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Jen and Nino’s Wedding

Jen and Nino met while on the job and the fascinating part of this story is what they do for a living: Nino is a San Mateo Firefighter and Jen is a Paramedic. They met while working together on the same call and the rest, as they say, is history. This couple has a fantastic chemistry between them and we’ve been looking forward to shooting their wedding photos ever since their fun and stylish engagement session on the Embarcadero this summer.

On their wedding day, the ceremony was held at the Trinity Lutheran Church and the reception took place at a San Mateo wedding venue called the Peninsula Social Club. This is a spacious and beautifully decorated venue and it was great to be photographing a local San Mateo wedding.

Preparations for a wedding in San Mateo

Bride getting ready with bridesmaids in San Mateo

Wedding bouquet and wedding shoes

Trying not to cry during prep

Putting on the Veil

Groom preparations

Bridal Portrait

Close up photo of the bride

Creative Bridal Portrait

Ceremony at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Burlingame

 Trinity Lutheran Church Wedding Ceremony

Moment during the ceremony at the Trinity Lutheran Church

It was really special to see the groom’s parents share a kiss when Jen and Nino were announced to be husband and wife:

Photo of a San Mateo Wedding

One of the many highlights of the day was when their friends brought out a classic fire engine to use for the photographs. We could have probably spent another several hours just shooting their portraits on and around this gorgeous vehicle.

Fire Engine Wedding Photo in San Mateo

Bride on the Fire Truck

Bride and Groom Portrait on the Fire Engine Truck

Bride and Groom

San Mateo Wedding Photo

Low light photo of Bride and Groom

The most original grand entrance ever goes to this couple:

Reception Grand Entrance at the Peninsula Social Club in San Mateo

Dancing at the Peninsula Social Club

Peninsula Social Club Wedding Reception in San Mateo

San Mateo Wedding

Congratulations to you, Nino and Jen!! We wish you guys all the best.

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December 12, 2009 - 12:02 pm

Sandi - I love the detail you capture with every wedding. Well done!

November 20, 2009 - 6:40 pm

Chicago Engagement Photographer - Some really beautiful image…nice capture with the church shot. -Rob

November 20, 2009 - 8:29 am

Chicago Wedding Photographer - Wow that couple’s grand entrance looks like it was kinda painful….hope his tux didn’t have studs on the shirt!

November 19, 2009 - 9:15 pm

Noah - Great work. I especially love the one of the couple in the car. Very elegant.

November 18, 2009 - 2:57 pm

Ted Johns - Absolutely love your photos! I loved the two shots with the available light underneath the lamps…the first was with just the bride in the stairwell, and the other with both of them and the lamp was to the left of them. Nice!

November 18, 2009 - 9:30 am

Natalia Valik - Jen, hope you guys had an amazing honeymoon! We are almost done with the rest of the pictures, they will be ready very soon! :)

Natasha

November 17, 2009 - 6:01 pm

Jen Balestrieri - I LOVE all the photos!! Thank you so much Mike and Natasha for all your hard work!!

November 17, 2009 - 12:32 pm

Elina Shcop - beautiful

November 17, 2009 - 9:10 am

Springfield MA Wedding Photography - These are awesome. Wonderful work. Excellent processing as well.

And I really liked your ceremony captures on these.

November 17, 2009 - 8:55 am

Theresa Wells - These are beautiful pictures.
They captured some of the most memorable parts of the ceremony and the celebration afterwards.
I love the one of Jen and Nino on the alter laughing. It shows how perfect they are for one another.

November 16, 2009 - 9:04 pm

Enza Camero - You guys have been doing some great work!!!

November 16, 2009 - 6:33 pm

Sasha Vasilyuk - Cute!

November 16, 2009 - 3:25 pm

Stefan Nesterov - photographic awesomeness

November 16, 2009 - 2:16 pm

Wowpretty Jira - Beautifullll!

November 16, 2009 - 1:07 pm

Natalie Kovalevsky - that’s cool!:)

November 16, 2009 - 12:54 pm

Angie Colantuono Soysa - Another great job guys ! I feel a lot of laughter coming from those pix and I love it ! :))))))

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