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Stephanie and Tim | Monte Rio Wedding

Documenting Stephanie and Tim’s wedding was such a treat. I began my day with photographing them getting ready together in a tucked away AirBnB surrounded by trees and greenery. They made tea together, wrote out the vows they would say to each other just a few moments later, and then Tim helped Stephanie get into her wedding dress.

Also, holy cow, can we take a moment to appreciate how much work went into the handmade paper bouquet and floral wall pieces?

Venue: Monte Rio Community Center
Wedding Planner: Weddings on the Vine
Caterer and Desserts: Sally Tomatoes

Jenn & Colby | Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church, Rossmoor Event Center Wedding

On a warm Friday night in June, Jenn, Colby, and I endured a well-worth-the-wait-in-line to indulge at Mama Lu's in Monterey Park. As we chatted about the wedding in between bites of dumplings and beef rolls, Colby admitted, "I'm definitely going to be crying a lot." 

As a documentary photographer who lives for moments and emotions, that was the greatest thing to hear. Crazy fancy venues and bouquets larger than a Bernese Mountain Dog are cool, but nothing gets me more excited than seeing a couple and their family and friends completely lose it during an impromptu speech, or when the couple goes off into their own world together during portrait time.

Thank you Jenn and Colby for letting me document your day!

Hair & Makeup: Love and Artistry
Caterer: Simply Elegant Catering
Cake: Sheng Kee Bakery
Florist: Jun Hun Chun