Lake Merritt Wedding Photography
This is such a great time of year for a wedding; the weather is cooling off, we’ve got some nice clouds here on the coast and the air so so clean and clear. I arrived at the Waterfront Hotel in Oakland to shoot Wendy and Derrick getting ready. On my way down from Petaluma there was a bit of rain but still plenty of blue sky so I was pretty excited to get to work in gorgeous conditions. I arrived early and had a great time shooting the getting ready and all the little moments that make me love doing wedding photography. Everyone was super nice and having a great time.
We all jumped in the limo bus and headed off to the church for a very touching ceremony, Derrick brought the entire place to tears with his emotional greeting when he saw Wendy walking down the aisle, I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house! I got some great pictures of that but Derrick is a great Bay Area wedding and event DJ who has DJ’d San Francisco weddings I’ve shot like Kathryn and Tim’s Hamlin Mansion Wedding so I won’t embarrass him like that! How good is Derrick? Check out the picture of him with President Obama from when he DJ’d an event the President attended recently, how cool is that?
We headed back down to the Jack London Square area then up to the reception at Lake Merritt. The food was fantastic, the mood was chill and everyone had a great night.
Huge thanks to Brooke Beasley Photography for the help!