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St. Lucy Catholic Parish wedding in Campbell

Lisa and Paul were married in St. Lucy Catholic Parish on May 16, 2017.  The lovely ceremony was attended by their family and friends.  Afterward the couple left the church led by a bagpiper and held a reception in downtown Campbell to celebrate.

St. Lucy Parish wedding

 

St. Lucy Parish wedding

 

 

 

Photography: Tony Fitzgerald Photography  |  Venue:  St. Lucy Catholic Parish |  Venue and Catering: Villa Ragusa

 

Wedding at Mission San Juan Bautista

Susan and Arrin were married in the historic mission at San Juan Bautista on April 22, 2017.  They wanted the wedding to be romantic and timeless and thought the historic mission, with it’s rose garden courtyard, was the perfect place.  Susan is from Scotland, and brother, sister and close friend traveled all the way from Scotland for the wedding.  She wore a long champagne gown with vintage lace and amazing flowery sleeves.  A highland bagpiper played as she walked the corridor to the mission doors and entered, starting the ceremony with a regal entrance.  After a short receiving line in the rose garden, the guests were led by the bagpiper to the reception at Casa Maria.

 

 

 

Photography: Tony Fitzgerald Photography  |  Venue:  Mission San Juan Bautista  |  Catering and Cake: Classic Catering  | Bagpiper: Lynne S. Miller

 

Fairytale wedding in Los Gatos | Nestldown

Janine and David met at a reunion a few years ago, and it was clear that they were meant to be together. They were wed at the lovely Nestldown wedding venue in Los Gatos on a beautiful July day.  Both Janine and David love the redwoods and there was a redwood theme weaving it’s way through the wedding.  The programs were DIY graphic on brown paper and miniature photos and wooden clothes pins.  The guests signed a large wooden plank and received a parting gift in handcrafted wooden boxes.  After the ceremony in the outdoor natural redwood “chapel” in front of the lake, the miniature train delivered the couple to the cocktail hour in the foxglove meadow.  They had an area for playing bocci and a decorated stand with a blackboard for taking photos and writing well wishes for the couple.  Photos were taken by the lake and in the redwood grove and in front of the fairytale cottage.  Coming from an Italian family, Janine made special Italian cookies for the occasion.  Farm tables were brought in to make the wedding a large family affair, and decorated with roses garlands and olive swags.

Photography: Tony Fitzgerald Photography  |  Venue:  Nestldown |  Party Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Caterer: Toast Catering and Event Management |  DJ: Los Gatos DJ | Hair and Makeup: DryWalk | Flowers: Kristine | Cake: The Buttery Bakery

 

 

Photos by Tony Fitzgerald Photography 

 

Engagement Photo Session – Santa Cruz Boardwalk | Jerry and Jeanette

Jerry planned a surprise proposal to Jeanette on the beach at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, and asked us to capture the event.

 

The photos were taken on the beach in front of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz California.

Photos by Tony Fitzgerald Photography of Santa Cruz, California.

Engagement Photo Session – Henry Cowell | Michelle and Chris

Michelle and Chris are planning their wedding and wanted engagement photos in a lovely outdoor location.  These are a few of the photos from Henry Cowell State Park and Roaring Camp.

 

 

Photos by Tony Fitzgerald Photography of Santa Cruz, California.

The Secret is out … How we can provide luxury style coverage for only $1,000

The secret … we have found, through years of experience, that most of the day’s important events occur within a four hour period. Realizing this gave us the opportunity to offer luxury wedding coverage at a very reasonable rate. Luxury wedding coverage usually includes candid photos of the wedding party getting ready, the “first look”, family portraits, the ceremony, editorial style photos of the reception decorations, the details, the invitation suite and the cake, candid photos of the wedding party arriving at the reception, the first dance and the toasts. With some very thoughtful planning, we are able to thoroughly cover these events.

Timing is everythng…We time our arrival for when the wedding party is almost finished getting ready. We usually work separately to photograph the bride and groom getting ready, and this may be at different locations. One of us arrives at the bride’s location after she has her makeup done, but is still having finishing touches done on her hair, before she puts on her dress. The other arrives at the groom’s location to take some photos of the groom with his groomsmen. Then the two of us photograph the “first look” (if there is one).

Two are better than one… We photograph the ceremony together, but from different perspectives. Family and wedding party portraits can be taken before or after the ceremony, or a mixture of both. During portraits, one person photographs while the other person coordinates the photos.

Planning makes everything go smoothly… We request the names of family members and the wedding party, and a list of the groupings in order to handle all the portraits quickly and easily. We arrange to take photos of the reception area details, decorations and the cake before all the guests arrive. Then the two of us photograph the arrival of the wedding party, the toasts, table groupings and the first dance.

A few photos from friends and family… We encourage the couple to arrange for family and friends to photograph the cake cutting and bouquet toss if these will occur much later.

This has allowed us to offer luxury wedding coverage at such an incredible rate.