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.
Quick look at a portrait from an intimate family wedding at the Clift Hotel here in San Francisco.
I keep seeing some amazing work being shot by other photographers at weddings with the Fuji X-pro1 (and other cameras in that family), and I’ve begun to use mine for detail and ‘getting ready’ photos. While I rely on DSLR’s for most of the coverage, I’m finding the low profile and quiet shutter is far less intimidating as people are relaxing before the big event.
As other people have noted, the JPG processing right out of the camera is beautiful, with a very film-like quality too it. Thank you, Fuji!
Both images shot on Fuji X-Pro1, 35mm 1.4
Amy and Jason took DIY to a new level with their 1920’s Carnival theme Livermore wedding.
These two crazy kids hand-made their decorations, invitations, and save-the-dates; Amy’s mom arranged all the flowers; Amy made several kinds of pickles for the drink and snack table; and Jason spent the months leading up to their wedding day brewing several kinds of beer – each of them unique and delicious. I especially liked the watermelon lager.
Food was provided by a food truck, there were carnival rides, games, and a band. The wedding took place at the Ravenswood Historical site in Livermore on a warm summers day and everyone had a terrific time lounging under the trees, sipping cold brew, and celebrating the love between these two creative people.
This was one of those days when absolutely everything came together, from the team of family friends putting together flowers, mothers and fathers busy taking care of errands, an absolutely perfect summer day, and in the middle of it all, a calm and centered young couple enjoying wedding day. Working with Kara and Scott was so easy and fun, they were good sports about everything, even willing to tramp through the mud to shoot photos in a field of flowers. These guys and their friends know how to party – they kicked off their wedding weekend with a beach BBQ and ended their reception with a terrific band and lots of dancing.
Other vendors included: Catering by Pam Ferrari, cocktail hour service by The Whim Agency, entertainment by Larry Lynch and the Mob, their wedding and cocktail hour hosted at The Point Reyes Seashore Lodge, with the reception site at Toby’s Feed Barn
Many, many more below the cut!
Winter weddings are terrific, especially at SF City Hall, one of the most beautiful public buildings for a ceremony. Jordan and Channing, along with their respective parents, enjoyed a sunny afternoon in December for their nuptials. The holiday tree in the Rotunda was especially beautiful this year, covered in lights, origami cranes, and sparkling stars. I absolutely love Jordan’s draped wedding dress, it fit her beautifully and was custom made by Larimeloom on Etsy.
I’ve been insanely, incredibly busy lately. Which is great, right? I do owe y’all a full post of this wedding, but here’s a couple of portraits of the happy couple in the meantime. How radiant does Nicole look? I love her dress, and the red sash was the perfect match to her flowers. We had a blast shooting portraits all around the striking property of Taliesin West in Arizona as the sun slowly set across the desert.
My good friends Nick and Ingrid were married last summer in San Anselmo, and while they opted not to book any of their friends in an official photographer capacity, I couldn’t resist snapping a few candid images of their beautiful wedding.