Ray Sy Photography: Blog http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Ray Sy Photography contact@raysyphotography.com (Ray Sy Photography) Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:38:00 GMT Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:38:00 GMT http://www.raysyphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u718119204-o938027142-50.jpg Ray Sy Photography: Blog http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog 120 84 Kelsey & Dele's Wedding at the Martinelli Winery in Livermore http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2017/12/kelsey-deles-wedding-at-the-martinelli-winery-in-livermore It was such an honor photographing Dele and Kelsey’s wedding. This couple is the coolest couple you’ll ever meet. Their love for each other was apparent.

Dele looked sharp in his suit. When Kelsey walked down the aisle, she stunned them all, especially the groom.

It was a beautiful Fall wedding that took place at Martinelli Winery and Garre Winery in Livermore, CA. We couldn’t have asked for a better weather since it rained the night before.

The minister delivered a very inspiring message. The bride and groom had the most heartfelt vows we’ve ever heard. We even paused and just listened for a moment.

Everyone watched as they danced to Michael Jackson’s “Lady In My Life” so effortlessly. You can feel their parents’ bittersweet happiness as Dele danced with his mother and Kelsey with her father. 

It was a fun night with lots of dancing. It was definitely a day to remember!

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Loraine & Keenan Wedding at the Bellevue Club in Oakland http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2017/11/loraine-keenan-wedding-at-the-bellevue-club-in-oakland After meeting this beautiful couple, we thought Keenan had a quiet personality, while Loraine was just the opposite. But put them together, they are a match made in heaven!

Keenan looked like a Prince Charming in his suit and Loraine looked so elegant in her vintage dress. The Bellevue Club in Oakland was the perfect venue to have their wedding. As soon as you  walk into the Reception, you will feel like you are inside a castle’s dining room. 

The bride and groom passed out Chinese cookies to all the guests. The cookies sweetens the parting of the bride from her family as she becomes part of the groom’s family.  

They danced and partied all night. Everyone had a blast and so did we. What an incredible celebration of these two lives becoming one. It was such a pleasure to capture Keenan and Loraine’s wedding! 

Congratulations and best wishes!

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Zoe & John Wedding at Newberry Estate http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2017/4/zoe-john-wedding-at-newberry-estate We had the wonderful privilege to be part of Zoe and John Gilchrist's wedding at Newberry Estate in Brentwood. We lucked out that day as rain was in the forecast, but the sun came through for them! The place was amazing as it was within a private residence and has its very own vineyard. 

They had a beautiful wedding ceremony that day. When they shared their vows to one another, I could tell how much they cared and loved each other. It was like an event long in the making! Everyone cheered and had a great time. John even performed for Zoe that night with the band with his singing. In the end, it was a memorable experience for their friends and family. We hope these photos will remind you of their joy and happiness they shared that day.

contact@raysyphotography.com (Ray Sy Photography) Artistic Wedding Brentwood Wedding Bright Wedding Newberry Estate Silicon Valley Wedding Photographer http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2017/4/zoe-john-wedding-at-newberry-estate Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:24:25 GMT
Maissa & Andrew at the Mountain Winery http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2017/3/maissa-andrew-at-the-mountain-winery I had the wonderful opportunity to capture Maissa and Andrew on their special day. The venue was at the Mountain Winery over at Saratoga. This place usually hosts concerts during the summer but is also a perfect place to have a wedding. Both the couple's families flew from different parts of the US to celebrate with them. Andrew was the last of 5 siblings to get married.  To be able to see all his siblings encourage him on was priceless! Maissa and Andrew made every face light up and smile as they shared their vows to one another. Here are some photos captured to relive that special day.

contact@raysyphotography.com (Ray Sy Photography) Mountain Winery Silicon Valley Wedding Photographer http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2017/3/maissa-andrew-at-the-mountain-winery Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:23:21 GMT
Denise & Adam's Wedding at the Island Farm http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2016/11/denise-adams-wedding-at-the-island-farm We've never met a more down to earth couple than Adam and Denise. They are just a happy couple and grateful about life but most of all each other. So when they chose us to be their wedding photographers, we were more than thrilled! 

The lovely couple love the outdoors and have the utmost respect for Mother Nature. They also wanted their wedding to be intimate and to be shared only with very special people in their lives. 

It was fitting that they chose The Island Farm, a private venue in San Gregorio, CA. The place was a 564 acres of land filled with very old and tall redwood trees. It was so magical that you'll feel like you were in a Fairy Tale witnessing a princess getting married to her prince. What an amazing place to be married in for this Bohemian couple!

Love was definitely evident in this wedding. Not just from the couple but from each person that was there. There were lots of dancing until the sun came down. Everyone was so grateful to be celebrating this wonderful union! 

Congratulations and best wishes, Adam and Denise! May you live happily ever after!

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contact@raysyphotography.com (Ray Sy Photography) Island Farm Wedding Silicon Valley Wedding Photographer http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2016/11/denise-adams-wedding-at-the-island-farm Mon, 07 Nov 2016 18:56:09 GMT
Denise & Adam Engagement in Half Moon Bay http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2016/6/denise-adam-engagement-in-half-moon-bay Half Moon Bay is one of the most beautiful places to be along the coast of California. Working with Denise and Adam made it a real treat as they had a great time capturing their fun moments together. With their wedding coming up over the Island Farm in San Gregorio, this engagement session made it a special opportunity to capture their love for each other. We look forward to your big day in August! Here are a few photos that we've captured from their session.

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Stephanie & Nick UC Berkeley Engagement http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2015/12/stephanie-nick-uc-berkeley-engagement These two Bears met in college and Nick propose to Stephanie on the stairs in front of the clock tower. When they were talking of where to have their engagement shoot, they both thought it would be fitting to go back to the UC Berkeley campus. They just have the funnest and easy going personalities. They help mentor the teenagers in their church and we even got some parenting advice from them. They are both amazing people individually. Put them together and they make an extraordinary couple. We look forward to their wedding in March!

contact@raysyphotography.com (Ray Sy Photography) Berkeley Engagement http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2015/12/stephanie-nick-uc-berkeley-engagement Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:38:46 GMT
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Caroline & Jesus Wedding at the Los Gatos History Club http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2015/10/caroline-jesus-wedding-at-the-los-gatos-history-club ​Caroline and Jesus are one of those couples that you just easily like. He moved to California from Texas and she was originally from Boston. They both love country music and Caroline inspired Jesus to start rooting for the Boston Red Sox. They're relationship is rooted in their faith and love for each other. 

They were married at the History Club of Los Gatos. Caroline looked like a princess in her wedding gown while Jesus looked charming in his suit. 

Friends and families from all over gathered at this wonderful union. You can hear laughter of joy from every part of the room. Music started playing and mostly every guests were on the dance floor. 

Thank you for letting us capture such a special day. We wish you both the best in your journey together. 


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Jessica & Jonathan at Nestldown http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2015/8/jessica-jonathan-at-nestldown Jessica and Jonathan met each other at the YMCA where they were both counselors. Jessica is obsessed with anything Disney and got Jonathan to love it too. They both enjoy nature so the venue they chose was perfect. 

Nestldown is a place where you feel like you can let go of the day's worries and just have fun. It's been one of our favorite venues. It is a hidden gem and we are honored every time we get to photograph there.

Jessica looked radiant in her gown and Jonathan was dapper in his suit. 
They just couldn't stop smiling beginning from when they had their "first look". 

As nature lovers, they planted a tree in the pot as part of the ceremony. They had fun activities for the guests to enjoy like the giant Jenga and Jousting Sticks. When the guests looked for their table, instead of numbers, they had Disney Couples. 

We wish Jonathan and Jessica all the best. Just like the tree you planted, may you grow strong in your journey together and be deeply rooted in your foundation and love for each other!

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Paloma & Mario's Dream Wedding http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2015/7/paloma-marios-dream-wedding These High School sweethearts met on the campus hallways of Atherton High School. Boy thought Girl was cute, asked her out on a date and their love story began. They dated and broke up but when they found their way to each other again, they knew they were meant to be. 

Paloma preserved hers and Mario's dating keepsakes. We love how wonderful memories of the past were kept safe in her scrapbook.

Mario and Paloma chose the beautiful Church Of The Nativity to have their wedding. This immaculate venue is a hidden gem in Palo Alto. The courtyard was beautifully manicured. The trees and flowers served as a gorgeous backdrop.

The Reception was held just over 2 miles away at the Garden Court Hotel. This wedding was so fun, even we were bopping our heads and doing the cha-cha discreetly. We loved the special dance number that Mario and his buddies did for Paloma. This surprised Paloma as she didn't expect this from him. They performed so well that everyone at the reception was entertained. 

It was an honor to be a part of this beautiful occasion. We wish you all the best on your new journey together!


contact@raysyphotography.com (Ray Sy Photography) Church of the Nativity Garden Court Hotel Silicon Valley Wedding Photographer http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2015/7/paloma-marios-dream-wedding Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:14:57 GMT
Tracey & Jeremy's Wedding at Canyon View Banquet Hall http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2015/6/tracey-jeremys-wedding-at-canyon-view These two super athletes were a match made in heaven. Jeremy plays for the Detroit Lions of the NFL and Tracey was a Division One Track and Field player at Cal Berkeley. Aside from all their accomplishments, they are super down-to-earth. 

Tracey and Jeremy got married at the beautiful Canyon View in San Ramon, CA. Everything about this wedding was regal.  Tracey looked gorgeous in her off the shoulder gown while her groom Jeremy looked smashing in his white tux. The bridesmaids all looked lovely in their dark purple dresses and the groomsmen all looked handsome in their black tuxes. These lovebirds are pretty sharp when it comes to dressing up too. Jeremy went all out and wore Christian Louboutin shoes. Hey, if I was going to wear some Louboutins, it would be on the most special day of my life!

The venue was packed with friends and family. Everyone had a blast dancing and taking silly pictures in the photo booth. 
What an honor it was for us to be chosen to photograph this wonderful occasion!
Congratulations and best wishes, Jeremy and Tracey!

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Kendra & Remi's Peninsula Wedding http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2015/5/kendra-remis-peninsula-wedding Remi and Kendra lives in California, but their story started all the way back in High School in Seattle. It's been a long time coming but, it was worth the wait!

The Bay Area has been getting 75 degree weather even in the middle of winter. But on their wedding day, Seattle came as a guest.

California desperately need the rain so we welcomed it with gladness. It even just challenged us to be more creative. We used all the umbrellas we could find and we've never been so excited to see a puddle. 

The wedding was held at the Peninsula Covenant Church in Redwood City, CA. The church was packed with friends and family. Also among those that attended were their students at school and their parents. These two are making a huge difference in these children's lives. 

The Reception was held at the Church Hall. They had homemade pies and s'mores. All you can hear was laughter. Clearly, everyone was happy and excited for this extraordinary couple to finally wed and so were we!


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Cherie & Joe Wedding at the Immanuel Lutheran Church http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2015/4/cherie-joe-wedding-at-the-immanuel-lutheran-church This down-to-earth and fun couple chose the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Los Altos to hold both their Wedding Ceremony and Reception. The Church and the Reception Hall had natural light that shone through the glass-stained windows. The trees and flowers in bloom served as a gorgeous backdrop.

They were sent off by their family and friends with sparklers and everyone went home smiling from this wonderful wedding. 

Congratulations and best wishes, Joe and Cherie!

contact@raysyphotography.com (Ray Sy Photography) Immanuel Lutheran Church Silicon Valley Wedding Photographer http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2015/4/cherie-joe-wedding-at-the-immanuel-lutheran-church Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:46:48 GMT
Rustic Barn Wedding with Sarah and Ken in Pescadero Pie Ranch http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2015/3/rustic-barn-wedding-with-sarah-and-ken-in-pescadero-pie-ranch Only in California can you have a Barn wedding in January. Pie Ranch in Pescadero was the perfect venue for this rustic, down to earth, Beatles fans. Ken was dapper in his gray and blue suit and Sarah was graceful and classy in her vintage dress. 

Friends and family from all over came to witness this wonderful union. You can feel the love all over the room. We were moved with emotions during the exchanging of vows and when they were dancing with their parents. 

Besides that Ken and Sarah were lucky to have a 75-degree wedding in the middle of winter, they were even blessed to have a spectacular sunset.  

What a wonderful wedding this was and an honor to capture. We adored the simplicity of it all. What stood out was their love overflowing for each other, their family and friends.

When you have those hard day's night and feel like the road is long and winding. Just hold each other's hand and know that the sun will come. And sometimes, you just have to let it be. All you need is love and from what we saw and heard from your vows, you'll be alright!

Congratulations and best wishes to both of you!


contact@raysyphotography.com (Ray Sy Photography) Barn Wedding Pescadero Pie Ranch Rustic Wedding http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2015/3/rustic-barn-wedding-with-sarah-and-ken-in-pescadero-pie-ranch Thu, 19 Mar 2015 07:24:26 GMT
Arlene & Anthony's 20 Year Marriage Renewal in Paradise http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2015/1/arlene-anthonys-20-year-marriage-renewal-in-paradise What do you get when a Professional Wedding Coodinator who loves planning weddings and getting married and a Dentist who doesn't mind marrying his wife over and over again get together? A wedding every 10 years! 

These 2 lovebirds have known each other since they were teenagers and they are the funnest couple you'll ever meet. 

Anthony and Arlene celebrated their 20 years anniversary so this was their 2nd Vow Renewal. What better way to have it in the beautiful island of Oahu? Their 3 children, families and friends traveled from California to be a part and witness this amazing event.

The beach ceremony was held at Paradise Cove in Ko'Olina. They, together with their 3 children, danced to a custom made song "You and I Are One". Anthony and Arlene took some dance lessons and we got to watch them exit the ceremony dancing to a medley.

After the Ceremony, the guests got to eat dessert first and enjoyed a delicious chocolate cake. We all walked to the Luau to enjoy a great feast and an amazing, jaw-dropping entertainment. 

The wedding ended with a gorgeous sunset! What a fun couple to photograph. Most of all, what love they have for each other! These two have been an awesome example for us of what marriage is all about which is having God in the center of it all!

contact@raysyphotography.com (Ray Sy Photography) Destination Wedding Hawaiian Wedding Oahu Paradise Cove Wedding Renewal http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2015/1/arlene-anthonys-20-year-marriage-renewal-in-paradise Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:42:28 GMT
Sarah & Ken's San Francisco Engagement at Fort Point http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/sarah-kens-san-francisco-engagement When we were planning their engagement shoot for that weekend, we were faced with the looming thought of rain during our shoot. However being in California, we needed that rain to fill up our reservoirs. Ken and Sarah wanted something industrial since their wedding next year will be in a rustic barn setting. What better place than Fort Point in San Francisco! If it did rain, we could still do their engagement session since it is a covered area. When Saturday came, it did rain but only in the morning. On our way up to the city, the sky was clear and we could see the sun illuminate every part of the city. When we met I told them that they were very lucky that the weather changed for them. Sarah said Ken always brings them luck where ever he goes (or better yet, an answered prayer!).

Here are some shots that Violeta and I worked on with Ken and Sarah. Theirs will be the first wedding we'll be capturing next year. We look forward to see what we can do for you guys on your big day in January!

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Louis & Rosie's Wedding at the Green Hills Golf Club http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/louis-rosies-wedding-at-the-green-hills-golf-club I had the wonderful opportunity to be part of a lovely wedding over at the Green Hills Country club in Millbrae. Louis was an SF Police Officer and Rosie was one of 5 kids and they now live in the Bay Area. From the intimate wedding with close family and friends to the lively mariachi band that serenaded the couple, it was a wedding day to remember! Here are some photos from that day that captured this beautiful couple. We hope you'll enjoy the love, laughter, and celebration that happened that day.

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Nathan & Cristy Wedding at the Fairmont San Jose http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/nathan-cristy-wedding-at-the-fairmont-san-jose I had the wonderful privilege to capture Nathan & Cristy's wedding at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose. When I first met Nathan a while back he was only a teenager I hear was into a lot of video games. Now seeing him grow to be a man and marry the love of his life was a very enchanting event. They had a rather large wedding party composed of friends and family that they have known for years. This added to the lively character of their wedding as we captured each individual personalities of the party.

The venue was very elegant and glamorous. I really love the glass walkway between the hotel which gave us a lot of beautiful photo opportunities for Nathan and Cristy. I wanted to capture their personality being in their natural element. Both of them have a fun element to their side where doing candid shots was the way to go.  We set out to the fountains outside the hotel to get some shots with water. However it was a very crowded place. Someone even started to take a bath in the fountain as we were about to do the shoot (talk about timing).  But that didn't deter both of them from having a great time while being out there.

In the end it was great to see them start their marriage with a lot of love, laughter, and joy. Congratulations to the two of you! May you continue to grow in your love for one another in the years to come!

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Michelle & Doug's Wedding in Monterey http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/michelle-dougs-wedding-in-monterey When Doug and Michelle asked us to photograph their wedding, we were thrilled. We've known Doug for a few years as I was one of his roommates before I got married 9 years ago.

Doug and Michelle met us at separate times for pre-wedding shots. Michelle looked stunning in her wedding dress. She is just naturally beautiful. Doug looked pretty handsome in his all gray suit and tie. 

Doug and Micelle had their ceremony at Monastery Beach in Carmel. Both their parents, families and friends were so excited for both of them. Doug couldn't keep himself from being emotional as he watched his bride walk closer and closer to him. 

After the ceremony, the guests drove to Rancho Canada Golf Club in Carmel where they enjoyed a buffet dinner with Sprinkles cupcakes for dessert. 

Everyone had a wonderful time dancing and celebrating this much awaited union. 

What a beautiful wedding to be a part of. Best wishes to you both!

contact@raysyphotography.com (Ray Sy Photography) Beach Wedding Carmel Wedding Monterey Wedding, Silicon Valley Wedding Photographer http://www.raysyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/michelle-dougs-wedding-in-monterey Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:54:41 GMT