Working with great people is one of the things that makes wedding photography enjoyable for me. There are lots of other things that I enjoy about photographing weddings, but being around great people is a big one. I recently had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of a local florist – Natalie from Belle Flower. Natalie and her now husband Ron wanted to do something mellow, small, and personal. Natalie and Ron live in Oakland. They decided that Oakland would be a great place to get married. On a Wednesday, along with a small group of friends and family, they went to the Alameda County Clerk‘s Office in downtown Oakland and got married. Just like that. Ron wore a cool vintage suit, and Natalie wore a sweet blue dress. After the ceremony, the small group progressed over to Cato’s Ale House on Piedmont Ave. for drinks and food. They did not do a buy out of the ale house, they just reserved some tables and showed up. The whole day was fantastically mellow and perfect for these two wonderful people.