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Beth & Matthew’s Outdoor Art Club Wedding, Mill Valley, CA

When I had just begun taking wedding photography seriously as a full time profession I met Beth and Matthew and knew that when they got married I wanted to be there. The weekend finally came, and of course the day was fantastic. This post contains a ton of details, partly because I love them, and partly because they did an incredible job creating this wedding. I think Beth perfected the art of the DIY wedding design, which makes the job of her photographer that much more fun. From the sweet name tags hanging from an iron tree, to the party favors (Nepalese prayer flags that signify the way Matt asked him to marry her on a mountain in Asia), everything was beautiful. Beth wasn’t the only one working hard though, even on the morning of the wedding Matt was at the Outdoor Art Club hanging lights in his tux. The location of the Art Club is only 30 minutes from downtown San Francisco, but it felt a million miles from civilization in the quaint town of Mill Valley, and we had a blast wondering the redwoods before the ceremony. Now, on to some images.

I was privileged to have my talented friend Steven Hughes along for the day. The next two shots are his.
One of the things I always look for on a wedding day is interesting light and texture. An alleyway across the street from the Outdoor Art Club had both.
Then we were of to the woods. Steve’s shot below.

One of my favorite things about wedding is the kids who are there, and the way they find everything interesting. In that regard our jobs are pretty similar. Someone give her a camera.
She’s awfully cute serving her duties as a flower girl too.

It was a blur of fantastic fun…
The wedding (the kiss), the reception, (the honeymoon!), …everything.
Thanks for capturing the essence of love, fun, friendship, and an overall great time Matthias.
And, thanks for being so accommodating.
You and Steve were so much fun to work with, so professional, and so with it!
Our family and friends have been raving about your photos as well as how great you guys were at the wedding.
Hope to hang out again sometime. – Matthew

This wedding looks like it was a lot of fun! Very well captured. 🙂

Wow! I can’t pick out my favorite because I love all of them. Great job! 🙂


Absolutely magical! Thank you for capturing our special day in a thoughtful, beautiful, and glowing perspective. We are so happy you and Steve were there!

love the juxtaposition of layers in your shots. excellent storytelling!

Beautiful photos!

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