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Most people know me as a newborn, child and family photographer, but once in a blue moon I am asked to photograph a wedding. It had been about a year since the last one I photographed when I received an email from a friend of mine I used to work closely with, asking if I’d be interested in photographing her daughter’s big day. I’ve stayed in touch with this family for other big life events they have so kindly asked me to capture over the years, so this was a no brainer. You would understand too, if you knew them. I hadn’t met Julie yet, but I knew if she was anything else like the family I did know already, that I was about to document something truly special… and of course I was right.
Julie and Corin… what can I say. You two have got “it” – you know, that kind of love that nothing can come between… a connection so strong that there is no doubt when others observe you two that you are the real deal. I walked away from your wedding feeling more energized than when I had started that day, as it had been so full of love from your family, friends and you two. The energy of it all was so positive, real, grounded and beautiful. I was, and still am, deeply inspired. Not only was the day amazing it it’s own right, but for the first time I got to photograph alongside my fiancé. Our wedding is 5 weeks away, and I can’t even begin to express how grateful I am to have had this experience together. I can only hope that what our family and friends take away from ours is as poignant as I felt yours to be… just incredibly magical.
The choice of locations was stunning and very special. San Francisco City Hall is mind blowingly beautiful. I had no idea! Liberty Cafe and Succulence in Bernal Heights were such sweet little reception spots for the intimate size of your celebration. Truly touching to use Succulence because of the history of the building’s tie to your father, Julie. I couldn’t help but feel the positive flow in that space. So full of life and love. All three settings were perfect backdrops to the uniqueness of who you both are. It was an honor to both Tom and I to capture your day for you. Thank you so incredibly much for trusting us to with this incredibly important role. You two are beautiful people… it shows in every one of these pictures.
Music: When the Right One Comes Along by Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio
Dress: Nicole Miller
Venues: San Francisco City Hall, Liberty Cafe and Succulence
Flowers: Succulence SF
Cupcakes: Kara’s Cupcakes