I have been excited to share this engagement session since the moment I met Noore and Michelle over the phone. They have such a sweet presence with each other and you can immediately tell from interacting with them that their love is the kind that overflows swiftly and richly into the lives of their friends, and family and the people they interact with on a daily basis. We planned an ambitious afternoon, going from the Palace of Fine Arts, to the Presidio, and then over to Sutro Baths for ‘sunset’ pictures. In other words, we chased the sun, and found the fog, but managed to enjoy every minute along the way. We experienced a quintessential San Francisco afternoon. Every hiccup we encountered Noore and Michelle treated as an adventure, and as I was driving home, I found myself thinking that the toasts at their wedding are going to fantastic. I can’t wait to get to know you both more and celebrate your wedding at Gundlach Bundshu with your friends.
I’ve seen some great wedding views, but the mansion at which Kasia and Ben held their wedding celebration is without equal. The Skyfall Panoramic Estate delivered the incredible scenery with views of both the Golden Gate and Bay Bridge, while the soft summer of Northern California bestowed some magically cloudless weather. Coupled with both free flowing laughter and Champagne, this day could not have come together more perfectly. With laughter, joyful tears, and old friends, I can’t imagine a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
When one of your best friends in the whole world gets married you really don’t want to work at the wedding. But I knew I wanted to take some photos. So at Jeremy’s wedding I just got to be a part of the day. I ran errands with Jeremy and the groomsmen and watched behind the scenes hoopla as the pieces came into place. I caught up with old friends. At the bachelor party we played a late-night ultimate frisbee match on the shores of Lake Michigan after an urban hike and some great wine. On the morning of the day we admired Jeremy’s REI belt, his man-bun and the fantastic bow ties he gave us all. We laughed, we ate, and we watched beautiful people become family. At the wedding dinner I was gifted with the chance to give a speech and wish Jeremy and Carolin a full life together. But my favorite part of the weekend was probably stealing the two of them away after the ceremony for some photo time in Humboldt park. It was richly fulfilling to take in the joy they experience in each others’ presence and capture it in a few photos. In their laughter, in their conversation, and in the moments of silence together we celebrated love. This first image was shot after a fantastic rehearsal dinner where we got a great view of the city. The rest are from the wedding day.
Love you brother. So happy for you both.