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Laura & Beckett | San Francisco City Hall & Japanese Tea Garden

Laura and Beckett were simply lovely. The couple eloped at San Francisco City Hall just a week before the new year. The words they used to describe themselves were literally, "We're easy-going." They wanted a no-fuss, effortless type of wedding, and City Hall was the perfect venue. Following their civil ceremony, we proceeded to the Japanese Tea Garden for some outdoor shots.

I really admire the couples' simple elegance, and the fun little looks they exchanged with one another in between takes. This was my last wedding of the year, and what a perfect end to the 2016 season it was. 

San Francisco City Hall Elopement

Tri and Nam's wedding story goes to show that there is no right way (or order) to getting married. Last summer, as a commitment to each other, they eloped at the beautiful San Francisco City hall, before announcing their engagement to family and friends, followed by a full engagement ceremony a few months later. This year, they will have a full wedding day, as well as their engagement photos taken. Now that they've set a 'real' wedding date and hired a photographer (me!) I can finally share these photos from City Hall. 

San Francisco City Hall Bridal Portrait Session

This session, for my best friend Michelle, was my last session for 2014. Michelle and Jon are getting married next summer. Since I won't be able to shoot her wedding for her, I wanted to do something special for her. I suggested a couples session, they wanted to dress up, and we headed off the one of the most beautiful buildings in San Francisco.

Michelle's dress is from Jeremys, and her shoes were borrowed from our friend Soerha. Her bouquet is made by a new, tiny flower shop named Flora on College Avenue in the Oakland, with not-so-clear instruction from me. Happy to say, the bouquet turned out beautifully. :)