Years ago, I was working at Bar Tartine in San Francisco when two of my co-workers, Aubrey and Elyse, met and began dating. They were both gracious, game and easy to laugh. Although we didn’t keep in touch when they moved away to New York, seven years later as they sought a wedding photographer in California my name came up through the grapevine. I was delighted to photograph their wedding recently at Olympia’s Valley Estate, a relaxed, pastoral place scattered with apple trees and centered around a beautiful barn, one of the loveliest wedding venues I’ve seen. Following the bright, musically-infused ceremony was a celebration with dancing and a veritable feast prepared by our old friends from Bar Tartine, chef Anthony Myint, (of Mission Chinese Food, Mission Bowling Club & Linea Cafe) and Ian Muntzert & Xelina Leyba (of Commonwealth) as well as Chris Kiyuna and Collins Anderson (of Culinary Eye). Working with event planner Heather Holliday was a breeze; she clearly loves what she does and does it well, making my job better. The elegant, unique floral design was done by Rebekah Northway of The Petaler. Listening to the many toasts made to Aubrey and Elyse, I realized how absolutely beloved this couple are by both friends and family, who honored them with an outpouring of appreciation and connection. These two have a bright future ahead of them surrounded by such good vibes. Congratulations! Enjoy the pictures!