claire + brad: golden gate yacht club, san francisco

I adored Claire – and her mom – from the moment I met them. Relaxed, unique, and fun-loving, they wanted the wedding to be a casual but elegant affair that centered around family and friends. As a side note, they wanted everyone to have fun. Not a problem. Claire’s landscape architect friends pitched in to do the flowers, Brad + Claire’s mutual friend officiated, Claire’s coworkers who knew a thing or two about music were the DJs, though they had never done a wedding before. All completely amazing. Hands down best music at a wedding. And, oh, the groom. I didn’t meet him before the wedding and I was wondering what type of guy would be lucky enough to marry the lovely Claire. Brad was like throwback to another era, a tough, wise-cracking kind of guy but he completely wore his heart on his sleeve.  As a photographer, I love this. Claire said to me confidently, “Oh, he’s the one who will cry.” This girl knows her man.

Ceremony location : The Wave Organ
Reception location : Golden Gate Yacht Club
Caterer: Bi Rite Catering
Bride’s dress, groom’s suit, bridesmaid dress: J. Crew
Flowers, officiant, and DJ: Claire + Brad’s friends


When Claire told me her colors were curry, persimmon, strawberry and pool, I immediately knew she was a Paper Source kind of girl.


Dance floor pyramid. Brad + Claire are in there too, a tradition in their group of friends!!undefined

Brad’s very pregnant sister, leading the conga line. She’s the very definition of spark plug.


Nothing made me more sad that I was unavailable for Claire’s sister’s wedding this year. Such a sweet, fun and loving family! If you marry off any more children that we don’t know about, I’m your girl.

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