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Sandy and Eric’s Engagement, Portola Valley and the Coast

Fun with light and new friends. I love everything about this day and the diversity of shots we could capture together. From the forest to the beach, from natural sunlight to a little fun with off-camera lights. From sitting in the sun in a field to getting drenched by a giant wave, this was a legit a good time. And nothing matters to me more than the joy we could capture between these two, and the I’m grateful for the openness with which they invited me in to shoot it. Can’t wait for their magical wedding in the woods.

Natalie & J.R.’s Wedding at the Bridges, San Ramon CA

Here’s just a little taste of a wedding I’ve been looking forward to for a full year. Ever since their engagement session with their cats last year I knew that this wedding was going to be a special treat. From the moment I walked into her room at the hotel I couldn’t help but notice what everyone else already had… Natalie was literally glowing with happiness… and it continued all day. I think its possible for two people to each receive the best gift of their life when they get married, and on this day the two of them did.

Rachel and Greg’s Wedding, Chicago IL

For me, Greg and Rachel’s wedding felt like home-coming. After leaving the Chicago area post-college six years ago, it’s been a desire of mine to return to shoot a wedding for a while now. And this was as perfect as I could have hoped. When Greg called me up and asked if I’d want to be a part of his wedding I was thrilled. Not only would some of my best friends be his groomsmen but the whole weekend was set to be a blast. He was on my freshman hall 11 years ago, and Rachel and I shared a lot of mutual friends (one of her bridesmaids traveled Europe with me one summer back in our golden youth). The vision behind their wedding was hyper-local, to have everything in their neighborhood. I walked from where the guys were getting ready to Rachel’s, we walked over to the Church, and then everyone in attendance walked from the church to the reception hall in one giant accordion-lead parade. Awesome. I love you Chicago.

Gratitude and peace to all who made this a perfect weekend, and a perfect wedding day.

this is how you do a first dance….

R Steiny

I’ll bet I know what’s really happening in the ironing picture… Mitch is going “no, no you need to fold it like this. Um… OK”.

The pictures tell it all!!!! What a great wedding, day, and couple. Love mom:)