Bernadette and Chet are San Francisco natives and wanted their wedding to reflect their favorite City’s style. Their Catholic ceremony took place at St. Brendan Parish, a church that Chet’s own parents were married in. The bridal party left in a festive trolly to head to the Mark Hopkins Hotel where the reception and party went on into the early morning. We walked the streets of Nob Hill for portraits, and were able to capture classic San Francisco vistas. They were upgraded to the penthouse at the hotel and the views of the entire City were breathtaking. From Bernadette: “Chet and I have dated for the past seven years, he moved up to Sacramento for me after I took a position in the state capitol, we bought our first house in December and every day spent with each other is another adventure. I couldn’t imagine spending my life with anyone else. We fell in love with Mark Hopkins Hotel when we fist viewed it was a venue option and Chet always finds a way to make what I want happen.” Congratulations to Bernadette and Chet! Church: St. Brendan Parish Reception: Mark Hopkins Hotel Floral: Petals A Floral Studio Band: Notorious Gown: Celene 2015 PRONOVIAS ATELIER
I recently went to coffee with a colleague who told me all about her new wedding business and I couldn’t wait to share it with everyone! Danielle and I worked together in the past styling and photographing beautiful diamond rings for a jewelry website. She took her years of expertise in gems and fine jewelry and started consulting grooms on engagement rings. What an amazing concept! Of course we all need help with huge purchases, especially emotional ones, and here is the business to help us. Thank god this finally exists! Check it out here: http://www.littlebirdtoldyou.com/
1 – Why Little Bird? Why hire an engagement ring consultant? Other than a house or a car, an engagement ring is one of the most expensive things you will buy. The field is complicated, it’s nuanced, and you don’t want to make an expensive mistake. You need an expert to help you with all the decisions along the way. Enter: Little Bird Engagement Ring Consultants…
2 – How they work magic: The job of Little Bird Engagement Ring Consultants is to: 1. get to know you, 2. help you design the ideal ring and then 3. find the ideal ring at the best price.
3 – Who is this for? For people who are procrastinating because it seems like so much work. For people who don’t know where to start. For people who have started and are completely overwhelmed by how much info is out there. For people who can picture their perfect ring but can’t find it in any store or on any website. For people don’t want to get taken for a ride.
I admit, I get nervous photographing a surprise proposal! It’s just so very exciting, and a real honor for me to be entrusted with capturing this uniquely intimate moment. Jack and his new fiance, Tracy, are graduates of UC Berkeley. They had made plans to visit friends in the San Francisco Bay Area, as they live in Los Angeles, so Jack thought it would be the perfect opportunity to pop the question. Jack hired a caricature artist, Tucky, to stage himself at the base of the Campanile, who pretended to look for paying clients. I was off to the side with my long lens, pretending to be on the phone. Tucky would secretly sketch Jack on one knee, proposing with a ring in hand. All went well and to say Tracy was shocked is an understatement. Too see the light in the couple’s eyes and the emotional reaction of Tracy will always stay in my heart. Friends came out of the bushes to congratulate the pair and there were no dry eyes on site. Congratulations to this wonderful couple, it was such a privilege for me to witness their joy. Contact artist, Tucky: HERE