Jim & Scott’s Spirited Parc 55 San Francisco Wedding

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After the fantastic engagement session we did with Jim and Scott earlier this year, we should’ve known that their wedding at San Francisco’s Parc 55 hotel would end in hot, sweaty heaps of hearts full of so much love, feet swollen from too much dancing, and cheeks sore from too much laughing. (We’re talking about us, by the way, although we have plenty of proof that Jim, Scott, and their guests probably had trouble getting out of bed the next day, too!)

The day started quietly enough as they helped each other get ready in their sky-high suite, which boasted panoramic views of the city. Both Scott and Jim have strong connections to Texas and love its bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes (two colorful wildflowers that decorate the Texas landscape in spring), which is how they settled upon the color of their suitsone navy blue, the other burgundy. Complementary…

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Tyra & Mike’s Bucolic Ardenwood Wedding

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A sprawling, working farm dating back to the 1850s, Ardenwood Historic Farm boasts lush gardens and orchards, tidy fields, a Victorian mansion, antique machinery, friendly livestock, a roving peacock with an ear-piercing call, and a horse-drawn train. It that’s not enough, it also harbors several towering redwood trees. It was in the shadow of one of these majestic giants that Tyra and Mike (whom you might recall from their forest and bayfront engagement session earlier this year) tied the knot this spring.

When we joined Tyra at Aloft Silicon Valley, she, her daughter Mae, and sister Laura were readying themselves for the joyous occasion. There, they carefully steamed two beautiful, old, lace handkerchiefs from Denmark that Mike’s Danish mother had presented to Tyra and Mae last Christmas. The handkerchiefs would come in very handy throughout the day, absorbing Tyra and Mike’s tears during their emotional first look and again…

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Jen & Roly’s Pre-Wedding Adventures in Taiwan

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If you follow us on Instagram or read our personal blogs back when we had time to blog about non-wedding-related miscellany, you might’ve gathered that we’re fans of international travel. In the ten years that we’ve been together, we’ve journeyed to London, France, Spain, Germany, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and Japan.

One destination that we can’t seem to stop visiting is Taiwan (four times in six years! Here’s one of Chris’s many posts and one of Lily’s), and we literally gasped with delight when Jen and Roly told us they’d be hosting an engagement banquet in Taipei (Jen’s family is Taiwanese) in addition to their Bay Area wedding. Knowing that they’d be doing a pre-wedding photoshoot in a studio while they were there, we offered to capture their explorations of the citya vacation session, if you will. Happily, they agreed.

The first stop of our two-day session was…

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Athena & Arjun’s Urban San Francisco Engagement Session

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We love when long-distance relationships work! Athena and Arjun both met at Stanford University, currently live on opposite sides of the country, and will be getting married this fall in the Bay Area. Although we had planned to meet them for an engagement session sometime before the wedding, we weren’t quite sure when (and where!) this might happen.

And then they emailed us one fateful day in April and asked if were available the next week. Happily, we were able to join them in Athena’s old stomping grounds, San Francisco’s Mission District. Although the city has changed a lot since she lived there, their favorite ice cream spot, Bi-Rite Creamery, still stands on 18th Street and was hard to resist, especially with its shorter-than-usual lines. They indulged in decadent cones and some people- and dog-watching, but not before giggling up a storm among the colorful murals of Clarion Alley. Afterward, we made…

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