Club at Ruby Hill Wedding, Pleasanton | S + T


Sam and Tim’s Club at Ruby Hill wedding was my first wedding for the fall season. After being together for nearly five years, Sam and Tim held a beautiful Persian wedding. I have such an appreciation for getting to capture weddings from all types of cultures. The sofreh aghd is an elaborately decorated wedding spread. They are comprised of a variety of edibles and artifacts, all of which tie together to symbolize health, love and good fortune for the couple. The mirror on Sam and Tim’s sofreh aghd belongs to Sam’s grandmother. It was present at her wedding sixty years ago. Getting to photograph family heirlooms and hear the history behind them is really fascinating to me. They are without a doubt such an important part of a couple’s wedding day story.

Like many others, autumn is my favorite time of year. Not only do I look forward to cooler temperatures, I also love the changing colors. I especially enjoy photographing wedding bouquets during this time of year. They are generally made up of rich hues and lots of texture, making them one of my favorite details to photograph. When it comes to receptions, I have a personal preference for the outdoors. Getting to use natural light until the sun goes down is one of the reasons why I love shooting weddings in California. With little chance of rain, California is an ideal setting for outdoor receptions. Having friends and family gather in the glow of golden hour is really beautiful. Sam and Tim’s Club at Ruby Hill wedding reception was held outdoors under the twinkling lights, which made such a lovely setting for their guests.