A windy walk down the entire length of the pier.
A quaint boat shack housing a single table and chairs.
A dinner at sunset.
Toasts in the glowing evening light.
A first dance in the chilly darkness.
The gentle hum of the waves.
The quiet lights glowing softly.
// Venue: Nick's Cove
Even after I've photographed so many of these small little ceremonies, it always intrigues me - the smallest of a ceremony, sometimes done in secret, yields so many lovely little moments.
Amy and Andrew's wedding at the Swedenborgian Church and Dogpatch Wineworks! The day went by so smoothly, and Amy and Andrew's friends and family were all such a fun group.
I remember a long time ago, when we first met to talk about the wedding day, Amy said she didn't know if her reception would be a big dance party (but she hoped it would!). It definitely was.
Thanks Amy and Andrew for choosing me to document your day! The amount of love you have from family and friends is so abundantly clear, and the images look absolutely fantastic in your wedding album.
Wedding Planner & Coordinator: Jessica Franklin / Dreams on a Dime Events
Cake: Bala Subrahmanyam / The Cakemaker
Caterer: Kristen Campos / Knight's Catering
Florist: Emerson & Benjamin / Ampersand
Hair & Makeup: Misty Briglia / Wild Heart Beauty
DJ: Smiles Davis / The Flashdance
Just the most easygoing, relaxing engagement session with Tammy and Chapin. We walked around downtown Oakland, passing by the Dragon School mural hunting around for the sweet light, and finished up at the Joaquin Miller Park.
I went to middle school and high school with Tammy. Crazy how time flies, ey? :)
"Do I look stupid? No? Awesome!" -Lexi, upon her friends seeing her in her wedding dress for the first time, and also upon me arriving and seeing her putting on her makeup.
Lexi and Joe had a beautifully intimate wedding at her parents' house in Piedmont. What a wedding. All about family, friends, and the things Lexi and Joe cared most about - the food and drink!
Almost all of the decor was made by hand, and even their rings were made by a friend at the wedding. Lexi and her students made the cool paper diamonds that decorated the tables and the space, and which also made up the backdrop of their photobooth.
The food and drink were catered by people who were also passionate about what they do, and you could really feel the care and artistry they put into it all (which is why there's such a good amount of food photos in this blog post!).
A gorgeous little space made even more special by the people, the relationships, and the moments. Congratulations, Lexi and Joe!
Wedding Planner: Bowties and Bubbly Events