Please view my Poppy Ridge Golf Course wedding photos. I recently had the pleasure of shooting a wedding at the Poppy Ridge. To my surprise, one of my old colleagues, Brian Garza from Ruby Hill Golf Club now runs the show at the Poppy Ridge. More on that later.
As you can imagine, all inclusive wedding locations like the Poppy Ridge, where ceremonies and receptions happen in the same venue, are quite popular these days. For me, the wedding photographer, it’s highly desirable to work in such a setting. The added benefit that the Poppy Ridge offers is that the location is stunning. Amazing views, lush gardens with plenty of photo ops make for an exquisite shoot.
Please enjoy these photos from San Francisco Wedding Photographer Robert Valdes taken at the Poppy Ridge Golf Course.
I took a shot of the rings on the bridal bouquet. It’s always best if you can have your flowers at the bridal prep.
I love the two huge double doors as you enter Poppy Ridge.
The venue had the room all set up prior to the ceremony which I thought was really professional. This way, guests arrive to see the banquet room in all it’s glory, rather than seeing the wait staff scurrying around setting it up.
Having the room set up also gives me a great opportunity to take room shots, which I know many brides LOVE.
Poppy Ridge really is a classy joint. I hope to be back working here very soon…hint, hint.
The Poppy Ridge offers the wedding ceremony on their fabulous deck. The view is fabulous. The time of day of this wedding was perfect.
I specialize in photo journalism style like the photo above. I give the bride the original color, as well as the processed version you see here.
I can’t take credit for this shot. It was something that the bride and groom wanted. I’m always up for stretching my repertoire so if you hire me as your wedding photographer don’t hesitate to ask for special shots you may want.
Above and below are some of my favorite and most popular shots. >I try to do these shots at every wedding I shoot.
The hard thing about the shot above is the fact that we only had like 2 minutes to take it. This is an instance of where my ability to work quickly comes into play. I am very technical with my lighting. With strategic positioning and a few fast tweaks of my off camera flash, I can really highlight the subject matter and make it look more natural than if the light was coming directly from the camera angle.
The toast from close up, and far away [below].
Brian Garza goes out of his way to ease the MOB’s soul about everything. I’ve worked with Brian over at the Ruby Hill [I shoot many weddings at the Ruby Hill Golf Club]. I wasn’t aware that Brian was now at the Poppy Ridge. I did recognized him but I didn’t say anything. Then he mentioned if I also work at the Ruby Hill in which I replied, “Yes”.
I look forward to seeing Brian again and working more at the Poppy Ridge.
I always try to get some final, going away shots before I leave. Sometimes, it’s not possible for various reasons. Often the couple is so sick of taking photos at this point, they just want to PARTY! lol, you can’t blame them. Anyway, If you are interested in this type of night life photos, please let me know and I’ll do them before I leave.
Some great vendors made this event the success that it was.
A special shout out to my associate, 2nd photographer Justin.
The gorgeous flowers you see were created by FANTASIA BLOOMS
PLEASE SEE MORE POPPY RIDGE WEDDING PHOTOS IN THE GALLERY BELOW.
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