UC Berkeley Wedding // Ann and Larry

Larry and Ann were married under a chupah at the beautiful UC Berkeley Faculty Club surrounded by their friends and family.   Rabbi SaraLeya Schley led a beautiful and spiritual ketubah signing service followed by the wedding blessings and vows under the chuppah on the Faculty Glade lawn.  Signing of the handmade chuppah. Ann circled Larry then Larry […]

Summer of Love Engagement Photos at SF de Young Museum

It’s the Summer of Love for Elise and Nick as their wedding will be this summer. For a little fun, I took their engagement photos at San Francisco’s de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park.  Currently there is an exhibit celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love. The outside of the museum is decorated […]

Lenore and Bruce, Bay Area Wedding Photography

Photographing weddings allows me to be more than a witness of events.  It’s a privileged position being an intimate participant (albeit on the sideline) of emotional and personal moments. When I photograph weddings I get in close to, and actually look for, the moments of subtle and overt displays of emotion between bride and groom, their parents, […]

J Weekly Magazine Readers’ Choice–Shoey Sindel Photography

Readers of the J Weekly Magazine, the San Francisco Bay Area’s Jewish magazine, have spoken 3 years in a row.  Yup, Shoey Sindel Photography was voted the Favorite Photographer of the East Bay. The article says, Berkeley photographer Shoey Sindel calls herself a storyteller of people’s lives, using photos to tell the tale.  She documents […]

Claire + David Chicago destination wedding

David and Claire were planning their I Do’s and wanted Claire’s father, a retired minister,  to officiate the wedding.  They invited only their family who live in New York, Washington D.C., the Bay Area, Sacramento, Portland and a town several hours away from Chicago.  They chose Chicago as the destination of the wedding which meant […]

Ali and Chad’s Wedding

There are some individuals in this world who are so kind, genuine, gracious and good looking.  It’s wonderful when they find each other and dedicate their love to each other.  Ali and Chad are that kind of people and that kind of couple.  They were married on a clear and breezy evening with a full […]

Maria and Kevin’s Wedding & Cruise

Maria and Kevin were married at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Daly City.  Maria and Kevin live out of town so I had only had phone conversations with them prior to their wedding.  They are a very relaxed couple who have genuinely gracious friends and family.   After their ceremony, we headed to San […]