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California Wedding

our vendors:

Venue: The Club at Ruby Hill 


– DJ/lighting/photobooth: Denon & Doyle

– Florist: Nicole Ha

– Linens/decor: Standard Party Rentals

– Hair and makeup: Design Her Image

– Cake: Jacqueline’s Sweet Shop

Dress: Pronovias

– Suits: Tuxedo Wearhouse



 How We Met

Katie and Jesse met in July 2012 when they were both invited to a mutual friend’s apartment to watch the Olympic US Women’s Gymnastics qualifiers. Jesse had recently come to the University of Pittsburgh to join the Bioengineering graduate program where Katie had been a student for two years. Through friends and classmates, they began to run into each other frequently and became good friends, bonding over such shared interests as a love of good food, long walks through the neighborhoods of Shadyside, and Miniature Schnauzers. Still, it was only after two 

and a half years of friendship that Katie finally agreed (after some persistence from Jesse!) to begin dating. Things went well, and after Katie’s graduation from Pitt and move back to the west coast followed by a year of long-distance dating, Jesse moved out to Northern California in May 2017 after his graduation.

The Proposal

On Sunday, April 15, 2018, Jesse was uncharacteristically adamant about going to the beach in Halfmoon Bay, CA, despite a rainy forecast and chilly weather. Katie was a bit suspicious but went along with his plan to pack a lunch and take their puppy, Ellie, to have a picnic on the beach. Fortunately the rain held off, and after they had finished their lunch, Jesse asked Katie to stand up. He got down on one knee and the rest is history!


the gallery


And here are a few favorite moments from the wedding day:


Seeing all of my family and friends together in one place

Dancing the night away on the dance floor

When Jesse teared up when he saw he walk down the aisle!


Seeing how happy all of my family and friends were for us

Hearing Katie recite her beautiful vows

Seeing Katie for the first time when she walked down the aisle!


This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Tatiana Kahl

    Absolutely gorgeous couple and wedding. So many beautiful detailed shots!

  2. Vera M

    Beautiful Wedding Couple and your Images are perfect! love the toning and lighting. Love close up portraits.

  3. Oleksandra stelmah

    beautiful wedding photography. really enjoyed watching it

  4. Anastasia

    The ceremony was in some magical place! Gorgeous wedding! Beautiful capture!

  5. Anastasiia Nagornaia

    Beautiful wedding!

  6. Kristi

    Love this wedding, just amazing

  7. Olga Kulakova

    Amazing lighting and emotions! Great photography work, I am impressed.

  8. Olga Polo

    What a beautiful wedding! The sunset photos are breathtaking, love the glass roof as well

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