East Bay Engagement Session, Cathy and Melia

I met Cathy and Melia last year as I was working in San Francisco, and am very excited to photograph their own wedding this weekend. We spent a few hours wandering the California native plants garden in Tilden for their engagement session in the early spring sunshine.

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Geoff and Michael, Clift Hotel San Francisco Wedding

Michael and Geoff

“We like to plan ahead.” Geoff’s email query began with these words, and as they were booking nearly a year in advance, I believed him! Michael and Geoff chose San Francisco for their destination wedding as a ‘halfway point’ for both families gather, Geoff’s parents are based in New Zealand while Michael’s family resides in and around Toronto. They booked the stylish Clift Hotel for their stay and wedding location to host a personal, intimate ceremony and celebration diner for their close friends and families.

Travel, family, and long-term friendship connections are clearly a theme in this couple’s lives – they met in London, and their decorations included a photo wall made entirely of snapshots from their global travels.






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