Category Archives: California Wedding

Josemine & Dave | Oakland, CA

[-“Is he a devout man? asked the Arcbishop of San Francisco” I believe he is, for she is.]

One day she graduates a Doctor, the next she is ready to get married. And she did. They did. Like most doctors they live the fast life, and yet they find the time to be devoted. Perhaps it is the other way around, their devotion is such that they can manage to make time their ally, just as much as their families were. From the flower girls who maintained posture during High-Mass, Nico displaying his affection through singing and dancing all the way to Mr. Miranda and Mrs. Carey becoming Hollywood Producers.

Once and again, it is a matter of devotion. And hard work. There might be many other ingredients that are as important, but those two can never be absent. As Doctors and as Believers may you always keep those two at hand.


Photographed by: Ian Balam & Noah Hawthorne | Venue: Lake Merrit Hotel | Destination: Oakland, CA

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Coco & David | Sonoma, CA

[A look so intense (when they are looking at each other), you have to step back and look away. La felicidad descrita como el sonido del agua en las rocas. Las mil y una historias de raquetas. Las noches de boda y las lunas de miel.]

Pienso en su boda y pienso en texturas; en la idea de texturas, en lo que representan presentándose ante nuestros sentidos las texturas. ¿Pero pienso en su boda o realmente pienso en ustedes? En ustedes por medio de su boda, en su boda que es posibilidad de un-algo que ya es – y desde hace tiempo ha sido – ustedes. Se sienten la textura de su relación, la dimensionalidad que los acompaña y que señala hacia cierta herencia, la suya híbrida. Pienso en cortezas de árboles y hojarasca, en madera y piedra al recordar su boda. En ritmo y tradición, en fe y expresión. But textures are better felt than seen. Thus, I was not there, a part of your day, of your wedding day, seeing, I was there feeling. We were all there feeling through you, with you, because of you. Yours is a world commencing. What will the future bring matters not at the moment. Right now is about feeling, as if we were seeing, that intense look than binds the two of you together.

Yours is a world of good. Mazel Tov.


Photographed by: Ian Balam & Noah Hawthorne | Venue: Westerbeke Ranch | Destination: Sonoma

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