My business shifted to the wedding industry at the beginning of this year, and I told myself 2016 was a learning year. There are a lot of little pieces of information to learn about as a wedding photographer, and I knew assisting folks who have been in the business for a while would be a great way for me to learn.
Nicole Cross from 43rd Ave Photography was gracious enough to have me as an assistant photographer for three different weddings this year! The first wedding was a two-day intimate wedding that made me fall in love with this industry. Friday the couple had a small intimate ceremony at Joaquin Miller Park. They had their closest friends and family members surround them as they exchange sweet vows to each other. The bride was dressed in the prettiest floral dress! I'm ALL about breaking traditions, and she looked lovely from the inside out.
After the ceremony, we took the couple away to take someone solo shots in the woods. The air was dewy right after a small drizzle. The grass was a little damp, but the couple filled the area with all the warmth we needed with their excitement and joy!
The next day was all about the party! They hosted more family and friends at Piedmont Community Hall. Chairman served dinner, which was a total highlight for me (they're my favorite food truck!) The couple opted for delicious ice cream sandwiches for dessert from Sweet Adeline Bakeshop. They had one of the coolest photo booths from Das Bus that is a converted VW van. Laura and Nick made the intention to us local vendors from Oakland for all of their party needs!
Your wedding day is uniquely yours, and I encourage folks who are planning a wedding to do what they want! Break the rules. Go outside of tradition. Make what you want happen! At the end of the day, it's about spending it with people you love and making memories that will last forever.
Laura and Nick-- I felt so privileged to have photograph parts of your wedding. Your joy and laughter are contagious, and your passion for each other is inspiring! Keep being true to who you are.