Life, Love, & Dance | Bay Area Photographer | Wedding Photography

Ok, I know, the title sounds a tad bit cheesy, but bare with me for a bit. I promiseit’ll make sense soon. Mariana + Frank 12Mariana + Frank 1

Quick back story: Mariana and Frank decided to have a small courthouse wedding, but wanted to host a reception so they could celebrate their union with their loved ones– and what a celebration it was. Mariana + Frank 2Mariana + Frank 6Mariana + Frank 13

I met the groom, Frank, at his cousin’s wedding; he was the best man and I was the photographer. Frank’s family knows how to party, and how to show their guests a great time– I had a blast capturing that wedding reception! To add to their party skills, Frank’s family also had an amazing love for life that was felt throughout both Frank’s, and his cousin’s wedding. And Frank’s bride’s family had the same amazing love for life. Mariana + Frank 10Mariana + Frank 3

Mariana, Frank’s gorgeous bride, has a great family also. Her family traveled all the way from Brazil to celebrate Mariana’s wedding; Her beautiful mom and sisters, her sisters’ husbands, her father, and her nieces and nephews. Although they were few in number, they made up for it with their presence on the dance floor.  Seriously, their dance moves were breath taking! Just watching made we want to take a vacation in Brazil. I’m even trying to talk my husband into lessons 🙂  Put these two families together for a celebration, and you have one hot wedding reception; amazing dancing (from the entire family), great food, good company, hundreds of laughs and smiles– simply beautiful.Mariana + Frank 7Mariana + Frank 9

Everyone was enjoying themselves so much, we ran out of time for bride and groom portraits (but we were still able to sneak in a few). Even their little one joined in with the festivities! Mariana has such a beautiful, loving spirit, and Frank obviously knows he’s found the perfect wife in his lovely bride. Should he ever happen to forget, one look at her and their adorable little boy is all the reminder he’ll need; I’m sure of it.  I was lucky enough to witness two marriages in this family, and I can wait to capture all of their new memories in the years to come. Mariana + Frank 11 Mariana + Frank 4 Mariana + Frank 5Mariana + Frank 8

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