12.15.2010 Marielle

2010 Rocked My Socks…

When I first decided that I wanted to become a wedding photographer, I would go to the Oakland Temple on Saturdays & sit on the benches outside while brides & grooms walked by. I would watch their photographers, watch how things worked & I would occasionally snap a photo or two of the bride & groom (without them knowing). It sounds a little weird, but the idea of ME ever becoming a wedding photographer seemed like an unattainable goal-something that was reserved for people much, much more talented & amazing than I was. I loved the idea of capturing love, beauty & fun on people’s wedding day. Fast forward a few years & lots & lots of time devoted to learning & teaching myself how to use my camera…I am so beyond happy to say that I truly have my dream job-photographing fabulous people who just so happen to be fabulously in love. What I never thought would happen in the process of it all is that I would make friends while having the time of my life.

To say that I’ve been blessed this year would be a total & complete understatement. Each of my clients this year (and every year) have enriched my life, laughed at my lame jokes & have become my friends in the process. I am grateful to each & every one of my clients from this year-you give me the opportunity to do what I love & have fun while doing it!

Here’s a look at all the fabulous weddings I’ve been lucky enough to photograph in 2010. I love how each of these weddings were SO different & so perfect for each of the couples. If 2011 is anything like this year was, I know it is going to be awesome!

To say thank you to my 2010 clients, I’ll be giving away an 11×14 canvas print to one of these lucky couples. Please leave a comment below & tell me which of these weddings was your favorite for 2010-the couple with the most votes will win a canvas of their choice from their wedding! Voting ends on December 21st at midnight. So get voting, y’all!!!

My year started off fabulously with Crystal & Nathan’s Oakland Temple Wedding…

Ben & Lisa’s intimate Valentine’s Day wedding…

Will & Shariana’s romantic wedding along the shores of Hawaii…

Alex & Jane’s springtime Oakland Temple wedding…

Sam & Melanie’s amazing DIY wedding in Fairfield…

Jennifer & Jason’s beautiful Oakland Temple Wedding…

Steve & Erin’s rainy, windy & utterly fabulous wedding in Utah…

Casey & Melissa’s incredible DIY wedding at Grace Vineyards…

David & Sarah’s perfectly Spring wedding at the Oakland Temple…

Tim & Rachel’s sweet wedding at the Oakland Temple…with the cutest wedding dress everrrrrrrrr….

Dave & Evelyn’s gorgeous wedding at the Montalvo Arts Center…

Jakob & Gretchen’s fun & fabulous wedding at Hakone Gardens…

Nick & Angie’s lovely summer wedding at Nestledown in Saratoga…

Dave & Laura’s fabulously fun wedding at the Grove in Reno…

Alfredo & Kaitie’s simply beautiful Oakland Temple wedding…

Mike & Meghan’s wedding along the shores of Lake Tahoe at Sugar Pine Point…

Justin & Stacie’s fun wedding at the Oakland Temple…

Mike & Crystal’s “wedding” re-shoot at the Oakland Temple…

Robert & Shannon’s incredible Autumn wedding at the California Building in Reno…

Joe & Kim’s sweet & touching (although rainy!!) outdoor wedding in Reno…

Matt & Jen’s backyard wedding in Woodside, CA…

Chad & Kelly’s beautiful Palm Springs wedding at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort…

Matt & Leanne’s perfect Fall wedding at the Berkeley Faculty Club…

Chris & Jen’s wine country wedding at Kenwood Farms in Sonoma…

And Stu & Sarah’s perfect weather Cavallo Point wedding…

About the Author

Marielle Hi! My name is Marielle Hayes and I am a photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area. I love to travel, bargain hunt and spend time with my husband, our daughter and our Boston Terrier. Enjoy my blog and leave me some comments to let me know what you think!

Comments (142)

  1. Amy Pfeifer

    Chad & Kelly all the way!! What a beautiful bride!

  2. Jeanine cuffle

    Kelly and Chad! Kelly and Chad are an unbeatable couple and their picture is flawless! MARIELLE is amazing!!!

  3. Melanie

    Kim and Joe, Kim and Joe!!! The rain and their huge smiles is unbeatable :)

  4. Garth givens

    Kelly and Chad’s palm springs wedding

  5. I’m trying not to be bias so I’ve chosen….Joe & Kim’s Rainy Reno Wedding!

  6. Annie

    Justin & Stacie’s wedding!! I LOVED their pictures

  7. Justina

    Kim and Joe’s rainy, but awesome wedding!

  8. Tami

    Chad and Kelly! The palm trees and her flowers and the sun in the corner…gorgeous!

  9. mike

    Congrats! Your seesta is a perncess! Kelly & Chad!!!!!!!

  10. Robin kato

    Kim & Joe is my choice! I was there and anyone who could “pull” off the images and capture the day, the event as fully as you did, well, that was spectacular!

  11. Ben Clyne

    Kim and Joe win by a downpour. I mean landslide.

  12. Lora

    I believe Chad and Kelley’s wedding pictures are great! I vote for them!

  13. Julie

    Kim and Joe… In case you didn’t hear me: KIM AND JOE!!!!!!!!!! :-)

  14. Lauren

    25 weddings and all of them beautiful! You should be really proud! Can I vote for you?
    So I don’t know any of these brides and grooms but I really liked the rainy Reno wedding. Keep up the good work Marielle!

  15. LMG

    All stunning. But Chad and Kelly in Palm Springs is my favorite – beautiful photo!

  16. SJW

    I think that all the photos are beautiful but I really, really love Kelly and Chad’s photo.

  17. Frank J Croce

    Of ALL the brides I have seen in my 48 years, and I have seen LOTS I have to say Kelly is the first one that I have known to be Positively “Glowing” since her I Do’s and it clearly comes out in her photo’s!! And this picture, is Clearly No Exception!! All my Best Wishes to Kelly & Chad!!

  18. Holly Wyrwich

    I LOVE that picture of Kelly and Chad. You totally captured the warmth (and it was hot out there!) of their wedding day. Go Kelly and Chad!

  19. lucinda covert-vail

    meghan and mike — captures the day – gotta love that veil

  20. carly smith

    kim and joe get my vote…beautiful!!

  21. Danielle

    Kim and Joe–they make even Reno look good! :)

  22. Janice McClelland

    Kim & Joe’s Reno wedding–HANDS DOWN!!

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