Set on the beautiful coast of California, this Half Moon Bay wedding was certainly one for the books! Friends of mine, Teresa & Nick, hired me back in December for their big day at the wonderful Oceano Hotel & Spa on Friday, October Fourth. This couple is very special to me and allowed me the honor of, not only creating both their Save-the-Dates and wedding invitations, but also capturing the moments they will get to treasure for the lifetime they will share together. Here are just a few of the wonderful moments I was able to grab!
Venue/Caterer: Oceano Hotel & Spa, Half Moon Bay
Hair & Make-Up: Mizu Salon, Half Moon Bay
Cake: Mazzetti's Bakery, Pacifica
Florist: Costco (& they were GORGEOUS)
Dress: Starlet Bridal, Santa Rosa
DJ: Patrick Numair of Golden State Productions
I must begin by saying that City Hall has got to be one of the most beautiful venues to get married at! Ashley & Brian rented out the North Balcony, which is BY FAR the best spot at City Hall and we had some fun and captured some beautiful photos.
The day began at a nearby hotel for some getting ready and detail photos. While hotels are always so much fun to photograph, with their oh-so-beautiful walls and carpets (that was sarcasm in case you didn't know...haha), this one was especially pretty with its mustard and burgundy carpet. After moving some things around however, I managed to grab some gorgeous details and beautiful bride photos. After the bride was all ready to go, we walked the block and a half to City Hall to capture the signing of their marriage license and and their lovely intimate ceremony! Take a peek...
Venue: San Francisco City Hall
I had the wonderful pleasure of capturing my close friend Kristi's wedding a couple months ago! I was so pleased that she picked me as her photographer and am so unbelievably happy with what I got.
Here they are, starting with the details (my favorite):
"Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph." – Matt Hardy
"You don’t take a photograph, you make it." Ansel Adams
"Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst." – Henri Cartier-Bresson
"Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow."– Imogen Cunningham
"You’ve got to push yourself harder. You’ve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You’ve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper." – William Albert Allard
"Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop." – Ansel Adams
"It can be a trap of the photographer to think that his or her best pictures were the ones that were hardest to get." – Timothy Allen