san francisco shakespeare garden wedding : amanda + wolf

There is nothing quite like photographing the wedding of a good friend. It puts the icing on the cake to a job that I already love. You know everything. You have history together, you know her history, you know her fiance. You see your friend’s panicked Facebook status updates when pre-wedding planning isn’t going that well. You get to know your friend on a much deeper level, because weddings just brings out that kind of stuff. Most importantly, you get to know all of the other people, mainly family, that surround your friend and it really brings out an understanding and depth to everything. And I will admit it: when your husband also get invited to the wedding too, it is sweetness all wrapped up like a bar of chocolate. In a suit and tie.

Amanda and Wolf have a sweet story. She was a writer at Divine Caroline, he was the programmer that kept the site running. They didn’t really interact too much then, it was only after they both had different jobs and they ran into each other getting coffee that sparks flew and they reintroduced themselves. It didn’t take long before they were both glowing and excited and moving into each other’s lives.

Lovely vendors:
Coordinator: Alicia K Designs
Florist: Soulflower Floral Design
Musicians: Mark Growden Quartet
Caterer: Chef Stephanie
DJ: DJ Dave Tutton
The amazing Silvi from The Poetry Store

The Shakespeare Garden is a gorgeous place to get married, deeply hidden in a little pocket next to the Academy of Sciences.


While I was with Amanda, my second shooter Claire was hanging out with Wolf:


Amanda’s dad was a very happy father of the bride:





A German tradition of cutting out a heart together:

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