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Garré Vineyard Wedding – Livermore Wedding Photographer

Livermore Wedding Photographer, Maria D Photography is based the the Tri-Valley East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. Available for weddings and other photography needs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.


I recently had the pleasure of photographing Gisela and Gabriel’s wedding at the Martinelli Event Center at Garré Vineyard in Livermore. I loved working with this adorable couple and wish them a lifetime of happiness together. Be sure to scroll down to the end of this post and view their wedding slideshow!

Their wedding venue has lovely views of rolling vineyard hills from the ceremony location, a large indoor hall and a spanish style courtyard for a beautiful outdoor reception.

This venue has a comfortable bridal suite where the bride and her bridesmaids got ready for the ceremony.


There is a separate space for the groom to dress as well ensuring the bride and groom don’t see each other until the ceremony.


The winery grounds offer many beautiful backdrops for wedding photos.


The courtyard was fantastic for a warm summer evening reception and a great place for a first dance as husband and wife.


No wedding is compete until the bride and groom make their grand exit. The double doors at Martinelli Event Center are perfect!



Livermore Wedding Photographer available throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in cities including, but not limited to: Livermore, Pleasanton, Danville, Sunol, Dublin, San Ramon, Castro Valley, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, San Jose, Los Gatos, Saratoga. 

Bay Area Venue locations: Garré Vineyards, Martinelli Event Center, Freedom Hall and Gardens, Shoreline Park, Rengstorff House, Michaels at Shoreline, Elliston Vineyards, Wente, Concannon, Rios Lovell, Elliston Vineyards


San Francisco Giants Home Run Hitter | Half Moon Bay Photographer

I had the best time with this family for their beach session. Seriously, the San Francisco Giants need to take note…their future home run hitter is already hitting it out of the ball park and he’s only 22 months old!

This turned out to be a great day on the beach  for this Half Moon Bay Photographer. While other parts of the bay were struggling with high temps we were enjoying cooler weather, a slight breeze, crashing waves, and no fog! That’s the thing about living in the San Francisco Bay Area, perfect weather is rarely ever more than a 30 minute drive away.

Thank you, “A” family. You were a delight to work with. Perfect wardrobe, adorable little slugger, gorgeous mom in a perfect beach dress, and a proud dad who knows how to pick the perfect gift for Mother’s Day.

Half Moon Bay Photographer

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Motorcycle | Rancho San Antonio | Los Altos Photographer

Had a great Father’s Day with my dad …and my camera. I’ve been wanting to do a shoot with him on his motorcycle. Couldn’t quite envision how it would work, or rather where it would work, when out of no where the location came to me.

I hoped that the spot I wanted to shoot in would be fairly empty and we got really, REALLY, lucky. The area was crowded with hikers and miniature airplane flyers (sorry, don’t know what they’re really called) but the spot I wanted and the space I needed was perfectly empty. hmmm, now that I think of it maybe the others were worried a plane would take a crash landing in that spot?

As you can see my mom and kids couldn’t be left out. My son is just 18 months and has only a few words at this point, but after Grandpa let him play with all the buttons and switches on his motorcycle he quickly started screaming out “Pa-Pop”! As I was editing this video he’d yell out “Pa-Pop” and start laughing every time he saw grandpa in a picture. Too cute!



Trike Motorcycle


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