What a gorgeous summer day it was at the amazing Meritage Resort & Spa for Vanessa and Joel’s wedding! It was an emotional day for everyone. The love and excitement from the big event filled everyones heart, and it showed in the tears of joy that flowed all day. The wedding was beautifully planned and designed by Alex and his team at Quintana Events.

I was thrilled to have been a part of this beautiful wedding, and am excited to share a handful of my favorite memories with you. I hope you enjoy.


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Wedding photography by Brian MacStay, Michelle Davis and Ashesh Stavedi of Brian MacStay Photography

Wedding Venue at The Meritage Resort & Spa

Wedding Planning by Quintana Events

Wedding Cinematography by Epic Studios

Ceremony and Reception DJ and MC by AMS Entertainment

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Wedding Photography at Brownstone Gardens in Oakley 19

Amy and Justin’s wedding at Brownstone Gardens in Oakley was a day to remember for sure! It was my first time shooting at this venue, and with temperatures in the 100’s this week, the shade from the beautiful tree canopies was a welcomed reprieve from the heat!

The lush gardens of Brownstone made for a beautiful backdrop for this fun and emotion filled wedding. The ceremony was beautiful and full of emotion. Oh, and after there was a party and a bit of dancing. Okay, I lied, there was more that a BIT of dancing. Check out the photos to see for yourself! Ha!

Here are a few of my favorite moments of the day. Enjoy!

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Wedding Photography by Brian MacStay Photography with contributing photographers Lisa Stone and John Wright

Wedding Cinematography by Crown & Anchor Cinema

Wedding Venue at Brownstone Gardens

Wedding DJ and MC – The Les

Flowers by Sweet Lilacs

Wedding Cake by Le Gateau Elegant

Boba by Tpumps

Catering by Wilma Lott

Hair and Makeup Artist – Lisa’s Hair and Makeup

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Engagement Photos at Moss Beach in Half Moon Bay 1

It was a beautiful sunny evening at Moss Beach in Half Moon Bay for Christina and Greg’s engagement photos! I love this location! Every time I shoot here it’s not only always beautiful, it’s also deserted. It’s almost as if no one knows about it. We hardly saw anyone while we were there!

Michelle and I spent a couple of hours photographing them in the wooded area above the beach, and headed down to the water for a spectacular sunset. Here are a few of my favorite photos from their session.

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Photography by Brian MacStay and Michelle Davis of Brian MacStay Photography

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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From time to time I get asked by other photographers what equipment I use to photograph my weddings and run my photography business.

Here is a comprehensive list of my equipment:
Cameras

2x Nikon D750’s
1x Nikon D3s
1x Leica M240

Lenses

Nikor 70-200mm VRII f/2.8
Nikor 85mm G f/1/4
Nikor 50mm G f/1.4
Sigma 35mm ART f/1.4
Nikor 24mm G f/1.4
Nikor 14-24mm G f/2.8
Tamaron 90mm Macro f/2.8
Leica 35mm Summicron Aspherical f/2.0
Zeiss 50mm Planar T f/2.0

Lighting Equipment

3x Godox 860ii
2x Nikon SB910
1x
Profoto B1
Lowel GL1
Wescott IceLight

Light Modifiers

MagSnoot
Magmods
Westcott Octobox
Profoto Beauty Dish
Umbrella

Light Stands

2x Manfrotto 5001B Nano
2x Manfrotto Alu Ranker

Cards

SanDisk 32GB and 64GB

Computers

27′ iMac
15′ Macbook Pro
iPad Mini

Software

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Lightroom
Photomechanic
Nik Software
Portraiture
Fundy Designer

Storage

2x Drobo 5D

Printer

Canon Pro 100

Album Companies

Finao
Graphi Studio
Queensberry
Artisan State

Studio Management

Quickbooks Online
ShootQ

SmugMug

Misc.

Wacom Tablet (Medium)
SanDisk Card Reader

Ono Camera Bag

RL Handcrafts Camera Strap – Clidesdale Pro-DLX

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San Francisco Engagement Photos at Sutro Baths and Golden Gate Park 1

Michelle and I recently spent the afternoon with Anastasia and Kent for their engagement session in San Francisco. We started out at The Palace of Fine Arts, but the wind was crazy bad so we relocated to Golden Gate Park, then headed to Lands End for sunset. It doesn’t look it from the photos, but it was COLD that day in San Francisco! Anastasia and Kent were real troopers! We had a great time with them though! I laughed a lot! Kent is a really funny guy! 🙂

Here are some of my favorite moments of our afternoon together.

San Francisco Engagement Photos at Golden Gate Park

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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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