Matt + Sinclaire :: California Wedding

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I’m so excited that this wedding gets to be the first wedding featured on my blog in 2018! Sinclaire and Matt were such a dream to work with during their engagements in Utah, and it was such a pleasure to travel to Northern California to join their family and friends on their wedding day.

Sinclaire found me on Instagram, so of course I had to do some Instagram stories while I was out there. When I put up a shot of the Oakland LDS Temple, I actually got quite a few followers asking me about Mormon temples, so I thought I’d give you a little info. These beautiful buildings are sacred in the Mormon faith and only members who live up to a certain standard are allowed to go inside. Lots of different kinds of ceremonies take place in these temples, with weddings probably being the most well-known. Photographs are not allowed inside, so we make the most of the beautiful grounds outside to capture some special moments.

Being based in Utah, where there are A LOT of Mormon temples, you have probably seen quite a few in my shoots if you’ve been following me for a while. But this was my first time shooting at the Oakland Temple and I fell in love. The weather was phenomenal, the grounds were gorgeous, and we practically had the whole place to ourselves. They told me that they average about two weddings per day at this temple. In Salt Lake City, I’ve shot weddings there where there were 115 weddings in one day. So I appreciated all the glorious time we had to do lots of fun shots with all the people they love.

Congratulations to you both! I was so glad to meet your family and friends, and can’t wait to show you more photos soon! This is the first of two posts that I’ll be doing for Sinclaire and Matt. Stay tuned for more formal photos of the happy couple and all the fun they had at their wedding reception the next day.

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