Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Wedding - Ben and Hannah's Sneak Peek {Bay Area Wedding Photographer}

Theirs is no ordinary love story...it is the stuff that movies are made of. She was born in England, to American parents; he is Scottish, but grew up in Holland. They did not meet in any of those countries however, they met in Africa!

She was a volunteer nurse and he was a teacher, on the Africa Mercy Ship. Their first kiss was on Deck 7 (the outdoor deck) very late one night, and their first date was at a Thai restaurant in Benin. He proposed last year in San Francisco at the Top of the Mark, we took engagement photos a few days later...then he had to leave.

Wedding preparations went ahead, in faith. It must have seemed like an eternity, and thank goodness for modern technology and the many hours of phone calls. The weeks leading up to the wedding they were still anxiously awaiting his INS interview and for him to be granted his fiance visa.

But this was a love that was meant to be, and in the end it all came together for a glorious occasion; a beautiful bride, a day full of joy and laughter and tears, as speeches touched our hearts. They gave the glory to God as they were surrounded by friends and family from near...and very far. All the waiting was finally over.

They are now Mr. and Mrs. Calvert! Thank you for letting me document your special day...enjoy your sneak peek of a few highlights.

Fellow photographer, David Nelson, took photos of the guys as they got ready.


  1. Beautiful beautiful beautiful! I love the one of Hannah with the veil down. Great shot of them coming up the aisle and the St vincent photos are fantastic!