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Ritz Carlton Wedding ~ San Francisco Wedding Photographer ~

This amazing wedding was truly East meets Midwest!  Amy and Spencer met at Michigan State University.  The wedding WEEKEND was here in San Francisco luckily for me.  In one day, in one amazing location, 300 people came together and celebrated with Indian flair, style and tradition and Western elegance and modern day takes on tradition.  The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay hosted this event and planner Tejel Patel brought it together perfectly.  The florals by De Young Flowers captured all the nuances of both traditions from the traditional Indian garlands to the bride’s bouquet.  This is a wedding I’ll never forget! Living in the Bay Area and all it’s different peoples make me a very happy San Francisco wedding photographer.  It is never the same and often quite unique.

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Western and Eastern cultures come together at Ritz Carlton

 

Western and Eastern cultures come together at Ritz Carlton

 

Western and Eastern cultures come together at Ritz Carlton

 

Western and Eastern cultures come together at Ritz Carlton

 

Western and Eastern cultures come together at Ritz Carlton

 

Western and Eastern cultures come together at Ritz Carlton

 

Western and Eastern cultures come together at Ritz Carlton

 

Western and Eastern cultures come together at Ritz Carlton

 

Western and Eastern cultures come together at Ritz Carlton

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Indian/Western Wedding

 

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

Sandra + Dinesh, ~ San Francisco Wedding Photography ~ Misti Layne

If there is a wedding that says San Francisco Wedding Photography this is it.  It was just an intimate wedding at City Hall with some portraits at iconic San Francisco landmarks.  This couple is truly beautiful inside and outside and it was an absolute honor to be part of the day.  Best to you both!

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

Wedding Shoes and Misti Layne

I’m admittedly a shoe hoarder.  My friends tease me constantly but I don’t mind as it is quite true!  When I see the bride before the wedding one of my first stops after a hello hug to the bride and meeting her family is the shoes and then yes, the dress!  This year’s weddings have had some amazing shoes and the trend of colored wedding shoes that I saw starting a few years ago has not stopped!  This year I have to even give huge kudos to a bride’s mom who was wearing some spicy shoes I truly envied.

Wedding shoes no longer are just the plain white they used to be.  Color, sequins, rhinestones, heels, flats, even cowboy boots have made my bride’s lists!  Sometimes they are a hidden surprise that really only the bride knows but other times in a shorter dress or tea length wedding dress they be total show stoppers for guests.  One bride even taught me about Milk and Honey Shoes where you can totally design your own shoes.  Unbelievable!  You design everything from the heel height to color to texture and straps.

I love California weddings and truly San Francisco weddings.  We have some amazing and unique people here and this truly shows through to their weddings.  Don’t be afraid to try something you normally wouldn’t wear and don’t be afraid to have a few pairs!  You think the bride in the bright green McQueen shoes wore them all day? Absolutely not!  She had another pair for walking on the grass and dancing later.  After all a girl can never have too many shoes and wedding shoes too!

A Colorful Indian Wedding ~San Francisco Wedding Photographer~

This couple is hilarious.  I can’t say that enough.  Really I laughed so much during my 3 days with them and especially at the engagement session where I first met the groom.  He HATES his photograph taken so it was just fun to tease him and embarrass him to get him to just crack a smile.  But he took it in stride and said he actually did have a good time.  How was it going to go for him at the ceremony at the Shiva-Vishnu Temple in Livermore.  It was a beautiful sunny day and the ceremony, while I didn’t understand a word of it, was beautiful.  The ancient Hindu wedding customs and rituals are always interesting to watch and the colorful guests and family make for great images.  Next post is the wedding ceremony at Beaulieu Gardens in Napa!  Beautiful!

Wedding at The Lodge at Sonoma ~Napa Wedding Photographer~

Congrats guys!  A beautiful albeit very hot day in Sonoma at the Sonoma Lodge.  Cindy looked just beautiful and Bharat was pretty darn handsome!  The florals were amazing and by Grandiflora. I wish you all the best!

Sonya and Ali ~San Francisco Wedding Photographer~

I love what I do. No doubt about it. Sonya and Ali are one of the reasons why. I spent 4 days with them and each day saw something amazing, learned something new, made a new friend and had wonderful photo opportunities. Sonya was beyond beautiful and Ali cracked me up with his “I have no idea what is happening” continually throughout the nights and ceremonies. It was beautiful and their friends and families just amazing. It’s kind of nice when you say goodbye to someone who 4 days earlier was a total stranger and they kiss your cheek, kiss your hand and say you have a great soul. Well, I have to say the same to all of them and wish Sonya and Ali just the absolute best in life.