Kate & Joe | Berkeley Redwoods & Backyard Wedding Photography

Kate & Joe's wedding had all of my favorite things: creative thoughtful touches, cats galore, their actual home as a venue, mismatched bridesmaid skirts, and a whole lot of belly laughs. As Kate said during dinner, "I can't believe you are all eating dinner in my parent's driveway!" And we can't forget the ceremony was at an amphitheater in the redwoods (across from a cactus greenhouse, no less!). Their friends & family were extremely involved in the planning & execution of this event, which really shone throughout the day. If you're looking to host your own wedding, this is certainly one to go by.

Samantha & Cesar | Heritage Square Wedding Photography in Pasadena

Clara Rise is a Pasadena Ca Wedding Photographer

I don’t often shoot film in general, and I’ve never shot it at a wedding. At the groom’s request I included a roll of 35mm in my workflow. A few of those are below, followed by the digital coverage. I’ll admit, though I was glad to have the digital there as a base plan, it was nice to release a bit of control and trust my instincts with film! This will not be the last time.

And now back to your regularly scheduled digital programming, featuring two of the kindest and most photogenic subjects a Pasadena Wedding Photographer could ask for (not to mention the venue!). Thanks to the awesome team of vendors for making this a great day & evening.

Film processing: Photo Lab Berkeley
Planning: Blue Door Creative
Venue: Heritage Square Museum, Pasadena
Dress: Mikaella Bridal
Hair: Mobile Bridal Salon
Flowers: Culver City Flower Shop
Taco Truck: Border Grill

Opal & Anthony | Bodega Bay Secret Gardens Wedding Photography

It’s always amazing to learn of relationships that have not only lasted for ten years before marriage, but that also stemmed from childhood friendship. Opal and Anthony are from the same small town. Their families have known each other forever, and Opal even works at Anthony’s mom’s flower shop (sidenote: check out these amazing florals!).

Despite (or because of) this longevity, Opal and Anthony’s relationship is fresh, loving, and so dang cute. Taking portraits of them and their loved ones was warm and giggly, not to mention photogenic. Their venue was an enchanted forest next to the ocean — really the best of all worlds, and run by an amazing and creative team. We even got a perfect sunset!