Franco’s Ristorante Grand Opening, Downtown Santa Rosa

We were privileged to photograph the grand opening of Franco’s Ristorante, Pizzeria and Wine Bar on Thursday June 10th, 2010. After only being open for a short time, Franco’s is already making a name for itself as the best authentic Italian spot in town! The food is homemade and beyond delicious. The staff is warm…

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Reaffirmation of Wedding Vows at Howarth Park in Santa Rosa – Sonoma County Wedding Photographer

Renewing of one’s Wedding Vows is a special way to reaffirm your love to your spouse.  Stacey and Tyler decided to reaffirm their vows to one another while on their 5th Wedding Anniversary get-away to California.  Reverend Lucinda Martin officiated the ceremony lakeside at beautiful Howarth Park, Spring Lake, Santa Rosa.  There were plenty of ducks…

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Bridal Fair in Walnut Creek – Sonoma Wedding Photographer

I wanted to thank all the brides with whom we had the opportunity to speak with at the Walnut Creek Bridal Fair.  The Marriott Hotel provided a wonderful venue for the event as always.  We also had a great time talking with all the other great wedding vendors.  There’s nothing quite like the excitement of…

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Valentine’s Day booking special! Free extended engagement session!

Arken Studios LOVES Valentine’s Day!  A day devoted to the one you love!  What better way to show your love than to schedule your engagement photo shoot this Valentine’s Day season. Call by Valentine’s day to schedule  your wedding consultation and recieve a complimentary Extended Engagement Session, a $950 value, upon booking your wedding. Normally we include an in-studio engagement…

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Rebecca’s Senior Photos! Sonoma County Senior Photography

Happy almost New Year, everyone! We just recently shot Rebecca’s senior photos and wanted to share a few of them with you. We did some really fun in-studio shots which included some featuring Rebecca with her guitar. Being a song-writer, it was really important to her to capture the intimacy between herself and her instrument.…

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San Francisco in 1905 – before the earthquake

I have been coming across a lot of really cool stuff in the beginning stages of researching for my next project. I am really only just starting, so I will see how the project evolves, but let’s just say I am writing a book, which will incorporate both a photographic essay and extensive research revolving…

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Twilight Photography at Dolores Park and HP after party

Thanks to the SFP meetup group for last Saturday’s twilight shoot at Dolores Park! The fire spinners were a blast, and the after party and practically open bar with beautiful view of the city were amazing. The photo competition was definitely fun. Since we had to enter just one photo directly out of camera, it…

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