Monday, January 27, 2014

Vivian & Andy's Wedding, Palmdale Estates, Fremont, CA

Vivian & Andy got my name from Fiona Tsang a wonderfully talented make up artist I've been working with this last year. I'm so happy Fiona directed me to them as they are such a sweet couple. Vivian & Andy came to me pretty late in their planning. I wasn't intending on being in the Bay Area at the time of their event but luck and happenstance allowed us to work it out. Their wedding took place on the gorgeous Palmdale Estates property. This massive and beautiful property has it all. Wonderful architecture, darling gardens, and charming details. The owners are very flexible, so Palmdale is especially well suited for couples who want to do something a little different. The last two weddings I've photographed there, including this one, involved carriages and horses, which lends itself well to a fairytale wedding style. I loved this couple's whimsical attitude, it was so much fun for me to photograph them. Thanks Vivian & Andy, it was a wonderful day!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Jessica & Ross's Wedding, The Golden Gate Club, San Francisco, CA

Jessica & Ross's wedding took place right when the holidays were in bloom. As luck would have it, the Hyatt had just hung thousands of twinkle lights from the hotel's balconies. The whole lobby sparkled with these dazzling droplets of honey; so of course I had to take advantage. I've always been impressed by this hotel's unique architecture, but I don't ever think I've ever seen it as beautiful as on Jessica & Ross's wedding day. It was beyond awesome. From the hotel we took a short walk around to the cable cars and Ferry building, it was a beautiful winter day, and I had a great time capturing Jess & Ross in the crisp San Francisco air. From downtown we took a cable car shuttle to the Golden Gate Club where the ceremony and reception were to take place. What a ride! The wind was blowing as we took off, and Jess's veil went flying at one point only to luckily find itself wrapped around her fathers face! It was a wonderfully touching day, from the gorgeous couples' walk, the ceremony, and the super fun party that followed. I really enjoyed getting to Jess & Ross's and their incredible family, thank you guys!