Cathy & Ray – A Celebration of God and Love


Congratulations again to Cathy & Ray Hawthorne….a FABULOUS couple indeed, we think you will agree! More sneaks from the photo shoot as well coming soon!



We met Cathy and her lovely mother Verdie at the Claremont Resort & Spa bridal faire hosted by Modern Bridal which we exhibited at earlier this year. And we were ecstatic when Cathy contacted us to photograph and videotape her wedding. I haven’t shot a wedding at the Claremont in some time and I was looking forward to her day with great anticipation. The ceremony location was uber fabulous and I recommend highly to any bride looking for a church in Oakland, to consider the great historic First Presbyterian Church. I knew her day was going to be amazing! Boy was that an understatement.

We were honored to have met most of the families the night before at the church reception and on the day of it flowed very nicely. We would also like to thank Frank and Herb of Red Lily Studios on our first video collaboration together, they did an awesome job with the fusion and sneak peek, and more will follow! Stay tuned for the Highlight Film of the entire day.

We’d like to send a heartfelt congratulations and thanks to Cathy, Ray, and the entire family for making us feel like part of the family, and for choosing us to cover their ever so important milestone! Cheers to the happy couple! Can’t wait to hear about your Hawaiian Honeymoon! Aloha!





Bride and groom in limousine

Bride in white feather birdcage veilSan Francisco Wedding PhotographyFirst Presbyterian Church Oakland white wedding cake with lavender purple  flowers


Bridal Makeup Nechelle Turner
Church First Presbyterian Church, Oakland, CA
Florists Lyal Nikals Floral Design, San Leandro, CA
Reception Claremont Resort & Spa, Berkeley, CA
Cake Wedding Cakes by Katrina Rozelle, Oakland, CA
Chair Covers Especially Yours Chair Coverings – Beverly Yip
DJ/Emcee DJ Renee Ortiz, Vacaville, CA
Photography YStudio Photography, El Cerrito, CA
Video Red Lily Studios, Frank Perez and Herb Wolfe