Danvi and Joseph
I have know Joe since I was a little tyke. Growing up in the same, tiny little town affords the opportunity to get to know everyone in your age group. We went through middle and high school together until Joe went to Berkeley and I went to film school.
A couple years after that, during a trip to San Francisco, I met Danvi. We were having dinner at the Cheesecake Factory on the top floor of the Macy’s building with two people who would end up asking me to photograph their wedding. If I had only known then I would have taken more pictures!
Before July 11th I had never photographed a traditional Vietnamese ceremony. Throughout all the weddings I’ve photographed I have never seen as many family members with cameras as I did in Danvi’s parents’ house. I could hardly find a position!
After the ceremony we drove to Berkeley to do the bridge and groom ‘formal’ images. I was blown away by the campus and wish I had hours more time to shoot!
The ceremony was held at Rios-Lovell Estate Winery in Livermore. Nestled in the rolling hills and within spitting distanced of the famed Livermore National Laboratories, the vineyard was utterly charming. Presided over by a close friend of Danvi’s, the ceremony had a small, intimate feeling that belied the number of family and friends who came to wish them well.
Joe and Danvi’s wedding day was one of the best I’ve experienced. Thank you both! 😀