Real Wedding | Jess + Chris



Jess is an archivist and Chris is a filmmaker and film professor. On their days off you’ll find the couple playing with our pup Mochi, going on hikes, visiting thrift stores, and making each other laugh with silly jokes. The couple knew from the beginning of the planning process that finding the right person to document their wedding would be really important. "We are both huge lovers of film photography, and we were so excited when we found Sophie Berard. Not only does she create beautiful images on film (she even shot some 8mm of the wedding!), but she has such an incredible talent for capturing candid moments in an artful and intimate way." 

The couple had originally planned to get married in the Redwood Grove at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, where they had their first date. However, when they had to rework their plans due to COVID, they were lucky that Jess’ parents offered their home in Mill Valley to host the wedding. "We had always planned to have a small wedding with just immediate family, and we actually ended up being grateful to get married in such an intimate and personal location." Their dreamy space was created by the talented Brute Botanica, who turned they backyard into a floral oasis and the couple had eleven guests present on their day.