Tammy and Greg love the water and they wanted their wedding to reflect this. All of the participants arrived to the ceremony by boat. In addition, we took quite a few photos actually right out on the water. It was fun arranging our wedding party shots in a boat. Something different for sure and the results were excellent. We actually photographed Tammy's Engagement session as well in the Clayton area and that was a lot of fun. We encourage our brides and grooms to have us do their engagement session for a couple of reasons:
1. You develop rapport with the client which helps make the wedding shoot go that much better and smoother.
2. As a wedding photographer, we are able to discover certain important traits in the couple which can helps us take better photos when the wedding comes. For example, some people have a tendency to blink when a camera is fired at them. This is something that would be good to know before the actual wedding. An engagement session can help with this!
Tammy was a natural when it came to posing. Sometimes when we work with couples, we have to give them a considerable amount of instruction to create a few romantic poses. Not so with this couple! Tammy had a certain knack for making any pose we suggested more dramatic and romantic. Definitely a professional photographer's dream model! We happen to know Tammy from other business relationships and we never knew how great she would be as our bridal model.
The actual wedding day was a bit windy, but I understand that Brentwood is often this way. However, we made the most of it as you can see from some of the photos in the gallery. We used this "windswept" look to help make Tammy's long veil stand out as it flowed behind her. If you check out the picture with her leaning against the vintage car, you can see what I mean. As San Francisco bay area wedding photographers we always try to see the opportunities in weather conditions or any other unexpected things that may come up. Our 20 plus years of experience helps us handle anything that comes our way!