Team Jolin is ready!

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but Robin Jolin Photography had a makeover. This new look started in November when I had the opportunity to bring the whole Jolin family to Mexico for the Jose Villa Workshop. Monte was 9 months old and Jerred was in the middle of writing his dissertation. We hopped on plane and drove about 2 hours outside of Guadalajara. This part of the country is especially meaningful to me because for a few years of my life my parents, grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles would meet there for Thanksgiving.

My 2017 wedding season starts on Saturday! This year we have a few out-of-state weddings—we’re headed to Detroit, Ohio and Park City, Utah in July. Also, Jerred and I have two new members on our team. Vincent will be at weddings assisting us and making sure we have what we need when we need it. Jillian (Jill), will be in the office keeping me organized, posting online and printing. Finally, I have a new office space for meeting potential clients at Blu Bungalow J in the Cow Hollow District of San Francisco.

2017 is going to be a roller coaster and Team Jolin is ready!

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Winter Wedding at Willow Heights Mansion

On December 3rd, 2016, Anabel and Tim got married and the day couldn’t have been more perfect! Anabel worked closely on the design of her wedding with the team from Willow Heights Mansion, who designed, planned and coordinated the event.

The ceremony was outdoors about an hour and half before sunset. Willow Heights Mansion is not only stunning on the outside; the interior of the venue is also a photographer’s dream. The inside is light grey with hints of white and large windows. It was a fabulous way to end our 2016 season!

 

Venue – Willow Heights Mansion

Hair + Make Up – Ann Li

Bridal Gown – Maggie Sottero 

Reception Dress – BHLDN 

Bridesmaids dresses – Monique Lhuillier 

Tims and Groomsmen Suit – All Indochino 

Ring – Yadav Diamonds and Jewelry

Film – Fuji 400 and Porta 800

Lab – Richard Photo Lab

Flowers and Catering – Willow Heights Mansion

Anabel’s

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City Hall

Joni and Stephen found me on Yelp.com while looking for a photographer to shoot their engagement and City Hall ceremony. Even with an appointment, City Hall weddings can take up to 2 hours, which gave us plenty of time to utilize the amazing space. We met at 12:30 for their 1pm ceremony that took place at my favorite spot in the building, the top floor. The windows are large and everyone looks fabulous in the soft mid-day light.


Venue – San Francisco City Hall

Hair + Make-up – Amy Lawson http://www.bridesbyamy.com/

Your dress – Trish Lee http://www.trishlee.com/

Stephen’s Suit – Alfani

The flowers – Polk St Florist http://polkstreetflorist.com/

Your rings – Carats and Stones https://www.caratsandstones.com/

Film – Fuji 400 and Porta 800

Lab – Richard Photo Lab

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Baker Beach in December

We are back at Baker Beach for Carmen and Tommy’s engagement shoot. The afternoon started at the classic Legion of Honor. The while pillars and the killer light that bounces around in the hallways never gets old.

About an hour before sunset we headed over to Baker Beach. The day started cloudy but cleared up right as the sun was going down. Tommy took Carmen’s hand, pulled her to the water and snuggled up to watch the sunset.

Venue – Baker Beach and Legion of Honor

Hair & Make-Up –

Film – Fuji 400 and Porta 800

Lab – Richard Photo Lab

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San Francisco Engagement

Baker Beach was our first stop for Joni and Stephen’s engagement pictures. Baker Beach works for any weather–even on the darkest days we can get a hint of the Golden Gate Bridge. We lucked out to have bright sun in mid January. The water was cold and all they had to do was cuddle and laugh.

Our next stop was Bernal Hill. We made it to the park 30 minutes before sunset and ran to the top of the hill. As the sun was setting Joni hopped on the rope swing and I got to watch them enjoy the exhilarating sensation of swinging over San Francisco.

 

Venue – Baker Beach and Bernal Hill

Hair + Make-up – Amy Lawson http://www.bridesbyamy.com/

Film – Fuji 400 and Porta 800

Lab – Richard Photo Lab

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