Small & intimate family ceremony SF Bay Area wedding photography

March 30, 2017
happy bride smiles and looks at new husband

It was an honor to photograph the wedding of Simone and Karl recently, especially as Simone is a friend and fellow photographer over at EyeCatchLight Photography, specializing in newborn portraits. I first met Simone online – she stumbled upon a review I wrote on a previous website of mine, and it turned out she agreed with the sentiments I was expressing (or venting!). She said she was interested in broadening her network having just relocated her photography business from Montreal to Mountain View.

I was in the same position, being new to the Bay Area and new to the US, so I jumped at the chance to meet her (via Skype at first) then later through on a creative collaboration. Simone is a very happy, bubbly, outgoing (and constantly smiling!) person, but there also were a few tears shed on this very emotional day as she wed her one true love, Karl.

What really shines through about this wedding ceremony is the importance of family and the deep bonds that tie the family members together. Simone’s father flew over from Austria and one of Karl’s sisters from New York City, which tells you something about the dedication of this family to be there, even though the wedding was booked only a few days beforehand.

They were fortunate enough to have parents and siblings there on their big day, crying, laughing and wishing them well as they start married life together!

Venue: Wedding Chapel, Clerk County Recorder’s Office, Santa Clara County, San Jose, CA 95110

Florals: Andrea Muchin at Floribunda, Oakland, CA.