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It was a busy summer for us and we’re still catching up on blogging our latest work. Danielle and Lance got married at a setting we haven’t shot at before and we were really excited to check this place out. The Union Hill Inn is in Sonora and it’s such a beautiful, relaxed venue that it blew our socks off! There’s a reason it’s in-demand and known to be booked a few years out.

Lance is a San Mateo firefighter and we met him and Danielle when we photographed another firefighter’s wedding back in 2009. (You can check out Nino and Jen’s photos here.) As we got to know them better, we just knew these guys will also be a great fit for our natural style of photography. It was a blessing to be a part of their day.

Our focus at Choco Studio in everything we do is to allow couples to feel relaxed so they can comfortably express their emotions. This happened naturally with Danielle and Lance and it was so heartwarming to witness their deep connection.

Here’s a preview to this beautiful day:

Union Hill Inn Wedding Portrait of Bride and Groom

Union Hill Inn Bridal Cottage Preparations

Union Hill Inn Wedding Details

Union Hill Inn Bridal Preparations

Union Hill Inn First Look

Danielle and Lance’s first look was chock full of emotions.

Union Hill Inn Outdoor Portrait

Union Hill Inn Chapel Portrait

San Mateo Firefighter Wedding Portrait

Danielle’s very special wedding present to Lance was a rare original San Mateo fire helmet from the 1800’s.

Union Hill Inn Outdoor Fireplace Portrait

Union Hill Inn Chapel Ceremony

How about this chapel for their ceremony? We were blown away by the beauty.

Union Hill Inn Ceremony

Bridesmaids in Boots at Union Hill Inn

It was fun to catch a shot of Jen and Nino as they sped away in the golf cart :)

Wedding Rings

Outdoor Fireplace at Union Hill Inn

First Dance at the Reception at Union Hill Inn

Reception Guests and Moments at Union Hill Inn

Nighttime Birdcage Portrait

We LOVE nighttime portraits and it’s so much fun to get creative.

Nighttime Chapel Portrait at Union Hill Inn

Twilight Chapel Union Hill Inn

Congratulations to Danielle and Lance! Your day was so beautiful.

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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.