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“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

Natalie and Travis - San Francisco Wedding Photographer

If it hadn't been for Amelia, and for Russia, Natalie and Travis might never have met. See, Amelia knew that Travis was pretty amazing, in fact she told Natalie, but Natalie didn't pay proper attention.

What none of them knew was that he would be more than amazing for Natalie, he would be perfect. And through a slightly complicated maze of parties, and roommates, and first dates on her birthday, it started to dawn on Natalie that Amelia was right. Travis was pretty darn great. So great that he climbed a fence for her and braved the Russian police.

And so great that both of them could endure waiting more than 7 months for her to finally get her fiancee visa and come to the United States. Having personally watched Travis wait, I'm so glad they're finally together. That we could all watch them come together this past weekend in San Rafael, and make it official.

The ceremony and reception were held at the Embassy Suites hotel in San Rafael.

And did I mention that my favorite thing about this wedding is the kilts?! I could just die!

Natalie's father Graham flew in all the way from Scotland to give her away.

The ceremony was short, but sweet. I think the highlight might have been when Travis accidentally promised to love Natalie 'conditionally.' Oops!

Loren, way to pose!

And aren't those rings great? How many girls get to have three rings?

Outside, things got a little frisky . . .

That's right, no shoes. This is how we roll in California.

And what could be better than bubbles?

Travis, Natalie, thanks so much for letting me share this special day with you, one that you'll remember forever. I know you'll be amazing going forward. (Just don't forget to thank Amelia!)

*And come back on Friday for Part II - The Details!*


  1. You captured both the love and the happiness shared that day! Beautiful, all of them!

  2. hi! thanks so much for putting these up! now i can send the link to everyone who's been asking for some pics - u rock!

  3. These are absolutely terrific photographs - the ones of the happy couple in particular are tremendous, they do such a good job of conveying the impressive happiness of Nat and Trav.

  4. Fantastic photographs, you have really capturd the moment,

  5. My daughter Natalie and her husband Travis look great, thank you for your efforts,

    Kathleen M.O.B.

  6. The photos look fantastic! Thanks for posting them, and we're looking forward to flipping through the rest of them.

  7. Awww. You're so good at portraits. I can't wait for our session in July!

  8. looks like you've captured some great photos. I would love to shoot some wedding photos myself :)

  9. Thanks Tammy, Natalie, Graham, Kathleen, Travis, Mandy, Evan, and Andrew! It was a lovely day. Couldn't have asked for better.

  10. The broccoli girl picture is awesome -- should use for a healthy eating promo!

  11. Natalie & Travis, what a great looking couple,and Graham the brides father is really hot,

  12. The pictures are really wonderful. Beautiful candid shots.

  13. The pics are beautiful. They really capture the fun and excitement of the wedding. I particularly love the picture of Natalie and her father. It's such a sweet image.

  14. Great pictures! I particularly love the one's of the kids. Second only to Natalie, they brought such fun energy to the dance floor. : )

  15. These are just stunning! I wish the couple all the best!


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