San Francisco City Club

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Just like shooting a wedding, minus the bride and groom...

On New Years Eve I had the pleasure of shooting detail shots at a wedding for my friend and rockstar coordinator Amy Nichols, of Amy Nichols Special Events, at the San Francisco City Club. The couple had hired their own photographer for the event but Amy wanted to make sure someone was there who could capture all the work she, florist Stacey Miller, catering manager Alison Bianchetti, and lighting designer Brandon Cruz put into the event. The decor was top notch-- gorgeous white orchid centerpieces were spotlighted to give the cozy room some depth and clarity, and the blue embroidered tablecloths and chrome highlights cooled things down and made the tables sparkle. They way the room was laid out and all the little touches made it easy to find lots of different beautiful shots: seriously, I think I shot about 500 images in the dining room alone.

The City Club is a beautiful place to have an event in it's own right: it's laid out over two floors at 155 Sansome, with a brass square spiral staircase joining them. One of it's landmark features is the huge Diego Rivera mural adorning the wall in between floors; called "Riches of California", it spans at least 15 vertical feet of wall space and continues out onto the ceiling, making it possible to admire from both floors.

I've just finished backup up my images, so here are a few of my immediate favorites. Amy will be making a portfolio of the final images, and hopefully this wedding will get published in bridal magazines...it sure deserves to be.
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Gorgeous, unique cake by The Cakemaker
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Cake detail. I love it when cake designers can transform edible things to look like something completely different: in this case, fabric.
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I couldn't decide which bouquet shot I liked better, so I put them both in
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The end. And I still got home in time to eat caviar and watch the ball drop with Brian!

16 comments:

Grazier Photography said...

THose are stunning! Great job with the ambient lighting... what camera are you using?

Cristina said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! Those are some awesome detail shots! What a great venue!

Maggie & Josh said...

Wow! Those are some amazing details. fantastic Job : )

jennifer said...

gorgeous details... and i love the cake. happy new year!!

Ruth Rackley said...

What amazing details. The cake was just fabulous! beautiful pictures, your right they should be in a magazine

Jill said...

Amazing photos...I can see why you were hired to get those fabulous details.

Smith Gallery Photography said...

these are breathtaking- wow...

Tracie Wheeler said...

I love your detail shots!! Makes me want to be there! :-)

Kim said...

oh my goodness- what a fabulous event! these photos are stunning.

Renee Marquis said...

WOW, What amazing images you captured.....What a place for having your wedding held!

Beth Hayes said...

Nice job covering the room and details!! Beautiful.

Julia Williams Photography said...

Wowza, that cake is amazing! Awesome detail shots, especially capturing the lighting!

Gjerme said...

You have some amazing photography here - I love the whole look of your Blog! Very sophisticated!

John and Kimberly Sanderson said...

ooooh! sounds fun!! all pressure off, just doing what you love! these shots are gorgeous!
~Kim

Mary said...

WOW what a GORGEOUS reception! so moody and modern, very nice capture of the ambiance.

patty said...

Lauren,
You rawk.
Patty Segovia-Krause aka PSK