2017 was a strange year. The overall level of uncertainty seemed unusually high. There were fires and floods in California, and wacky politics everywhere. As crazy as last year felt, when I look back at the people I worked with and the way they gracefully danced with uncertainty, I feel nothing but love. After many years of shooting weddings and working with couples and their friends and families, I am still stoked about what I do. Here are 100 images from last year.
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Games, laughter, and lots of children were in no short supply at Siu-Mei and Ian’s Brazil Room wedding in Oakland. Always enjoy shooting at this venue.
The Brazilian Room, or as I like to call it The Brazil Room, is funny venue. Their fees are quite reasonable, it is beautifully placed in Tilden Park, it is close to cool other places, and is picturesque itself. It is spitting distance from the Regional Parks Botanical Gardens (no fee to enter), the Redwood Valley Railway steam trains, epic views of the Bay on Grizzly Peak, and so much more. The funny thing about this venue is that they pack in a lot of weddings. Typically they will do 2 weddings a day on Saturdays, which means that your wedding will be first thing in the morning, or that you will be setting up for your evening wedding as the morning wedding is just leaving. You can opt to book the whole day, but is seems that most people choose to just book one of the 7 hour slots. The quick turn around also means that you pretty much have to use a caterer from their short list of approved people. Over the years, I have shot at the Brazil Room a couple times, but in 2016 I was fortunate enough to photograph 5 weddings there. I have decided to do a mash up and show a few highlights from these weddings in one post.
Sandra + Mime – February 27, 2016
Sarah + Liron – April 3rd, 2016
Mahvish + Zeeshan – April 30th, 2016
Keeley + Michael – June 26th, 2016 (Ceremony was held at the Botanical Gardens)
Melissa + Dan – July 2nd, 2016