I was lucky enough to join Steven Cotton in photographing his cousin's wedding on Friday. Rogdrick is the son of retired 49er Roger Craig. We first stopped at the hotel suite that Rogdrick was getting ready in. ESPN was on and everyone was talking about the Super Bowl. I don't know much about football, but it was fun to listen to the guys discuss who had a better season and how excited Roger was to attend the game every year. Rogdrick had never tied a bowtie before and was watching youtube videos to learn how to.
Next, we arrived at the wedding site, Ruby Hill Winery in Pleasanton, CA. Rachel was there with her friends and family getting ready. Everyone was very excited. The flower girl Jayla was super adorable and tried to put on makeup like the rest of the women getting ready.
Rachel's dress was stunning. We took some portraits by the giant wooden doors on the side of the building. Then we had their first look at sunset. It was beautiful.
The ceremony was incredible. It was short and sweet. The harpist was fantastic and added a touch of romance. The reception was so much fun. I don't think I've ever seen so many people enjoying themselves! It was really a fun experience and I'm so grateful to have been a part of it.
Congratulations, Rogdrick and Rachel!