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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.

Pulgas Water Temple – Cheng and David – Wedding Photography

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Pulgas Water Temple

San Francisco built Pulgas Water Temple as a monument to the engineering marvel that brought Hetch Hetchy water more than 160 miles across California from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the Bay Area. The Hetch Hetchy Project took 24 years to build through the Great Depression at a cost of $102 million.

On October 28, 1934, the roar of Hetch Hetchy mountain water greeted everyone gathered at Pulgas Water Temple to celebrate its arrival. With vivid memories of the fire that had raged unchecked after the Great Earthquake of 1906, the city rejoiced in its new secure, plentiful supply of high quality drinking water. The frieze above the columns expresses the city’s joyful relief: “I give waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people.”

Pulgas Water Temple was designed in the Beaux Arts style by William Merchant, a San Francisco architect trained by Bernard Maybeck. Merchant’s design featured fluted columns and Corinthian capitals to reflect the architecture of ancient Greeks and Romans, whose engineering methods were used to build the new water system. Artist and master stone carver Albert Bernasconi brought Merchant’s drawings to life.

Enjoying the Site

Pulgas Water Temple is located about one-half mile south of the Cañada Road trailhead. To get there, take Interstate 280 to the Edgewood Road exit. Proceed west on Edgewood Road to Cañada Road, then north on Cañada Road approximately two miles to the temple.

The Pulgas Water Temple is a stone structure west of I-280 at 80 Cañada Road, Redwood City, CaliforniaUSA, designed by architect William G. Merchant. It was erected by the San Francisco Water Department to commemorate the 1934 completion of the Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct and is located at the aqueduct’s terminus. In 1938, the original water temple was replaced with the current design.[1]

 The water temple consists of fluted columns arranged in a circle, upon which a large stone masonry ring with the words“I give waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people “ [from Isaiah 43:20] are inscribed. There is a large, tree-lined reflecting pool to the east. The water temple grounds can be rented for weddings or special events.

San Francisco and surrounding communities get water from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir approximately 160 miles away via the Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct. Water once made the journey to the Pulgas Water Temple and flowed over a small C-shaped waterfall within the water temple itself where it continued approximately 800 feet down a canal to the west into Upper Crystal Springs Reservoir. Starting in 2004, water no longer flows through the temple, but instead is diverted to a nearby treatment plant where chloramine added at the Sunol treatment plant is removed. The retreated water then either enters the drinking water system after being chloraminated yet again at another plant or is stored as surplus inUpper Crystal Springs Reservoir.

Hours

Pulgas Water Temple and its parking lot are open to the public on weekdays, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

The parking lot is closed on weekends, except for permitted events. To obtain a permit for your wedding or group event, call us at 650-872-5900.

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Startlite Banquets – Wedding Photography – Elizabeth and Sergio Wedding

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OMG how exciting Richard.. I got super emotional looking through these pics. I absolutely love them!!

-Elizabeth Gonzalez

Hey, just want to compliment you on the fine job you did with the “teaser” pictures. Well done, we love them. Looking forward to seeing the rest when you finish. Thanks for the preview!

-Sergio

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Startlite Banquets

Starlite Banquets Facility has been serving the California community for over 20 years. Throughout the years, thousands of hosts have trusted us with  their most treasured occasions. We offer a beautiful banquet room in the Willow Glen community in San Jose, and welcome the opportunity to host  your special event.

Our ballroom can comfortably accommodate up to 430 of your guests for any  of your special events including weddings, anniversaries, engagements,  quinceanera, corporate events, meetings, conferences, and more. We are  the perfect place to fascinate your guests with quality food, excellent  service, and exquisite design.

Browse our Web site for more information about Starlite Banquets Facility. If  you have any questions or would like to speak with a representative  regarding our hall, please e-mail us atsales@starlitebanquets.com or call us at 408-286-1050.

At Starlite Banquets Facility, Our goal is to help you plan an event that your family and friends won’t soon forget!

Starlite Banquets Facility offers the highest quality of services on the market today. Since its foundation, we have provided superior service to our customers and have assisted them in achieving their goals. Our commitment to excellence have earned us the reputation as one of the best banquets in the area.

At Starlite Banquets Facility, you receive the kind of quality and service you expect from a leader. Our business is always evolving as the needs or our customers change and as new opportunities are created in the market.

We make it our responsibility to know you and your business. We work closely with you to ensure that the solutions we provide are tailored to meet your unique needs and challenges. We are committed to your success.

At Starlite Banquets Facility, our highest priority is satisfied customers. You are important to us and you can expect us to go the extra mile for your business. Superior customer service is the hallmark of Starlite Banquets Facility. We are proud to serve you and work hard to earn your business.

 

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