Bay Area Wedding Photographer

M+B | The Outdoor Art Club

It is always a delight to see how a couple expresses their personality in the gorgeous environs of the Outdoor Art Club. Having photographed weddings at this venue multiple times, I’ve had the privilege to see an abundance of inspiring ideas. The wedding of M+B was among the most unique. A sophisticated take on the fantasy and sci-fi reverie among the majestic redwood trees. The couple’s passion for Disney, Star Wars, and Super Heroes was exhibited in a creatively refined way that seamlessly enhanced the reverence of the occasion. A Joie de Vivre for other worlds flawlessly integrated into the here and now of Mill Valley. Congratulations!!!!

Venue: The Outdoor Art Club

Flowers: Mill Valley Flowers

Catering: Cater Marin

Wedding Cake: Branching Out Cakes

A First Look

The first look is a wonderful opportunity to photograph a sweet and quiet moment between the bride and groom before the celebration with family and friends begins.  Occasionally, the bridal party sneaks a peek, and those moments are equally as fun to capture, although I tend to prefer a more secluded environment for my clients.  Always feel free to personalize the first look too, like these lovebirds below sharing a glass of wine.   Cheers!

Wedding Coordinator:  Andria Leigh Events

Flowers:  Milsom & Bloom

Pizza Love

Take the pizza parlor, Forge, in Oakland's Jack London Square. Sprinkle it with beaming family and friends formally dressed. Top it off with a beautiful couple to exchanging vows on the opposite coast from where they grew up, and you end up with a perfect ceremony of complimentary contrasts.This wasn't a wedding as much as it was journey to a place where the past and future came together for a celebration amid the comforting smells of baking pizza dough.  

Congratulations, Andy and Anna!!!  Smile on forever!!!!

Happy Home

Many clients frequently ask me where they should take their engagement photos.  The bay area is filled with so many beautiful locations that it can be an overwhelming decision.  To narrow down options, I tell my clients to choose a place where the two of them are relaxed, happy, and have fun.  If that place is home to them, then let's shoot there!  (I'm outdoorsy but I'm a homebody at heart, so I have a particular affinity for this engagement shoot.) 

Love At Falkirk Cultural Center

I love weddings that blend both traditional and contemporary style.   It was the subtle contrasts that made this wedding so stunning. Both bride and groom cleverly displayed a little reverence for then, and a little pageantry for now. Combined it was a beautiful homage to forever together. The storied ceremony was set against the historic backdrop of the Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael. An intimate venue with enough space to wander through the breathtaking gardens with friends and family.  Such a lovely day with beautiful people.  Enjoy the photos. 

The Lyford House

I'm always amazed how utterly breathtaking everything is in the Bay area.  I'm even more grateful for the lovely and talented individuals I've met in the wedding industry who's support and vision keeps me inspired.  A big thank you to those wonderful souls whose collaboration and creativity on this styled shoot made it all possible.  

Teasers from our styled shoot are below and please take a look at the full gallery featured on Intimate Weddings.  It's just LOVELY.

 

The following women made this shoot possible...

Photography:  Emily Merrill Wedding Photography

Planner:  Parties Parties Parties

Floral Design: Green Bouquet Floral Design

Vintage Rentals:  Katy Birds

Chef: Chef Stephanie

Hair and Make-up:  Tess Felix

Invitations:  Sheryl Denker

Cake:  A Spoonful of Sugar Cakes

Cocktails:  Laughing Glass

Styling:  Annie Felix Green

Venue:  The Lyford House