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.

18 Comments

  1. 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!

    • 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!

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

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

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

  5. 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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