San Francisco Wedding Photographer: Sherielyn & Andrew at the Presidio Chapel & Cliff House

I met Sherielyn and Andrew on a rainy morning in early August near their place in the Sunset.  I could tell right away that I was going to love the two of them.  Totally laid back and relaxed, they were joking about procrastinating on their wedding plans.  They found me when my post about my parent’s wedding had inexplicably gone semi-viral on Facebook, and fortunately they had settled on my last free Saturday in October.  I’m so glad they did.  Three total travel junkies, we spent almost two hours chatting over coffee about places we’d been, places we wanted to go, and (oh yes) photography.  Andrew works in visual effects, so we had some fun geeking out over the specs on my new 1DX and different editing programs.

Procrastinating on plans or not, their wedding was a total blast and went off without a hitch.  The two of them trusted their awesome planner, Melanie of MSH Events to deal with all the details and just enjoyed their day.  They couldn’t have been more relaxed, more in synch, kinder, or warmer.  Sherielyn and the girls rented a gorgeous Victorian house across from Tempel Emanu-el in San Francisco to get ready in, and we headed over to the Palace of Fine Arts to do some photos before the ceremony.  Gavin met the guys at their hotel and they went out to Land’s End to fight the wind for some shots of the guys.  The ceremony was held in the charming old Presidio Chapel followed by a reception at The Cliff House overlooking the water.  They found an amazing DJ who came in with real vinyl in place of the usual laptop and the dance floor was packed all night.  Graphic prints of San Francisco icons, actual buttons on the wedding cake, and bouquets full of texture, their styling blended modern and vintage details in shades of grey and yellow.  It couldn’t have been cuter.  And I have no idea how they pulled it off in just a few months.

Congratulations, you two!  I can’t wait to hear what’s next for you both!

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