Kaila + Jeff {Fermenting Cellar Wedding Photography}

Kaila and Jeff were married on one of the most gorgeous days of the summer at the Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District. Naomi started the day at Kaila and Jeff’s place with Kaila and her bridal party, documenting all the beautiful details that Kaila carefully selected.



Kaila picked an absolutely beautiful dress that fit her perfectly!



Meanwhile, over at the King Edward Hotel, Jeff and the guys were getting ready (and doing a little last minute speech writing).


The King Edward certainly provided a great backdrop for the guys.

If you haven’t noticed yet, Chris, Jeff’s best man and MC, is our San Francisco groom from a few years ago. At Chris’s wedding, Chris was given a very nice bottle of rye (something that can be in short supply in California!). To extend the tradition, Jeff, Chris and the rest of the guys settled in for a toast with another fine bottle before heading off to the venue.

Back at Kaila and Jeff’s house, the girls were finishing up their prep…

The mirror above Kaila and Jeff’s mantle provided for some interesting reflections.

And off to the venue. What a perfect fairy-tale set-up!



Jeff’s reaction to seeing Kaila is priceless. This is why we love to do what we do . . . true emotion. That we get to help people remember moments like these is amazing!


Could Jeff’s parents look any happier or more proud?!

After a few family pictures against the iconic bricks of the Distillery District, we took Kaila and Jeff, along with their bridal party away for some pictures. We want you to pay close attention to what the guys were doing while we were setting up a few shots of the girls.




To be fair, we just took a little bit more time than necessary to set-up the guys . . . somebody had to give the girls a chance to get to the Greg’s!


With just a moment of time, the girls were able to empty the last few delicious spoonfuls.

Kaila and Jeff arranged their day to set aside over an hour for us to wander around the Distillery to take some photos of them dressed to kill. Although we’ve shot in the Distillery before, we took some time to plan a route that took us away from the masses. To give Kaila and Jeff a little time alone.


While shooting, the sun passed behind a perfectly-placed cloud, its light diffused through the cloud and reflecting on the reddish brick behind us to create this perfectly sun-tinted photo of Kaila and Jeff striking a pose.

We wanted to avoid the main drag at the Distillery as it can get pretty busy on any day of the week. We had found this more out of the way area, complete with its own Distillery sign.















The Fermenting Cellar is such a unique space. The industrial chic venue really complemented Kaila and Jeff’s reception decor!










Once the speeches were over, Kaila and Jeff skipped the traditional first dance so that their friends and family could get right to the party. The purple and yellow lights at the Fermenting Cellar really came to life when they killed the houselights.

Near the end of the night, we set Jeff and Kaila’s rings up on some of the old industrial gears left in the Fermenting Cellar. We love the bright ring and dark metal gears.

Thanks for trusting us to document your day!

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