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Saint Francis Yacht Club Wedding Photos – Anna and Gary


We’ve been looking towards Anna and Gary’s wedding ever since they told us their wedding theme – Doctor Zhivago. How super creative and awesome is that? This winter wedding took place on a rainy Friday afternoon, but the uncooperative weather didn’t spoil the day even a tiny bit.

The day started at Campton Place Hotel where I probably spent way too much time photographing Anna’s awesome shoes :) and from there we made our way to City Hall where all the guests were ready for the ceremony to start, right on the Mayor’s balcony.

Campton Hotel wedding preparation

I just loooved this pair of Louboutins:

wedding shoes

bride getting ready at Campton Hotel

wedding prepartions at Campton Hotel

groom getting ready at Campton Hotel

Most of the couples getting married in San Francisco City Hall choose to get married under the Rotunda- which is absolutely gorgeous, but I think my favorite spot for a City Hall ceremony now is Mayor’s balcony. It has an amazing view of the rest of the building, it is always quiet and private as the area is roped off to public, and it allows for the couple to have pretty much as many guests as they want!

san francisco city hall wedding

wedding ceremony at san francisco city hall

We decided to do all the portraits right inside of the City Hall because of the rain. We spent about an hour shooting in the halls, on the stairs, in the elevators, and even by the drinking fountains! Anna and Gary were great sports, ready to participate in any crazy ideas we had :)

bride and groom wedding photos at san francisco city hall

groom portrait at san francisco city hall

bride on the stairs of san francisco city hall

san francisco city hall wedding bridal portrait

wedding photography san francisco city hall

san francisco city hall portraits

Then we were off to a candlelit reception at Saint Francis Yacht Club. In line with the Doctor Zhivago wedding theme colorful matryoshka dolls were set as centerpieces at each table surrounded by brightly lit candles. The live piano music greatly added to the evening’s atmosphere. The Saint Francis Yacht Club wedding also included a beautiful ice sculpture of a Russian Orthodox Church in the cocktail area and the guests were treated to black caviar and other hors d’oeuvres.

St. Francis Yacht Club wedding decor

St. Francis Yacht Club wedding reception

St. Francis Yacht Club cocktail hour

That evening at Saint Francis Yacht Club had much delicious food and warm toasts. The reception ended with a traditional Russian folk dancing performance in which Anna was one of the stars.

St. Francis Yacht Club wedding photos

Wedding Reception at St. Francis Yacht Club

bride at St. francis yacht club

Congratulations, Anna and Gary!!! We were honored to be a part of your day :)

Happy Friday, everyone! Have a wonderful weekend.

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March 13, 2010 - 12:21 pm

Martin Roe - What a cool wedding and a gorgeous bride and gown. She must be over the moon at the results that you’ve achieved.

March 2, 2010 - 10:35 am

James Brown Kent Wedding Photographer - Absolutely stunning – love it!

March 1, 2010 - 5:03 am

RD Decker - Raleigh North Carolina - Beautiful wedding images. The hotel was a lovely venue for their wedding… very classy… timeless.

February 28, 2010 - 6:16 am

Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer - Beautiful work. Beautiful bride.

February 26, 2010 - 9:26 pm

Carol Darby - West Australian wedding photographer - These are beautiful classic images that capture this couple perfectly. The bride is just gorgeous and this classical style of photography suits her so well. And the groom is pretty great as well. You have done a fantistic job and I love all the detail images as well.

February 26, 2010 - 2:19 pm

katy gray - This. Is. GORGEOUS. Wonderful work, the bride and groom must be thrilled!!

February 26, 2010 - 10:31 am

james brown - Very lovely work, as always! Well done :)

February 25, 2010 - 2:13 pm

Brian Mullins - Raleigh Wedding Photographer - I love your use of video light on this set! This whole wedding feels straight out of a movie with a gorgeous couple, beautiful venue and great wedding photography!

February 21, 2010 - 1:34 pm

Choco Studio - thank you so much guys, it was an incredibly beautiful wedding.

February 19, 2010 - 6:25 am

Eric Lagstein - I’m glad I stumbled upon your blog. You work has a soft yet poppy feel, good stuff!

February 18, 2010 - 8:34 pm

Ami Desai - so incredibly gorgeous! I am just wowed by the originality and by your photography!

February 18, 2010 - 5:07 am

Rich Pizzuti - Boston Wedding Photographer - Wow! absolutely stunning wedding! Your portraits are killer and your story-telling is equally inspiring… love it!

February 17, 2010 - 11:41 am

Juliya - Wow, this is so elegant and lovely. You guys did an amazing job! This is definitely one of my favorites from all of your work.

February 16, 2010 - 6:35 pm

Sasha Vasilyuk - Love that ice sculpture!

February 16, 2010 - 1:26 pm

Hooman - Great work as always. Love seeing your posts!

February 13, 2010 - 9:01 am

Angie Colantuono Soysa - Great job guys, love the photos and theme plus it does help to have such a stunning bride ! :)

February 12, 2010 - 5:19 pm

Elina Shcop - whoa whoa whoa. beautiful pics.

February 12, 2010 - 4:07 pm

Stefan Nesterov - alluring

February 12, 2010 - 2:57 pm

Anna Gemma - Thank you Mike and Natasha -:) it was our pleasure to work with you. It was fun!!!

February 12, 2010 - 2:34 pm

Angie Colantuono Soysa - So beautiful !

February 12, 2010 - 1:55 pm

Pavel & Irina - We loved every single photo of this beautiful wedding. Anna was a classic beauty and the locations really matched their theme. Excellent job, Mike and Natasha!

February 12, 2010 - 1:02 pm

Eunice Johnson - Just Beautiful!

February 12, 2010 - 10:25 am

Alex - Beautiful and classy couple and wedding. Wonderful lighting job. One of my most favorite weddings you’ve done to date.

February 12, 2010 - 9:14 am

Nadia D Dziskavets - What an awesome wedding! Love the details! Gorgeous bride, timeless photographs – a perfect body of work. Congrats!

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