Nestled in a Redwood Grove, with the sun slightly peaking through, surrounded by their closest family and friends, Whitney and John said their vows to each other and celebrated the night away with the craziest dance party of all time. These two are the sweetest people on earth and I feel so honored to have been there to capture their special day in these magical California Redwoods.
Linda + Jake's story is a little different than most. They contact me a few months ago explaining how they spontaneously eloped last year and never got any engagement or wedding photos done professionally and realized they still wanted them. Re-creating this day for them was so special and no better place to do so than in the Redwoods of Northern California. Linda had always wanted to wear a veil, but didn't use one when they eloped at city hall, so she made sure she had one for our shoot together. We met and had their first look under the towering Redwood trees, and ended the night on the coast just as the sun was setting.
Such a treat to meet and photograph this couple. They are the most genuine souls you will ever meet and spending the morning with them exploring San Francisco, eating ice cream, hiking around Mt. Tamalpias, was the best. I think it's easy to want to be relaxed while planning your wedding, trying to keep the focus on the moment, instead of on the details. Well, this couple is ACTUALLY doing that, and I am so proud of them for it. So excited for your new life together friends!!
On the warmest January day in San Francisco, these two eloped in the most perfect way. They met at city hall and said their vows with their families encircling them. Meredith's mother chose the flowers in her bouquet based on the flowers that grew around the homes where she had grown up. Their families walked towards each other at the beginning of the ceremony symbolizing the union of not just two people, but two families. Both father's officiated the ceremony. And everyone shared little tears.