Sarah and Chris, Wedding at Mavericks, Half Moon Bay

It was a beautiful, rare, summer day with perfect weather in Half Moon Bay. It was a pleasure spending the day with Sarah, Chris and their family and friends were a super nice and laid back crowd. I was recovering more slowly than expected from foot surgery and enlisted the help of an uber talented friend and colleague to provide additional photography to back me up. Fortunately, I was quite able and we were able to present a beautiful set of photos for my grateful client!

Here’s the kind review I received from the father of the bride:

In August of this year, Rudi Halbright and his assistants did the photography for my daughter’s wedding in Half Moon Bay, CA. They were not only exceptional at taking the traditional “must have” photos, but were also innovative with staging extremely interesting and unique situation poses. During the reception, Rudi and his assistant blended into the party while capturing moments that were truly emotional and genuine; the essence of the event….people being themselves. Rudi Halbright demonstrated to be a consummate professional, and is truly a honest person who is pleasant to be around. Meet the man in person and you will know this is true….you won’t go wrong with Rudi. – John M.

You can see this and other reviews posted on my WeddingWire Page.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the day:

Mavericks Half Moon Bay


Thanks to the whole crew who made the day great!

Event Coordinator: Jaime McFaden

DJ: Rob Goldberg

Minister: Eric Selm

Videographer: Adam Clark

MaiThai SF, a great place for Thai Massage!


Mai Trieu, a popular Thai Massage Therapist in San Francisco decided to venture out on her own and needed some photos for her new website. She has created a really nice space and it was a pleasure to work with her and capture it! You can see more of the photos and more about her massage on her website at MaiThaiSF.

Engagement Portraits of Michal and Eli at the Lawrence Hall of Science and on the Berkeley Campus

It was a joy photographing Michal and Eli with the awesome view from the Lawrence Hall of Science and on the beautiful grounds of the Berkeley campus. They enjoyed the opportunity to memorialize their time at Berkeley before they headed down to Los Angeles for their wedding.

Darla’s High School Pre-Graduation Ball in Orinda, CA

I photographed Darla and her boyfriend before their senior ball at the Lafayette Hotel and Spa and near her school, Campolindo High School. These also served as her senior portraits. It was quite a scene at the park near the school as all of the kids gathered with their dates and families before the dance!

Sarah and Chris, Engagement Photos at Mavericks in Half Moon Bay

I had a great time photographing Sarah and Chris a few weekends ago. We photographed around the site of their wedding at the Inn at Mavericks in Half Moon Bay. It was nice to have some relaxed time to get acquainted and to photograph them connecting with each other. They make a great couple. I also got to meet Sarah’s dad who was a total pleasure to have around for the shoot. He was kind enough to play assistant for a few minutes holding a reflector in place for one of the shots! We managed to get most of the photos before the fog rolled in and then had the chance to get some rather different images in the softer light.

Engagement Portrait at Mavericks in Half Moon Bay
Couple Portrait in Half Moon Bay, California
Engagement Portrait on the Beach at Mavericks
Portrait among the trees in Half Moon Bay