Aline + Ben had their wedding a few weeks back at the Mandarin Oriental SF for getting ready and the ceremony and The Nine photo studio for the reception. It was an awesome day in the city, and wait until you see the view for their ceremony!
This was one of my favorite getting ready sessions in some time, we had some really great light to play with.
The competition was fierce!
One of my favorites of the day.
Aline was looking fabulous and her dress was very dramatic!
Really liked this little moment with her Dad.
We did a first sight on the deck where the ceremony was going to take place, so many great moments I had to put together a little series. I love when couples choose to do this. Not only does it make logistics so much easier, I love the intimacy of the moment and the opportunity to capture it all without the restrictions of the ceremony.
We got to make a few portraits before the ceremony too.
I really dig this one. It took a lot of firepower to get them to register in the reflection during the middle of the day!
Quite the ceremony view eh?
Malarie got the first kiss from upstairs. Nice shot wifey!
I think this is my favorite portrait of the day.
We used to live fairly close by here and I’ve always admired these doors. I think they’re my favorite in the city.
There’s that aforementioned drama in Aline’s dress!
Ben had some rooftop access so we stopped by for a few more portraits on the way to the reception. I really like these next two.
I’ve said it before, but I really think the Horah may be my very favorite wedding tradition to shoot. It’s hard to not display genuine, pure emotion when you’re hoisted precariously in a chair by your slightly inebriated friends and family.
I told you it was precarious! Don’t worry, they caught him.
My favorite place is right in the center to get images like this, but it always seems like a dangerous place to be! So much fun.
Aline and her Mom showing everyone how it’s done.
Not to be upstaged, Aline’s Dad brought down the house!
It was an awesome day Aline and Ben, thanks so much for inviting us to share it with you!
P.S. Thanks to Elliot for the referral!