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When Katie first contacted me about photographing her wedding in San Luis Obispo, one of the things she noted was that it will be a very untraditional wedding. I had no idea. When I arrived to document the wedding at Montana de Oro, the learned that the bride and groom had camped out at the reception site the day before the wedding. They had also planned to camp out again with their guest right after the wedding. I loved it. I loved the fact that the importance of their wedding day was based on spending time and celebrating with their loved ones instead of worrying impressing their guest with pretty details. I really enjoyed spending the day with Katie and Greg and their group of friends. They had their ceremony on the bluff of the cliff over looking the ocean with their baby boy in one arm and with their family looking on with support. Here are a few highlights from my day with them.
I find this image funny because while I was photographing the groom, he started to get some work done. I started to take pictures of him on his laptop and he turned to me and said, “If Katie sees me working on my wedding day she’s going to kill me.” A few minutes later, this shirt appears. The universe finding it’s way to tell us things.
Still getting use to the new hardware on their fingers.
There cake cutting and exchange by the fire pit.
In true camping fashion, there were no lights with the exception of the light coming from the fire place. It was so dark that a camping head light was needed to see while cutting the cake.
Loving hugs from Katie’s mom before she heads home using the tables solar LED light.
Towards the end of the night. Greg carrying his bride.
Trinna and Jon definitely had a vision for their wedding and executed it perfectly. They held their reception at the Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto. All the guests dressed up to the Gatsby theme. They were greeted at the wedding venue with casino games during cocktail hour as well as tons of alcohol and a slurpee machine. Even Trinna and Jon’s dogs were dressed up for the occasion. Putting the amazing details aside, I loved photographing this wedding because of the people involved. Not only were Trinna and Jon very nice but their friends were so much fun to be around. My goal was to not only capture all the details that they put so much work into, but also their moments with their close friends and family. There were tons of exciting moments captured. Here are a few of my favorites from their wedding day.
Wedding Planner: The lovely and awesome Gail Lada
Wedding ceremony venue: Church of the Nativity
Wedding reception venue: Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto
Florist: Mints and Honey
Cake: Lulina’s Cake
Wedding transportation: Cali Party Bus
Groom’s tuxedo: Franco Uomo
Bride’s Dress: Allure- Trudy’s Bridal
A very special to Sarah Kang Photography for coming out to help me with this wedding.