Jessica & Evan

Bay Area Wedding Photographer

You would think that being into fast cars and vodka would make Evan the adventurous one. But the truth is that it’s the seemingly demure Jessica that brings crazy ideas to the table. Ideas like teaching English in Thailand for a year… And then bringing home a sick Thai cat to nurse back to health. Best souvenir ever, right?

I can see why Evan lets out a big grin every time he sees Jessica — the two were totally made for each other. I couldn’t be happier that they let me hang out for a day with all their fun, loving (and fun-loving, to be sure!) friends and family.

Jessica and Evan’s outdoor wedding took place at Camp Royaneh, which is just a couple hours north of San Francisco. The camp grounds are tucked away in California’s magical forest and there were even horses that roamed the site. Like I said: magical!

And when it came time to transition from Pretty Town to Party Town, the guests had a little extra push from Evan’s Russian side of the family, who supplied homemade flavored vodka for each and every table.

Camp Royaneh Wedding - Cazadero, CA

Horse Corral at Camp Royaneh - Cazadero, CA

Wild horses - Camp Royaneh - Cazadero, CA

Setting up the Ceremony site at Camp Royaneh - Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Ceremony Site at Camp Royaneh - Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Highlighting Map of Camp Royaneh

Egg and Spoon Race - Camp Royaneh

Egg and Spoon Race - Camp Royaneh

Games at Camp Royaneh Wedding

Children playing games at Camp Royaneh

Bride curling hair at Camp Royaneh - Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Bride's J. Crew wedding dress and Tom's wedding shoes

Tom's Bridal Wedding Shoes

Groom getting ready in the bathroom at Camp Royaneh - Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Groom making DIY cufflinks - Camp Royaneh

Groom's DIY Cufflinks - Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Children being photographed at wedding ceremony - Cazadero, CA

Grandparents at Camp Royaneh wedding

Guest filming Camp Royaneh Ceremony - Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Groom smiling at Camp Royaneh wedding ceremony

Bride looking at Groom - Boy scout camp wedding ceremony

Father of Groom tying the knot - Camp Royaneh wedding

Bride and Groom holding hands - Camp Royaneh ceremony - Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Tying the Knot - Camp Royaneh Wedding Ceremony

Guests at Camp Royaneh Wedding Ceremony - Cazadero, CA

Father of the Bride - Camp Royaneh Wedding Ceremony - Cazadero, CA

Camp Royaneh wedding ceremony

Ring exchange at Camp Royaneh Wedding ceremony - Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Teary eyed groom at Camp Royaneh wedding ceremony

Bride and Groom kiss at Camp Royaneh ceremony - Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Bride and Groom laughing at ceremony - Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Bride and  Groom in Camp Royaneh cabins

Camp Royaneh - Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Bay Area Wedding Photographer - Camp Royaneh

Bay Area Wedding Photographer - Camp Royaneh

Bay Area Wedding Photographer - Camp Royaneh

Bay Area Wedding Photographer - Camp Royaneh

Bay Area Wedding Photographer - Camp Royaneh

Bride and Groom snuggle after ceremony - Camp Royaneh - Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Bride and Groom Exit Camp Royaneh - Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Camp Royaneh Wedding Reception Hall -

Fresh Vegetable Table Center - Camp Royaneh - Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Raspberry Flavored Vodka Party Favor - Camp Royaneh - Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Groom and Bride with flavored vodka - Camp Royaneh - Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Bride and Groom take vodka shots at Camp Royaneh - Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Wedding toasts at Camp Royaneh - Cazadero, CA

Bride and Groom's First Dance in Camp Royaneh Mess Hall

Bride and Groom's First Dance - Camp Royaneh - Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Group Photo in the Mess Hall at Camp Royaneh - Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Lights hung from the mess hall ceiling at Camp Royaneh

Guests taking vodka shots - Camp Royaneh Wedding

Guests in the Mess Hall - Camp Royaneh Wedding

Groom dancing in the mess hall - Camp Royaneh

Reception in the mess hall - Cazadero, CA

Dancing in the cafeteria at Camp Royaneh - Cazadero, CA

Dancing in the Mess Hall at Camp Royaneh - Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Reception Party at Camp Royaneh

Newlyweds Dancing - Camp Royaneh Mess Hall

Happy wedding, Jessica and Evan! Here’s to many, many more years of excitement and adventures.

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  • Wayne Smith

    on June 20, 2012  8:09 pm

    So beautiful, Kim! The ceremony was so unique and the reception looks like it was a blast!

  • Jonathan Fleming

    on June 20, 2012  11:35 pm

    Magical indeed! My goodness did you rock this wedding. Super awesome job =)

  • M.

    on June 20, 2012  11:59 pm

    fantastic pictures!!! you captured the mood so beautifully...

    I see so many different lenses in your tags, I'm curious which one you used most and is it all ambient light?

    that last photograph is just amazing!

    • Kim

      on June 21, 2012  8:46 am

      Hi M.! The lens I use the most would have to be the 50 or 85mm. I seem to "see" in those focal lengths, if you know what I mean! All of the photos except those shot in the reception hall (minus a handful, you can probably guess which ones!) were taken with an SB900 flash bounced off the ceiling.

      Hope that helps, and thanks for stopping by!

  • Dave Allen

    on June 21, 2012  12:20 am

    Amazing photographs that tell such a happy story. Great work.

  • sam

    on June 21, 2012  1:53 am

    I love the colours here, so atmospheric and what a wonderful looking venue too. Great work.

  • Rob G

    on June 21, 2012  6:10 am

    Ahhhhhhhhhh awesome! Love the classic look and feel of it! Great dob and best of luck to your couple!

  • nick

    on June 21, 2012  7:39 am

    great work here, I love the colors and the story you told. That last frame is perfect!

  • Heather

    on June 21, 2012  9:22 am

    This looks like a blast! And I just love that last shot.

  • Leah Muse

    on June 21, 2012  9:39 am

    Oh my gosh. Just, oh my gosh. You are my new favorite. All of this was just gorgeous.

  • bryan

    on June 21, 2012  12:37 pm

    so fun! great stuff :)

  • soobum im

    on June 21, 2012  3:05 pm

    Love the photos seriously. Great job!

  • Two Ring Studios

    on June 21, 2012  3:27 pm

    All the photos have such a magical quality! And any wedding with horses is a win.

  • Joel C Adelaide

    on June 21, 2012  6:45 pm

    Lovely images. The brides cape is awesome - suits the forest scenes

  • Lana

    on June 21, 2012  8:56 pm

    I love how simple and beautiful this wedding is. You captured it so perfectly.

  • Trude

    on June 22, 2012  1:53 pm

    Wow, what a stunning place for a wedding! And her CAPE. Gorgeous work, lady!

  • sarah

    on July 24, 2012  9:11 pm

    gosh, i love all of these! there's such a beautiful element of wonder and enchantment that you captured perfectly. and that very last image - wowzahh.

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