Friday, September 23, 2011

Bay Area Wedding Photographer {Shannon + Tommy} Sonoma Garden Pavilion

I smiled as I drove onto the grounds of the Sonoma Garden Pavilion. I smiled because the venue felt like Shannon and Tommy. It was perfect. I walked into where the ladies were getting ready, and I felt like I was in this magical, Anthropologie like room with amazing light, high ceilings and bookcases that lined the walls. Shannon was relaxing with her bridesmaids, who were all SO amazing! Tommy arrived soon after, began getting ready in the pool house with his groomsmen (also an amazing group of men)…and then the events of the day unfolded perfectly.

Tommy is also a photographer, and I knew how important photography played a part of their wedding day! They opted for a ‘first look’ which, was amazing.amazing.amazing and gave me time with just the two of them before the rest of the events of the day began! I love this moment and Tommy’s reaction to his stunning bride was priceless.

Tommy and Shannon, you two are amazing. Really. I feel like I have said amazing so many times already, but it is true. The love that you two have for each other is beautiful and I was honored to be there to document your day. There were so many times during the day where I even felt emotional, and it was because everyone there was so happy. So happy for you both, and so excited for this day! So thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to capture such a beautiful day! I love you both!
It was so hard to narrow down my favorite images from the day! Here are just a few of my favorites, but be sure to watch the slideshow for even more <3

love her heirloom handbag

Amazing hair and makeup by Katie from The Powder Room!

Shannon, you are stunning

LOVE Tommy's reaction :)

such heartfelt speeches!

thank you Diane of Divine Creations for the beautiful bouquet and floral arrangements!!

 don't forgot to view the slideshow :)

And a HUGE shout-out to all the amazing vender's (and EVERYONE else) who helped make this day magical!


Wedding Dress - Wine Country Bride
Groom’s Suit - Men’s Wearhouse
Wedding Shoes - TOMS Shoes
Caterer - Ryan Tunheim - Taste of Perfection Catering
Mini Donuts - Harvey’s Donuts
DJ - DJ Jon Moore - Runaway DJ Services
Florist - Diane - Divine Creations Floral Design
Coordinator – Delia Nieto
Officiant - Jimmy Donaghy
Hair/Makeup - Katie Donaghy - The Powder Room
Location - Sonoma Garden Pavilion - Sonoma, CA


Look So Lovely said...

Liz, these are simply incredible, what a gorgy gorge couple! Watched the slideshow too...totally teared up! Seriously, woman you have a GIFT! xo

Renata said...

I love these pictures! What a beautiful wedding.

GladysJem said...

YUP. This is definitely your best wedding yet. Such beautiful images. You just keep getting better, and better! SO proud of you, Liz! You're already amazing, and going to keep being amazing!

Stephen Grant said...

Great images, Liz! Especially fond of the bride aglow in front of the large windows :) Beautiful all around.