It has been a totally fun and exciting year of weddings for me. I love that while there have been similarities here and there, each wedding I have photographed has been unique and different. People bring their own special touches and find ways to reinvent old traditions. Garter toss – out. Cupcakes in. My favorite desert was the medley of many different cakes and pies at Emrie and Matt’s wedding in Marin County at the Pelican Inn. Mmmm. With similarities and differences, most of all what makes each wedding unique is the individual people who attend and bring their love and energy to the event. It is so cool being able to photograph, document, and make art of these magnificent and heartfelt moments in people’s lives. I truly love being a photographer. Thank you folks!
Now I am going to gush a little and blab a bit about Hannah and Jared’s awesome wedding at City Hall, in San Francisco. They wanted a small little thing. Thought that they would just slip over to City Hall and tie the knot. Well, family found out, and one thing led to another. They put a cap on things. Uncles were banned, and there was joking during the day about relatives dressed as bushes and pillars so that they could sneak a peak. But as they wished, it was immediate family only… and myself, the photographer (along with my awesome partner).
This was the first real wedding that I have photographed at City Hall. It was so neat seeing all the other couples getting married there while Hannah and Jared were doing their ceremony. One couldn’t help but feel real sense of community. And, it struck me, that people were really each getting hitched in their own unique ways. After the amazing simple brief ceremony, we found a little spot and took family pictures. Let me just say – the lighting in City Hall made for some awesome photography – a photographer’s dream. And the architecture – stunning.
After the ceremony we all hopped on a trolly car and headed to the Ferry Building where Hannah, Jared and family had reservations at the Slanted Door. We stepped away to do pictures of the bride and groom and while we were photographing , we bumped into a friend of theirs who was waiting to meet a craigslister to sell her bike to. It was fun to be reminded how small the City is. I had a wonderful, wonderful day with Hannah, Jared, photographing and being a part of their and their families’ special day. Here are some pictures. Enjoy!