Camron-Stanford House - Oakland

Evelyn began her wedding day by getting ready at the historic Camron-Stanford House which overlooks Lake Merritt in Oakland.

The mother of the bride shared her appreciation with this touching moment.

Ring by  Brilliant Earth .

Journalistic moments as simple as a puff of perfume can say more about the getting ready process than words can express.

The atmosphere of Evelyn and Eduardo meeting down the aisle was completely relaxing and joyous.

The Camron-Stanford house offered fantastic garden areas for the couples formal portraits.

While the guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the deck overlooking Lake Merritt the bride and groom took the below formal portrait on the stairs leading to Lake Chalet restaurant.

Cake by  Angel Cakes .

Cake by Angel Cakes.

Evelyn, who works in education, stayed late after school and was taught how to play the guitar for this very moment, she played and sang beautifully.

Later in the night the dancefloor opened up and a conga line developed! After the conga dance I swept the couple away for another set of portraits in the front of the property.

After sunset I noticed that I had an opportunity to create another lit portrait, here we have a three light setup, one on the couple, one lighting up the fountain and one on the daisys to create depth and added contrast.

Evelyn and Eduardo had a very lovely wedding but what stood out about the entire day was their tight knit family and warm friends.