Category Archives: Tea Ceremony

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


Annie + Murat – Mira Vista Country Club

Annie and Murat found me on Yelp last March. We did engagement pictures earlier this year in Oakland before shooting their fabulous wedding. My favorite part was the color palette of pinks, lavenders and green. We had a full day that started with Jerred and I meeting Annie in her hotel room at The Claremont. Once all the details were shot Jerred headed over to meet Murat and get ready for the first look. Annie’s bridesmaids met Murat first where he had to bribe them to see his bride. In the end the bridesmaids made away with a bottle of Patron.

After portraits at The Claremont we headed to Mira Vista Country Club for the Tea Ceremony and the wedding. Both ceremonies were gorgeous. Once family pictures were done it was time for dinner and dancing!

Caterer: Mira Vista Country Club

Florist: Katharina Stuart

DJ/MC/Singer: Marcus Capellazzo

Harpist/Singer: Destiny Muhammad

Dress Designer: Pronovias

Groom Suit Designer : Joseph Abboud

Shoes: Jimmy Choos