The wrought iron style gates at the Shakespeare Garden is truly a gateway to a fairy tale wedding. Even to Jamie and Manny, who were both city employees that make the Golden Gate Park that stellar world-class destination, the occasion to celebrate their union at the tenderly manicured Shakespeare Garden was special.
The garden's famous tree-lined entryway retained enough foliage in early November for me to provide that faint blurry cover in front of my subjects as I peered through them to capture Jamie and Manny's vow exchanges.
Because the wedding procession began from the entrance gate through the tree lined path and toward the seated guests, everyone had a chance to really enjoy the wedding party come to them. It also gave me the freedom to change perspectives.
Vow exchanges were sweet and funny and I think there’s a sequence of shots where tears and suppressed laughter are framed together between Jamie and her sister, Jodi.
Jamie and Manny are indeed marking a brand new start as they now moving to Oregon to start their blissful life and family. I wish them well.
Make-up Artist: Rhonda Zimberg Lin