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    Most commonly asked question, "How do you pronounce your name?" Think Maui, without the M. Or, "It's Auey, like I have an owee." (boo boo, ouchie, auey ~ I'll be reduced to a scab soon).

Fox Theatre Redwood City Bridal Showcase

Thank you very much for the happy couples who came out the Fox Theater in Redwood City over the weekend. It was an amazing experience getting to meet all the lovely engaged couples who passed through my booth. We kicked off the event at 11am, and I didn’t stop yapping until 4pm when we closed shop. My feet hurt but it was worth it!

Attendees were treated to scrumptious nibbles and libations, courtesy of all the top-rated bridal vendors.

Next door to me were the beautiful Kasia and Vivian of Crown Plaza Foster City. I visited their chocolate-dipped strawberries more than once. If you don’t have a venue yet, do consider it as they have amazing deals. Or if you need more wedding planning advice, do check out Nicole Audrey Events. Here she is below, smiling for the camera.

Brides had a a glimpse at Spring 2013 floral trends, courtesy of the talented Laurie Keit of Seasonal Celebrations.

And if you are looking for an awesome cake designer, look no further than Rheena Sy of Pastrychik. Her cake told a virtual love story, never had I seen something so unique! And that dog, too cute!

There were so many other great vendors at the event, it was a virtual wedding planning playground. Prizes were given away and there were two fashion shows, showcasing the the finest bridal fashion.  And the Fox! Simply put, it’s a unique beautiful vintage venue to get married at. I photographed a wedding there last year (shoutouts to Romeo and Rochelle) and it was spectacular.

Hope you enjoyed the quick glimpse into how I spent my Sunday. Good luck with your wedding planning!





D. Family | Berkeley | {Belong Family Session}

Every family has a unique dynamic and it’s my job to capture that in photos. I loved photographing the lovely D. family around Berkeley. Not only where they a super cute family, their energy and laughter totally enveloped the scene. It was one of those special family sessions when at the end, I wished they could adopt me. I’m so blessed to be able do the work I do!

Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Awards 2013 – We won!

Weddings, Wedding VenuesPhotograffiti by Auey Santos, Best Wedding Photographers in Napa Valley  - 2013 Bride

{OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA} – January 10, 2013 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, is thrilled to announce that Photograffiti by Auey Santos has been selected as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2013 for Photography in California.

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism.

Photograffiti’s selection as a Bride’s Choice Award 2013 winner was selected based on the positive experiences expressed by past clients on WeddingWire, the world’s largest wedding review site with over one million reviews. While many industry awards are given by the host organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Photograffiti by Auey Santos.

The WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2013 are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on professional achievements from the previous year. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and
timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients. As a Bride’s Choice Awards winner, Photograffiti by Auey Santos is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of over 200,000
wedding professionals throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.

“Each year, WeddingWire looks forward to celebrating the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Now in its fifth year, the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program continues to recognize the elite wedding professionals who exemplify a commitment to quality, service and professionalism. These businesses were chosen by our bridal community for their responsiveness and dedication to their clients over the past year. We are honored to recognize Photograffiti for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry.”

Photograffiti is thrilled to be one of the top Photographers  in Oakland, California in the WeddingWire Network of sites, which include leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding,, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2013.

For more information about Photograffiti, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today.

To learn more about the Bride’s Choice Awards™, please visit


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