On Saturday I had the tremendous pleasure of shooting Tracy and Richard’s wedding at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose. I love this venue for its gorgeous lobby and for its convenience. It’s only 1 block from my studio on 1st and Santa Clara. My assistant Suzy and I arrived at 8 in the morning.
All of Tracy’s bridesmaids made their way back up to the hotel room where Tracy was getting the final touches of her hair and make up. The atmosphere was wonderful and everyone had huge smiles of their faces as they headed to the traditional tea ceremony in the morning.
More guests began to arrive as Tracy went back up to her room to change into her wedding dress for the western ceremony.
All the bridesmaids were gorgeous in their beautiful pink dresses. The flower girl was especially adorable!
I took the bridal party around the Fairmont to get some further portraits. Richard surprised me with his ease and comfort in front of the camera. He was quite the James Bond with his martini in hand and beautiful bride at his side.
Tracy really got into the action too. We had so much fun with the bridal party!
Tracy looked simply stunning in her wedding dress. I especially love these gorgeous shots of her in front of the grand windows of the Fairmont and outside of the ballroom.
Later in the evening, as the groomsmen were making their toast, I caught Tracy looking at Richard. I love capturing little moments like this.
As the evening rolled on, we were treated to the sounds of the Jesse Charles Band and the wonderful vocals by Lindsey Barrow. They pulled some of the wedding party on stage and got everyone going. It was especially delightful to see the little flower girl having so much fun when the sax player walked onto the dance floor and continued his music there.