Leslie & Martin. Wedding.

There’s something about the way they look at each other. The way Leslie’s eyes light up when Martin is near…the way Martin’s dimples appear on his cheeks as he talks about Leslie. They look at each other with such sincere trust, deep love & commitment. They look at each other as if to say, “I’ve been kissing you since High School & I still have the butterflies!” It is obvious that Martin & Leslie are a good fit & that their love will truly stand the test of time. They have seen each other grow, been each other’s rock through hard times & been the biggest cheerleader when the other needed it the most.

Leslie & Martin were married last month at the gorgeous St.Paul’s Cathedral in San Francisco. Their wedding was personal, touching & incredibly beautiful. Leslie & Martin had written love letters to one another that were simply mirrors of the other’s. Their letters spoke of their memory of meeting in High School, the joy they’ve felt as parents & their love & appreciation for each other. Tears rolled down both Leslie & Martin’s faces during the ceremony & a dry eye was hard to find among the guests of their wedding. That evening, friends & family gathered to celebrate Leslie & Martin’s new life together. And just like the first time Leslie & Martin met, the DJ pumped up the music & they danced the night away & spent the night in each other’s arms. Enjoy some pictures at the Palace of Fine Arts as well.

Leslie & Martin, I hope you know that I think the world of you. You are simply the most sincere people I know & I’m so grateful that I had the opportunity to get to know you better. Thank you for  letting me document your special day-I am so lucky to have such awesome clients like you! Here’s to your new life together…without a doubt it will be beautiful! xoxo…marielle.
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This shot was taken by my awesome assistant, Sarah!
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Leslie & Martin’s gorgeous daughter was so excited for the big day!
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Hollllla! I loved this bridal party-they seriously knew how to work it! I think they have futures as America’s Next Top Models!
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Another fabulous shot by my assistant…
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I love, love, love this shot of Martin dancing with his mother. It was such a sweet moment!
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Katelyn & Trevor. Engagements.

You can just tell that they are in love. The way she looks at him…the way he takes her hand. It’s just perfect. Katelyn & Trevor are an awesome couple and majorly in love! They met while on a double date. There was great conversation, Katelyn was wearing an awesome outfit (I wasn’t there but I’m assuming she was), and they had a really great time. The only problem was that Katelyn & Trevor didn’t come on the double date with eachother. Flash forward into the not too distant future…the stars collided, the planets aligned and they ended up moving into the same apartment complex! It was just meant to happen. They hit it off again and have been in love ever since. Now they are getting married in just a few weeks! I’m so excited for them!

Katelyn & Trevor were so much fun to hang out with and photograph. I had a great time getting to know the both of them and watching them together. I am so excited for their wedding here in Oakland! Thanks so much for the fun session, you guys!

As always you can view the entire session and order prints HERE.

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You guys….please start a rock band and have this photograph be on the front cover. Please! It just needs to happen.img_0686_1blog

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Rikki & Tristan.

I had a great time with Rikki & Tristan in San Francisco for their engagement session. Rikki said that she wanted their pictures taken by the Palace of Fine Arts, but when we got there, everything was under construction and closed! In spite of the bad news, we headed over to the beach and some other awesome areas that turned out to be just as great. It is so cute to see how excited they are for their wedding at the end of March.

To view their entire session and to order prints, go HERE

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