Ari + Raul Wedding [Miners Foundry] by Charlie Kaine

I was first introduced to Ari & Raul from our good friends and neighbors (The Lopez') who are related to them.  They told me they saw my previous work and were impressed.  We met up shortly after that to discuss their wedding plans and hit it off instantly.  They are such a great couple to be around and both come from some great families.

The Miners Foundry was an amazing place to shoot their wedding and the weather couldn't have been more perfect than it already was.  It was great getting to know both the Contreras and Martinez family; they made me feel like I was part of their already big family.

Ari was a natural in front of the camera, and Raul always had a smile on his face just looking at Ari.  And as if the wedding reception wasn't already romantic, there was a surprise engagement that happened right after the bouquet toss;  I'm glad I was in perfect position to capture that!  So I guess there will be another wedding coming up soon, stay tuned :)

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Wedding Photographer:  Charlie Kaine Photography

Wedding Venue:  Miners Foundry

Faith + Frobie Wedding [Crystal Springs Golf Course] by Charlie Kaine

My wife and I first sat down with Faith & Frobie at a nice Mexican restaurant one afternoon and instantly hit it off.  It was obvious to see their love for one another, and how perfect they were for each other.  Their story is one of perseverance and faithfulness to God.

When we arrived at the Crystal Springs Golf Course for the wedding, the weather could not have been more perfect!  The views from the golf course were magnificent; I can't recommend this venue enough.

Thank you Faith & Frobie for choosing me to capture these memories that will last forever!

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Wedding Photographer:  Charlie Kaine Photography

Wedding Ceremony Venue:  Crystal Springs Golf Course

Wedding Reception Venue:  Bayview Dining Room, College of San Mateo

Wedding Cake:  Thula Raja

Wedding DJ:  Ricky Mak

Roy + Chen-chen Wedding [Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa] by Charlie Kaine

I truly had a blast photographing Roy & Chen-chen's wedding at the beautiful Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa.  The weather could not be any perfect, and the views stretched out for miles.  When you see those two together, you know that they were meant to be.  

Chen-chen was an absolute natural in front of the camera, nailing every pose on the first try.  A truly stunning bride inside and out, and it was a joy photographing her.

One of my favorite moments was Roy dancing with his daughters and granddaughters.  It was a special moment that they shared and we got to all witness.

It was an honor to be chosen as their wedding photographer, and look forward to continuing the friendship that we were able to build during the whole process.


Wedding Photographer:  Charlie Kaine Photography

Wedding Videographer: LS3 Digital Media

Wedding Ceremony Venue: Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Wedding Cake:  Paris Baguette

Wedding Florist:  Swenson & Silacci

Wedding DJ:  Kelly Pro, DJ Peter


Byron + Lauren Wedding [Woodminster Cascade] by Charlie Kaine

Some say that it is good luck to have rain on your wedding day, but tell that to the bride who has planned a beautiful outdoor ceremony.  We prayed for a miracle, and a miracle indeed came through.  The skies cleared up about an hour before the start of the ceremony, and the rain fall resumed after we all made it indoors for the reception.

Byron and Lauren are an amazing couple, and it was an honor to be chosen as their wedding photographer.  My wife and I got to know them on a much deeper level as we hung out preparing for the wedding.  I wish them a prosperous life and a fruitful marriage that stands the test of time.

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Wedding Photographer:  Charlie Kaine Photography

Wedding Venue: Woodminster Cascade, Joaquin Miller Park 

Wedding Caterer:  Ñora Spanish Catering

Wedding Flowers:  Pocketful of Posies

Andrew + Maissa Engagement [Mountain Winery] by Charlie Kaine

My wife and I have been close friends with Maissa and Andrew for over a decade now.  We've literally known them since they were in High School.  Andrew and I were roommates back in my single days in San Jose.  I've seen them start dating, break up, and start dating again.

To see them engaged and getting ready for their wedding day really melts my heart.  When you see two people, obviously meant for each other, you want nothing but the best for them.  It was truly an honor to be able to shoot their engagement photos at the lovely Mountain Winery in Saratoga.  This was the first wedding that I absolutely did not want to be the wedding day photographer for; I will instead be one of the groomsmen, and to me that is much more important.

Congratulations to Andrew & Maissa, may your love for each other grow everyday!

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Nate + Audrey Wedding [Huddart Park] by Charlie Kaine

It was a beautiful sunny day in Woodside, perfect for an outdoor rustic wedding.

I enjoyed getting to know Nate & Audrey during this process and was honored to be chosen as their photographer.  It was a huge team effort getting all the planning and coordinating done, and I want to give a special thank you to Elizabeth Donald for all of her hard work putting this together.

Besides capturing Nate watch his beautiful bride come down the aisle, my favorite moment is when both dads gave a toast.  You can really feel how proud they were of their kids growing up and finding their soul-mates.  It was a beautiful moment they shared, and one that will never be forgotten!

Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Spaun on beginning your journey into marriage.  Thank you for allowing me to capture these special moments in your life!

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Wedding Photographer:  Charlie Kaine Photography

Wedding Venue:  Huddart Park

Wedding Cake:  Sugar Butter Flour Bakery

Wedding Flowers:  Pocketful of Posies


Phil + Malia Wedding [THE Hideout] by Charlie Kaine

I first met Phil back when I used to work in Sales with him.  In fact during my interview with the company, I shared about my love for my wife, and my passion for Wedding Photography.  He pulled me aside afterwards and told me that he is engaged, and looking for a photographer.

I then met Malia some weeks after that discussion, and it was obvious to me why he had fallen in love with her.  Malia was warm, sweet, and engaging in our first meeting.  Watching Phil & Malia together is like watching a couple who had been best friends for 50 years.  Their love and friendship was undeniable, and I was honored that they chose me to photograph their wedding.

I cannot think of a better venue to photograph a wedding than THE Hideout at Kirkwood.  The owners Tom & BJ, along with their two sons, were the perfect hosts.  They have meticulously maintained their beautiful property, and made sure we had everything that we needed.

Lastly, a special thanks to Heather, owner of All Set, for doing a fabulous job coordinating the wedding.  I think I speak for all the vendors when I say that Heather and her team delivered the most well organized and flawless minute to minute schedule I have ever seen!

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Knezevich!  These photos are but a glimpse into the amazing fun you gave us that glorious weekend in the woods.

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Wedding Photographer: Charlie Kaine Photography

Wedding Coordinator: All Set - Heather Ferrai

Wedding Venue: THE Hideout

Wedding Caterer: Beth Sogaard Catering

Wedding Flowers: Kathy's Wedding Flowers

Tim + Melissa Wedding by Charlie Kaine

Back when Tim & Melissa chose me as their wedding photographer, I knew that we would be seeing a lot of each other.  It started off with their engagement photo session in San Francisco.

Since then I can truly say that I have been blessed to be able to get to know both Tim and Melissa better.  I got to spend most of the day with Melissa especially; beginning with her getting ready alongside her bridesmaids, to riding in the limo with her on the way to the church, and then finally seeing them off at the end of the night.  By then she had memorized all of my posing tips that I would constantly yell out (chin up, point your knee, shift your hips, etc.).  When they got into the limo to drive off to their honeymoon, I actually felt sad that my job as their wedding photographer was done and that I wouldn't be spending as much time with them taking photos.  For those of you that know them, you understand why it is easy to get attached and would want to be around them.

They are truly an amazing couple, and their love for each other radiates with every interaction, every hug, every dance, and every laugh.  Even though it rained that day, the ceremony went smoothly, and the reception was spectacular. The DJ kept everyone sweating on the dance floor with hit song after hit song!  Thank you to all the vendors, friends, family, volunteers that helped make everything come together for Tim and Melissa's wedding day.

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Wedding Vendor List

Photographer:  Charlie Kaine Photography

Videographer: LS3 Digital Media

Ceremony Venue: Community Presbyterian Church 

Reception Venue: Danville Community Center

Flowers: Olivia Glenn

Reception DJ: Lance Leber

Transportation: BSW Limo

Catering:  Keepin' it Island

Bakery: Shar Osborne