There is a small number of friends and family that I am willing to take on weddings for because I have to decide whether I want to enjoy my time as a guest or photograph the event. Both cannot be accomplished at the same time since shooting requires full attention. So when Lily and Eric asked me if I could please be their wedding photographer, I had to decide whether I wanted to attend a beautiful weddding or shoot a beautiful wedding. Lily has been a friend of my younger sister for over 10 years and anyone can say they love your work but to be asked to shoot their wedding, that is the biggest complement so I accepted. Lily and Eric had never been up to Santa Teresa Hills before but I used to live and hike in the area so I knew it would be a great location for their engagement pictures and they would appreciate the beautiful scenery since they are avid hikers. For more formal and romantic enagement pictures, we concluded the engagement session in downtown San Jose around the Fairmont Hotel, Museum of Art and Tech Museum. From Eric’s romantic surprise proposal in Jamaica to the wedding in Lake Tahoe next year, I know their wedding will be nothing short of amazing. Save the date family and friends!