Historic Wedding Venues and Views

Jennifer and John were the perfect couple to photograph, they gave my assistant and I more than just a beautiful wedding to capture, they gave us an empty canvas and every color we could want to paint a beautiful picture throught the day.     

The bridal party gave us great moments of true happiness to capture and checked in with us from time to time to make sure we were having as much fun as they were, and we most definitely were.   

As soon as I walked into the bridal suite at the Claremont Hotel I was greeted by all of the bridesmaids who were literally popping bottles and dancing while hair and makeup were underway. 

Jennifer had a large suite which gave me many options and backgrounds to choose from in regards to creating different looking portraits.

The bead detail on Jennifer's dress was beautiful, mom and the bridesmaids helped with the perfect fit. 

The little details such as dad's expression seeing her daughter for the first time and incorporating grandmothers ring brings it all into focus.

I had twice as much time in the bridal suite as I normally do which gave me a chance to set up a technically lit portrait for a different look.  The concept was to highlight the garter as to give the bride an appeal leaving the viewer looking for more.   

Sunset approached during the ceremony which made for an amazing view from atop of Mira Vista Golf & Country Club.

As soon as I started photographing the rings the staff from Amarelo began to set candles around the cake, with a friendly smile I immediately grabbed them and placed them into the background of my picture. 

Warm skies and the Golden Gate bridge lined the horizon during formal portraits. 

Jennifer's sister is a talented singer and pianist and her performance gave all in attendance their first chance to take a moment to appreciate the evening which was to come. 

I can appreciate those who can dance well, the father of the bride made my job easy.

When there is time late in the evening I like to photograph a lit formal portrait, usually a wide environmental scene which dates the venue.