Wedding – Andi and Aaron – Foxtail Wedding Photographer

Photos posted by Morgan Bellinger on June 26th, 2011

Andi and Aaron are friends of some old friends of mine. I’m so happy I was recommended to photograph their beautiful Rohnert Park Foxtail wedding – referrals from friends have formed the heart of this wedding season! Anyhow, you may remember their Petaluma Adobe engagement photos from here. They were married at the golf course in the heart of Rohnert Park, just a few blocks from my elementary school, Marguerite Hahn. Foxtail is a well-known venue and had just about everything you could ask for. I arrived early in the morning after photographing the rehearsal barbecue dinner in Petaluma the night before, and got to shoot the bride’s preparations – usually my favourite part of the wedding day. The ceremony was outside on a gorgeous summer day, behind a well manicured putting green, and included a cool mid-bridal-procession dance down the aisle. The reception was held at the golf course venue, and included a delicious work of art by Carolyn, of Your Sweet Expectations. Thanks for looking!


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Wedding – Robyn and Ed – Arizona State University Danforth Chapel Wedding Photographer

Photos posted by Morgan Bellinger on June 13th, 2011

Robyn and Ed were married at Arizona State University’s Danforth Chapel, on the Tempe campus; the reception was held at Rula Bula restaurant on Mill Avenue. This wedding featured a couple of good friends of mine from my Sun Devil days, a bicycle rickshaw ride (I rode on the back of a tandem to take the photos) across campus and through the streets of Tempe, and a delicious Irish dinner. Hugh Hallman, the Mayor of Tempe, was the officiant – it was great to see him since I photographed his portrait for the Phoenix New Times several years prior.


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Engagement – Megan and Alex – Yosemite Engagement Session

Photos posted by Morgan Bellinger on June 10th, 2011

I was flattered when Megan and Alex e-mailed me after seeing Andy & Erin’s wedding photos and asked if we could do an engagement session in Yosemite. They’re getting married in the same place, the Evergreen Lodge near Hetch Hetchy, and it was an honor to be asked to return and take some more photos of another adorable couple. I met with Megan and Alex at the lodge for a drink the night before our session, we discussed what they like in wedding photos and went over my portfolio, and I camped in the National Forest and woke up super-early to take advantage of the morning light. Oh, and yes, that’s a real rainbow behind them in the photos on the Hetch Hetchy reservoir dam. Thanks for looking!


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Engagement – Lisa-Mei and Nick, Part 2 – Golden Gate Park Engagement Photos

Photos posted by Morgan Bellinger on June 10th, 2011

Lisa-Mei and Nick wanted to do some photos without the dogs – to complement the photos we took at Schoolhouse Beach. We decided to meet at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park one afternoon. We ended up wandering around Stow Lake, through the rose garden, and by the trees at the Holocaust Memorial. It was a beautiful time to take photos. Please let me know what you think.


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Engagement – Marlo and Scott – Stanford Engagement Photos

Photos posted by Morgan Bellinger on April 28th, 2011

Marlo and Scott are getting married this summer at a private home on the peninsula. They asked me to come take some engagement photos at a few places that are important to them – a picnic clearing, the Stanford University machine shop, and their neighborhood. I think some of these are pretty unique and fun, and they showcase their personalities well – I’d love to hear how you feel about these Stanford University engagement photos. I never thought I’d do a machine shop engagement session, it was kind of amazing to see it.


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Engagement – Lisa-Mei and Nick – Schoolhouse Beach Engagement Session

Photos posted by Morgan Bellinger on April 17th, 2011

Lisa-Mei and Nick found me on Photoshelter and asked if I’d shoot their Sonoma County beach wedding this September. We decided to take some engagement photos along the same lovely coastline, at Schoolhouse Beach and then in the town of Bodega. They brought their well-behaved dogs and we had a wonderful time – I love engagement sessions that are real and down to earth and tell the story of something that the couple might normally be doing. The west side of Sonoma County is such an idyllic wedding setting – there are all sorts of beautiful nooks and crannies – like Barley and Hops, in Occidental, for example. Thanks for looking, and keep an eye out for another post from this lovely couple – we’re planning another session in the city, without the dogs.

  1. Jesse Clark posted the following on August 10, 2011 at 9:37 am.

    This is an incredible in-the-moment shot – really great timing here Morgan. And I like what you did with the tone curve in development :) Keep it up!


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Engagement – Katie and Jamie – Santa Cruz Engagement Photos

Photos posted by Morgan Bellinger on March 11th, 2011

Jamie and Katie saw Sam and Mark’s Santa Cruz engagement photos and asked me to come down and shoot at West Cliff, on the west end of town. They were lovely to work with, and were even willing to drive up to Swanton Berry Farm, near Davenport, around 10 miles north of Santa Cruz, to take some more engagement photos.

  1. Stephen K. posted the following on March 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm.

    I have to be honest, I really hate the new viewing system you’re using. It takes fooooooorever to load a photo when you click the next button.

    I like the old version when I could scroll through the entire set in 15 seconds total and really focus on the 2-3 I like.


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Wedding – Milana and Neven – Serbian Wedding Photographer

Photos posted by Morgan Bellinger on March 9th, 2011

Milana and Neven were married on February 5, 2011 at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Phoenix, AZ; a reception followed at Inspirador, in Chandler, AZ.

The slideshow above is new to my blog – if you have a moment, please let me know what you think!

  1. Shiranne posted the following on March 10, 2011 at 9:26 am.

    I liked the old way better, just because I normally read your posts in my RSS reader. Perhaps you could have both? Also, is there any way to make the slideshow comment text larger?

    Wonderful work, as always :)


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Engagement – Mackenzie and Matt – Scottsdale Engagement Photos

Photos posted by Morgan Bellinger on February 23rd, 2011
Mackenzie's an old friend from college - I hadn't yet met her fiance, Matt, before the engagement shoot.

Mackenzie's an old friend from college - I hadn't yet met her fiance, Matt, before the engagement shoot.

We started at twilight in Old Town Scottsdale, right along the Arizona Canal.

We started at twilight in Old Town Scottsdale, right along the Arizona Canal.

The architecture in the area is beautiful - this is one of the fountains along the canal.

The architecture in the area is beautiful - this is one of the fountains along the canal.

We arrived just after sunset - shooting in low light is so much fun!

We arrived just after sunset - shooting in low light is so much fun!

Mackenzie has a background in event planning, so I can't wait to shoot her wedding!

Mackenzie has a background in event planning, so I can't wait to shoot her wedding!

Mackenzie and Matt are getting married this fall in Arizona and asked me to take some twilight engagement photos in Old Town Scottsdale and at Tempe Town Lake

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  1. Diana posted the following on February 23, 2011 at 3:43 pm.

    Very cool! Definitely want to pick your brain and hear how you set up the off camera flash.


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