After I talked on the phone with Stephanie about their wedding and the things they had planned I knew they were going to be a fun couple. We started off the engagement session at the old Forbes Mill in Los Gatos. We both mentioned the irony that Stephanie and I have lived in the South Bay our entire life but have never been inside. After spending a little bit of time at the mill we headed out to St Joseph Open Space for a few minutes to get a few scenic portraits of them. We had great light and nice green grass to work with.
Once we finished in the hills we headed into downtown Los Gatos for our last location and a change of clothes. We made this location our more formal location while the other was our casual locations.
I was asked by Keith Simonian to come help him photograph this Clos laChance Winery wedding in San Martin, CA. I met up with him and Megan & Robert at the winery and started getting candids of everyone. I spent the morning with Keith & the bride photographing her and mostly details from the room & other wedding related items. Afterwards I headed out to the basement where the guys were arriving so I could photograph them getting ready.
Since the guys had plenty of time, they decided to play some games while waiting. Once the games were done it was time to get them dressed and to get a couple portraits of just the groom before the ceremony. The room they were getting ready in had a HUGE wood table and with the walls & paintings it reminded me of a medieval castle.
The ceremony was held outside on the grass. It was an outdoor wedding ceremony with umbrellas for the guests in a very scenic location. They were married with family & close friends around them. We had some great light during the ceremony and were able to capture some nice images.
When the ceremony was over, we headed up to the reception which was on an outdoor patio. The dinner was served buffet style and there was TONS of food there. Dancing was held inside one of the rooms where the band was playing.
The Clos LaChance Winery wedding was held in San Martin, CA (near Morgan Hill).