Jody is an event, lifestyle and travel photographer based in Northern California

She is available for adventures of all kinds

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 Use these shoots to look for ideas for your own event planning: cakes, decorations, dresses, locations, etc.  Remember to have fun during the planning!!

April 21, 2020

It has been a wonderful diversion to use my lens to capture some Pacifica families during our sheltering. Using a fixed lens (forcing a 10-foot-plus distance) allowed us to connect, have a moment to smile and create some great mementos of the time!

Some families chose i...

November 13, 2018

Luxury wedding in Carmel, photographed by wedding photographer Jody Holman

March 18, 2018

This was a heart-felt ceremony, set back from town, nestled among towering pines in the hidden gardens of Dawn Ranch. The brides’ excitement was palatable, yet mixed with a touching sense of comfort and ease with one another. Dear friends and family fought through happ...

January 10, 2018

Raelene and Raghu celebrated in international style by holding not one, but two wedding ceremonies: first in India, then at a private vineyard in California wine country. The vine covered hills provided the backdrop for this elegantly rustic, Fall harvest celebration....

July 11, 2017

Amy and Archie, vibrant, full of smiles, and clearly very much in love,​ planned a wedding that was quintessentially part of their combined personalities.  Under the canopy of redwoods, in a secluded area of Roberts Park in Oakland, guests stood for a short ceremony fo...

August 4, 2015


Leave it to a teenager to conceptualize a family portrait shoot that is fun, offbeat and a little irreverent.  Generations came together for this shoot in the beautiful Cypress cemetery where they could admire the beautiy of the place, and enjoy each other in the gree...

May 23, 2015


There are some couples who have a loving energy that is just contagious, as is the case with these two Southern gentlemen.  They are kind, sweet, and quick with a smile.  Having known one another since a young age, they finish each another's sentences as they tell sto...

November 14, 2014

It couldn't have been a more beautiful day, with the sun dancing on the vines and rolling  hills for a backdrop for this Sonoma family reunion.  Family gathered for an afternoon grilling and playing on the lawn.  A gorgeous family, inside and out.




November 12, 2014

While partners-in-promise for many years, the sweet nervousness of these two was palatable while they awaited their turn in the Rotunda.  For this private getaway to San Francisco to tie the knot formally, simple roses against black suit and and white gown were the per...

May 27, 2014

While Patricia and Nina now live in beautiful Colorado, the friends and family in Patricia's childhood neighborhood of Stanford are their home away from home.  Standing among the sweet smelling roses of a dear friend's garden, Patricia and Nina said their vows surround...

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