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.
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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