Romance in the Redwoods: Wedding Photography at UC Botanical Gardens in Berkeley

Sep 26, 2023

Nestled in the heart of the Bay Area lies a natural gem, the UC Botanical Garden. This lush oasis has long been a favorite among nature enthusiasts and, as it turns out, a perfect setting for a garden wedding. In this enchanting tale, we will delve into a story that combines the beauty of nature, the magic of love, and the artistry of a San Francisco wedding photographer.

Nature’s Extravaganza: UC Botanical Garden

If you haven’t visited the UC Botanical Garden yet, you’re missing out on one of the Bay Area’s most breathtaking locations. Its sprawling, seemingly endless gardens are a testament to the wonders of the natural world. Whether you’re a botanist or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of flora, this place is a visual feast.

For our couple, the UC Botanical Garden was not just a picturesque setting; it was a place where their love would bloom like the vibrant flowers that surround them. The choice of a botanical garden wedding was, in itself, a reflection of their shared appreciation for the beauty and serenity that nature provides.

A Love That Blossomed: The Couple

Our couple was not your typical bride and groom; they exuded an air of laid-back charm that perfectly matched the garden’s tranquil ambiance. Their love was evident in every glance, every shared laugh, and every tender touch. The connection they shared was the foundation upon which their wedding would be built, and it would be immortalized by a talented San Francisco wedding photographer.

Capturing the Moments: San Francisco Wedding Photographer

Behind the lens was a seasoned San Francisco wedding photographer, whose artistic eye and passion for storytelling would bring this magical day to life. The natural beauty of the botanical garden combined with the couple’s affection made every frame a work of art. The photographer captured candid moments of love, laughter, and anticipation, preserving them for eternity.

A Musical Touch: The Mariachi Band

As the couple made their way down the aisle, they were serenaded by the soul-stirring melodies of a mariachi band. The music added a layer of cultural richness to the ceremony, filling the air with joy and celebration. It was a testament to the couple’s diverse backgrounds and their desire to create a wedding that was uniquely their own.

Sweet Families, Seamless Harmony

The families of the bride and groom played a significant role in making this day unforgettable. Their warmth and cooperation made the entire process seamless, from planning to execution. It was clear that the love and support of their families were the strong roots from which the couple’s love had grown.

A Truly Magical Ceremony

As the couple exchanged vows beneath the towering redwoods, surrounded by the vibrant colors of the botanical garden, it was a moment of pure magic. The setting, the love, the music, and the shared joy created an atmosphere that was nothing short of enchanting.

In the end, this garden wedding in San Francisco’s redwoods was more than just a ceremony; it was a celebration of love in its purest form. The UC Botanical Garden provided the canvas, the couple provided the love story, and the San Francisco wedding photographer captured it all in a series of timeless images. It was a day that will forever be remembered as a blooming testament to love’s beauty amidst the wonders of nature.

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Emily was super easy to work with and very accommodating. This was our first time in the area and Emily was extremely helpful with assisting us in choosing the perfect location for our shoot. We enjoyed getting to know her as well as telling our personal story. I think she caught the essence of who we are as a couple and definitely memorialized this special trip for us. – Jamie A.

Working with Emily was awesome! It felt so natural and I was at ease taking photos. She knew what she was doing and captured spectacular candid pictures throughout the night as well! She took fantastic pictures despite terrible weather and lighting conditions. 10/10 would recommend hiring her for your wedding! Thank you Emily!! – Kayla F.

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Emily is an outstanding photographer! My husband and I hired her for our outdoor maternity shoot with our first born. Booking Emily was painless, and she was extremely easy to communicate with throughout the entire process.  She suggested multiple beautiful locations to shoot. We met at a gorgeous nearby beach she suggested. To top it off Emily sent us our photos ahead of scheduled time. Overall, Emily is exceptionally professional, pleasant and creative. She is one of the best I’ve ever worked with. Book her for your next photography needs, and you won’t be disappointed!! – Samantha K.

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