Exquisite succulents, flowing white tulle and organza, gorgeous accents and wonderful hues. Every Thursday, experience unique wedding days through Catherine’s stunning real wedding photographs, love stories and inspiration boards.
Lauren and Bryce are two of the sweetest, most considerate and generous people I’ve ever met. An especially striking component of their relationship is their powerful connection to their family and community of friends. Every step of the way, their loved ones were encouraging, teasing, and doting on Lauren and Bryce. The bride was emotionally moved from the beginning of the day through the first dance, and handsome Bryce comforted her every step of the way. Both of them are from Hawaii, and symbols of their cultural heritage were reflected in meaningful accents throughout their special day – like the beautiful lei they put around my neck to wear for the latter half of their wedding celebration. So sweet!
I’d also like to offer a special toast to Meredith Lynch and all of the superbly talented vendors who contributed to this unforgettable wedding.
Viansa Winery Event Coordinator | Meredith Lynch
Photographer | Catherine Hall
Florist | Anita from Wine Country Flowers
Cake Designer | Fleur De Lisa
Caterer | Sage Catering
Makeup & Hair | Sarah Hyde
Wedding Gown | Casablanca in Honolulu, Hawaii
Felecia & Jim dance and flirt in front of Grace Cathedral.
Felecia and Jim are a sparkling, passionate pair. The couple’s wedding aesthetic reflected their fascination with old-Hollywood glamor and the magic of early American cinema. Felecia designed her own wedding dress, and Jim had his white dinner jacket especially tailored in the fashion of Humphrey Bogart. The couple brought on ever-wonderful Jean Marks and brilliant Gloria Wong to ensure their vision was flawlessly carried throughout the celebration. From personalized stamps, a classic vintage Packard, and a cake with edible black-and-white feathers, this charming celebration was truly epic.
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It was a delight and honor to photograph this splendid wedding celebration. Three cheers and heartfelt congratulations to the madly-in-love couple. I also want to take a moment to acknowledge lovely Event Coordinator Joannie Liss, the visionary behind this celebration. Please enjoy the below story, published in People Magazine.
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Thanks to the publishers at Sierra Sun for featuring my Northern California wedding photography!
How can you create wedding images that are so timeless they arrest the attention of even the couple’s grandchildren? It’s easier said than done. Perhaps the first most-important component is forging a meaningful bond with your clients. What are their values? What is their worldview? Closeness with a client brings you to a place where you can start capturing the stuff that’s going to matter 50 years hence.
Timelessness in wedding photojournalism means simplifying an image into a classic emotional moment that by its very nature transcends the passage of time. As a photographer you have to recognize those moments, little slices of life, where everything at once is happening for an incredible emotional impact.
A timeless image is when you’re truly capturing the moment in a traditional way, making sure that you’re getting what’s there in the first place. With all of the image manipulation tools today, people have become trigger-happy, in terms of overworking their images and overdoing things for special effects. I would hate to see a bride’s wedding rendered ‘fantastic’ with all of these new effects; but, when ten years down the road the novelty of the effects fades, there’s not much left there…
To read the rest of my article, published by WedPix, please click RISING ABOVE CLICHE.