Posts Tagged ‘maguire gardens’

{ jessie + brent // cafe pinot wedding }

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

I could seriously go on and on about this wedding! It was so many wonderful things all rolled into one day – the serenity of a lovely garden tucked in the heart of downtown, getting ready photos at the sleek & modern Standard Hotel, portraits in a historic library, a beautiful Buddhist ceremony filled with tears of joy, opulent autumn florals, good food, lots of drinks, dancing galore, and that DRESS! On top of it all I got to work with the wonderful Everly Events which is always so much fun.

Hope you enjoy this fun urban wedding!

{ shani + seth // cafe pinot wedding photos }

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

So Shani & Seth. They could be models no? They’re both ridiculously good looking and know just how to work it for the camera. But I’m going to let you in on a secret. They’re just as beautiful on the inside as the out. I KNOW RIGHT?? Seriously these two are some of the warmest, funniest, most laidback people I’ve met and I loved working with them every single step up to their wedding, from the second Shani walked into my studio, through their sweet emails, to their engagement session, and of course this perfect wedding day.

And oh how I love shooting at Cafe Pinot! No matter how many times I’m there I always marvel at how it’s such the perfectly tucked away garden in the midst of skyscraper-laden downtown. Hope you enjoy this peek into their day!

{ jenny + li | cafe pinot wedding photos }

Monday, October 7th, 2013

There is something about the getting ready photos that makes them some of my favorites from the day. The excitement, the anticipation of course – but I also love that it’s my first glimpse into the rest of the day, a happy hint at what the next 8 or 9 hours may bring. Upon stepping into Jenny’s room, I was greeted firstly by her ethereal dress hanging softly in the corner, her fantastic shoes glittering by the bed. By the prettiest light (can all hotel rooms be this suite at The Standard??) By bridesmaids laughing & practicing a dance number to come during the reception, or helping with some last minute plans. And of course by a sweet and radiant bride, who hugged me with the biggest brightest smile, who was head over heels to jump into the rest of the day.

And just as this initial peek suggested, the rest of this wedding unfolded into moments that were just as perfect – a tearful first look, THE cutest doggy ringbearer (seriously please take a look at that guy, it will make your entire week), some of the most eloquent and touching toasts I’ve heard, and dancing under golden lanterns and city lights. Cafe Pinot, as always, was the perfect backdrop for their day – I seriously never get tired of shooting there! – and this whole wedding was just a dream to photograph…