Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Joanne & Alan's Wedding. Burlingame

Wedding and reception at Wedgewood at Crystal Springs Golf Club in Burlingame.

I'm very grateful that past clients like Michelle and Bob who refer me to friends and family! Joanne and I met a few years ago when
Michelle, her sister, was married - who incidentally now has a very cute baby girl nicknamed "Fancy" pictured below. When she gave me a call I was of course interested in photographing her wedding. It was nice seeing some familiar faces in the crowd again :D

Pulling a few strings got Joanne and Alan some private portrait time before the ceremony at the Pulgas Water Temple in Woodside. Its a wonderfully peaceful location that is secluded and well maintained. Perfect for more romantic imagery. Tip: plan your visit wisely because this place is only open until 4:30pm Monday though Saturday. They perform weddings there so weekends might not be the best time to go. Sundays, are off limits for that entire stretch of Canada Road.

Joanne and Alan hosted a wonderful event at Crystal Springs while keeping things low key. The bride arrived in a '55 Chevy with a large bouquet of incredible pink Peonies. Fog rolled in as the short and sweet ceremony ended. The gazebo area proved to be too breezy and cold for family formals so we grabbed a few frames of just the couple before they drove to Crystal Springs in their nicely restored Chevy Apache pickup (it possesses a most desirable growl).

During the toasts we were treated to a walk down memory lane by Alan's sister complete with large photographs. Check out a few of the shots below - hilarious!!! Alan and Joanne are currently on their honeymoon in Hawaii. Aloha!

Floral Arrangements: Rosedale Floral Design
Cake: Satura Cakes
Music: Shawn Storm

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Diana's & Alex's Cake Story in the San Jose Mercury News!

During a conversation last year Diana and Alex mentioned that Diana was going to bake her own wedding cake a few days before the event. This was a big deal for me - it's a pretty major component of their wedding tale. How could someone NOT capture this? I made sure I was there and if you follow this blog you may have seen some images when their wedding was posted. It was a beautiful multi-tiered cake.

Fast forward to Spring 2010 when Diana tells me the Bay Area newspapers (Bay Area News Group) are calling for DIY wedding cake stories. She submitted hers and the story ran yesterday, May 5th, in the Food and Wine section of the San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, etc. Congratulations Diana and Alex and thank you for making me a part of this!

Check out the article for some terrific advice and a dash of humor. Here's a couple images that ran with the story as well as a picture of the final product.