Daed and Erik are a striking couple with terrific style – their wedding was 100% a reflection of their personalities, a weekend long celebration with all of their closest friends at Walker Creek Ranch in California. Their ceremony was held in a fairy-light lit barn, at the reception booze, food, and a lot of music brought everyone out onto the dance floor – especially the kids. The weekend brought one of the biggest storms of an already wet winter, but no one was deterred and this was one of the most heartfelt parties I’ve ever documented.
Rings are by Thorston, and the glittery mini-cupcakes (including vegan and gluten-free options) by Angel Cakes. I sampled.. one or two of them. They were delicious.
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“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.” – Justice Kennedy on today’s historic ruling making marriage for all a legal right across the country.
The dahlia garden was in full bloom for this small, family-centered spiritual wedding in Golden Gate Park last year.
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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.
This was an super fun whirlwind engagement session! This couple’s wedding theme was all around their love of books, we shot photographs in and in front of several San Francisco Public libraries, inside a few bookshops – thank you Borderlands, City Lights, and Booksmith!
San Francisco Zoo was a really fun backdrop for Matthew and Margo’s beautiful wedding last year!
Flowers by Cozy Posies
Dress by Amy Kuschel
Cake by Cake Coquette
Day-of coordination by Two Friends Events
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All photographs shot while second shooting for Morgan Bellinger of Move Photography. Thank you, Morgan, it’s always a blast working with you!