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Noe Todorovich is a Washington, DC based lifestyle photographer, and this is her blog. She shares musings, travels, photographs, tips, suggestions and more.

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Jill and Eric's Northern California Wedding

Noe Todorovich

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. 

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Wishing you all the best, Jill & Eric!

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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!)

San Francisco to Ferndale: California Trip

Noe Todorovich

About a decade after attending college in the Napa Valley area in California, I returned for a trip north to photograph the wedding of my dear friend (and once roommate). While I work through editing those pictures, I thought I would share a few fun pictures from the trip. 

Daly City driveway

Daly City driveway

Daly City driveway

Daly City driveway

St. Helena, CA

St. Helena, CA

Driving north to Ferndale

Driving north to Ferndale

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Latte at Jane in San Francisco

Latte at Jane in San Francisco

Along U.S. Highway 101  in Humboldt County

Along U.S. Highway 101  in Humboldt County

Palace of Fine Arts, SF

Palace of Fine Arts, SF

Palace of Fine Arts, SF

Palace of Fine Arts, SF

On photographing a friend's wedding

Noe Todorovich

Last year, I heard a rumor that one of my dearest friends got engaged. So when I got a call from her with some news, I had a feeling I knew what it was about. Even so, it did not make me any less excited, and I was honored when she asked me to be a bridesmaid. 

We talked about how happy she was and some plans for the wedding. I asked if she had a photographer, as she lives in a part of Northern California that is very rural. I wasn't sure what the market was like out there in the land of Redwoods. I mean, she built a cabin. Yeah, that's right. She's a badass...and also an incredible sweetheart.

She did have a photographer duo in mind and liked their work, but also loved mine as well but didn't want to pressure me into photographing her wedding. She really wanted me to be there and to be part of the day. So we talked a bit about having a friend shoot your wedding and how it depends on the couple, the photographer and some other factors. But for the most part, I actually love to photograph a friend's wedding. I just wanted to be sure I was involved in her wedding the way she wanted me to be. So I sent along my website and information for her to share with her fiancé and think it over. 

And the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to photograph her wedding. I wanted to commemorate all the moments of the day. I wanted to provide her with photographs that I created and that she can treasure for the rest of her life. I would be happy to be a bridesmaid as well, but my true desire was to be her photographer.

It turns out we were on the same page, and she told me that she would love for me to photograph the wedding...under one condition: that she still gets to spend time with me over the wedding weekend. Sold and SOLD! I reassured her that would be no problem at all. The photographer often actually gets to be with the couple more than anyone else. From getting ready through the last dance and including portraits of just the couple, your photographer is with you (or where you want them to be). ALL. DAY. And it's an honor and a pleasure, especially with that extra connection in cases like these. 

So I'm off to California this week for one of my bests friend's weddings. And I couldn't be more excited. Stay tuned for pictures soon! 

In the meantime, here are some of my favorite pictures from previous weddings of dear friends of mine...  I think back fondly on these memories and the opportunity I had to share in their big day as both photographer and friend. I know, I'm cheesy. :)

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