julie: "This is AMAZING!!! These are such amazing photos!! You picked an awesome photographer. These seriously look fantastic. You look so beautiful Laura, and Antin so handsome! The lighting is perfect. Perfect mix of artsy and practical. Love them!!!! Super beautiful." Uncle Luigi: "Ditto to what Julie said. OMG Mary did a fantastic job. Each photo captures the happy spirit of you, Antin, the wedding and your guests. I love the garden shots and teared up again. Mary did a great job of making visual memories of a wonderful time." Taras, Antin's dad: "Absolutely beautiful!! She really captured the mood perfectly (I have to admit that it brought a few tears to my eyes watching the slideshow)" Thank you again! 
-Laura & Antin, Elizabeth Gamble Garden, Palo Alto 












 WHAT!? You just.blew.my.mind. You are such a creative artist. This is invaluable. Thank you a million times over. I still need to look at the stills but I can't stop watching this. Love the music. Love everything. Wow- that light was gorgeous outside at the park. Just. Wow. I can't begin to thank you. 
-The Boots Family 


 
 

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It is so clear to us that the BEST decision we made throughout our whole wedding was hiring you. We are so thrilled with all the photos, each one carries a special memory of our day. The photos of the Gurdwara were stunning -- you made great use of the space and the architecture really fit into your esthetic so perfectly. We couldn't be happier! Thank you, thank you, thank you! (Thanks also for suggesting we wait until we had some time to share these photos, I started crying watching them again, re-living the day.... it was hard to wait until today to open the link, but I'm glad we did!) 

-Simron and Jesse, Sikh Center of San Francisco Bay Area

Oh. My. Goodness... THAT WAS AMAZING!!! WOW!!!! I would've responded sooner but our jaws were too busy dropping at what you have done here. 
We are both speechless. Thank you so much! We are so happy we chose you! It couldn't have been more perfect.

-Sean and Jenna, Hope Town Bahamas Wedding


Wow, Mary. You've done it again. These are so so precious and beautiful. Thank you for the amazing work you do and for capturing our family so poignantly. I just love these and we'll treasure them forever...  Words cannot describe how much I love this. You're the best! So great to hang out with you and have you document a couple of hours of our new life as a family! 

-Lee Family, San Francisco Family session







Mary the slideshow is amazing, we are in love with all of the pics. We couldn't be happier. Thank you so much!  We absolutely love the photos and can’t wait to see more! I can’t believe its already been a month! They truly are stunning!

-Jesse and Joey, Miami wedding

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Wow, Mary. You've done it again. These are so so precious and beautiful. Thank you for the amazing work you do and for capturing our family so poignantly. I just love these and we'll treasure them forever...  Words cannot describe how much I love this. You're the best! So great to hang out with you and have you document a couple of hours of our new life as a family! 

-Lee Family, San Francisco Family session











Mary the slideshow is amazing, we are in love with all of the pics. We couldn't be happier. Thank you so much!  We absolutely love the photos and can’t wait to see more! I can’t believe its already been a month! They truly are stunning!

-Jesse and Joey, Miami wedding

The gorgeous album has arrived. Yesterday we had a ceremonial viewing, and we're delighted on all counts. The photography itself, the arrangement on the pages, the appearance in the form of a book, were all wonderful. Polly and I both appreciate your aesthetic--it's interesting that, after so many viewings, the photography is still fresh, vibrant, and a surprising memory of an event that we mostly experienced! In some ways. It is an 'otherworldly' moment in time. You may remember that we were both engaged by your working both in black and white as well as color; we're continue to appreciate your mixing it up on the album's pages. Fantastic! 

-Leslie & Polly,  San Francisco City Hall Wedding 





 WOW. Just wow. Ken and I waited all day to watch the slideshow together and followed all your suggestions. We are so incredibly impressed and couldn't be more happy with the outcome. Of course we cried together the first time through and watched it again and again after that. Thank you so much for using the song we had asked for. We're flying to Colorado tomorrow to spend Christmas with my family -- we're waiting to watch the slideshow with them in person on Sunday (which is killing my sister!). :) We can't wait to see the gallery; 1000+ photos?! Woof! It's going to be spectacular. Thank you again and talk to you soon.

-Renée & Ken, Sunnyvale Wedding





 Well, Mary, we just cried the happiest tears watching that 3 times on loop. THANK YOU!!!! You are such a rock star at what you do! We are just beyond grateful that we got to work with you. You captured such amazing moments that truly brought us back to that wonderful day that went by oh so quickly. I am so happy that not only can we see photos of that day, but we feel actually transported to that day and how we felt- and we had so many feelings! And you captured them all! Better yet, I get to feel it all without the nervousness of it happening in real time. It doesn't hurt that your photo-magic makes both Brian and I look about 5x hotter than we are in regular life. So an extra thank you for that! Your experience really shines too, in that you highlighted the moments that are highlights for us in our memories. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! 

-Hanna and Brian, Big Sur Wedding



Mary, We're both here writing this to you. We didn't have a bottle of wine so we ate a peach and grapes. And we don't have the words because it made us so giddy. We absolutely love it. We watched it 10x in a row, then went back, paused it, moved it around. We love every minute of it. The ending is perfect and the shots are amazing. We're both sitting here asking ourselves how you did that. And we really love the picture of you against the fan. Cannot wait to see the gallery. Bravo! Thank you! 

-Matt & Nicole, Berkshires, MA Santarella wedding







 I'm dyyyyyying!!! These photos are AMAZING! We've already watched the slideshow four times. I can't get enough! I love seeing how happy everyone is in literally every single photo - everyone just looks like they were having so much fun! Some of those dance floor pics in particular are hilarious. You did such a fantastic job capturing our day. I really can't thank you enough. I don't know how we're going to get an album made with less than 900 photos since I've loved every picture you've sent so far!! :) What a nice Sunday night treat! xo 

-Shelly & Ben, Ventana and Big Sur Bakery Wedding




 We can not begin to thank you enough for capturing our wedding!! Your soul speaks through the lenses of your camera... which is why every single shot is not only phenomenal -but priceless. Not just the pictures... but our entire wedding would not have been the same without you a part of it. You managed to freeze the love, warmth, & laughter of that day for eternity. We are so thankful. We seriously cannot think of having anyone else shoot our family and friends -it just wouldn't have been right. Much love and many thanks.

-Sayre and Jordan, Sonoma Valley, Scribe Winery Wedding




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The gorgeous album has arrived. Yesterday we had a ceremonial viewing, and we're delighted on all counts. The photography itself, the arrangement on the pages, the appearance in the form of a book, were all wonderful. Polly and I both appreciate your aesthetic--it's interesting that, after so many viewings, the photography is still fresh, vibrant, and a surprising memory of an event that we mostly experienced! In some ways. It is an 'otherworldly' moment in time. You may remember that we were both engaged by your working both in black and white as well as color; we're continue to appreciate your mixing it up on the album's pages. Fantastic! 

-Leslie & Polly,  San Francisco City Hall Wedding 










 WOW. Just wow. Ken and I waited all day to watch the slideshow together and followed all your suggestions. We are so incredibly impressed and couldn't be more happy with the outcome. Of course we cried together the first time through and watched it again and again after that. Thank you so much for using the song we had asked for. We're flying to Colorado tomorrow to spend Christmas with my family -- we're waiting to watch the slideshow with them in person on Sunday (which is killing my sister!). :) We can't wait to see the gallery; 1000+ photos?! Woof! It's going to be spectacular. Thank you again and talk to you soon.

-Renée & Ken, Sunnyvale Wedding











 Well, Mary, we just cried the happiest tears watching that 3 times on loop. THANK YOU!!!! You are such a rock star at what you do! We are just beyond grateful that we got to work with you. You captured such amazing moments that truly brought us back to that wonderful day that went by oh so quickly. I am so happy that not only can we see photos of that day, but we feel actually transported to that day and how we felt- and we had so many feelings! And you captured them all! Better yet, I get to feel it all without the nervousness of it happening in real time. It doesn't hurt that your photo-magic makes both Brian and I look about 5x hotter than we are in regular life. So an extra thank you for that! Your experience really shines too, in that you highlighted the moments that are highlights for us in our memories. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! 

-Hanna and Brian, Big Sur Wedding











 Mary, We're both here writing this to you. We didn't have a bottle of wine so we ate a peach and grapes. And we don't have the words because it made us so giddy. We absolutely love it. We watched it 10x in a row, then went back, paused it, moved it around. We love every minute of it. The ending is perfect and the shots are amazing. We're both sitting here asking ourselves how you did that. And we really love the picture of you against the fan. Cannot wait to see the gallery. Bravo! Thank you! 

-Matt & Nicole, Berkshires, MA Santarella wedding









 

I'm dyyyyyying!!! These photos are AMAZING! We've already watched the slideshow four times. I can't get enough! I love seeing how happy everyone is in literally every single photo - everyone just looks like they were having so much fun! Some of those dance floor pics in particular are hilarious. You did such a fantastic job capturing our day. I really can't thank you enough. I don't know how we're going to get an album made with less than 900 photos since I've loved every picture you've sent so far!! :) What a nice Sunday night treat! xo 

-Shelly & Ben, Ventana and Big Sur Bakery Wedding










 We can not begin to thank you enough for capturing our wedding!! Your soul speaks through the lenses of your camera... which is why every single shot is not only phenomenal -but priceless. Not just the pictures... but our entire wedding would not have been the same without you a part of it. You managed to freeze the love, warmth, & laughter of that day for eternity. We are so thankful. We seriously cannot think of having anyone else shoot our family and friends -it just wouldn't have been right. Much love and many thanks.

-Sayre and Jordan, Sonoma Valley, Scribe Winery Wedding





These are amazing! Oh my gosh. We've watched it so many times already this evening. They are so beautiful and so many of them made us laugh out loud. Thank you! We are so excited to see some of the others when they're ready. I haven't the foggiest idea how we can get away with not purchasing all the images, they are so wonderful. They capture exactly the feeling of our life and our house in California, which is just what I was hoping for. Thank you! 

-Danzinger Berkeley family session





Thank you Mary!!! They are lovely. You have a great eye!!!! Everyone that saw the slideshow said they were teary eyed and felt like they were actually at the wedding. You did such a good job capturing the everyone's raw emotions! 
-Margot & Ian, Tiburon Chapel 









Mary, I was just talking to Joanna the other day about how excited I was to see photos. Well, they came within no waiting time... AND, they're EVERYTHING I could ever have dreamed, hoped, wished they would be. Cheesy, I know, but I got teary looking at them and am getting teary typing this now. Mary- they're so special. And Mary- you're so special! Your talent is unbelievable and I feel so lucky we had you at our big day. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. I wish I could type "thank you" a million times, but it just won't do justice to what you've captured for us. HUGE hugs and a million more thank yous... 
-Kathryn & Brian, Guerneville, Ca Dawn Ranch Lodge Wedding






We loved everything about having you as our photographer... I can't tell you enough how nice it was to have a photographer I was comfortable with and trusted there for our day. Every time I thought "I might want a photo of this" you would magically appear, snapping away. At other times, you were totally inconspicuous. Thank you. 

-Brett and Betsy, Ravenswood Historic Park wedding







THANK YOU! We are just so thrilled, so happy, still grinning. You captured the emotion of the day and all the crazy activity swirling around us so perfectly. Honestly the day was such a blur, Brian and I loved sitting back (yes, with a nice glass of rum on the couch) and reliving our wedding in slow motion. I instantly shared the links with all our family and friends, who all echoed what we've been saying more months now -- you are so talented!

-Kendra and Brian, Tiburon Yacht Club 







Wow these photos are amazing. This is exactly what we wanted. I feel that they really capture any given weekend day of our life in SF. As you know, we now live in Portland and it means everything to have that time captured well. The color is so rich! It is so very difficult to choose which we will frame and which we will put in an album etc. Adam and I just viewed the prints that you sent for his office -- gorgeous! 

-San Francisco Family session









I've been meaning to write you since the day after the wedding. I got SO MANY comments from our guests about how much they loved you and your assistant. Dave's dad called you a firecracker. Haha. Everyone really admired your ability to be in the background (yet still very present to where the action was) but also be a part of the whole event, joking around with people as you took their photo, etc. You both fit in like guests, which was really fun. And I really appreciated the gentle way that you helped Dave and me stay on track. As someone who has spent a big chunk of my career herding writers and editors, I know that that's a real skill -- and you absolutely have a gift for it. Thank you so much for shooting our wedding. THESE PHOTOS ARE AMAZING! SO AMAZING! I always look at wedding photos and think that the people look so beautiful because they are just beautiful people, but it's the photographer! I am so glad you captured me hugging my dad after he walked me down the aisle. That was one of my favorite moments (that and tending bar with Dave) of the wedding. Your photo perfectly captures that moment. I also love that one of my friend April (in the red hat) eating an oyster. Haha! 
-Nicole and Dave, Chileno Valley Ranch 













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These are amazing! Oh my gosh. We've watched it so many times already this evening. They are so beautiful and so many of them made us laugh out loud. Thank you! We are so excited to see some of the others when they're ready. I haven't the foggiest idea how we can get away with not purchasing all the images, they are so wonderful. They capture exactly the feeling of our life and our house in California, which is just what I was hoping for. Thank you! 

-Danzinger Berkeley family session










Thank you Mary!!! They are lovely. You have a great eye!!!! Everyone that saw the slideshow said they were teary eyed and felt like they were actually at the wedding. You did such a good job capturing the everyone's raw emotions! 
-Margot & Ian, Tiburon Chapel 











Mary, I was just talking to Joanna the other day about how excited I was to see photos. Well, they came within no waiting time... AND, they're EVERYTHING I could ever have dreamed, hoped, wished they would be. Cheesy, I know, but I got teary looking at them and am getting teary typing this now. Mary- they're so special. And Mary- you're so special! Your talent is unbelievable and I feel so lucky we had you at our big day. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. I wish I could type "thank you" a million times, but it just won't do justice to what you've captured for us. HUGE hugs and a million more thank yous... 
-Kathryn & Brian, Guerneville, Ca Dawn Ranch Lodge Wedding












We loved everything about having you as our photographer... I can't tell you enough how nice it was to have a photographer I was comfortable with and trusted there for our day. Every time I thought "I might want a photo of this" you would magically appear, snapping away. At other times, you were totally inconspicuous. Thank you. 

-Brett and Betsy, Ravenswood Historic Park wedding










THANK YOU! We are just so thrilled, so happy, still grinning. You captured the emotion of the day and all the crazy activity swirling around us so perfectly. Honestly the day was such a blur, Brian and I loved sitting back (yes, with a nice glass of rum on the couch) and reliving our wedding in slow motion. I instantly shared the links with all our family and friends, who all echoed what we've been saying more months now -- you are so talented!

-Kendra and Brian, Tiburon Yacht Club











Wow these photos are amazing. This is exactly what we wanted. I feel that they really capture any given weekend day of our life in SF. As you know, we now live in Portland and it means everything to have that time captured well. The color is so rich! It is so very difficult to choose which we will frame and which we will put in an album etc. Adam and I just viewed the prints that you sent for his office -- gorgeous! 
-San Francisco Family session








 


I've been meaning to write you since the day after the wedding. I got SO MANY comments from our guests about how much they loved you and your assistant. Dave's dad called you a firecracker. Haha. Everyone really admired your ability to be in the background (yet still very present to where the action was) but also be a part of the whole event, joking around with people as you took their photo, etc. You both fit in like guests, which was really fun. And I really appreciated the gentle way that you helped Dave and me stay on track. As someone who has spent a big chunk of my career herding writers and editors, I know that that's a real skill -- and you absolutely have a gift for it. Thank you so much for shooting our wedding. THESE PHOTOS ARE AMAZING! SO AMAZING! I always look at wedding photos and think that the people look so beautiful because they are just beautiful people, but it's the photographer! I am so glad you captured me hugging my dad after he walked me down the aisle. That was one of my favorite moments (that and tending bar with Dave) of the wedding. Your photo perfectly captures that moment. I also love that one of my friend April (in the red hat) eating an oyster. Haha! 
-Nicole and Dave, Chileno Valley Ranch Wedding