LAFAYETTE PARK / FIREHOUSE 8 WEDDING

Ugh I forget just how lovely this wedding turned out. Here’s a sneak peak.

We use to live right around the corner from Alamo square park, I miss going to that park, the amazing view of the city from there, walking through it and getting coffee on Divis. Sigh…but I love Oakland & our 1926 Spanish house. The weather is better and the vibe here feels good. I’ll always miss the urban feel of SF, the walkability and how the fog at various times of day can feel so cozy & somehow romantic.

Emily & Jon got ready in Japan town, which made for some fun photo ops. Nice touch with the Sushi socks, Jon.  The florals are from my lovely friend Lorena of Home Sweet Flowers. She has a style that I can always recognize. The green hues of the bridesmaid’s dresses were rich & pretty with the magenta pops of color. During the ceremony, Emily’s dad played a song on his saxophone, so lovely and so sweet. It was nice for guests to just walk over to the reception at Firehouse 8 from Lafayette park. What a great authentic SF experience.

Firehouse 8 is owned by a really nice lady, who’s been in the neighborhood for decades and also owns a boutique on Polk. I met her once when BHLDN invited me to an event there. She invited me & my friend Kate of Pieces by Violet up to the roof to check out the view.  It’s an amazing SF space with some original architectural detail, exposed brick, and a huge skylight. I need to find out who the caterer was cuz the food was so so good, one of the best wedding meals I’ve had. 

Lovely wedding to be a part of.

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SF CITY HALL WEDDING / CHINA BASIN

How lovely is this elegant classic little family? Lace, soft pinks in the bouquet, and grey suede Louboutins work really nicely together too.

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SF City Hall Weddings

How cute are these two hotties? Jane & Rome are so affectionate with each other, it was a joy for me to spend a couple hrs taking photos of them. Here’s just a sneak peak, can’t wait to add more.  sf-city-hall-lgbt-wedding_0001 sf-city-hall-lgbt-wedding_0002 sf-city-hall-lgbt-wedding_0003  sf-city-hall-lgbt-wedding_0005

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Berkeley City club & Brazillian Room Wedding

One of my favorite places to photograph in the east bay is the Berkeley city club, it’s rich with architectural details and the library is so unique, colorful and glamorous. Jason’s velvet suit jacket & Brandy’s vintage inspired beaded gown complimented the space so beautifully. We did all the photos before the ceremony without the groom seeing his gorgeous bride. I met these two cuties through one of my besties who hired me to do a holiday photo booth for their company holiday party. Company parties can be so much fun, with good cocktails & yummy horderves. I made some fake presents as props in funky handpainted wrapping paper & my personal favorite the candy cane headband. Check out photo booth photos here.  We were lucky enough to catch some magic golden hour light before dinner at a lake near the Brazillian room. Brandy was a glowing goddess with that beautiful light. Can’t wait to go back for my next city club wedding.  berkeley-city-club-brazillian-room-wedding_0001 berkeley-city-club-brazillian-room-wedding_0002 berkeley-city-club-brazillian-room-wedding_0003 berkeley-city-club-brazillian-room-wedding_0004 berkeley-city-club-brazillian-room-wedding_0005 berkeley-city-club-brazillian-room-wedding_0006  berkeley-city-club-brazillian-room-wedding_0008-2berkeley-city-club-brazillian-room-wedding_0011 berkeley-city-club-brazillian-room-wedding_0009 berkeley-city-club-brazillian-room-wedding_0010  berkeley-city-club-brazillian-room-wedding_0012 berkeley-city-club-brazillian-room-wedding_0013 berkeley-city-club-brazillian-room-wedding_0014 berkeley-city-club-brazillian-room-wedding_0015 berkeley-city-club-brazillian-room-wedding_0016 berkeley-city-club-brazillian-room-wedding_0017 berkeley-city-club-brazillian-room-wedding_0018  berkeley-city-club-brazillian-room-wedding_0020 berkeley-city-club-brazillian-room-wedding_0021 berkeley-city-club-brazillian-room-wedding_0022 berkeley-city-club-brazillian-room-wedding_0023 berkeley-city-club-brazillian-room-wedding_0024FROMSFWITHLOVE.COM

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UC BERKELEY BOTANICAL GARDENS WEDDING & REDWOOD GROVE

Being able to do outdoorsy weddings close to home is such a treat. The University of California Berkeley Botanical Gardens & Redwood Grove is gorgeous. And it’s extra meaningful if you went to school there or are an East Bay local. Lia &Rainier are the cutest couple, I thought so when first meeting and photographing them while they were still dating. We shot at Steep Ravine cabins in Marin, the photos turned out so good, see them here. They met while living in a multi-roommate house in SF, how cute is that! Rainier is a pro cyclist & Lia is a black belt in martial arts. It would be fun to see these two athletes take each other down, ha. Lia was a jaw-dropping bride, so elegant. And those colorful heels, so fun. Rainier’s wedding band is custom made with Mt. Rainer joining the Golden gate bride. It’s the coolest men’s band, I’ll include a close up when I finish the whole wedding. I loved being their wedding photographer!

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