Boakview Photography shares Jaimie and Matt’s vibrant beautiful Berkeley Fieldhouse wedding.
Artist Elsa Schiaparelli said “Fortunately, if unfortunately for me, I am always at my best when I am unhampered: when I can let myself go and have a little fun.”
How does this relate to your ability to balance the intense focus needed to capture the day with letting go a little to find the flow of the day?
Every wedding is unique and I always feed off the energy of my couples. Jaimie and Matt were super chill and super quirky and funny – I didn’t feel like I was there as “hired help” but rather as part of their team and that helps a lot to balance the focus and to have fun!
From your experience what are some of the elements of a wedding ceremony that ensure it is a success?
Make it a quick one!
You effectively use the contrasting elements in the space to create visually stunning portraits. What is your process for finding these viewpoints?
I think photographers really see the world through a different lens. We notice texture and light and unique spaces that others may just pass so for me it’s less about process and more about how I view the world around me – if that makes sense.
You worked with the natural light of the wedding day to create a vibrancy and highlight all the beautiful elements, what contributed to this success?
The light at Berkeley Fieldhouse speaks for itself. The way it streams from the outside into the space is beautiful and easy to capture.
How do you decide which images present effectively as black and white format?
Usually light and emotion determine whether of not I will edit an image in black and white. I love really emotive black and white images. On a more practical level, if the light is bad and I cannot control it, chances are it will become a black and white image LOL
How do you balance capturing the unique style and atmosphere specific to your couples day while still incorporating timeless images?
Good question! I think everything I capture is determined by the couple/ client and their energy. I obviously have some go-to shots etc. but the rest of the day I am documenting as the day unfolds. 100% of the time, my couple’s style and uniqueness shines through. In terms of consistency, I make sure to keep my editing very consistent and timeless and I tend to shy away from trends.
How do you cultivate your ability to effectively capture all the subtle nuanced exchanges of the wedding day of the couple and all their guests?
By being always ON!
What stands out as a particularly good choice the couple made in their planning process that really contributed to the success of their wedding day?
I loved the game they incorporated into their reception, it was so much fun to capture the emotion and the fun. Jaimie and Matt have such a wonderful and close group of friends and the way they organized their reception really captured that essence!
Photographer : Boakview Photography
Venue: Berkeley Fieldhouse
Planner : Events By Whim
Invitations : Botanical Paperworks
Officiant : My Wedding Officiant
Florals : Whisky Jack Flowers
Makeup: Makeup By Rebecca K
Dress : David’s Bridal
Hair : Rachel Roshni
DJ Band : Alley Entertainment