Running Amok in Berkeley with Eliza, AJ & Artie

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What’s more fun than an engagement session with a crafty, creative couple? An engagement session with their canine companion!

Eliza and AJ have spent most of their relationship restoring pieces or creating magic with material from Urban Ore, a salvage yard in Berkeley, so we were excited to meet them and their scrappy pup Artie (named after the intrepid Warehouse 13 agent) there. The place is chockablock with freestanding doors, windows, sinks, furniture, and more, and we had a blast exploring its nooks and crannies while Artie kept an eye out for the resident kitties. We especially enjoyed the photography section (of course!), where Eliza and AJ messed around with a couple of Polaroids that we were tempted to buy.

Once the shop closed, we made our way to Point Isabel Regional Shoreline, an off-leash dog park that’s one of Eliza and AJ’s favorite places to let Artie get…

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Jillian & Ryan’s San Francisco Firehouse Wedding

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When Jillian and Ryan told us that they were getting married in a historic firehouse and also renting a streetcar to transport them and their guests, we knew their wedding day would be pretty darn spectacular. The day started at the swank Galleria Park Hotel, where our couple and their loved ones got ready for their special day. There, they had an emotional first look on the rooftop garden before the streetcar whisked them and their wedding party to Lafayette Park for portraits. Also along for the rollicking ride were giant, photo-real cutouts of Jillian, Ryan, and their cat’s faces on sticks (baffled? Check out the photos below!).

As it turned out, a wedding was underway at the park when we arrived so Jillian, Ryan, and their entourage quietly jumped and ran around, mimed laughter, and otherwise enjoyed the breezy, sunny, summer day while we snapped photos of them…

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Chris & Jill’s Red-Trimmed Stanford Wedding

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The last Saturday in June was a gorgeous one in the Bay Area and we had the good fortune to spend it with Chris and Jill, whom you might recall from their sunset engagement session. That fateful summer day, they tied the knot (Filipino style, as you’ll read below) at Stanford Memorial Church, a grand 1903 structure in the middle of the university campus.

Both Chris and Jill are Stanford alumni and they showed their pride by imbuing the day with cardinal red, the school’s official color. Jill looked stunning in a regal floor-length dress with beautiful red details, while Chris sported a suave white tuxedo with red vest, bowtie, and pocket square. Their details were fun and well thought out, too, employing a fan theme in addition to the color red. Jill’s red-and-white bouquet was studded with sparkles, while the bridal party bouquets were actually roses affixed to…

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Maayan & Lior’s Intimate Napa River Elopement

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Renowned for its wines, culinary delights, temperate climate, and natural beauty, the Napa Valley attracts millions of visitors a year. These factors no doubt make the area a popular destination for weddings and elopements as well.

This summer, Maayan and Lior, who live in Palo Alto, chose to elope to elegant Milliken Creek Inn & Spa, a hidden retreat set alongside the Napa River. When we arrived, we found our couple giddily erecting their own chuppah on the manicured meadow just outside their suite. Shortly after, their rabbi and two friends joined us. Their friends served as witnesses and ringbearers, and also did double-duty as the iPhoneographer and DJ.

After some words in the suite and the signing of the ketubah (which Lior designed himself using their own personal vows rather than traditional wording), we processed to the waterfront chuppah. Maayan looked stunning in a white gown with lace…

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