Some of you may remember Kevin and Emily from an earlier post regarding their engagement. Well, they went and got married, just as they were threatening to do.
I have to say that they were TROOPERS. They were married at 1 Fort Mason in San Francisco, overlooking the bay. After the ceremony the wind blew in and almost everyone chickened out of having formals outside. Everyone except Kevin and Emily that is! They really wanted to have the photos there, and I’m so glad as I feel they turned out beautifully. Even if we did lose one of Emily’s veils over the bluff! As it floated away (and just out of my hands) Emily said, “Oh never mind, I still have one left and that’s all that matters.”
One great surprise of the day? How adorable Emily’s sisters are. All four of them seemed to be the best friends ever, and frequently when I would look over I would see all of them standing together, arms linked or holding hands, chatting and laughing away. At the end of the night I let Emily and Kevin know that there were 15 minutes left, so if they had any last minute photo ideas to let me know. Well, they did. One of the sisters ran up to me and asked if I could catch them playing with the lanterns. I have to admit that I didn’t really know what they were suggesting, it was pitch black outside, but I thought oh what the heck, lets go with it. As we were walking down the stairs Kevin’s sister took off her high heels and ran to catch up yelling, “Don’t forget the new sister!”. Um. How cute is that?!?!
Once we were downstairs is when I learned that they had equipped the lanterns with little lights. I wish I could take credit for the resulting pictures but all I can say is that I was blessed to be able to work with such lively happy people, and they were blessed that they chose a photographer who loves working with low light. Any other combination might not have produced such images, beautiful yes, but not these.
I love weddings.