Category Archives: Church

San Francisco Urban Wedding

It doesn’t get more special than Sadie and Reid. Sweet Sadie is a pastor of Bethany United Methodist Church, and Jerred and I had the honor of photographing her beautiful wedding right here in San Francisco. They wanted an urban feel to their images, so we drove around Noe Valley and ended with a sunset in Burlingame. Beautiful, natural, and effortless. Sunsets and people in love never get old.

Photography: Robin Jolin  , Ceremony Musician: Bobby Jo Valentine,  Flowers & Reception Decorations: Flowers and Events by Dani, DJ & Up Lighting: 21st Century Sounds Custom DJ Entertainment , Reception Venue: San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront, Ceremony Venue: Bethany United Methodist Church 

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Berkeley Elopement

Team Jolin shot Lan and Jeff’s elopement last week in Berkeley. The day started with us arriving for the tea ceremony. The bride and groom wore read and served tea to their family members. We headed to the church where shot the wedding and I got to shoot a group shot on the stairs! We ended the day in Tilden Park.

Church: St. Augustine Church

Portrait Venue: Tilden Botanical Gardens

Lab: Richard Photo Lab

Film: Fuji Film

Gear: Contax 645 & Canon 1V

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Ashley + Kevin’s Fabulous Wedding

Ashley and Kevin’s wedding took place at 3 different venues. We started the day at the Stanford Park Hotel where Jerred, Vincent and I met them. Jerred went to hang out with Kevin and his groomsmen while Vincent and I shot Ashley’s dress, shoes, and invitations. As soon as we were done with the details Ashley got in her dress and we went straight to the courtyard for pictures of her with her friends and family.

An hour later we got in an old school bus that was converted in to a large Woody. It had a killer sound system and wood paneling on the inside. We proceed to rock out to Taylor Swift on the drive to the Church.

We arrived to Mission Santa Clara around 2pm for the ceremony. After the ceremony we did family portraits, bridal party pictures, and a few pictures of Ashley and Kevin in a record 30 minutes! We hopped back on the bus and our next stop was the Menlo Circus Club. It was stunning.

Right before sunset we strolled around the property to get a few more portraits and off to dinner!

 

Planner: Your Events By Erin

Hotel: Stanford Park Hotel

Hair + Make-Up: The Makeup Dolls

Photographer: Robin Jolin

Video: Frame44

Florist: Anne Mendenhall

Transportation: Big Woody Limo

Ceremony: Santa Clara University

Reception / Catering: Menlo Circus Club

Band: Pop Rocks

Photo Booth: Giggle & Riot

Linens: La Tavola

Lighting: Got Light

Ice Sculpture: Chisel-it

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Nghi + Tin – Casa Real

Lately I’ve been trying my hand at film, which has been an absolutely amazing adventure! I couldn’t believe how lucky I was to shoot N+T at the beautiful Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery. I loved strolling in the vineyard with these two, the lighting was just perfect.  I also adored their first dance under the beautifully dramatic chandelier!!

Event Planner: Samantha Vavak at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery

Hair + Make Up: Vy Nguyen of http://www.exquisitefaces.com

Music: Steve McDowell at Fantasy Sound Event Services

Florist: Nicole Ha

Lighting: Kevin Dennis at Fantasy Sound Event Services

Bakery: Bev Tanaka at Cake Creations by Bev

Bakery: Susan Awamuru

Videographer: Brandon Burgess at I Am Moment Productions

Rental Company: Leslie Munoz at Lush Event Rentals

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Alissa + Paolo – San Francisco, CA

A+P had a simple yet modern wedding and it couldn’t have been more beautiful. The ceremony took place at Saints Peter and Paul Church. It was breathtaking! The reception was to follow at the Presidio Log Cabin, which gave a warm woodsy feel. 

Coordinator/ Event Design: Ashley Smith at Buzzworthy Events

Catering: Living Room Events (LRE) Catering

Florist: Ampersand

Dress Designer: Anna Maier from Marina Morrison

Bridesmaids Dresses: Natalie Deayala Collection

Groom Suit: Hugo Boss from Nordstrom

Shoes: Pour La Victoire

Rings: Designed by the Groom

Hair: Paige Pilz from Tribez Salon

Make-up: Tina Montesano at Tribez Salon

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