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Mellie and Ryan's Monterey Wedding

Newest addition to the blog is Mellie and Ryan's wedding near Monterey. The day was perfect, not only was the weather gorgeous but the entire wedding was a picture perfect seaside wedding. From photos along the coast, to the beautiful beach house they rented to get ready it was all a seaside delight. 

By Costy Alex

Mellie and Ryan's Monterey Wedding

Jessica and Andrew's engagement at UOP


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Jessica and Andrew's engagement at UOP

Stephanie and Patrick's Jacob Myers Park Engagement

Although I'm working on their wedding photos now (which are superb and can't wait to share). I photographed Stephanie and Patrick's engagement session this Summer at Jacob Myers Park in Escalon. It was a new location for me which is always nice for me to get out and explore. Was not only a visually stunning but, also had a rustic charm about it. Though nothing is as rewarding as photographing a lovely couple soon to share their wedding day. I look forward to sharing more soon (this week hopefully).

By Costy Alex

Stephanie and Patrick's Jacob Myers Park Engagement

Lindsay and Kenneth's UOP Engagement Session

Greetings everyone! Up now is Lindsay and Kenneth's engagement session at UOP. Now, I love the UOP campus because it's stunning year round, it's one of my favorite local locations. Nothing makes a great location even better than a lovely couple.  Engagement sessions are some of my favorite sessions. While weddings are truly special and blissful, engagement sessions are intimate. That is, it is our chance as photographers to get to know our couples and to work out those pre-wedding jitters. We can laugh together, and capture special moments that way couples have one less thing to worry about on the wedding day. The result from every session is not only beautiful photos but the building of the photographer - couple relationship.

By Costy Alex

Lindsay and Kenneth's UOP Engagement Session

Josanna and Klein's Engagement at Micke Grove Park

I've known Josanna for a few years now, we've worked on fashion projects and have been published together in the past. When I heard she had gotten engaged, I offered her an engagement session. After talking, we decided to have the session at the Japanese Garden at Micke Grove Park. It was nice to meet Klein and catch up with Josanna since our last project. I wish them all the best on the way to their new life together.

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Josanna and Klein's Engagement at Micke Grove Park

Lizette and Chris's Micke Grove Japanese Garden Wedding

Not too long ago, I captured Lizette and Chris's wedding at the Japanese Garden in Micke Grove Park. They were a great couple to work with, I love when couples incorporate things they love. In this case, the groom and groomsmen had a little fun and became jedis while and the Bride and Bridesmaids became wizards. I've been longing to capture events at the park, it's definitely one of my favorite local locations for weddings or engagements. While the park is limited in terms of space, it is a hidden gem not too far from Stockton. It's quaint with beautiful landscape and scenery. Lizette and Chris's wedding was at the perfect time of the year too, there were many beautiful flowers in bloom.


By Costy Alex

Lizette and Chris's Micke Grove Japanese Garden Wedding

Maribel and Elias's Grand Island Mansion Engagement

Not too long ago, I had the opportunity to photograph Maribel and Elias's engagement at their venue of the Grand Island Mansion. Initially, we had planned to shoot at another location however, the weather was unfavorable so we instead shot at the Grand Island Mansion. I think the photos turned out beautifully and I always enjoy shooting at gorgeous venues such as the Grand Island Mansion. Earlier, I had a wedding at the venue which was gorgeous and I'm excited to have more sessions and weddings coming up at the Grand Island Mansion!

By Costy Alex

Maribel and Elias's Grand Island Mansion Engagement

Ashley and Ian's Grand Island Mansion Wedding

One of my first weddings this year was Ashley and Ian's, and it was gorgeous. They are such a wonderful couple, I'm so glad to have met them and was able to capture their big day at the Grand Island Mansion. There were so many really stunning photos, but I decided to post only a *few* here or else there would be hundreds and hundreds of photos to view!


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Ashley and Ian's Grand Island Mansion Wedding

Pre-Quince Photos in Arnold

A few years back when I was still building a portfolio, I had captured a couple named Crystal and Horacio. Earlier this year, I was contacted by Crystal's family to capture their younger daughter's quince. It was quite heartwarming for me, to get to work with the family again and that they thought about me for their daughter's quince. I'm still so touched and honored that they thought of me! The photos are gorgeous if I might add! We had a pre-Quince photoshoot in Arnold while there was snow still on the ground! I must say despite it was very cold there was nothing but smiles. 

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Pre-Quince Photos in Arnold

Rachel and Ramon's Beringer Winery Engagement

It seems, I'm always playing catch-up when it comes to posting, and updating the blog. I had the pleasure of capturing Rachel and Ramon's engagement session awhile ago but just now getting the chance to post these amazing photos! It was my first time visiting Beringer winery and I must say, it is stunning! The grounds are beautiful but, I was lucky to get an "inside look" on the grounds! I had such a blast with Rachel and Ramon they were a joy to work with and I think this engagement is among my favorites. I can't wait until I photograph their wedding later this year! 



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Rachel and Ramon's Beringer Winery Engagement

Chris and Clair's New Years Eve Wedding

My last wedding in 2017 was a first for me, it was my first New Year's Eve wedding that I've had. It was amazing to share the end of a year, the ushering of a New Year with this amazing couple's wedding. To share in the love and joy of a couple being wed certainly sets off the New Year with a bang! It was such a pleasure to be able to capture Chris and Clair's wedding.



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Chris and Clair's New Years Eve Wedding

Namphuong and Scott's Penn Valley Wedding

I wanted to share a wonderful Penn Valley wedding I photographed. Not only did we have gorgeous weather during the day with a great view of Lake Wildwood but, at night we were lucky to have a night full of bright stars! Even though it was quite cold, we snuck away for a few minutes to take photos under the Milky Way. The surrounding area was gorgeous, I hope someday I will come back in the fall to take photos of the landscape. 

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Namphuong and Scott's Penn Valley Wedding

Samantha and Hendrick's San Francisco Engagement

Not so long ago, I had teased some photos of Samantha and Hendrick's engagement session on my facebook, now I'm excited to share more from their engagement. They braved a chilly evening, and the photos could not have turned out more stunning. We went to a few of my favorite San Francisco  locations from Crissy Field with it's iconic view of the golden gate, to the majestic palace of fine arts, and we wrapped up the night at pier seven, with views of the Bay Bridge and the San Francisco skyline. I loved working with them, and could not be more stoked to be sharing my first 2018 session, I can feel this year will be full of exciting weddings, and engagement sessions!

By Costy Alex

Samantha and Hendrick's San Francisco Engagement

Ian and Ashley's San Francisco Flowershop Engagement Session

Sharing Ian and Ashley's engagement session which was shot at an absolutely flower shop in San Francisco. I think this cute little flower shop has been one of the most unique locations that I've had the pleasure of shooting an engagement session. I'm excited to capture their wedding in just a few short days!


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Ian and Ashley's San Francisco Flowershop Engagement Session

Pam and Kevin's Ukiah Wedding

Now up on the blog is Pam and Kevin's wedding in Ukiah. They had a stunning backyard wedding with gorgeous mountain views!


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Pam and Kevin's Ukiah Wedding

Clair and Chris's Roberts Regional Park Engagement

Before the New Year, I had captured Chris and Clair's engagement session at Roberts Regional Park

, in  Oakland. We had tons of fun during our session they were such a lovely couple, and they brought their dog too. Best of all  we were able to get tons of gorgeous photos! I enjoy photographing at Roberts Regional Park because of it's different sceneries. You have beautiful forestry and gorgeous mountain views!

By Costy Alex

Clair and Chris's Roberts Regional Park Engagement

B and M's wedding at the Clubehouse at Paradise Valley

Recently, I captured an amazing couple, B and M at the Clubhouse at Paradise Valley in Fairfield. It was a beautiful day and I'm very glad and honored to have captured their special day!



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B and M's wedding at the Clubehouse at Paradise Valley

Genna and Ethan's Backyard Wedding

Recently I had the opportunity to photograph Genna and Ethan's beautiful backyard wedding! 
I've been able to capture some truly beautiful backyard weddings this year, and I must say I enjoy the intimacy of backyard weddings. It was a true joy to capture Genna and Ethan's wedding!

By Costy Alex

Genna and Ethan's Backyard Wedding

Namphuong and Scott's Grass Valley Engagement

Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing Namphuong and Scott's engagement at the Empire Mine State Historic Park in Grass Valley.
The Park was quite unique it was of course beautiful due to greenery but, it also had some neat fixtures as well. I had a ton of fun capturing this engagement with Scott and Namphuong.

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Namphuong and Scott's Grass Valley Engagement

Holly and Anthony's Placerville Wedding

Holly and Anthony's wedding has been one I've been excited to share! The High Sierra Iris and Wedding Gardens is quite picturesque and the day was gorgeous.
I teased one amazing photo from their wedding last week but, glad to finally be sharing their wedding on my blog.

By Costy Alex

Holly and Anthony's Placerville Wedding

Rachael and Matt's Rustic Roberts Regional Park Wedding


 This summer, I had the pleasure to photograph Rachael and Matt's wedding at Roberts Regional Park. The big trees were amazing and, I loved the rustic aesthetic their wedding had.
This summer has been filled with beautiful weddings and I still have a few more to share on the blog!

By Costy Alex

Rachael and Matt's Rustic Roberts Regional Park Wedding

Jene and Jordan's Knights Ferry Engagement

Earlier this Summer I had the pleasure to photograph Jene and, Jordan's engagement in Knights Ferry. This was my first time at Knights Ferry and, I always enjoy getting to photograph wonderful couples in amazing and new locations! I can't wait to photograph their wedding next year!



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Jene and Jordan's Knights Ferry Engagement

Pam and Kevin's Spring Engagment

It has been quite the busy Summer! Now, that things are calming down I hope to catch up on sharing some of the great moments I've captured in the past few months! First up is Pam and Kevin's adorable engagement session at Cline cellars in Sonoma. We enjoyed the beautiful vineyard and we were just in time for all the Spring blooms!



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Pam and Kevin's Spring Engagment

Crystal and Horacio's Livermore Engagement session

I will be sharing a few great engagement sessions this weekend starting with, Crystal and Horacio's engagement session at Del Valle Regional Park.

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Crystal and Horacio's Livermore Engagement session

Chong and Daniel's San Ramon Wedding at the Bridges

It sure has been a busy past few months! I've been sharing mostly engagement sessions recently which is why I'm so excited to share photos from this gorgeous wedding! It was a pleasure to capture Chong and Daniel's wedding in San Ramon at their beautiful venue, The Bridges. They were such a fun couple to capture and, I hope everyone likes these photos as much as I.

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Chong and Daniel's San Ramon Wedding at the Bridges

B and M's Vacaville engagement session

So pleased to share B and M's engagement session at Pena Adobe Park in Vacaville! The park is gorgeous this time of year offering beautiful rolling hills, and a serene lagoon. We had such a blast, and I'm excited to share their beautiful photos!

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B and M's Vacaville engagement session

Jersey and Frankie's San Francisco engagement session

New on the blog is Jersey and Frankie's San Francisco engagement session! I had a blast capturing them at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, Palace of Fine Arts, as well as Crissy Field. I'm looking forward to capturing their big day later this year!

By Costy Alex

Jersey and Frankie's San Francisco engagement session

San Francisco Couple Shoot with Fro and Mike


Finally get to post these gorgeous photos with an amazing couple! They came all the way to San Francisco to capture photos with Stow Lake as our gorgeous background! Not to mention we had wonderful weather albeit a bit chilly, but the day could not have been any more perfect.


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San Francisco Couple Shoot with Fro and Mike

Couple photos with Veronica and Kevin in San Francisco



Now up on the blog, my shoot with beautiful couple Veronica and Kevin. The weather couldn't have been any more beautiful for San Francisco in February! It was great to get out and shoot Veronica and Kevin in Golden Gate Park, and they even braved the cold wind of Baker Beach in the evening (and the Palace of Fine Arts).

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Couple photos with Veronica and Kevin in San Francisco

Karen and Jason's City Hall and Allied Arts Guild Wedding

Karen and Jason's gorgeous wedding is now up on the blog! I spent two days capturing their wedding, from San Francisco City Hall to The Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park! 2016 brought many wonderful couples, but Karen and Jason were the sweetest!



By Costy Alex

Karen and Jason's City Hall and Allied Arts Guild Wedding

Alexandria and Ivan's Wedding


Newest Addition to our blog is Alexandria and Ivan's beautiful Martinelli Center wedding in Livermore. We recently shares their engagement photos and now we're very happy to share their wedding photos!

By Costy Alex

Alexandria and Ivan's Wedding

Mike and Juliana's Engagement

Another engagement blog post! We wish Mike and Juliana all the best on their upcoming wedding, we were very honored to capture their engagement photos! Taken at the gorgeous UOP campus in Stockton, California!



































By Costy Alex

Mike and Juliana's Engagement