You know it’s going to be a fun wedding when the groomsman are wearing kilts. Jen and Doug’s wedding at the Lake Natoma Inn did not disappoint! Everyone was decked out in their finest Scottish regalia, and there was even a haggis (which provided an opportunity for a truly inspired recitation of Robert Burns’ Address to a Haggis). The skirts didn’t stop the men from dancing up a storm, and everyone had a blast at the reception. There were lots of smiles all around, with the biggest ones coming from Jen and Doug. Thanks for letting my second shooter Julia and I be a part of the festivities, and slàinte mhath to both of you (I hope I got that right…)
Archive for October, 2010
After spending a really fun engagement session wandering their cute Berkeley neighborhood and around campus, I was looking forward to returning to Berkeley for Daniel and Yolanda’s wedding. The ceremony was at the Lawrence Hall of Science, and it was a beautiful clear day, with great views of the bay. The reception was on the UC Berkeley campus (where Daniel is a physicist studying Very Cold Things). We couldn’t help but have a wonderful time with Yolanda and Dan – they were very laid back and relaxed and obviously make a great couple. Their ceremony was nice and personal – officiated by Daniel’s brother, and with some great readings by friends and family (including my personal favorite "My Rules" by Shel Silverstein). And, just like during their engagement session, the smiles were non-stop, on them as well as their guests. As always, the photo booth was a big hit, especially with Dan’s father, who got to pose with all of Yolanda’s volleyball teammates. Thanks to Daniel and Yolanda for allowing my second shooter Stacy and I to be a part of such a fantastically fun event!
When Shelly told me she was getting married just outside Yosemite, at the Evergreen Lodge, near Hetch Hetchy – I knew I had to shoot her wedding… and I’m so glad I got the chance! The location was beautiful and the wedding was a blast. Shelly and Ryan were so much fun, and the abundance of adorable children always makes our job easier. Shelly was given away by her eight year old son, which was especially touching. They also had a live band, and did their first dance to In Spite of Ourselves, by John Prine – my new all-time favorite first dance song. All their friends and families had a blast dancing the night away under the evergreens, and my second shooter Stacy and I were honored and excited to be part of such a wonderful day.