It is quite an honor when a photographer asks you to be involved in her own wedding. I got to shoot Kelly Merrill‘s day with Kristen Stewart. Kelly has been hugely helpful to me as I start my photography business.
Kelly and Garrett actually married in San Francisco in August, but had a blessing ceremony and reception to celebrate with their friends and family. I had never been to a blessing and it was really sweet. The ceremony was at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, which is beautiful and the reception was at The Summit Club. The adorable and talented Kelly did a whole lot of the decorating AND cake baking herself and it all came together just beautifully and in a way that suited Kelly and Garrett so perfectly.
Here are my favorites from the day.
Her mom popped her veil in just in time to walk down the aisle!Fellow photographers may be thinking, “I don’t think you’re allowed to take pictures in St. Luke’s.” That would be correct, but yours truly was blissfully unaware. If you’re worried that the wedding coordinator sprinted down the aisle to stop me, you would be correct again. But at least I got these great shots first!
There was a LOT of dancing at the reception, which I just loved. My cheeks hurt from all the smiling by the end.
Aren’t they cute?
10 points to whoever can guess what song this is!