I still remember the first time I met Jill. It was just before sophomore year in college started, and all the desk receptionists and resident assistants gathered for training, mixed in with some socializing, of course. One of the socializing staples was the group outing to the Jelly Belly Factory where you tour the factory learning how the jelly beans are made, see giant portraits of famous people made entirely of jelly beans and, of course, exit through the gift shop. Somewhere along the way I met Jill, and we decided to share a bag of sour Jelly Bellys, which I gladly purchased. Later that day, Jill found me in the dorm to make sure she paid me back. And I just knew that she was good people and we were going to be friends.
One bag of Jelly Bellys and about ten years later, I was thrilled to fly back to California to document her wedding day. I got to pass through our old stomping grounds of Napa Valley and St. Helena (most importantly, stopping by Giugni's for a BBQ beef sandwich, of course!). I got to see the beautiful Redwoods of Northern California. I got to see Jill and Eric's family and friends all chip in to pull together an impressive wedding, from designing the floral arrangements to building the altar to cooking all of the food and all of the handmade details between. Most importantly, I got to see Jill enjoy every moment of the wedding day and marrying the man she loves.
Wishing you all the best, Jill & Eric!
Shout out to all of Jill and Eric's friends and family who helped make sure everything came together. And special thanks to Milli Mike for all her help with pictures and for being my voice when I almost had none. (I hope I never lose my voice when shooting a wedding ever again!)