I am so obsessed with this cute couple!! Their Marin County garden wedding was absolutely gorgeous! It was so difficult to narrow down their photos because every single one happened to be my favorite!!! Jeanine and Gary met in college and got engaged around Christmas time!! I asked what they were most looking forward to […]

Weddings & Elopement

November 4, 2022

Marin County Garden Wedding

Sydney Jai Photography - Northern California wedding photographer, bride and groom photos, golden hour wedding photos

So you’re looking to plan a wedding in a year? Maybe you’re just engaged and ready to get this show on the road?? Here’s my breakdown of some tasks to get done roughly a year out from your wedding! Freshly Engaged Have fun announcing your engagement!! Seriously – this is a big one! Take some […]

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October 26, 2022

What to Do a Year Before Your Wedding

Sydney Jai Photography - Northern California Wedding Photographer, How to plan a wedding, wedding planning tips

Susie and Barry had the sweetest intimate Napa Valley Vineyard Wedding!! They were so freaking fun and I had a blast shooting their wedding! Getting ready photos are some of my favorites and these did not disappoint!! Susie’s strapless a-line wedding dress was STUNNING and she had the most gorgeous bridal hair and makeup look!! […]

Weddings & Elopement

October 21, 2022

Intimate Napa Valley Vineyard Wedding

Sydney Jai Photography - Napa Valley Wedding Photographer, bride and groom photos, winery wedding venue, vineyard wedding venue

“Planning a wedding is a BIG job and you’ll spread out any potential stress over time if you simply spread it out.” You won’t be able to plan your wedding in one day… so break it up into bite-sized portions. This wil not only decrease stress but allow you time to search your ideal vendors […]

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September 21, 2022

Wedding Planning 101

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Gina and Lucas were the coolest bride and groom with the best vibe! Their gorgeous Petaluma wedding was such an intimate day of them being surrounded by family and friends! Bride and Groom Style Gina’s bridal look was stunning, with a classic strapless wedding gown and a half up half down hairstyle, and pearl jewelry! […]

Weddings & Elopement

August 29, 2022

Gorgeous Petaluma Wedding

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Some know exactly what they want right away, but for others, it can be a bit more of a tricky decision to make! The overall experience, cost, and expectations from loved ones can all be big factors when it comes to deciding which experience is a better option for you and your partner to say […]

Tips & Tricks

August 4, 2022

Wedding vs. Elopement

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I am beyond thrilled I was able to capture Rachel and Evan’s Berkeley California rustic garden wedding at the Brazilian Room! They are the sweetest couple with the cutest pandemic love story (silver linings, am I right?!?!) Rachel wore a GORGEOUS jeweled top a-line ball gown style wedding dress and Evan sported a dark gray […]

Weddings & Elopement

July 29, 2022

Berkeley California Rustic Garden Wedding

Sydney Jai Wedding Photographer - Bride and groom photos, Berkeley California wedding, golden hour wedding photos

Sarah and Robert had the sweetest most detail-filled Sonoma County garden wedding! With gorgeous spring flowers and intimate details, their day was truly a perfect spring garden wedding!! Sarah’s wedding dress was sleeveless with a stunning train and jeweled belt! Robert sported a navy blue suit with brown leather shoes! Their ceremony was absolutely adorable […]

Weddings & Elopement

June 22, 2022

Sonoma County Garden Wedding

Sydney Jai Photography - Sonoma County wedding photography, bride and groom photos

I’ve seen quite a few wedding venues and here are a few tips from a photographer’s perspective for how to choose your wedding venue!! When picking your wedding venue there a few questions you should not only keep in mind but ask about the wedding venue when you tour! Top 3 Wedding Venue Questions What […]

Tips & Tricks

April 29, 2022

How to Choose Your Wedding Venue

I love wedding planners and let me just tell you, the number one way to not be stressed on your day is to have someone there to ensure everything runs smoothly and on time!!! Planners and coordinators can do anything and everything from helping you plan your entire wedding from start to finish to just […]

Tips & Tricks

December 18, 2021

Why Hiring a Planner is Worth it


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