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Wedding Anniversary Portraits in San Francisco: Jamie and Ben

We recently had a very special opportunity to retake a couple’s wedding day portraits. Their original wedding photographer did not show up and we were so honored when we were asked to retake those photos (and replace the past memories).

Jamie and Ben scheduled their session with us over half a year ago so it happens right on their two-year anniversary. It was a great pleasure to create these natural portraits and we had a blast getting to know this lovely couple.

Some favorites:

Wedding Anniversary Portraits in San Francisco

We had the chance to use a 1950′s Morgan for this portrait session.

Wedding Anniversary Portraits in San Francisco

Morgan Anniversary Portrait San Francisco

And yes, the car also drives :)

San Francisco City Hall Anniversary Photo

San Francisco City Hall Anniversary Portrait

Baker Beach made for another great setting for these anniversary portraits:

Natural San Francisco Wedding PhotographerBaker Beach Golden Gate Bridge Anniversary Portrait

Baker Beach Sunset Anniversary Portrait

Baker Beach Anniversary Portrait in San Francisco

Thank you, Jamie and Ben! We had a blast taking your wedding anniversary portraits in San Francisco.

Mike and Nat

UPDATE: We love hearing feedback from our clients and it’s always a great feeling when they’re happy. We just received the following from Jamie:

Dear Mike & Nat,

Ben and I are both OVER THE MOON HAPPY and in love with these pictures! You guys did a phenomenal job!! Thank you soooo much! Ben and I can’t thank you both enough! You guys are sooooo talented and captured so many beautiful moments between us in such natural and beautiful ways – simply WOW! I am so so grateful to you both for making this dream of ours come true and really righting a wrong that was done to us with respect to the photographer who didn’t show up to our wedding. Now we have these incredible memories and moments properly documented and couldn’t be happier! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Love,
Jamie & Ben

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Natural Wedding Photos at The Mountain Winery and Dynasty – Lori and Alex

Lori and Alex’s wedding day was full of great stories and intimate moments. One of the first things we usually hear in the morning of is that the bride and groom didn’t sleep very well – they’re so anxious. When we first saw Lori, we found out that she actually overslept a bit and there was even a small delay with starting the makeup :) We were glad to see them so relaxed and to allow the day to just happen naturally.

Lori and Alex were really psyched about their portraits and picked out some amazing locations for their wedding photos. We started off at the Cypress Hotel, headed to the Hakone Gardens, and continued to The Mountain Winery for the ceremony. Posed and unposed, it was awesome to see them having fun and really enjoy being intimate in front of our cameras.

Nat and I were both digging the light during the preparations:

Mountain Winery Wedding Photo with Bridal Preparations

Mountain Winery Picture with bridal preparations

Mountain Winery Photography with groom getting ready

Lori couldn’t wait to see her groom in the morning:

Dynasty Restaurant photo peeking bride

After some door games, Lori was revealed to Alex and everyone was ready to grab the tissues:

Dynasty Restaurant morning wedding games

The Hakone Gardens were just lovely on this day:

Dynasty Restaurant natural wedding day photography

Dynasty Restaurant intimate wedding portrait

Dynasty Restaurant wedding photography

Dynasty Restaurant bridal portraits

Kids added plenty of laughter to the ceremony:

Mountain Winery wedding photography

It was especially touching to see Alex get emotional during the ceremony vows. We could just feel how much these moments were affecting both of them:

Mountain Winery wedding photographer

Mountain Winery wedding ceremony

I DOs!

Mountain Winery wedding candid

The family enjoyed a fun private celebration at the tea ceremony:

Dynasty restaurant wedding photographer

Dynasty restaurant wedding tea ceremony

Followed by more natural and intimate portraits at the hotel:

Mountain Winery wedding intimate portrait

Natural San Francisco Wedding Photographer

We were SO happy to be a part of your day, Lori and Alex. It was a lovely day and we feel blessed to have been a part of it!

– Mike and Nat

P.S. We adore winery weddings and recently had a chance to capture beautiful Thomas Fogarty Winery Wedding Photos. Check them out!

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Allied Arts Guild Wedding Photos in Menlo Park – Feng and Kevin

We were excited to come back to the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park recently for the wedding of Feng and Kevin. This lovely couple is from the East coast and met while attending school here. They picked a gorgeous Mediterranean venue that not many people have heard of for their special day – the Allied Arts Guild. We love how it’s full of hydrangeas, roses, and carefully manicured landscapes throughout. This was a perfect match to Feng and Kevin’s intimate wedding.

We felt very lucky to have clouds providing beautiful light:

Allied Arts Guild wedding portraits

Allied Arts Guild wedding preparations

Allied Arts Guild wedding ceremony

The cocktail hour was a great, relaxed time for people to mingle while enjoying some poolside hors d’oeuvres:

Allied Arts Guild cocktail hour

Allied Arts Guild wedding photography

Feng and Kevin were naturals for the portraits! We just loved capturing these intimate moments:

Allied Arts Guild wedding photos

Allied Arts Guild bride and groom

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The outdoor reception allowed all of their guests to truly take in our California sunshine:

Allied Arts Guild wedding reception

Allied Arts Guild wedding fun reception

And they partied late into the night! Congratulations, Kevin and Feng! We were honored to be a part of your special day.

Mike and Nat

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