On the night we met for the first time, Patrick and Joe told me that they were planning to quit their jobs. We were sipping on some delicious red wine at The Barrel Room in Oakland. Joe leaned towards me, eyes wide and said, “we want to travel the world and then settle down in Mexico after the wedding.” Patrick nodded in agreement and offered a warm, confident smile. I knew in that moment we’d have much fun creating a photo story together for their wedding.
It’s hard to believe that our first meeting was more than a year ago now. We created some really fun engagement photos in a redwood forest in the Berkeley Hills. And, Patrick + Joe’s wedding was at the amazing Bloomfield Farms in Sonoma, California. The wedding weekend was nonstop fun and included a ceremony and cocktails atop a sun drenched knoll with panoramic views of quintessential California rolling hills, dinner in an idyllic pastoral meadow surround by rustling long fescue grass and wildflowers, and a high energy dance party inside an old, rustic barn.
After the wedding, Patrick and Joe left their San Francisco jobs behind and traveled the world for a few months before settling down in Guadalajara, Mexico where they are both teachers. A few weeks ago I received this really nice email:
Drew- these images are fantastic!! We are in Cambodia now and just got a chance to look through them. It was so much fun to relive the day and we are blown away by the photos. We were totally cracking up over some of the moments you captured. We LOVE them!! Thank you for everything!!! We can’t wait to share some of these with our families and hold on to them forever.
You rock, thank you!
-Patrick + Joe
Here’s to following your dreams and seeking adventure + novel experience. And, here are a few images from Patrick + Joe’s story:
Photos by Drew + Stan.
The following jargon is mainly for the search engine robots. Read on, if you like. Drew is a San Francisco based International Photographer. Drew is also an Oakland Freelance Photographer and a San Francisco Freelance Photographer and a Bay area Freelance Photographer, a Bay Area conservation photographer, an Oakland freelance photojournalist and a San Francisco freelance photojournalist and a Bay Area event photographer and a Berkeley photographer; while he is based in the San Francisco Bay area, Drew regularly photographs for clients throughout all of California, including Los Angeles, Lake Tahoe, San Jose, Marin County, Santa Cruz, Eureka, Santa Rosa, Mendocino, Monterey, Sacramento, Santa Barbra, and Napa, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Nevada, all across the USA and everywhere on Earth. He specializes in creative storytelling and artistic photojournalism, environmental photojournalism, conservation photography, environmental justice photography, and stories about human-earth relationships including urban farming, agriculture, water use, climate change, ocean issues, energy issues, pollution, and natural resource economics. He also specializes in editorial photography and lifestyle photography, portraits and headshots, corporate event photography, non-profit event photography, and branding photography for corporations, non-profits, and small businesses. Drew is also a live music photographer, a Berkeley live music photographer, a Bay Area live music photographer, an Oakland live music photographer, a San Francisco live music photographer, a San Francisco band photographer and a bay area band photographer. You can view more of his photojournalism, editorial, and lifestyle work here and more of his documentary style wedding work here. The photos in this post are connected to patrick and joe’s wedding, bloomfield farms, bloomfield farms wedding, petaluma weddings, sonoma weddings, california weddings,wedding photojournalism, documentary style wedding photos, San Francisco bay area photographers, and Oakland photographers and telling stories with photographs. Have Camera. Will Travel. Drew is also a member in the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA).