these two are my family.  and i really mean, my family.  

it’s hard to put into words to describe them and what they mean to you.  they first came into my life when we were fundraising for For Japan With Love.  they ended up donating about 3k from their photo sessions.  i believe i eventually got to meet them face to face at wppi the following year.  and since then, we’ve partied together, i got to witness their vow renewal and be their confetti girl, they’ve invited me to their house for dinners, jammed out on our ukeleles, chowed down on longanisas and garlic noodles, google hangout sessions galore.  but more importantly, they’ve become one of my lifelines.   they were one of the first that i called upon when Mikey passed away and in my grief and shock, they offered to fly me home from NYC without even batting an eye.  in the months after, whenever i was there to help my sister, they made an effort to be a distraction and invited me to their loving home.  over the years, it’s been so wonderful to see this family grow and be an inspiration to myself.  i love their daughters as though they were my own family and they know me as the one who lives and breathes confetti.  i can’t quite imagine what my life would be like without this family and while distance keeps us from hanging out as much as we’d like, i wouldn’t have it any other way and words will never be able to surmount to how grateful i am for this family.


not only have you captured the most precious and beautiful moments from couples and their loved ones, but i truly believe it’s because you value yourself, your families and your loved ones is how you are able to do it so well.  with all your heart and passion for others, you pour it into your work and allow your brides and grooms to feel the love they have for each other and to be proud to have.  i have loved following your work and seeing it constantly grow.  you don’t ask for the attention ever but just quietly do it your way and so incredibly.  Jonathan, thank you for always checking in on me and making your garlic noodles, for singing Toto’s Africa to cheer me up, for being my dad in this industry.  Joanne, you my dear, are an inspiration.  having seen you become the person you are today over the span of 5 years has been nothing but motivation for myself.  next to “throw confetti or get the fuck out”, my other motto is, “if Joanne can do it, so can i.”  i love you both so dearly and thank you so much for truly being two of the most caring and sincere people in this world.  my gratitude for you two is one i think about on the daily and hopefully we’ll get to hang out in person soon.

please go check out more of ENCARNACION PHOTOGRAPHY on THEIR SITE and THEIR BLOG.  you really can’t miss this out on looking at their work.  if you’re looking for a Bay Area photographer, these two are your team.


as a reminder, all the last features on this blog are dedicated to those wedding photographers that sit on the blog’s sidebar.  since i never believed i could guarantee bookings, i never have asked these guys to pay for advertising.  yet, they still wanted to be on here and call the sidebar home.  it genuinely has been my pleasure to have them on here every day.  each of them are immensely talented wedding photographers so throughout these last few weeks, please do me a favor and check out their work.  it’s the tiniest token of thanks i can give these guys.