victor + josh / sacramento wedding at the firehouse

Victor + Josh’s wedding was special for quite a few reasons. 1) I married my husband at the same venue 4 years ago. To be back in the same spot, watching another two people say their vows under the same alter, was magical. 2) Christina was my second shooter this night, and together we photographed Victor + Josh around the same spots where she and her wife married just a few months ago. (Remember their wedding?)

But most importantly, the night was special because of the sheer amount of love and support that surrounded them. Yes, weddings are inherently love-filled. But LGBT weddings often come with an extra set of obstacles and support isn’t always a given. But on this night, under the moon with their closest people, support and love was an unwavering given. From the ladies tying Josh’s tie and the men fastening Victor’s cuff links, to the many, many glasses cheered, to Josh’s tear-jerker speech addressed to those who encouraged him to be his truest self - happiness spilled from this wedding and it was truly an honor to document it all.

Victor + Josh, thank you for inviting me to be a part of it <3

Assistant photographer: Christina Best
Venue + Catering: The Firehouse Restaurant
DJ: Jeremy Fristoe, Extreme Productions
Tuxes: R. Douglas Custom Clothier
Decor: Conrad Hughes Special Events

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lyndsey + sean / brazilian room berkeley wedding

I’ve been photographing weddings for quite a while now, and I must say I’ve consistently been blessed with the most easygoing, down to earth couples. But Lyndsey and Sean might have topped them all.

Nothing phased them - not getting locked out of their venue, not pushing the rehearsal to just hours before the actual ceremony, not smoke from the Camp Fire clouding the venue. They took it all in stride and I saw nothing but joy and anticipation come from them.

Their wedding was one of most beautiful I’ve witnessed, wildfire smoke and all. (In fact, the smoke made it even prettier.) The mountains of the Bay in the background, the ceremony officiated by a friend, handwritten vows and heartfelt toasts, the candid interactions between them and their family. I left their wedding feeling incredibly lucky to have been the one to document it.

Congrats again, you two!

Venue: The Brazilian Room, Berkeley
Coordinator: Katelynn Jessen (@katelynnjessenevents)
DJ: Trevor Williams (@djtrevwilliams)
Catering: Jasmine Catering
Dessert: Rainbow Donuts (@rainbowdonutsberkeley) and Mariposa Donuts
Wine: Methode Sauvage (@methodesauvage)
Florals: Tori, Rivertown Flowers
Tux: Express (@express)
Dress: Chi Chi London (@chichiclothing)
Bridal hair: Elena, J. Brooker Studio (jbrookerstudo)

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