Lisa. Yankie. What an incredible privilege it was to bear witness to your wedding, to document your union, and the union of your families. There’s an old superstition floating around that rain after a wedding ceremony portends good luck. That may or may not be true. But I believe that the flawless blue sky that presided over your wedding in Half Moon Bay is the perfect metaphor for the clarity you felt entering into this marriage, and for the purity of your intentions. The Oceano Hotel was such a perfect place for your wedding. There was so much excitement between the tisch in the stately boardroom (which I believe breaks a record for the number of handsome men drinking single-malt scotch in a single room), and the bedeken in the atrium (which allowed multiple awesome angles from which to capture the veiling and celebration). The transitions from ceremony to cocktails to reception inside the beautifully-appointed tent were also totally seamless! Lisa, your unlimited energy was palpable to everyone around you, and Yankie, your pensive demeanor and quiet confidence struck the perfect balance with your bride. The radiant Jewish bride, the elegant Jewish groom – you two were absolutely perfect. I felt honored to be able to hear all of the wonderful things your family and friends had to say about the two of you. I cannot believe how quickly time has passed since we first met at Janet and Tyler’s wedding last September, and since we had our sultry little engagement shoot at the Fairmont in San Jose back in March. You’ve gone through a lot of changes in your lives – not the least of which has been moving clear across the country to live here in California. It’s been a pleasure to meet you and your families. I am so glad that you invited me to be your wedding photographer, and I cannot wait to deliver your wedding album, which I hope will serve as a treasured family heirloom. Mazel Tov!!