We entered our fourth year of wedding photography in 2016 and are still incredibly humbled and honored by the dozens of couples that asked us to join them on their wedding day. Their journeys took us across the greater San Francisco Bay Area, including historic firehouses and Odd Fellows halls in San Francisco, secret gardens in Bodega Bay, redwood forests in the Santa Cruz Mountains, underwater wonderlands in Monterey, lakeside mansions in Oakland, lush vineyards in Livermore and Pleasanton, and succulent gardens in Berkeley. We rocked out in Reno (the Biggest Little City in the World!), took a rollicking ride on a narrow-gauge steam train, met a debonair pup named Pocket, served as witnesses for intimate elopements, and soaked up technicolor sunsets and glorious moonrises (both the Harvest Moon and Full Hunter’s Moon!).
The year also brimmed with unexpected wedding-day moments. Rashel and Justin sawed a log in half during their ceremony. Mandy and Ethan’s ring exchange was marked by fiery flair. Tony…
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There’s a reason why Paris is considered one of the most romantic cities in the world—it’s infinitely walkable and breathtaking any time of year. We were lucky to share one of the first days of spring with Joyce and Bingjun, and witnessed not only the sunrise (our first in Paris!) over the City of Lights but the sunset.
The first part of our session started in the Montmartre, in the northern part of Paris, well before daybreak. To our surprise, the funicular was running, which saved us the 300-plus-step climb up the hill to the Sacré Cœur basilica. Resting on the highest point in the city, the 19th-century landmark is a popular location for soaking up panoramic views. When we arrived that Sunday morning, cleaning crews were sweeping up the mounds of beer cans and litter that revelers had left beyond, while pigeons were frantically scavenging what they…
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NYC residents Stephy and Keith celebrated their dating anniversary with a trip to San Francisco last month…and got married at the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park!
Says Stephy, “We flew to San Francisco last summer and absolutely fell in love with it! We’re not big on huge social gatherings so we knew we didn’t want a huge wedding from the get-go. We thought about getting married on a beach, but then we stumbled upon the Japanese Tea Garden on an elopement website. With our love of Asian culture and the cherry blossoms blooming in April, it was a no-brainer!”
We met up with them that sunny spring Saturday and marveled at the bursts of colorful flora everywhere. The garden was also abuzz with tourists and locals alike. It seemed an impossible task, but their officiant Ema Drouillard (of My SF Wedding) magically shuttled us to…
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Veronique and Greg’s love story began several years ago at a bus stop a few blocks away from where they each lived, in the neighborhood in which they now live together. For their engagement session, they decided to take a walk down memory lane.
We met Veronique and Greg in their cool Nob Hill apartment and were completely charmed by them and their cat Chowder, who kept an eye out for trouble while our couple tussled with the Legend of Zelda. From there, we strolled around striking Grace Cathedral and adjacent Huntington Park, which was filled with adults, kids, and dogs soaking up the afternoon sun.
Next on the tour was Zeki’s, the bar where they had their first date. It had been revamped quite a bit since that day, but it was still a great spot for a drink as trolleys clanged by. As the sun began to set…
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