The Island Farm Private Estate is every adventurous San Francisco, California wedding photographers paradise. Tucked away in the hills near Half Moon Bay, it has a special sense of being like a hidden treasure. But it’s not just a beautiful redwood forest, this property is rich with history, too. What’s a better way to preserve commitment to one another than to do so surrounded by one of God’s most beautiful creations? Surrounded by the glory of redwoods, Alina & Dion got married on a summer day under a cathedral of trees in this darling private estate. Finding such a magical wedding venue was not easy, and bride Alina spent a good amount of time looking for a perfect location where the forest could perfectly welcome them and Sergey Bidun Wedding Photographer team would be able to capture their intimate moments.
The Island Farm is a family-owned property rested in the hills of San Gregorio, California, and our wedding photography team was here for the first time. The owners at this gorgeous woodsy venue made us feel very welcome, like at home, and we instantly felt as part of the family. At Sergey Bidun wedding photography, we are always on a quest to find the most amazing wedding venues. The Island Farm is one of our new favorite forest wedding venues of this season.
This forest wedding was so phenomenal in every way, and every detail reflected the earthy essence of the setting. There is so much to describe about this whimsical location, and the super amazing wedding day of Alina & Dion. This is one of those times when we feel extremely blessed to be California wedding photographers, and be able to document such incredible couples in love! From the getting ready time where bride and groom were preparing for their big day in these gorgeous private fully wooden rooms, to the magical first look under the marvelous redwoods, to the romantic bride & groom boat ride at the cutest mini lake that’s right there at the property. Sergey Bidun wedding photography team was excited to capture every special moment, every little detail at this wedding. Then the magic continued on to very intimate and emotional wedding ceremony time, we felt so honored to be chosen as wedding photographers for such incredible couple! When the sun just started to set, the wedding reception started, and all the fun started! With very heartfelt speeches from maid of honor and best man, interesting and fun games, and some very emotional moments between the newlywed couple, we were able to photograph so much LOVE at that epic wedding!
Even though the wedding reception came to an end, our wedding photography team had something very special to look forward to. Alina & Dion asked us to photograph more of their beautiful love the very next day - at a romantic photo session that’s also called Second Day Session! After getting proper rest and recharge, we were ready to start with the romantic couple photo session of Alina & Dion. We spent time capturing photos at the forest first, wandering through the many paths, finding one unique location after another. As the day was approaching sunset time, we planned to drive out to San Gregorio State Beach for those perfect golden hour sunset portraits. The ocean was very calm that day and beach was completely empty - a dream for every wedding photographer! We met the sunset taking some beautiful and romantic couple images, and after that headed back home to Sacramento, California.
We hope that as you take a mini walk through Alina & Dion’s wedding day and second day photo sessions, you will see glimpses in each photo of what we all were blessed to witness.
If you are having an Island Farm wedding in San Gregorio, and looking for an Island Farm photographer for your wedding day, contact us today, we would love to document your special day!