traci & matt's engagement session - castello di amorosa - chateau montelena - napa valley, california

i have a new favorite spot in napa. it's called chateau montelena. this place has everything you'll ever need for an engagement session plus more. (it's also the winery which is said to have put napa on the map, having won a famous european wine contest with their chardonnay to the surprise of the parisians.) then to put icing on the cake, we also shot at the famous castello di amorosa, which matt installed the main elevator for. it also holds a special place in both of their hearts since this is the place he proposed to her. this session totally ROCKED because the beautiful couple totally gave us creative freedom which made for an awesome time and awesome photos. =)

congratulations on your engagement, traci & matt! thanks so much for introducing us to this gorgeous winery.

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where matt popped the question

the entrance to the castello

sweet embrace

inside one of the towers

enjoying the warm weather after the storms of the last couple weeks =)

the chateau montelena

strolling along the bridges through the lagoon

the private pavillion

a's fans walking through the vineyard


also, don't forget to vote for us in kcra 3's a-list "photographer of the year" contest. you can do so by clicking on the following link or the image below: http://kcra.cityvoter.com/ed-pingol-photography/biz/78628
the contest runs through april 18th, 2009.


muchas gracias!



catherine & stenly's wedding - peoples church - copper river country club - fresno, california


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to start off the new wedding season, i had the opportunity to be the assistant photographer to my good friend and awesome seattle-based photographer, erwin wijanto. you may remember catherine & stenly from the engagement session i helped erwin photograph last year in san francisco. (the two are so adorable, they sent me a personalized door hanger for my home office that reads "editing in progress" after their e-session. i use it a lot!)

despite the rain that had been showering the west coast all week, their wedding day ending up having beautiful, clear weather. they were wed at peoples church in fresno and held their reception at the copper river country club, which has gorgeous spanish-style architecture.

thanks so much for allowing me to shoot with you, erwin. as always, it's a blast to work with you! and congratulations on your marriage, cat & sten!

//ed pingol
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also, don't forget to vote for us in kcra 3's a-list "photographer of the year" contest. you can do so by clicking on the following link or the image below: http://kcra.cityvoter.com/ed-pingol-photography/biz/78628


muchas gracias!



diy floral workshop - huckleberry karen designs - sunday, march 29th

our good friend and floral designer extraordinaire, huckleberry karen, will be hosting a do-it-yourself floral workshop.

huckleberry karen designs d.i.y. workshop
date: sunday, march 29, 2009
time: 10am-12:30pm
location: fort mason in san francisco, ca
cost: $75 per person (group discounts available - please inquire)
space is limited!
for more details, please visit huckleberrykaren.blogspot.com.

here are just a few examples of some of her awesome work from the 2008 wedding season:


also, don't forget to vote for us in kcra 3's a-list "photographer of the year" contest. you can do so by clicking on the following link or the image below: http://kcra.cityvoter.com/ed-pingol-photography/biz/78628


muchas gracias!




we've been accepted into the "artistic wedding photographer society!"

we're so honored to have been accepted into the "artistic wedding photographer society!" thanks so much to those members who nominated us. we are so grateful and humbled to be included in this "society of distinguished photographers."

here's a description of the society from the website:

"The Artistic Wedding Photographer Society (awps.org) is an international association of world-class wedding photographers whose mission is to recognize wedding photographers who produce consistently amazing artistic wedding day photography. Only wedding photographers who meet the high standards of this prestigious organization are members. Membership to this society is by invitation only and is based on merit."

to view our page on the awps, please click here or or the image below:

also, don't forget to vote for us in kcra 3's a-list "photographer of the year" contest. you can do so by clicking on the following link or the image below: http://kcra.cityvoter.com/ed-pingol-photography/biz/78628


muchas gracias!

//ed pingol
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