The Sequoia Retreat Center is one of my favorite venues for photographing weddings. It is big but cozy. It is gorgeous. Your guests can stay in little cabins and you can have a true destination wedding in the forest. Definitely check it this Santa Cruz mountain location.
The fabulous wedding professionals who made this wedding possible:
I get to photograph a lot of weddings on San Francisco Bay. I have to say that the views from the bay are the best you can find. This wedding was aboard the Sunset Hornblower Yacht out of Berkeley Marina.
The dock is right next to the DoubleTree Hotel where I often do some portraits before boarding the vessel. Below you see Sally in the beautiful window light of the hotel lobby.
Rie & Edwin travelled all the way from Tokyo to have their wedding reception on San Francisco Bay. It was a beautifully crisp evening of cheer and celebration for California friends as well as visitors from Japan.
Rachel and Bob were married on 5.18.18 at the Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill on Lake Merritt in Oakland, California. It was a gorgeous spring day on the lake!
Rachel had been a server for the Lake Chalet in Oakland for a year or so when Bobby joined as a sous chef. They exchanged many words across the kitchen expediting line (both good and bad) and a wink and a smile was thrown in once or twice. For the two of them, going to work wasn’t so bad as they had each other for a distraction. Their relationship grew from there, as they quickly became best friends.
Fast forward to five years later, where Rachel dragged Bobby to her hometown of Hudson, OH for Thanksgiving. The day after Thanksgiving, the two of them decided to go for a stroll through the downtown. Unexpectedly, Bob got down on one knee in the gazebo on the green and proposed. Before he could finish his sentence Rachel was already screaming “Yes!” And that is how they got here today.
We began the day at the Marriott Oakland City Center and photographed the girls and the guys getting ready. This group has no shortage of character and it shows in the photographs.
It takes a team to make a wedding day like this. Here is ours…
We had a rockin’ wedding on the bay last weekend with Kumi & Tyler. Seriously, the boat was rocking like crazy and the dance floor was hilarious! That didn’t stop anyone from having a great time though. Kumi and Tyler were couldn’t have been happier.
The wedding was held onboard the Sunset Hornblower Yacht out of Berkeley. The Hornblower crew, their service, and their food is always fantastic!
On this beautiful, crisp April evening, Amor and Stoney were married on board the California Hornblower on San Francisco Bay. We had the honor of photographing their ceremony and sharing a few laughs with them.
The Hornblower yachts have the best views in the bay area!