I met Seyi 6 years ago when I shot her sisters Wedding in Minnesota. To tell the truth, I still got confused during our shoot because they look so alikeWhen I got her call about her wedding, I told her to just give me the date and time and I would be there..well sort off :) In the wedding industry, when you meet awesome families, you just want to work with them over and over again and that’s exactly how I feel about the Amele family…Ok, so that was our history
So a little bit about Seyi, she’s a different kind of bride. A bride who get’s it done type bride and with reasonable expectations. Earlier this year, I had another shoot in bay area (to be blogged soon) and decided to pitch it to Seyi to do a shoot in the area as well. She got Yinka on board with the idea and without wasting time we got tickets to travel to California. Our plan was to shoot in Napa Valley and San Franciso all in one day. It was wishful thinking because we found out we could easily spend 3 days in either Napa or San Fran shooting – Yes, both cities are that beautiful. Enjoy my favorite shots from our shoot. I look forward to shooting their wedding in Minnesota soon.
We made a stop at the beautiful Castello Di Amorosa. I’ve seen wineries but this winery makes you go wow as you drive towards the entrance. The grandeur of the structure and character of the interior is beyond words of any winery I’ve ever been to.
What I love about Napa is their generally friendly attitude towards tourist. I’m from DC and I know you can’t just walk into a store and ask to take pictures in their lobby without getting the “look”. We decided to take some shots exploiting this generosity at a wine store before heading out to the streets.
And very quickly before dark we drove thru a 2hr traffic to the great city of San Fransisco to take some shots. In San Francisco, all you really need is to hang out in a neighborhood and the photo op is just endless…I love this city!
At this point we were really tired and I just told Seyi to soldier act towards Yinka and little did I know that it will rekindle some memories from her track and field days.
I always have my couples do the prayer thing at the beginning or end of our shoots.
At Poterero Hill we had the best view of the city.
Love this last, let’s go get married shot!