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We’ve recently had the pleasure of shooting Julie and Jonathan’s beautiful wedding at the classy Ruby Hill Golf Club in Pleasanton. The decorations and all of the attention paid to the tiniest of details really made this a celebration to remember. We also had just the perfect amount of clouds in the sky for soft, flattering light and it was a blast to walk all around the venue scoping out the best sights for portraits. Julie and Jonathan really made it easy to create candid and memorable portraits.

The ceremony naturally led the way towards a relaxed cocktail hour and an elegant reception. Shooting at Ruby Hill is just a joy and we both enjoyed the variety of angles and beautiful backgrounds available to us. There were emotions, fun moments, and lots of dancing to carry the celebration late into the night.

Here are some of our favorites:

Ruby Hill Golf Club Wedding


I can’t even tell you how much we love wedding dresses with lacing – you know the ones that take half an hour to put on. It gives us much more time to take creative and unique photos and explore all of the possible angles :)

Ruby Hill Golf Club bridal preparation


How cute are they? The “First Look” is one of our favorite parts of the day and we were happy that Julie and Jonathan decided to see each other before the ceremony:

Ruby Hill Golf Club Wedding first look of bride and groom


We had lots of time to walk all around the property and were happy to find this super cute and elegant terrace for portraits:

Ruby Hill Golf Club wedding portraits


The soft clouds above provided great, flattering light during just the right time of the day! :)

Ruby Hill Golf Club bride and groom session


Ruby Hill Golf Club romantic bride and groom wedding portrait


Ruby Hill has the most amazing and giant old tree right on the edge of the golf course. We always love to use it for scene-setting wedding portraits:

Ruby Hill Golf Club edgy wedding photography


Ruby Hill Golf Club edgy wedding photography


There was also beautiful window light in the Main Dining Room:

Ruby Hill Golf Club moody portrait of a bride


Our favorite processional photo, we both just loved how Julie was looking at her dad:

Bride walking down the aisle with her dad at Ruby Hill Golf Club wedding


Lots of fun and expressive moments took place throughout the nuptials:

Ruby Hill Golf Club wedding ceremony


The guests were emotional and cheered on during the first kiss:

Candid photography during Ruby Hill Golf Club wedding ceremony


Just outside of the ceremony room doors:

Emotional bride at Ruby Hill Golf Club wedding


Woo hooo!!!

Happy toast at Ruby Hill Golf Club wedding


Ruby Hill’s Main Ballroom never looked so good! The entire reception area was lit with a beautiful warm light and looked so inviting and elegant:

Ruby Hill Golf Club wedding details


There was no shortage of paparazzi photographers among the guests and just behind us there was a wall of shooters:

Cake cutting at Ruby Hill Golf Club wedding


We LOVE candid moments!

Fun reception at Ruby Hill Golf Club wedding


Wedding reception details at Ruby Hill Golf Club


Congratulations to Julie and Jonathan! It was a pleasure to be there for your sweet wedding.

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Ruby Hill Golf Club
Hair & Makeup: Stacy Wu
DJ/Band: Spintronix

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Mike and Nat are a husband and wife photography team based in San Francisco Bay Area. Their relaxed style allows them to capture authentic moments while creating a stress-free experience. Choco Studio photographs weddings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area including Napa, Sonoma, Carmel, and Monterey.