This wedding was truly epic!
I was really excited when Avren and Digby contacted me with details of their plans for a masquerade-theme wedding to celebrate their partnership. Avren made most of the decorations, and their choice of venue was ideal for the size and type of party they wanted to throw. The Chapel handled the catering, incredible lighting design, custom cocktail, and were extremely easy and fun to work with.
Avren’s makeup by the fantastic Evan at Oui Three Queens Productions, and their suit is by Jake Clothing. Crown by Chelsea’s Flower Crowns. Wedding was officiated by (another) Evan, of Buddhistweddings.
Catering was done in house by The Chapel, pies were from Niles Pie Company, Dj Fox kept folks on the dance floor all night and he was accompanied by Paul Oliphant on the drum kit.
Many more pics below..
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Second shooting a wedding for a friend, this gorgeous couple braved the winds of Hyde Street Pier for some portraits.
Full share of images to come from this absolutely beautifully spiritual DIY wedding in Golden Gate Park near the Conservatory of Flowers
I never tire of photographing weddings at San Francisco City Hall. It’s a breathtaking building, there’s always beautiful light, and I love how so many different kinds of people are being married under that dome.
Both images shot with the Fuji X-pro1, 18-55mm. Black and white processing in camera.
I always welcome the chance to second shoot weddings for fellow pro photographers. It’s a great opportunity to watch someone else work, support them in delivering great coverage to their clients, plus a chance to capture different types of images than the ones I usually am focused on nailing when I’m the primary photographer. These portraits were just a few I grabbed during a recent wedding I assisted on.
Remember Jenny’s beautiful bridal portrait session? She and her partner, Dug, were married in a private family ceremony held right on the balcony of their beautiful Mission district apartment. They kept the details simple and elegant, which perfectly fit their laid-back personalities.
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“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.
Many, many more images below the cut…
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I’m an enormous fan of the Offbeat Bride blog, and was so thrilled to see one of my shots from this small but very beautiful commitment ceremony show up in this week’s Monday Montage. So, if you’ve found me via Offbeat Bride, welcome! I love to shoot commitments of all kinds, especially alternative ceremonies. This was my first handfasting ceremony, while researching the meaning and origin of the practice, I found this – “Handfasting was originally practiced by the Greeks and Romans. The Romans created a garland made of magnolia, elder and roses. It was then wrapped around the couple’s wrists to signify love and fidelity. In ancient legends, lovers were united together as they “tied the knot” in the tradition of Celtic handfasting.” Such a cool ritual.
Lilith and Michael planned a small ceremony with some of their closest friends witnessing and participating. We met on a perfect bay area day near Stern Grove, surrounded by redwood and eucalyptus trees, while a family of hawks hunted overhead. Michael told me later that he timed the event to coincide with golden hour – which as you can see worked out very, very well.
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