Ruth & Jeff

July 28, 2011

Eureka Wedding Photographer

This is Part I of Ruth and Jeff’s Humboldt wedding photographs in Arcata, California.
Part II covers the reception at a private residence on Mad River.

I’m so pleased to finally be able to share with you the first set of photos from Ruth and Jeff’s “thrift store wedding,” where nearly all the materials (including the bride’s dress, shoes and the groom’s vest!) were scouted out for reuse. Just wait til you see the reception and you’ll realize, it was the perfect Humboldt wedding. :)

As I mentioned in my preview post, this was my first time shooting a traditional Greek Orthodox ceremony. In fact, up until the day before the wedding I didn’t even know that there is no “you may kiss the bride” moment! (We still got that moment, though, thanks to someone shouting out “KISS THE BRIDE!”)

However, there were lots of other exciting things I’d never witnessed at a wedding before, such as the crowning ceremony, and the moving, powerful call-and-response between Fr. Laurence and the choir that lasted for the entire hour. In a modern age where young couples tend to skip the formalities, it was refreshing to see something more traditional.

Eureka Wedding Photographer

Eureka Wedding Photographer

Eureka Wedding Photographer

Eureka Wedding Photographer

Eureka Wedding Photographer

Eureka Wedding Photographer

Eureka Wedding Photographer

Eureka Wedding Photographer

Eureka Wedding Photographer

Eureka Wedding Photographer

Eureka Wedding Photographer

Eureka Wedding Photographer

Eureka Wedding Photographer

After the formals, I jumped in a car with Ruth and Jeff en route to the reception in McKinleyville. On the way, we stopped in the Redwood forest in Arcata for some one-on-one shooting. Before they were announced at the reception we snuck past the gate for one last little shoot, and then the cat was out of the bag.

It was an uncharacteristically clear and sunny day in Humboldt, but thankfully, Ruth and Jeff were more than eager to rock their specs!

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[…] This is Part 2 of Ruth and Jeff’s Humboldt wedding photographs in Arcata, California. Click here for Part I, which covers the ceremony at the St. Innocent Orthodox Church. […]

Beautiful. I am so sad I missed such a beautiful wedding. These 2 are such amazing people. Many blessings to them and their superfluous hearts.

That shot of her in the mirror, through her arm, with the other girl’s head through the reflected arm… love it. The ring shots were beautiful – no one seems to do those well, you made them look amazing and they really jump out. Beautiful work, Kim!

You are just simply amazing…that’s all I can say!

WOW! I absolutely LOVE these photos and the whole look of your wedding!! Jeff and Ruth, you guys are the COOLEST! Congratulations! We are so happy for you two!!! :)

This is a lovely series, and the bride and groom &co have good sense of fashion too :)

Wow, you’ve outdone yourself. These are gorgeous!

Beautiful! I really love the shot of their hands through her veil. So pretty.

Ruth looks so beautiful!!! And Jeff so handsome! Wonderful photos! Can’t wait to see more!

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