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Allegra & Aaron wedding Oakland

Allegra and I met about 8 years ago in Budapest. We have kept in touch pretty much on and off ever since, seeing each other in random places, like Houston and Amsterdam.

 

Even though we didn't talk that much are paths always seemed to cross one way or another. I remember in the course of time Allegra sort of blurring it out how she's dating someone. She didn't tell me much about Aaron, she just said: 'He's sort of a nerd like me!' and then she giggled. Allegra is not the giggling type of girl, so I knew right away this must be serious. :)

 

Last time Allegra visited me, she told me after: 'I think me and Aaron will get engaged this winter, would you want to photograph our wedding?' I instantly said yes. 

 

I am not that much into weddings, but somehow every time I go to one, I end up shedding a tear at some point.

This wedding was no different.

 

Although you might be surprised seeing a wedding on my blog, I am all about showing emotions and telling a story.

 

I am not a wedding photographer but I photograph weddings. What does that mean exactly? I don't want to limit what I do by calling myself a wedding photographer, but I love telling stories! So if we like each other, and your wedding seems to fit in what I love doing, I would very gladly take your wedding photos!

Bridal shoot Oakland
We only had 15 minutes to take Allegra's bridal photos but I think she killed it!
Bridal portrait Leiden
The day before when we went to see the location I spotted these Californian oaks which I knew would be perfect for the couples shots.
The day before when we went to see the location I spotted these Californian oaks which I knew would be perfect for the couples shots.
This lake was absolutely perfect reflecting light and providing the best background.
This lake was absolutely perfect reflecting light and providing the best background.
Not sure what was said here but Aarons face is priceless.
Not sure what was said here but Aarons face is priceless.
No eyes were left dry during speeches.
No eyes were left dry during speeches.
They had a delicious and gorgeous looking gluten free cake! Yay, first wedding I get to eat the cake at!
They had a delicious and gorgeous looking gluten free cake! Yay, first wedding I get to eat the cake at!
Before the 'Father-Daughter dance' Allegra said: "My mom is laughing already". Why I ask? "Because my dad is a terrible dancer" she responded.
Before the 'Father-Daughter dance' Allegra said: "My mom is laughing already". Why I ask? "Because my dad is a terrible dancer" she responded.
I met these two in Budapest as well. They didn't change much in 8 years! :)
I met these two in Budapest as well. They didn't change much in 8 years! :)
Boo Boo is the coolest grandma in the world. She entertained herself with bubbles when the party was dying down a little.
Boo Boo is the coolest grandma in the world. She entertained herself with bubbles when the party was dying down a little.

I hope you enjoyed these wedding photos. 

Let me know in the comments how would you want a photographer to capture your day! 

 

x Simona