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Newly Wed and Engagement Photography in San Francisco

I was so lucky to have a young couple from Malaysia who work in Singapore contact me for engagement photography.
They came to the states on business, and they decided to have their engagement photographs taken in San Francisco before returning home to the far east for their wedding.

We decided to use Bay Area landmarks as our backdrop as well as walls covered in graffiti.  In Singapore, there is no graffiti –it is VERY against the law to tag walls there… the couple was so excited to see all of the wonderful artwork.  So we took advantage of several incredible murals in one of San Francisco’s most famous neighborhoods, Haight-Ashbury, which is always full of color and characters!   Chin and Chi were thrilled –they LOVED the grit of the district, and I managed to capture their excitement.

Chi, the bride to be, purchased an inexpensive wedding gown to wear for the shoot, and because it was not precious to her, she was willing to jump around in the surf at Baker Beach, traipse around the city at the Palace of Fine Arts, and just plain, get DIRTY!   We had an absolute ball.

At the very end of the day, we were at the beach and the lights of the Golden Gate Bridge illuminated the skyline.  It was magical.   What a wonderful day –what a fabulous engagement photography session!!!

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Wedding at The Mill on The River

This past June I was hired to photograph the wedding of Amaryah and Jake in Connecticut.  The ceremony and the reception were held at The Mill on The River, an incredible historic site.  The location was absolutely gorgeous.  An abondoned grist mill from the 1700’s has been rebuilt into a restaurant and events site.  The historic nature of the site brought a palpable dimension to the wedding itself –giving a sense of depth and permanence to the marriage.

The wedding day began overcast, but that certainly did not upset the bride nor the groom, they were both thrilled from the start of the day to finish.  Nevertheless, as the photographer, the light is always in the forefront of my mind and I was keenly aware of the weather.  Surprisingly, as Amarya was escorted down the aisle by her father, the sun broke through the clouds.  It was truly breathtaking.

The groom and his brothers were a hoot to photograph.  They were playful, hilarious, and full of mischief –in a good way, of course.  I had a great time working with them and the entire extended family as well.

Many family members flew in from abroad for the wedding.  It is always special for me to document such an international occasion –the marriage of two distinct cultures, the marriage of two people in love.  It was beautiful on so many levels.   Jake and Amaryah seemed to have life and love by the hand as they began their journey together as a married couple.

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