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wedding

elaine + albert san francisco city hall wedding

02 06 12

Usually I try not to get my hopes up when I get an inquiry for a wedding that sounds amazing. Because I never know if that couple is meant for me. And yet one of the hardest things about this business of mine is that it’s always personal for me.

So when Elaine sent me an email describing their intimate San Francisco City Hall wedding, I thought I should wait at least an hour before I responded, lest she think me WAY too eager for this job.

…I think I replied to her within 3 minutes.

Happily for me, it was meant to be.

And honestly, it was just as much of a dream as I imagined it would be. Not just because San Francisco City Hall is a beautiful location, or because Elaine + Albert are beautiful people. But because they are kind, and caring, and to witness and document this day for them to share with their families all over the US and in Hong Kong, was so special.

Elaine + Albert, thank you for choosing me. I am so thankful that you did. I hope your families see these and feel like they were there with us.

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Elaine + Albert met while they were both students at Parsons – and they continued to date in all the major cities of the world after that while they both continued to build their careers in design.  Both creative people, Elaine and Albert wanted to have a day that reflected their love of photography and incorporated some of the best parts of San Francisco.

Naturally, I wanted to take them to my favorite spots, Blue Bottle Coffee and the San Francisco Ferry Building. We had such a good time, I barely cared how much it rained. And it did that day. A lot.

I love this one of Nima‘s shots. So happy to have him assisting/umbrella holding/being rad with us that day.

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Elaine + Albert, I like you guys a lot. A lot. I know you both are going on to do amazing things and I feel so happy to have been your witness.

xoxo,

Em