Marianne + Rick (Wedding Photography) @ Villa Montalvo, Saratoga

I first met Marianne and Rick for their engagement session at Vasona in May 2011. The first thing they busted out were their matching streetbikes, so I knew this was going to be a fun, exciting couple. We all got along so well, I was bummed it would be more than a year until I saw them again. But as time always does, that year flew by and before I knew it I was meeting up with Marianne at Villa Montalvo – one of Saratoga’s most breathtaking wedding venues. She was in a playful, laid back mood – not succumbing to the stresses of the wedding day. My second shooter Sam Fontejon proceeded to meld into the surrounding, both interacting with guests and capturing all those candid moments. There were many memorable moments throughout the day, but I’ll always remember their bobblehead/motorcycle wedding topper, Marianne’s beautiful bridal shawl (that she made herself), and of course the most epic garter removal scene where the boys handcuffed Rick’s hands behind his back to ensure he only used his mouth. Awesome.

Here’s a few of my favorites that I feel tell the story of Marianne and Rick’s epic Villa Montalvo wedding; enjoy the photos and if this is not enough for you, check out every single last photo at

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