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Erin & Tony’s Christmas Wedding, Grand Isle Mansion, Walnut Grove CA

The Saturday before Christmas Josh and I packed our camera bags, tripods, softboxes, and extraneous lighting gear into my ride and headed out of San Francisco spend our evening with Tony and Erin. After weaving our way through backroads and towns I’d never heard of, we emerged onto the beautiful Grand Isle Mansion and were greeted by a Christmas wonderland. The perfect setting for a holiday wedding. It had been over a year since I had shot Tony and Erin’s engagement session, but I immediately knew it was going to be a great wedding when I started talking to Tony. People kept asking him whether he was nervous yet. And his reply was always the same:  “I am marrying the most perfect and beautiful woman in the world, why should I be nervous?” When he puts it like that its pretty hard to argue with his point, right?

Since this was an evening wedding in the winter, we commenced shooting after dark. It was a good thing we brought a car full of lighting gear, because we used all of it. I’m excited about some of things Josh and I were able to pull off. This first image is probably my favorite of the day.

Once the party started, the fun didn’t stop.
A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!

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