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  • Welcome to Bay Area Wedding Photography Blog

    I have been a wedding photographer in the Bay Area for the past 7 years. I started my creative career with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Graphic Design from Academy of Art College in San Francisco. I worked as a graphic designer for many years, until I decided to pursue my true passion in life – capturing the moments as they unfold.

    Please contact me if you have any questions or are interested in booking.

    Email: richardphotographer@yahoo.com
    Phone: 408.242.1043
    Portfolio: Please visit http://www.richardphotography.com

    Richard Photography


    Own Approach


    Wedding photographs preserve the treasured moments and tender emotions of a once in a lifetime event. You deserve more than just pictures – you deserve photographs that capture all the excitement, joy and love of your special day. At Richard Photography, we strive to “get inside the moment” – using a photojournalistic style to record the unique personalities, emotions, and beauty of your wedding. We pride ourselves on our ability to work in an unobtrusive and sensitive manner – allowing you and your guests to relax and have fun.

    Your wedding deserves photography that showcases each special moment with sensitivity, grace and artistic vision. At Richard Photography, we utilize the best of photojournalism, fine art techniques, digital technology and graphic production to capture and document every aspect of your extraordinary day as it unfolds.

    Based in San Jose, California – we provide professional wedding photography services to the entire Bay Area and beyond, including destination weddings.

Mira Vista Golf and Country Club – Elena and Robert – Wedding Photography

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Mira Vista Golf

There are few moments in life as important as your wedding day. And Mira Vista provides the perfect setting to celebrate your love. With sweeping views of the Bay Area, the surrondings will highlight the joy of the occasion. The ceremony itself can either be performed inside in the Vista Room, which features a fifteen-foot high crested bay window for the backdrop, or outside on our newly constructed Vista deck, with a vast panorama that stretches from Emeryville to San Francisco and all the way north to the San Rafael Bridge (opened Sept. 2009). And once the vows have been taken, you can celebrate in one of our beautiful banquet rooms, all with rich wood paneling and flooring, vaulted ceilings, and huge working fireplaces that evoke the glamour of bygone days.

To complement the romantic ambiance, Mira Vista also provides world-class cuisine. We are also happy to make special arrangements for groups with particular dietary needs and preferences. Mira Vista is just 20 minutes from downtown San Francisco and yet when you are up here, you feel like you’re on top of the world.

The origins of Mira Vista reflect the same spirit that imbues the Club today: a group of friends and golf lovers wanting a great place to play golf and relax. There were thirteen of them at the first official meeting of “The Berkeley Country Club” as it was called back then. They met on-site at the University of California, Berkeley sometime in early 1920 to plan out their vision.

The group found a property with breathtaking views of San Francisco and the surrounding area and turned to the gifted pairing of Robert Hunter and Willie Watson (architect of the Olympic Club) to design the layout.

Robert Hunter, a fine amateur golfer, was a founding Club member and head of the Greens Committee. While Watson was initially identified as architect of record, we now know it was Hunter, not Watson, who was principally responsible for the course design. By the mid-1920′s, Hunter had formed a successful partnership with Alister MacKenzie that saw the two of them collaborate on such notable courses as Cypress Point, Meadow Club, Monterey Peninsula, and the Valley Club of Montecito.

Hunter’s book, The Links, was first published in 1926. Nearly 90 years later it remains in print and is highly regarded as an important seminal work on golf course design.

Walter Ratcliff Jr., a prominent Bay Area architect, was selected to design the Club’s magnificent English Tudor-style clubhouse and ballroom addition. It has remained substantially unaltered albeit updated and restored in 2002.

The Club suffered financial difficulties following the Great Depression. During World War II membership dropped to 100 and other entities had visions for the property. After much consideration, the Club was reorganized and adopted its current name, Mira Vista Golf and Country Club.

In 2011 the course underwent a complete restoration by Forrest Richardson & Associates. This included the installation of bent grass greens, the addition of 15 bunkers lost over time, tree removal, creek restoration, tee work, and a state of the art maintenance facility. The restoration received national recognition including the first ever Award for Excellence from the prestigious American Golf Architects Association.

The “new” Mira Vista remains a testament to the Golden Age of Golf in America and the vision of two legendary golf architects, Robert Hunter and Willie Watson.  Challenging yet playable for all skill levels, Mira Vista is back and ready to delight a new generation of Bay Area golfers.

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Foxtail Golf Club – Alison and Stanley – Wedding Photography

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Foxtail Golf Club - 100 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

 

Both the South and North Courses are open to the public! The North Course has recently been reopened after an extensive reconstruction effort – which has created an entirely new course.

The North 18 holes are a first-rate public golf course able to compete on price and quality with anyone in our region. The new design for the North Course promotes golfer-friendliness, but can offer the most skilled golfer multiple challenges if he or she chooses to take the necessary risks. And with 36 holes, Foxtail can host tournaments while at the same time have 18 holes open to the public.
Other improvements have occurred at Foxtail, in addition to those on the North and South courses. Golfers can now look forward to a quality experience whose amenities include a new sports bar and remodeled banquet facilities, positioned on opposite sides of the clubhouse area. Both are under the supervision of John Zaruka, president of ZGolf Food & Beverage Services who says, “The goal was to allow the banquet facility to stand alone and host all types of events, but not interfere with the golfer who wants to unwind after a round of golf and watch sports.”

Foxtail Golf Club is an official course for the AFGL (American FootGolf League)

FootGolf is a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf. To play FootGolf, athletes use soccer balls on a traditional golf course with 21-inch diameter cups. The rules largely correspond to the rules of golf. This wonderful game is played, for the most part, without the supervision of a referee. The game depends on the integrity of the player to show consideration for other players and to abide by the Rules. All players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy at all times and sportsmanship, regardless of how competitive they may be. This is the spirit of the Foot Golf game.

Foxtail Golf Club’s FootGolf Course has 18 holes built within the back nine of the South Course and is designed to be able play both traditional golf and FootGolf simultaneously.

The sport is played in the traditional format of up to four players per group with FootGolfers either walking the course or using golf carts. Holes are roughly half the distance of a regular golf hole. While the soccer ball doesn’t travel as far in the air as a golf ball, it will roll much farther in the fairways.

FootGolf uses golf’s basic model including tee boxes, greens, bunkers, hazards and 18 holes of play. Scorecards display par scores for each hole as in regular golf. The sport is governed by the Federation for International FootGolf and has grown primarily internationally.

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