Athena and Daniel

This is another post that is very long over due! But I definitely felt that Athena and Daniel’s wedding deserved to be blogged! =) It was my first featured wedding after all! I’m going to try to blog every other post new/old/new/old until all the previous shoots have been blogged! ^__^

First off, I have just got to say: What an freakin amazing wedding! Chillest bride and groom ever! and Rock’in bridal party! I met Athena and Dan through my bestest friend Joann (and hunter) and we embarked on our 8 hour adventure up to norcal together ^^

Athena and Dan are seriously the perfect combination of nerdy/geeky-ness and vintage/sweet. Usually its my job as a photographer to make everyone feel at ease, but this time it was like the opposite way around! Instantly Dan and Athena made me feel so welcome! Their personalities are so incredibly warm and charming, every moment of their wedding was filled with fun and smiles all around! I found myself wishing I could have been a guest and enjoying all the amazing company.

Thank you Naomi for shooting this wedding with me! Couldn’t have done it without you!

Expellarimus! – Joann and Hunter got them authentic Harry Potter wands from Ollivanders. This is one of my favorite pictures of all time! =)

Athena’s cute vintage dress belonged to her mother. 

Love this shot Naomi got of Hunter showing off their awesome tuxedo shirts!

Isn’t Dan’s smile so sweet when he see’s Athena walking down the isle? =)


Thank you so much Naomi! for standing behind them and drawing that heart 10 billion times! =)  So glad the sky was clear enough to expose the stars ^__^

Amber Javaid - March 11, 2011 - 10:15 pm

these photos are incredible and so super fun!

lhui - March 12, 2011 - 3:21 pm

amazing set! HP pic was crazy creative!

Michelle - March 13, 2011 - 11:22 am

thanks so much L. Hui! =) =)

Maria - May 4, 2011 - 1:23 pm

LOL Love your Harry Potter Themed picture! It made my day!

Michelle - May 4, 2011 - 10:07 pm

thanks so much maria!! your comment totally made my day! ^^

Heidi A - May 17, 2011 - 10:46 pm

What venue is this?

Michelle - May 17, 2011 - 11:06 pm

Pema Osel Ling Retreat in the Santa Cruz Redwood Forest =)

Christina - July 15, 2011 - 11:55 am

Saw the Harry Potter inspired image on Pinterest. This looks like such a fun couple and wedding. Great job capturing these images. You really nailed the HP image and made me smile. 🙂

Shaina - August 6, 2011 - 7:21 pm

These are wonderful – I love the atmosphere and how every picture carries so much emotion in it. And the Harry Potter themed picture is, of course, fantastic. :]

Stacy - August 25, 2011 - 10:35 pm

I am literally blown away by the photo of the bridal party in the spell casting! What a memory for the wedding couple. You are a serious ARTIST. The photos are so colorful and vibrant you can believe that this wedding was straight out of a book…it’s too good to be real life! Incredible!

Jamie - November 13, 2011 - 12:35 pm

What a beautiful wedding! The bride is stunning and the whole thing is so creative – I’m going to borrow some of these ideas for my own magical-themed wedding! Really nice photography! Congratulations! 🙂

Jackie - April 12, 2012 - 10:50 pm

What’s amazing is that I found this post on Pinterest… On the same day my fiancé and I were scheduled to tour Pema Osel Ling. We did end up booking the venue. Hopefully our wedding comes out as beautiful as this one!

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