Troy + Fiona (Wedding Photography) @ Palm Event Center, Pleasanton

Do a good job at a wedding and you’re bound to get referrals down the line. It may not be immediate – heck, it may be years, but it will happen. I shot Troy’s brother’s wedding back in 2006, so I was excited to reunite with the DeSouza family for this 2011 wedding. I had seen Troy’s brother Lance and his wife Maria at another wedding a couple years ago when she was pregnant, and lo and behold Maria was pregnant again with a little tike running around at this wedding. So neat to see families grow.

I had a fantastic time getting to know Troy and his lovely fiancée Fiona when we met for their engagement session at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. That session gave them a lot of confidence going into their wedding day – knowing what poses worked and what didn’t. The ceremony was held at All Saints Catholic Church, then we all headed over to the gorgeous Palm Event Center for the reception. Things I’ll remember from their wedding: Fiona and her giraffes, cute kids that love to dance, epic palm trees, ice cream and video games for the kids, and that wicked digital illustrator making portraits of guests at the reception.

As always, here’s my favorites from the day, feel free to check out ALL the photos at


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