I've known Matt and Amanda for a few years in both my personal and professional life. Matt is an extremely talented bassist, and also a cofounder of Ivy Hill Entertainment. He and Amanda have been together since high school (!) and it was an honor to be there to capture their wedding.
The Brazil Room is a Berkeley classic, situated in Berkeley's Tilden Park amongst rolling hills and redwoods. The first look and initial portraits took place down the road at the Botanical Gardens. We then continued to a beautiful outdoor ceremony (warning: teary-eyed photos ahead!) officiated by Matt's dad. The night was rounded off with more tear-jerking speeches, a dance party, and most importantly an epic display of donuts from Donut Wheel (which also made for a great ring photo backdrop).