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Westin St. Francis San Francisco Wedding Editorial

Bride at Westin St. Francis San Francisco | Photographed by Shannon May Brown

Calling all chocolate lovers—this wedding editorial is for YOU! I was lucky enough to be asked by Amy from Hitch Perfect to photograph this gorgeous shoot she put together at the Westin St. Francis San Francisco (one of my favorite venues!). Every piece, from the venue to the Ruby Chocolate cake by Love Natty Cakes […]

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Calling all chocolate lovers—this wedding editorial is for YOU! I was lucky enough to be asked by Amy from Hitch Perfect to photograph this gorgeous shoot she put together at the Westin St. Francis San Francisco (one of my favorite venues!). Every piece, from the venue to the Ruby Chocolate cake by Love Natty Cakes was, uniquely put together by Amy to create this edgy, romantic shoot. Thank you, Amy, for inviting me to be part of such a beautiful and unique editorial!

Vendor Credits:

Design & Planning: Hitch Perfect | http://www.hitchperfect.com/ | @hitchperfectweddings

Photography: Shannon May Brown | https://shannonmaybrown.com/ | @shannonmaybrown

Floral design: Katharina Stuart | https://www.katharinastuart.com/ | @katharinastuart

Venue: Westin St. Francis San Francisco | https://www.westinstfrancis.com/ | @westinstfr

Model: Kim Huynh | http://kimahuynh.com/ | @kimanhuynh

Cake: Love Natty Cakes | http://lovenattycakes.com/ | @lovenattycakes

Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | https://latavolalinen.com/ | @latavolalinen

Glassware/Chairs/Flatware: Bright Event Rentals | https://bright.com/ | @brighteventrentals

Tableware: Theoni Collection | http://theonicollection.com/ | @theonicollection

Bridal Jumpsuit: Solace London | https://www.solacelondon.com/ | @solacelondon

Chocolate: Christopher Elbow, Charles Chocolates | https://www.charleschocolates.com/ https://www.elbowchocolates.com/ | @elbowchocolates @charleschoco

Ruby Chocolate Wedding at Westin St. Francis San Francisco Invitation Suite and Diamonds | Photographed by Shannon May Brown

Some of my favorite flat lay photos to date! I had so much fun styling all of these different elements. The different chocolates (which were delicious by the way…Amy let me take them home!), unique floral elements, acrylic invitations made these flat lays different than most which was a fun creative challenge!

Ruby Chocolate Wedding at Westin St. Francis San Francisco| Diamonds and ruby chocolate| Photographed by Shannon May Brown Westin St. Francis San Francisco table details and florals| Photographed by Shannon May Brown Bride at Westin St. Francis San Francisco | Photographed by Shannon May Brown Bridal bouquet at Westin St. Francis San Francisco | Photographed by Shannon May Brown Ruby Chocolate Wedding Tablescape at Westin St. Francis San Francisco | Photographed by Shannon May Brown

Talk about venue view goals! The Westin St. Francis San Francisco is absolutely stunning inside (yay for white walls!), and the view just makes it that much cooler!

Ruby Chocolate Wedding Tablescape at Westin St. Francis San Francisco | Photographed by Shannon May Brown Bride at Westin St. Francis San Francisco | Photographed by Shannon May Brown

I love that more and more brides are opting for more non-traditional looks like this jumpsuit! I had a bride recently who wore a two piece—obsessed! And another stunning feature of Westin St. Francis San Francisco — these gorgeous floor to ceiling windows!

Ruby Chocolate Wedding Florals at Westin St. Francis San Francisco | Photographed by Shannon May Brown

These florals…they are just so stunning! I love how Katharina Stuart paired the brown and pinks perfectly.

Bride at Westin St. Francis San Francisco | Photographed by Shannon May Brown Ruby Chocolate Wedding Tablescape at Westin St. Francis San Francisco | Photographed by Shannon May Brown Westin St. Francis Wedding | Photographed by Shannon May Brown Bride at Westin St. Francis San Francisco | Photographed by Shannon May Brown

The windows in this space give great ambient light! This is a beautiful spot for wedding portraits if you time it right with your photographer.

Ruby Chocolate Wedding Tablescape at Westin St. Francis San Francisco | Photographed by Shannon May Brown Unique Wedding Details | Westin St. Francis San Francisco | Photographed by Shannon May Brown A bride and her cake at Westin St. Francis San Francisco | Photographed by Shannon May Brown Ruby Chocolate Wedding Tablescape at Westin St. Francis San Francisco | Photographed by Shannon May Brown Ruby Chocolate Wedding Tablescape at Westin St. Francis San Francisco | Photographed by Shannon May Brown Ruby Chocolate Wedding Tablescape at Westin St. Francis San Francisco | Photographed by Shannon May Brown Ruby chocolate wedding cake at Westin St. Francis San Francisco | Photographed by Shannon May Brown Cake and table details at Westin St. Francis San Francisco | Photographed by Shannon May Brown Bride at Westin St. Francis San Francisco | Photographed by Shannon May Brown

I hope you enjoyed looking at the photos from this styled shoot as much as I enjoyed photographing it!

Amanda + derek

"Shannon was so fun to work with! She helped capture our engagement event and was even accommodating when we had to change days due to bad weather. She had some sneak peek pictures to us by that night and pictures within days! On top of professionalism, she was such a sweetheart and pleasure to work with, thanks again Shannon!"

"She was such a pleasure to work with."

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Madde + Aidan

"Taking photos with Shannon was one of the best experiences I've ever had with a photographer. She made [us] feel so relaxed and comfortable. We not only ended up with great pictures, but we also had a great experience. Thank you!"

"Made us feel relaxed and comfortable"

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Sara + Ken

"Shannon is a phenomenal photographer who captured the most beautiful moments from our wedding week. Her energy, enthusiasm, and positivity put everyone at ease. The photos are stunning -- when I look at them, I don't just see how the wedding looked, but I remember how it felt. She is magic behind the camera. I am so, so glad we chose her to be the person to capture our wedding day.

"she is magic behind the camera"

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Michaela

"Shannon is an incredible balance of personable and professional! I am continually impressed by her ability to bring out the best in her clients and make them comfortable and effortless on camera! "

"Brings out the best in her clients"

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Malena

"Shannon is fabulous! The whole process from setting a date to receiving the finished photos was straightforward and enjoyable thanks to her expertise and guidance. She couples her warm and cheerful disposition with talent, creativity, and technical knowledge. I had a truly lovely experience!"

"Truly lovely experience"

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