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San Francisco City Hall Wedding [Ashley + Vivek] // SF City hall wedding photographer

Ashley and Vivek have lived all over the world and met and fell in love with each other in Austin. Since they were born and lived in different part of the world, their guests were from all over the world as well. Austin, Netherlands, China and from east coast. They came from all over the world to celebrate Ashley and Vivek’s wedding at San Francisco City Hall. It was a typical foggy day in San Francisco and their guests loved the not too cold not too hot weather in the city.

Ashley and Vivek had their first look in front of a cable car in true San Francisco way. The genuine emotions they showed on their face made our heart warm and fuzzy.

They had the SF City Hall to themselves and their guests for the afternoon and we got to photograph millions of photos of them standing at the gorgeous staircase of SF City hall and other pretty spots in the city hall.

First thing they mentioned when we first connected us through email was the fact they love making each other laughs. Their celebration was no different. It was full of laughter, hugs and connection.

These two wine lovers had their reception at Wine Works and it was a perfect location for them.

The Cable car carried everyone from the city hall to the Dogpatch Wine Works.

Everybody could tell they are in love, I mean just look at their love shining through. We are so happy Ashley and Vivek chose us to document their sweet celebration through our camera.

Every time we connect with the couples we photograph, we always leave the wedding feeling like we just made new friends for lifetime. We are thankful that our couples trust us with our creativity and documentation.

Millwick LA Wedding [Alice + Sung] // Millwick Wedding Photographer

Alice and Sung got married at Millwick in downtown Los Angeles, California. All they wanted for their wedding was to be fun, minimalistic and organic. Also to have a great time with their friends and family. Instead of choosing super structured wedding, they wanted to have a laid back celebration with their loved ones with good music. And we can say their celebration was everything they have imagined for their wedding!

Millwick was such a fun wedding venue to photograph because of lots of greeneries, colorful murals they had right in front of their wedding cute exposed bricks in the venue and fun outdoor bar. They had the most fun wedding party ever and we witnessed everyone taking shots at the outdoor bar in Millwick. It has that true LA vibe with minimalistic and urban surrounding.

Couple other favorite things from their wedding day: Their parents wore Hanbok for their wedding to have Korean cultures. Their wedding donut from Donut Snob was so delicious. I mean if you want to have their donuts at your wedding and want us to photograph/eat your donut, we are in!

This celebration was helped by Helen from Ah, Love. :)

This is little love note from Alice + Sung: “We had gone through endless wedding photographers in search of someone we vibed with. For our big day, we wanted to keep things natural and laid back (and not so stiff and manicured) and sought for a photographer that could retain the true feel of the moment. We stumbled upon the Allens and it was love at first sight - the organic look of their photos, the clever angles/compositions, and the moody and rich colors. And this might sound silly but just browsing their site and reading their Instagram captions, the Allens’ personalities and love for their job shined through – you could just tell how fun they would be to work with. In our initial conversation with them, Jiyeon was sweet, enthusiastic, and easy to talk to. We were immediately comfortable with her and this was key as we knew how awkward we’d be in front of the camera. During our engagement session, Jiyeon got us to relax and allowed us to be ourselves while providing gentle guidance to help us look our best. For the actual wedding, both Jiyeon and Torian captured amazing moments - without overly inserting themselves with instructions for the traditional photos and being super stealthy with the candid ones. They were patient and accommodating with constant asks/requests throughout the day. And though they maintained a quiet presence throughout the day, they were such a delight to have - Jiyeon was caring and encouraging, and Torian had cheeky jokes up his sleeve - which we appreciated when we were feeling the nerves. Even our friends and family have been saying just how cool they were, and we couldn’t agree more. Not only did we love the finished product from the Allens, they were prompt in turning around our pictures for both the engagement session and wedding. We’re so glad we found the Allens to document this milestone of our lives. We’d be thrilled to have Jiyeon and Torian photograph any future occasion for us and would call them in a heart beat!” 🧡