San Francisco Wedding | Swedenborgian Church | Jim + Erinne

Last weekend I had the most wonderful opportunity to photograph Jim and Erinne’s wedding at the Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco. When Jim first contacted me I immediately heard in his voice the love he had for his bride to be. Jim was worried about Erinne and the stress level of planning a wedding and all the other crazy life things they were juggling at the time. Erinne was leading the hunt for their wedding photographer and he wanted to help her, so he called me.

After the first conversation I had with Erinne, I could tell she was very warm hearted. And she, just like Jim, was concerned about her future husband to be and his stress levels.

Between the two of them, I’m think that they were mostly worried about each other more then anything else!

Well let me just jump to the end of the story….the wedding was PERFECT and went off without a single hitch. And at the end of the day, the happy ending they were looking for was found!

Erinne had a suite at the Fairmont hotel in San Francisco. All the girls had champagne and strawberries to indulge with. The atmosphere was filled with good cheer and anticipation!

And the details…well they were just outstanding!!

San Francisco Fairmont Wedding, Teresa K photography, Sacramento Wedding Photographer
San Francisco Fairmont Wedding, Teresa K photography, Sacramento Wedding Photographer
Getting ready at the San Francisco Fairmont Wedding, Teresa K photography, Sacramento Wedding Photographer

Erinne looked absolutely radiant in her dress

First Look wedding pictres at the San Francisco Fairmont Hotel, Teresa K photography

Jim and Erinne opted for a first look. A first look is when the bride and groom see each other for the first time BEFORE the ceremony. It’s a very special moment between the bride and groom (with me and my camera there to capture it all). I just love when clients are open to this idea. It was SUCH a special and private moment between Jim and Erinne, plus it gave them time to get all the group photographs done before the ceremony so they could enjoy the cocktail hour with their guests. I think it’s just brilliant!!

First Look wedding pictres at the San Francisco Fairmont Hotel, Teresa K photography
First Look wedding pictres at the San Francisco Fairmont Hotel, Teresa K photography
First Look wedding pictres at the San Francisco Fairmont Hotel, Teresa K photography

I think the bulk of the stress was pretty much gone at this point…

First Look wedding pictres at the San Francisco Fairmont Hotel, Teresa K photography

Isn’t Erinne just GORGEOUS?!

First Look wedding pictres at the San Francisco Fairmont Hotel, Teresa K photography

And Jim’s a pretty good looking guy too!

First Look wedding pictres at the San Francisco Fairmont Hotel, Teresa K photography

The Swedenborgian Church is the oldest church in San Francisco and the ambiance was incredible. The church was lit almost entirely with candles….it was so romantic!!

San Francisco Swedenborgian Church wedding, Sacramento wedding photographer Teresa K
San Francisco Swedenborgian Church wedding, Sacramento wedding photographer Teresa K
San Francisco Swedenborgian Church wedding, Sacramento wedding photographer Teresa K
San Francisco Swedenborgian Church wedding, Sacramento wedding photographer Teresa K

After the ceremony, Jim and Erinne with their best man and maid of honor, went into a small room in the back of the church to sign the church registry. The registry dates back all the way to the 1800s. But as you can tell…it was all about celebration at this point!! Nothing too serious going on here. 🙂

San Francisco Swedenborgian Church wedding, Sacramento wedding photographer Teresa K

The reception was sooooo much fun. Everyone had an amazing time. Jim and Erinne throw the BEST parties ever!!

San Francisco Swedenborgian Church wedding, Sacramento wedding photographer Teresa K
San Francisco Swedenborgian Church wedding, Sacramento wedding photographer Teresa K
Jim and Erinne San Francisco Wedding

Thank you Jim and Erinne so much for allowing me the honor of photographing your day. You made me feel so welcomed into your family. It was a privledge and I felt so happy to be a part of it.

I also want to thank Oliver of images by Oliver for coming to second shoot and capture of the the magic of this special day.

You can see more of Jim and Erinne’s day in the slideshow!

59 thoughts on “San Francisco Wedding | Swedenborgian Church | Jim + Erinne

  1. Hi Teresa..
    We do events with a LOT of photographers. My wife and I are so delighted to have met you at Jim and Erinne's wedding. Your professionalism and enthusiasm for what you do was obvious. For a photographer, you are unusually calm and collected. And now that we see your work, you are now top of our list as a photographer referral. However, the sound and lighting company is usually the last vendor a couple finds. We look forward to future events with you.

    Jon and Talitha Canaan
    Canaan Sound & Light

  2. wow, what a wonderful set! you really did capture the ambiance of the ceremony, very special and private.

    and her dress and shoes! just so flattering and beautiful!

  3. Oh Teresa these just took my breath away. And what great music for a background. I especially liked the back of my head. Now that's a saver…..I love the black and white. Erinne has a lot of black and white photos including my parents wedding and her parents wedding (we both said what in the devil is that doing on your wall). Anyway, what a great job. That you. Mammacita…..mother of the bride.

  4. hey i have always liked your photography and this one is simply amazing and details were simnply great….
    i would love to do weddings photography

    regards,
    Hamza

    picworldd60.blogspot.com

  5. The pictures were just beautiful! Teresa was able to bring out the warmth and love between Jim and Erinne. She has a wonderful eye for design and proportion!

  6. These wedding photos are amazing. They truly capture the unconditional love that Erinne and Jim hold dear for each other.

    Cathie

  7. Wow, you both looked fabulous! Very big congratulations to you on your wedding Erinne and Jim! Wishing you much happiness and a fantastic future together! =D

    Regards,
    Jenni

  8. Theresa, your photographs captured the essence of the day. Thank you so much for your work. The bride and groom looked splendid.

  9. Theresa, you captured the love and mood of Jim and Erinne on this special day so beautifully. Looking at your photos made me smile and, once again, send them highest blessings for a joyous future.

    Lynn in Marin

  10. What a beautiful couple and
    What beautiful pictures.
    I had a big smile through each slide.
    Congratulations.
    Love, Michelle

  11. So precious. What a beautiful moment in life and captured with such incredible heart. Theres more love in the world now.

  12. there was so much love in the air. I have never cried at a wedding but this one I did.. What a beautiful couple they are.Beautiful pictures too..

  13. Great photos and the music really fits for these 2 beautiful people, so in love!! So glad we were there to enjoy the wedding. Great idea to do the "relax us" photos ahead of time. Love, Maureen & Phil

  14. What beautiful, mood-catching images. Smiling and so happy for Erinnne and Jim. I've known Erinne for many years, and I saw so many true to who she was photos. A great job to capture their essence! Best to them both and thanks to you for these wonderful images. Candy

  15. OMG! The pictures are awesome. But hey, look what she had to work with. I wish you guys all the best.

    Sharon B.
    Lexington, KY

  16. Erinne, this is the first opportunity I have had to see your wedding photos! You are so beautiful and the setting is perfect for your special event! I am so glad you shared these with those who love you. All the best to you and Jim for a glorious and long life. Lucy Harendza

  17. These are very nice photographs. Your clients must be very happy with the work.

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