This San Francisco pre-wedding session stars the beautiful Rose and dapper, Mingbo. They are from Hong Kong and decided they wanted to have their pre-wedding photographs made in San Francisco. What I love about this idea, is that not only will they have fantastic images from a stunning city, they will also have wonderful memories of celebrating their love and running around this beautiful West Coast location. The iconic locations we used were the Golden Gate Bridge, the Palace of Fine Arts and Russian Hill. I was so inspired by their great outfit choices and zest for life. Their wedding will take place in Hong Kong and I can’t wait to hear how it goes! Thanks to the brilliant Hair/Make-up artist, Meaganne McCandiss.
We were sooooo excited when Shoko and Shan decided to invest in a Nightingale Wedding Film. Their dreamy ceremony and beautiful locations were truly cinematic. It was an honor for us to document the love they have for their friends, family and each other. Congratulations to Shoko and Shan! Ceremony Venue: Private Estate Reception Venue: Bardessono Location: Yountville, CA Planning: Rosemary Events Floral Design: Kathy Hoffman Flowers
Qiava and Jonathan held their Summer wedding at Wente Vineyards, in Livermore. Although it gets incredibly warm there, the evenings are unmatched for that Summer feeling. The fuchsia color palette truly made a visual impact. I adored the chandelier on the outdoor dance floor which illuminated the revelers through the night. I cannot express how genuine and wonderful this couple is. They were either crying with joy or laughing hysterically all day. I hope you can see in these images their love for eachother, their generosity and devotion to their friends and family.
From the couple: “Jonathan and I met while working at for the Oakland Raiders. Our love of sports and family immediately connected us and we became close friends. After a couple of years of friendship, we fell in love. And on New Years Eve 2014, Jonathan proposed.Wente Vineyards actually choose us. With less than 6 months to plan a wedding, Wente was available. We loved everything about the property. The whimsical feel- it’s just so romantic.” Congratulations to Qiava and Jonathan and be sure to see their slideshow below.