MADISON AND DANIEL
WEDDING AT MEMORIAL PARK, LOMA MAR
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.
Shutterfly just chose us for their list of photographers in the San Francisco Bay area. We are thrilled! It is especially appropriate, since our clients often design their own Save-the-Date cards, Thank-you cards, and wedding albums using the high resolution photos we provide, and many of them have used Shutterfly. See the list at:
REBECCA AND ELI
WEDDING AT COASTWAYS RANCH
Photography: Tony Fitzgerald Photography | Venue: Coastways Ranch | Officient, Flowers, Music, Catering and Decorations: Family and friends
Annabel and Tylon were married at the family estate in the Almaden Valley, south of San Jose on July 15, 2017. They wanted the wedding to be a romantic, semi formal affair, with a slight Victorian look. The estate, with it’s tree-lined creek and large shaded lawn was the perfect place. The bride was gorgeous in her Amelia Sposa gown and the groom was handsome in a white dinner jacket. Even the cake looked regal.
Photography: Tony Fitzgerald Photography | Venue: Hoge Residence | Planner: Heather Hoge | Catering: Gunthers Restaurant and Catering | Cake: Bay Cakes Design | Floral Design: Dubon Floral Design | Tables, Chairs, and Linens: Moggia Events | DJ: Songman Entertainment | Dress: Amelia Sposa
Carolyn and Darby were surrounded by friends and family as they said their vows on June 24, 2017. A beautiful sunny day and a lovely setting in the redwoods made it a perfect day for a wedding. After the official ceremony one guest after another came up to tell the couple how much they meant to them and what a happy occasion it was.
It’s hard to find a location that is more romantic than the Shadowbrook restaurant in Capitola-by-the-Sea. The historic restaurant with it’s stained glass windows and cozy atmosphere just makes for a perfect wedding location. Ariel and Jonathan were married here on June 11, 2017, surrounded by close friends and family.
Jennifer and Paul were married at the Seascape Resort in Aptos on June 10, 2017. The ceremony took place on the bluff overlooking the ocean, on a perfect summer day. The bride’s father, a preacher, was the officiant for the ceremony and her two sons had the honor of carrying the rings and giving the bride away. A concert harpist added a touch of elegance to both the ceremony and cocktail hour. The groom is from Ireland and guests at the wedding included were friends and family from his homeland. The couple wanted the reception to be a relaxed, family affair, and the Seascape Resort was a perfect location for the celebration.