Twelve years ago, Tyler met Amber. He knew she was the one. And last month they were married.

For their the quintessential San Francisco wedding, Amber and Tyler chose the venerable Westin St. Francis Hotel which was built before the 1906 Earthquake. This historic Union Square hotel has hosted presidents and movie stars alike. It was the perfect backdrop for Amber and Tyler’s elegant city wedding.

For this wedding, I teamed up with our associate, Christine, and we started the day with Amber as she was completing the final touches to her look.

I set up a few photos of the shoes and the dress.

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Love the light.

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Making sure everything is just right.

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We had a little time before the ceremony so we took the opportunity to take some portraits of Amber. She was simply striking.


She looked so glamorous; we had to capture her amazing fashion and style.

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Then off to the ceremony, where Amber and Tyler said their "I do’s." and then this image which comes from the end of the ceremony would be the “We did’s”.

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The portraits are often the first alone time our couples have on their wedding day. We were happy to step back and let them enjoy the moment.

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Tyler with the bouquet in one hand and the new ring on the other. Definitely a married man. Welcome to the club, Tyler!

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Such a touching and romantic first dance…

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The night just got better and better as Tyler surprised Amber by serenading her with a red rose in hand.

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Amber’s reaction.

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Then a passionate embrace.

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I have many favorite images from the day, but this is Jo’s favorite. It pretty much sums up their passion, their tenderness, their class, their glamorous hollywood style, and the feel of the whole wedding.

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Thank you, Amber and Tyler, for inviting Christine and I into your most amazing day. We are so glad we could be a part of it.

Also many thanks to the pros who helped Amber and Tyler make their wedding a beautiful reality!

The team at the Westin was fabulous! It was wonderful to work with you.
Ceremony Venue: Borgia Room at The Westin St. Francis
Reception Venue: Alexandra’s at The Westin St. Francis

Hair: Antonio Cabral
Make-up: Aida Morano from Aida’s Custom Cosmetics
Gown Designer: Romona Keveza
Bridesmaid dresses: Siri
Groom’s tux: Canali
Groomsmen’s tuxes: Selix Rentals
Cake: Shinmin from I Dream of Cake
Floral Design: Jeffrey from J Floral Art
Band: Keith Johnson and AM Radio
Ceremony Musician: Amber’s stepfather, Carl Weimer
Invitations: William Arthur

If you would like to see more from Amber and Tyler’s city soiree, definitely check out their slideshow.