Posted March 13, 2017 at 8:00 am in Lawrence Hall of Science Wedding
One of the best parts of my job is getting to take photos at all these cool science museums around the Bay Area, like this Lawrence Hall of Science wedding with friends, Henry and Michael. It’s always a privilege to photograph for friends. I automatically love my friends already, and then I get to take thousands of photos of the people I love most on a really special day. You may already remember these two from one of my favorite engagement sessions here. As it turned out, I was super glad we did an engagement session because we ended up with only 10 minutes for portraits on the day of!
I’ve known Henry since we were in middle school orchestra together. We continued on to the same high school, where we both continued on with the friends we’ve known for ages. Although I wasn’t always a regular once I started up with the theater group, we crossed paths often at our mutual friends’ Friday night ice skating. One of my standout memories of working with Henry was when our AP Stat class decided to experiment with online teaching. They wanted us to write a rap, and all I can remember at this point is we were both so fed up with the assignment that it ended like, “And now that’s our rap, clap clap clap clap clap.”
Anyway, Michael came into Henry’s life when he went to Berkeley for grad school. I actually missed the “trial by fire” in our friends’ group, when Michael attended a beach week with everyone. When I returned to beach week the year after, I was assured that Michael had passed with a vibrant love of partying and cleaning (important when 20-30 young people try to live together for a week!) and that we loved him. And, I mean, it’s true, Michael is amazing. I really appreciate that he’s easy to talk to – while the boys are off playing super strategic style board games, it’s always good to have the option to bail and talk Beyoncé.
I could talk forever about my friends and how awesome they are, and I’m already hitting the word limit for this post, so I’ll just let the photos speak for themselves!
Okay, full stop, I just have to comment here. WHEN YOU GET MARRIED IN A CLOUD! 😍
Periodic table name cards! Globe dance floor! Ahhhhh!
They had me take this photo as a commemoration – they designed their rings off of their close friends’ rings.
Henry’s brother’s speech was amaaaaazing and still makes me laugh. He did this hilarious impression of Henry that anyone who knows him can totally get behind!
“Natalie. Natalie, I’m so sorry, this is a disaster. Oh my god, this is a disaster.”
I know I over-included on the sparkler photos there, but it was just SO BADASS with the fog continuing to roll in, oh my god. I was also blessed to have the instincts to turn around and keep photographing as they ran off into the night! <3 Congrats, Henry and Michael! I know it's been awhile and our lives have drifted, but you guys are amazing. P.S. Hot tip for poor grad students! You too can have your own Lawrence Hall of Science wedding at great prices if you're a student!