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Pat and Sarah's Wedding at Saint Mary's Chapel, Moraga

I've gotten to work with some really sweet people doing wedding photography and I love it when these clients become friends and refer me to more sweet, friendly people. I don't mind the clients that just want great wedding photos... I work my rear off for them too. But it's such a pleasure to work with the ones that go just a little out of their way to appreciate the effort I make at delivering tons of great photos from their big day. There's no bigger compliment (and source of encouragement) than when a bride refers me to another bride-to-be. That's how I met Sarah, who found me through Vicki, her hair sylist at pHyxx Salon in Walnut Creek. Pat and Sarah both attended Saint Mary's College in Moraga, which gives its alumni the privilege of using it's chapel for wedding ceremonies. This alone might be why we'll send our children there someday, according to my wife. Despite the alumni-only requirement, the chapel books up constantly a year in advance and they'll do 3  weddings on a typical Saturday. The campus, the spanish-style church and flowered courtyards are made for perfect wedding photographs, and it certainly made our job a breeze.

The other thing Pat and Sarah did at Vicki's recommendation was to use Positino in Lafayette for their reception. This place is full of great character and charm and did not disappoint.

Now a word about Pat and Sarah themselves. They are not on Facebook and really value their privacy... not that I would go on and on here about their personal lives...I just admire them for bucking the trend and keeping things real in their lives. How I wish I could do the same but alas wedding photography is all about online social marketing these days and sadly, less about serving clients well and getting awesome referrals like Pat and Sarah. But I digress... Pat and Sarah, it was a great pleasure to document your big day and I totally love you guys!

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And the highlight slideshow (click play below) has many more photos from Pat and Sarah's wonderful day.

Reception: Postino Restaurant, Lafayette