M&C | Hakone Gardens Wedding, Saratoga, CA


This is one of my favorite outdoor weddings so far. It was held in the beautiful Hakone Gardens, Saratoga, CA. Hakone Gardens is a Japanese style park located in south Bay Area, just a few minutes away from my San Jose home office. I worked with Maggie and Chuck for their engagement photos at Los Gatos in April. They are super fun to work with and are willing to take any creative ideas. Maggie got ready at the gorgeous Hotel Los Gato & Spa in Los Gatos. There were four weddings held in the same hotel on that date. Isn’t it crazy? Although there was some delay during wedding preparation, Maggie was very kind enough to take some photos with me after the makeup service was done. Although there were only a few minutes, I managed to get some interesting portraits. Oh, Maggie & Chuck have a cute dog and I was also assigned the task to take photos for him ­čÖé When we arrived at Hakone Gardens, I was very happy to see that┬áthe decoration at each table is gorgeous! It is Japanese style decoration. Amazingly, each table has a different center piece. So I literally took photos table by table in a very limited time. The wedding ceremony was short but sweet. I would also like to thank the wedding coordinator My Dung, who did an amazing job organizing the wedding reception. I had a good time taking photos on that date and the following are┬ásome preview photos of the wedding.