Kira and Alex’s wedding was a wonderful reminder of why I LOVE photographing weddings! It was my pleasure sharing a gorgeous Saturday with this beautiful couple and their loving family and friends! Their ceremony at Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club was beautiful, romantic, and down right funny! And the wedding reception was full of all the joy, humor and laughter you would expect during a celebration of two amazingly loving families becoming one!

I was so very privileged to be there to capture these wonderful movements an preserve these precious memories!

Congratulations Kira and Alex! Love you guys! – Brian

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Wedding Coordinator – Jean Marks

Couple Getting Ready and Lodging – Stanford Park Hotel

Ceremony & Reception Venue – Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club

Florist – Erica Rose Design

Catering and Cake – Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club

Photographers – Brian MacStay, Michelle Davis and Ashesh Satvedi

DJ and Reception Lighting – Jason Mitchell of Gatsby Entertainment

Transportation – Lone Star Limo

Hair and Makeup – Wow Pretty

Wedding Gown – Jinza Couture Bridal

Brian serves the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey and Carmel Peninsula, Wine Country including Sonoma County and the Napa Valley, the East Bay,  San Jose, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe and wedding destinations worldwide.

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If you are still deciding on weather or not to upgrade to one of our wedding collections that include a second professional photographer I think these two images below say it all.

Taken at Kira and Alex’s Wedding during their first look. One moment. Two memories captured.:)

Second photo by Michelle Davis

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I’ve been getting a lot of questions recently on how I go about lighting my couples in the evening under very low light, so I thought I would put together a short workshop for those interested in attending. I want to keep the group fairly small and make it very reasonably priced. There will be a maximum of 10 students, and it is first come first served.

Here are the details:

What: Low light and night engagement style photography workshop

What I will cover: Posing techniques, the equipment I use (which is not much, usually one light), modifiers, on and off camera flash vs video light, trouble shooting mixed lighting conditions, and more.

When: Wednesday, April 29th from 6 pm to 9 pm

Where: San Francisco Embarcadero

Cost: $150

To reserve a spot please contact me directly at brian@brianmacstayphotography.com

Thank you! Hope you can make it!

Below are a handful of examples taken at night mostly the Embarcadero area in San Francisco

Workshop Blog

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I had an opportunity recently to join my friend at Michelle Davis Photography on a maternity shoot in Pleasanton. We had a wonderful time with this beautiful couple, so in love, and so excited for the new addition to their family on the way!

Here are a few moments I was happy to capture for them.

Maternity Portraits in Pleasanton

Hair and Makeup by Angela Womack

 Brian serves the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey and Carmel Peninsula, Wine Country including Sonoma County and the Napa Valley, the East Bay,  San Jose, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe and wedding destinations worldwide.

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It was yet another beautiful afternoon for Nickole and Troy’s San Francisco wedding at the beautiful Fairmont! The rain clouds came in, sprinkled for a tiny bit, and headed out just in time for their gorgeous ceremony out on the terrace.

We enjoyed an afternoon and evening of celebration with Nickole and Troy’s wonderful family and friends! Here my favorite moments from their big day!

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Wedding Vendors

Wedding Venue: San Francisco Fairmont 

Officiant: Reverend Gerald Caprio

Ceremony Music: Musical Heart Strings

Band: KJ Allstars

Florist: Flowers by Sue / Sue Buhagiar

Hair: Molly Wilson

Makeup: Whitney Vallerga

Coordinators: 2 Friends Events

Brian serves the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey and Carmel Peninsula, Wine Country including Sonoma County and the Napa Valley, the East Bay,  San Jose, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe and wedding destinations worldwide.

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