Since I usually only photograph weddings for people I know, the opportunity to shoot one comes around rarely simply because most of the people I know are already married.
My wife's grad-school classmate's daughter (as well as family friend) fits into that category now as well. However, I was lucky enough to be asked to photograph her recent wedding ceremony and do some portraits as she and her fiancé tied the knot.
Of the 150+ photos I came away with, these are some of the best (click on the photo to see the gallery). The whole experience was touching and memorable in many ways. The Mather Redwood Grove at the UC Botanical Garden in Berkeley made for an excellent setting. The bride and groom looked great. Family and wedding party members were patient subjects. And the ceremony was very sweet.
Congratulations Grace and Erik.