Monday, July 18, 2016

Ann & Jon's Wedding, The UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens, Berkeley CA

Love amidst towering redwoods and cactus jungles, greenhouses and banana slugs; this wedding was right up my alley. Really, it shouldn’t have been any surprise to me as Ann & Jon were introduced to me through Lauren & Brad, so I knew that art, adventure, and fun were inevitably in store. I am so grateful that in my work I am able to connect with such amazing people. Ann and I have become good friends in this last year and that truly lifts my heart. There’s nothing quite like photographing a friend’s wedding. You really feel like they see you behind the camera. The connection is honest and warm, and consequently insecurity melts and the couple slips into an easy rhythm for the lens. It feels like gold, or at least a good shot of excellent quality tequila ;) At the end of the day, this was a very special wedding, at one of my favorite venues, The Berkeley Botanical Gardens, and with one of my all time favorite coordinators, Cierra Lockwood from Dreams on a Dime. I really couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you Ann & Jon, it’s rare to feel like such a part of the fold, and you were the greatest of hosts. I hope this will just be the start of many more adventures to come!

Coordinator: Cierra Lockwood, Dreams on a Dime 
Caterer: Los Moles 
DJ: DJ Fenstar 
Dress: Katie May 
Shoes: Seychelles