Always love taking photos here & just being there enjoying the redwood grove and the botanical gardens. There’s nothing more grounding for me then to be under some gentle giants. Looking forward to these two’s wedding back here later this year.
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. FROMSFWITHLOVE.COM
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!