Nicole & Richard were an adoring couple to shoot for a very memorable first wedding of 2010. While the rain's were coming down steady all over the Bay Area that weekend, we climbed the Santa Cruz mountains and the clouds lifted to reveal a beautiful, clear sky. What was planned to be an indoor ceremony, suddenly became a gorgeous, sunny, outdoor wedding with temperatures at a record high for January. It felt like Spring! We learned that Hollins House was built on top of the mountain especially for this very reason - because there is a special microclimate which often will be 10 to 15 degrees warmer than on mainland. Fascinating!
I chose some special images of Nicole which really captivated me. My new assistant in training took some amazing candid shots which I was so pleased about. The bride looks so radiant and beautiful in the rays of the sun. There were many tears that day, but not raindrops. We think she brought the sunshine with her that day. Nicole and Richard, we wish you all the happiness in the world!
Ceremony & Reception: Hollins House at Pasatiempo, Santa Cruz, Ca.