When Jane Met David: A Harvard Love Story

I can’t lie. As a wedding photographer – there are many perks that come with the job. Creating art. Working for myself. Meeting new friends. Being a part of such an important moment in two individual’s lives. The life of a wedding photographer is hard to beat. But I have to admit – I think my favorite part is listening to each couples version of When Harry met Sally. In this case – it was When Jane met David.

Jane and David were both attending Harvard getting their graduate degree. Jane was like a magnet to which David literally felt compelled to. He was a welcoming greeter at his local church the day Jane stopped in for a visit and he was immediately smitten. Jane needed a bit more convincing. When a group of friends went on a ski trip months later, David made his move. A very subtle move which included conversation and dessert. It wasn’t long after that Jane started to see David in a whole new light – and it had nothing at all to do with her sweet tooth!

Earlier this summer I made a special trip out to Saratoga, California to photograph David and Jane as they said I do at the picturesque Montalvo Arts Center. The Montalvo Arts Center, built in 1912, is set on 175 gorgeous acres of land with miles of hiking trails, an artist’s residency, three performing arts venues and a breathtaking garden.

The morning ceremony was held outdoors in the Montalvo Arts Center, and was followed by a luncheon at the Plumed Horse restaurant. I don’t know the specifics on the dress – but Jane looked absolutely stunning. And David – you dress up nice! I think tuxedo adds a nice touch of class. After the celebration began to wind down, the newlyweds and I made another trip out to the Cooper Garrod Vineyard for a little afternoon photo shoot and I swear to you, I don’t have one image that isn’t filled with their glowing, happy, smiles.

Wedding oF Jane & David at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA

Wedding oF Jane & David at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA

Wedding oF Jane & David at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA

Wedding oF Jane & David at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA

Wedding oF Jane & David at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA

Wedding oF Jane & David at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA

Wedding oF Jane & David at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA

Wedding oF Jane & David at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA

Wedding oF Jane & David at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA

Wedding oF Jane & David at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA

Wedding oF Jane & David at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA

Wedding oF Jane & David at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA

Wedding oF Jane & David at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA

Wedding oF Jane & David at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA

Wedding oF Jane & David at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA

Wedding oF Jane & David at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA

Wedding oF Jane & David at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA

Wedding oF Jane & David at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA

Wedding oF Jane & David at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA

Wedding oF Jane & David at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA

Reception oF Jane & David at Plumed Horse Restaurant in Saratoga, CA

Reception oF Jane & David at Plumed Horse Restaurant in Saratoga, CA

Reception oF Jane & David at Plumed Horse Restaurant in Saratoga, CA

Reception oF Jane & David at Plumed Horse Restaurant in Saratoga, CA

Reception oF Jane & David at Plumed Horse Restaurant in Saratoga, CA

Reception oF Jane & David at Plumed Horse Restaurant in Saratoga, CA

Reception oF Jane & David at Plumed Horse Restaurant in Saratoga, CA

Reception oF Jane & David at Plumed Horse Restaurant in Saratoga, CA

Reception oF Jane & David at Plumed Horse Restaurant in Saratoga, CA

Reception oF Jane & David at Plumed Horse Restaurant in Saratoga, CA

Reception oF Jane & David at Plumed Horse Restaurant in Saratoga, CA

Reception oF Jane & David at Plumed Horse Restaurant in Saratoga, CA

Reception oF Jane & David at Plumed Horse Restaurant in Saratoga, CA

Reception oF Jane & David at Plumed Horse Restaurant in Saratoga, CA

Photoshoot oF Jane & David at Cooper Garrod Estate Vineyards in Saratoga, CA

Photoshoot oF Jane & David at Cooper Garrod Estate Vineyards in Saratoga, CA

Photoshoot oF Jane & David at Cooper Garrod Estate Vineyards in Saratoga, CA

Photoshoot oF Jane & David at Cooper Garrod Estate Vineyards in Saratoga, CA

Photoshoot oF Jane & David at Cooper Garrod Estate Vineyards in Saratoga, CA

Photoshoot oF Jane & David at Cooper Garrod Estate Vineyards in Saratoga, CA

Photoshoot oF Jane & David at Cooper Garrod Estate Vineyards in Saratoga, CA

Photoshoot oF Jane & David at Cooper Garrod Estate Vineyards in Saratoga, CA

David & Jane – your story is one of my favorites and I can’t wait to hear about the many adventures you two will embark on together. Thank you for letting me be a part of your big day. Congratulations! Big props to my friend Nicole Kulinski for assisting me on at this wedding as well. We had a blast at this wedding!

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6 Responses to “When Jane Met David: A Harvard Love Story”

  1. Really beautiful work Kenny K! What a stunning location 🙂

  2. Stephanie Song says:

    Beautiful captures Kenny. Quite amazing. 🙂

  3. Rene Tate says:

    Aw Kenny!! Those are great! Love the reactions you caught during that couples’ dip! Aaaand, particularly like the shot of Jane writing on the window. Clever, Kenny Kim! 🙂

    I was surprised to see you shot at Cooper Garrod. I hope you picked up a bottle of the Cabernet Franc. I did an engagement shoot there last fall! Check out these colors: http://renetatephotography.com/2009/12/08/saratoga-ca-samantha-joe-pt-i/ and http://renetatephotography.com/2009/12/10/saratoga-ca-samantha-joe-pt-ii/

  4. nice choice of background… sweet like wine, brandy, whiskey… etc.

  5. JJ Kim says:

    Wow! Stunning photos!

  6. Nice pics, I’ve never seen white bridesmaids dresses before! That’s a unique idea.

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