Matt & Molly are the picture of what it looks like to be the hosts of your own wedding. They are filled with warmth, they exude hospitality & their presence brings out the best in their friends & family. It was a day they wanted to focus on their love but also their love for those closest to them. They made us feel like a part of the guest list & we just loved them for that. From the moment Chad & I met them, we knew a friendship had started & that really does make a huge difference when you are shooting. You spend a lot of time with your photographers on the day of your wedding & actually getting along & enjoying each others' company is always a plus ;)
Molly had a beautiful vision for the day that was incredibly executed by her coordinator Kelly Cloney. They chose the St. Vincent School for Boys in San Rafael as their venue with Matt's Catholic heritage in mind. The beautiful navy tones mixed with neutrals & gold was a gorgeous choice against the age of the building & the incredible tree groves surrounding the property. The food was amazing, the architecture stunning & the lawns stretched for what seemed like miles which Matt & Molly filled with great games like giant jenga sets, corn hole & bocce ball. It was just a great party from beginning to end!
We love you, Matt & Molly! Being a part of your day has been a highlight in our career & we just loved working with you both so much!
There were a few factors that played into the perfection of this day. One was the openness & great communication with the vendors. If you have a wedding coordinator or day of coordinator, always recommend they reach out to the photographer, even if it's just to introduce themselves! It's nice to hear the coordinators thoughts on the venue & the timeline, while getting feedback on any experience they have with photographers at the venue. Probably one of the main reasons Matt & Molly's wedding is one of our favorites is because hanging out with them & their bridal party felt like we were just part of the gang. They made us feel so welcomed into their friend group & it helped us capture their fun energy & the tight-knit bond they all share. It's just something to keep in mind as you are choosing between a few photographers for your big day. Make sure to meet them, skype them or at least ask some in depth questions in order to try your best to get a feel for their personality. The Bride & Groom should get the opportunity to work with a photographer that enhances their day! How awesome would it be if your photographer added to the fun, helped create natural, genuine intimate moments, & has the ability to fit right in with your guests & family?! I mean...if this isn't proof we can fit right in, I don't know what is: