Jen + Justin | Married in Walnut Creek, CA

Jen and Justin were referred to me by Sandra and Arne, who married in the beautiful Ruth Bancroft Garden last year and when Jen saw the photos, she fell in love with the garden as well. When she emailed me and said they were inviting about 20 family members, having a short and sweet ceremony and dinner with their guests, I was immediately on board. I love when couples plan their wedding day around what they want and what’s important to them, versus giving in to all the wedding traditions and trends. They just wanted a relaxed, laid back day with those closest to them. Jen and I emailed pretty frequently leading up to the wedding, so although we didn’t meet until that day, I already had a good sense of her personality. I loved seeing her and Justin together during their first look, they were both so excited to see each other and they have such a sweet interaction between them. It was so fun photographing them around the garden, watching their sweet ceremony officiated by Justin’s brother, and capturing them as they enjoyed the evening and a nice, relaxed dinner with their families. Jen and Justin, thank you so much for inviting me to be part of such an intimate day, it was so special and such an honor to be the one to capture your wedding! I wish you two all the best!


Venue: Ruth Bancroft Garden

Hair: Blow Dry Bar Studio

Officiant: Groom’s Brother

Florist: by the Bride and her Sister

Caterer & Cake: love.cook.nourish