St Paul Cathedral | Oakland Column Wedding Pictures | Jim & Noel Santini

The last time I saw Noel she was about 13 or 14.  She was best friends with my little cousin.  Her family became apart of my family so she was kinda like my little cousin too.  Then life got in the way and before I knew it it had been years since I saw her again.  I was so happy when I got the request to be her photographer.  Not only is she gorgeous but she rocks, too!

The getting ready shots are some of my favorites.  Noel has such character that it was so much fun shooting her.  I finally got to meet her soon to be hubby, Jim at the ceremony.  Of course he was just as cool.

After the ceremony I suggested shooting right outside of St Pauls.  There is such a nice little set up on the side of the church that is often overlooked.  I am so pleased with some of the images that I will definitely be using this area in the future.

The evening wrapped up at St Nicks- an boy was it a party.  I think Noel danced the most that I ever saw a bride dance.  It was awesome.

I am so happy that I was able to be apart of Noel and Jim’s wedding day!


This has to be one of my favorite images of the season.  They pulled this off without much direction.  I knew this one was going to be black and white when I took it 😉

Love the blue shoes!!!

How cool are these pictures.  It’s funny, because when I was shooting the picture on the right I intended to crop where I did.  I think Noel thought I was taking a full body shot.  Hopefully she likes this one =)

As cute and funny as she is, she totally whipped out a model pose.  HELLO BEAUTIFUL!!!  Ok, let me explain Jim’s picture…. I had gone behind the scenes at the church to get some pre-ceremony shots.  The videographer gave Jim this microphone to do an interview.  He was just standing there with it.  I thought it was so odd and quite charming.  I had to take a picture.

Great groomsmen shot.  Look at the ring bearer.  He did awesome!

The candidness of these images gives me chills.  I love catching these moments.  That’s what I do this for!

See, they were silly too!  So much fun!



  1. Anonymous says:

    The wedding was wonderful… The bride and groom beautiful……and Amber the pictures are amazing……

  2. Anonymous says:

    Amber, Amazing work! Thanks so much!

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