1.1.11 - the perfect day for an anniversary.

When I first knew about the option to photograph Matt and Amy's wedding on New Year's Day in the San Francisco, I never hesitated. I love the Bay Area and I knew I liked Amy from the first time we talked on the phone. She's kind and genuine and I'm truly sorry we live 400 miles apart. I know we'd be great friends.


Matthew and Amy's day was a chilly one with a light drizzle and dark skies, but the weather didn't affect the mood. Their wedding party was very small, consisting only of family members, and the guest list was short, which made for a intimate, happy evening.
 
BlogCole1.jpgBlogCole2.jpg BlogCole3.jpg I loved Amy's bouquet. It was deep and rich and had blackberries in it. I love anything made with berries, and her flowers were no exception! Megan, of Megan Haney Designs did an amazing job. BlogCole4.jpg Getting a bride's dress all cinched up isn't as easy as you'd think! I love this second picture! BlogCole4_5.jpg My dear friend, Jennifer Chaney, second-shot with me that day. I sent her in to see what the boys were up to while I photographed Amy getting ready.   BlogCole5.jpgBlogCole6.jpgBlogCole7.jpg Matthew and Amy chose to have a first look, which I'm always a big fan of. I love the next two series- one shot from Jennifer's perspective, and one shot from mine. BlogCole8.jpgBlogCole9.jpgBlogCole10.jpgBlogCole11.jpgBlogCole12.jpgBlogCole13.jpgBlogCole14.jpg I wish I could say these next pictures were my idea. Unfortunately, I can't. I can thank Jennifer's husband for this genius, however. As Amy and Matt both work in Law Enforcement, we thought mugshots were totally appropriate! BlogCole15.jpgBlogCole16.jpgBlogCole17.jpgBlogCole18.jpgBlogCole19.jpgBlogCole20.jpgBlogCole21.jpgBlogCole22.jpg Aaaand, the guests :: BlogCole23.jpg A special thank you to all of Matt & Amy's wonderful vendors:
Cake by Le Gateau Elegant

Flowers by
Megan Haney Designs
Hair/Makeup by Kimberley Liskey of Phoenix Salon & Spa

Dress from
Bridal Image of San Francisco
Catering/Food/Venue by Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa
DJ service and music by Christopher Cole


1.1.11 - the perfect day for an anniversary.

When I first knew about the option to photograph Matt and Amy's wedding on New Year's Day in the San Francisco, I never hesitated. I love the Bay Area and I knew I liked Amy from the first time we talked on the phone. She's kind and genuine and I'm truly sorry we live 400 miles apart. I know we'd be great friends.


Matthew and Amy's day was a chilly one with a light drizzle and dark skies, but the weather didn't affect the mood. Their wedding party was very small, consisting only of family members, and the guest list was short, which made for a intimate, happy evening.
 
BlogCole1.jpgBlogCole2.jpg BlogCole3.jpg I loved Amy's bouquet. It was deep and rich and had blackberries in it. I love anything made with berries, and her flowers were no exception! Megan, of Megan Haney Designs did an amazing job. BlogCole4.jpg Getting a bride's dress all cinched up isn't as easy as you'd think! I love this second picture! BlogCole4_5.jpg My dear friend, Jennifer Chaney, second-shot with me that day. I sent her in to see what the boys were up to while I photographed Amy getting ready.   BlogCole5.jpgBlogCole6.jpgBlogCole7.jpg Matthew and Amy chose to have a first look, which I'm always a big fan of. I love the next two series- one shot from Jennifer's perspective, and one shot from mine. BlogCole8.jpgBlogCole9.jpgBlogCole10.jpgBlogCole11.jpgBlogCole12.jpgBlogCole13.jpgBlogCole14.jpg I wish I could say these next pictures were my idea. Unfortunately, I can't. I can thank Jennifer's husband for this genius, however. As Amy and Matt both work in Law Enforcement, we thought mugshots were totally appropriate! BlogCole15.jpgBlogCole16.jpgBlogCole17.jpgBlogCole18.jpgBlogCole19.jpgBlogCole20.jpgBlogCole21.jpgBlogCole22.jpg Aaaand, the guests :: BlogCole23.jpg A special thank you to all of Matt & Amy's wonderful vendors:
Cake by Le Gateau Elegant

Flowers by
Megan Haney Designs
Hair/Makeup by Kimberley Liskey of Phoenix Salon & Spa

Dress from
Bridal Image of San Francisco
Catering/Food/Venue by Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa
DJ service and music by Christopher Cole



Comments
Shuva Rahim says:

The mugshots are awesome! What a great idea!
Great photos, Rachel!

(01.14.11 @ 11:39 AM)
Marni says:

I always get a little choked up with the "First Look" so sweet. another great job my friend.

(01.14.11 @ 12:01 PM)
Kathi Cook says:

So sweet and beautiful Rach. As always, you have captured the love, warmth and joy this special moment in the lives of another beautiful couple and their family/friends :)

(01.14.11 @ 12:21 PM)
Amy says:

Aw, Rachel I LOVE this! You and Jennifer are the absolute BEST! We all had such a blast with you, I can't recommend you enough to everyone! I can't wait to see the rest!! Thank You so much for capturing our day, this made me cry.

(01.14.11 @ 12:39 PM)
Jen says:

I ADORE the mugshots. FABULOUS!! Gorgeous images....truly flawless.

(01.14.11 @ 02:42 PM)
Shari Kurtz says:

Monty and I had fun looking at these pictures. Mugshots are a hoot and the rest are just beautiful!!! I would love to just watch you work :)

(01.14.11 @ 10:08 PM)
kim donohue says:

These ARE STUNNING!!! Wow. I love love so many I don't have just one fav'. Beautiful bride. Love the dress!!!

(01.22.11 @ 06:30 PM)