To help give couples a more comprehensive look my photographic services Andrea Weddings has recently teamed up with Borrowed and Blue, a locally-focused online wedding resource.
Check out my Q&A with Borrowed & Blue:
My favorite moment of a wedding day has to be the kiss at the altar. So much anticipation goes into this moment when bride and groom are finally announced husband and wife. You can see true happiness in the couple’s expression afterwards. Even though I’ve been through this moment many times with countless couples, I still cry at this point. It’s just too good not to!
My photography style is natural, candid, and all about light. I love to make the couple feel like I’m not even there so they can be themselves, comfortable, and focused on their day and not the pictures. I try to make the photography just as fun and and romantic as the wedding itself.
How did you meet? I’m so curious to know how people met—whether through friends, at the grocery store, online, or elsewhere. It’s so interesting to me how bonds are instantly formed when you know it’s right. I then immediately jump into the proposal! It’s always so fun and romantic to find out how a couple’s marriage first came into fruition.
Take your time planning the wedding. Don’t rush into things, make sure you are both on the same page as far as priorities, expectations, budget, number of guests, and more. The planning process should be a fun way to get to know each other on yet another level before the big day!
I think you can do a wedding very simply or very extravagantly. It’s just a matter of stylistic preference. If you are going with the former, color palette is the most important detail. You can pull something together just simply by keeping the palette down to 2-3 colors max. Simple is so beautiful.
I love DIY weddings! Have some great ideas you want to implement yourself? Go for it! On a budget? Go for it! Sometimes DIY can be the most personal. And you can even get your friends and family involved. One idea I love is for the next day brunch—have everyone bring something. Assign the guests a type of dish to bring and watch it all come together with everyone feeling involved.
The ideal tablescape for me is simple. A beautiful bouquet of flowers in the center, and lovely personal touches like place cards that match the wedding invitations, a CD featuring the to-come playlist, or even just a schedule of events with a bag of treats for later. Personally, I love a white table with colorful flowers. So simple, so beautiful.
I photographed at the China Cabin in Tiburon—simply incredible. With gorgeous views of the Bay and Bay Bridge and an incredible sunset, this intimate and charming location did not disappoint. Appropriate for relatively small weddings, this cabin was where cocktail hour, the ceremony, and party took place is a stunning single room building where 22-karat gold glitters in all directions. It was once the saloon of the PS china offering a glimpse into a first class passenger style for the ship as it set sail from San Francisco.
The most important part of wedding planning is making sure both bride and groom to-be are on the same page with regards to expectations. This includes level of personal involvement whether DIY or hiring a wedding planner + designer to bring your dreams to life. And of course making sure you’re in sync in terms of budget to ensure you both start their life in agreement on the level of financial commitment your wedding requires.
My dream wedding would be calling a “weddingcation.” A group of 10-20 friends on holiday in a far flung tropical location, with an intimate ceremony down on a sandy beach nearby, and an epic party to follow for the next several days. A friendcation, if you will. I recently photographed a wedding just like this for Mari + Gerald in Costa Rica. We had a week-long wedding adventure with her closest friends and it was incredible to be there photographing the start of their new life.
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I had the chance to second shoot for the uber talented Nicola Rhodes in Dorking, England and I jumped at the chance. While she was busy getting formals, I had a chance to get some candids! Check it out.
What an absolute pleasure it was to photograph the beautiful wedding of Brad + Joy. Their venue was located in Tiburon, in Marin County, overlooking the San Francisco Bay. Gorgeous views of the Bay and Bay Bridge, and a spectacular sunset made for the perfect location.
The China Cabin, where cocktail hour, the ceremony, and the party took place is a small and quaint but absolutely stunning single room building called the China Cabin, where 22 karat gold glitters in all directions. It was once the saloon of the PS China, offering a glimpse into first class passenger style for the ship as it set sail from San Francisco.
It now hosts intimate weddings such as this. The couple continued with some eco friendly and personal touches– catering with local sustainable food, bringing their favorite desserts with them from NYC where they are based, and of course, the bride arrived in style in a Prius. I’ll let you take a look at the rest yourself!
I’m editing a new wedding I photographed for the talented Nicola Rhodes. She hired me as a second shooter on this beautiful wedding set in Dorking, Surrey. Here’s a sneak peak of what’s to come.
I bet you’d never guess who got married in this car. It seems so simple, humble, and of course, sentimental. I was lucky enough to attend the beautiful of Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy, and after the quaint ceremony behind their rustic family farmhouse, the newlyweds drove off to the next location of the celebration in this old Citroen. After all, we were in the French countryside…I wish I could tell you more about their nuptials. Let me just say this, it was the most down to earth, elegant, and stylish wedding I’ve ever been to.