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Antoinette & Clint’s Vermont farm wedding

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Way back in 2002, when my now-wife Amber and I moved to California, I drove a U-Haul cross-country from Ohio while Amber stayed behind and finished up her job. It was chock full of our belongings and dragging my car behind it, and the trip would’ve been a solo mission if my friend Clint didn’t step up and come with me.

Fast forward fourteen years and I’m hopping out of a back seat of a car well after midnight in the middle of rural Vermont after a very long day of delayed flights and a pair of double IPAs (thanks, Kyle and Pam!) and Clint and I embrace like no time had passed at all. We had only seen each other once since that cross-country trip. Now I was there to document his marriage to Antoinette.
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Karolina & Ashley’s Wind and Sea Big Sur wedding

Karolina & Ashley's Wind and Sea Big Sur wedding

When I first talked to Karolina and Ashley, they told me they wanted a photo from their wedding that captured them surrounded by the grandness of Big Sur. Something epic they could blow up big and hang on their wall.

No problem, I figured. They were getting married at Wind and Sea, a private home perched on a Pacific cliff, the majesty of the Big Sur coast spread out before it. In my mind I envisioned something with cliffs and ocean and the sunset.

But I quietly hoped for a clear night with no moon and a visible Milky Way, so I could do a shot exactly like the one at the top of this blog post.
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Ashley & Steven’s Wedgewood Eagle Ridge Gilroy wedding

Ashley & Steven's Wedgewood Eagle Ridge Gilroy wedding

Sunny weather, great views, a beautiful sunset … you couldn’t have asked for a better day for Ashley & Steven’s Wedgewood Eagle Ridge Gilroy wedding.

Add in all the happy friends and family who were thrilled to celebrate the marriage of a wonderful couple, and you’ve pretty much got the perfect wedding day.
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Linda & Yi’s Palo Alto wedding Four Seasons Silicon Valley

Linda & Yi's Palo Alto wedding at Four Seasons Silicon Valley

Linda & Yi’s Palo Alto wedding Four Seasons Silicon Valley was a wonderful combination of beautiful wedding traditions and unique details that reflected the couple’s personalities and interests — fun details like Yi’s Zelda triforce cufflinks, the officiants’ Hand of the King pins, and a Star Wars lightsaber cake knife set.
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Lauren & Justin’s City Club San Francisco wedding

Lauren & Justin's City Club San Francisco wedding

During the reception at Lauren & Justin’s City Club San Francisco wedding, Justin and all the groomsmen busted out a surprise choreographed dance routine to the song “Happy.” Not only was it an amazingly awesome surprise, but the song choice was appropriate, because happy is what everyone was that day.
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