Sunday, October 22, 2006

Joanne & Randell's Wedding. Santa Clara

Ceremony at St. Lawrence the Martyr in Santa Clara with reception at the Hilton Santa Clara.

This past weekend I photographed my last wedding of the season. When Joanne, Randell, and I first met at the beginning of the year none of us knew my wife would be expecting within a week of the wedding! Needless to say we were all walking on eggshells for much of the day expecting a call at any moment that would send me to the hospital.

Joanne was busy manning her Bluetooth earpiece for much of the morning and everyone was running a bit late getting ready. With the bride ready and in her dress we squeezed in time for 5 minutes of quick shooting while the bridesmaids were preparing to run down to the limo. One final shot in the lobby and we were off to the church. Keeping the Hilton's automatic vestibule doors open long enough to photograph Joanne in the lobby was a bit tricky. Poh, the bridesmaids, and flowergirls ran through trying to trigger both sets to open at the same time and stay open.

The frenetic pace settled down as the ceremony started during which we learned that Randell was Father Andy's personal physician at Kaiser. Neat! After the Mass we took advantage of the incredible weather and shot outdoors at Sunnyvale Baylands. The bridesmaids seemed to decompress well after the fast paced morning. By the way, Joanne's floral arrangements were incredibly vivid; oranges, reds, and pinks. Great colors!

I can't put my finger on the reason, but this event just seemed like the right way to close out the year. Congratulations to you both and thank you!

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