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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Golden Gate Bridge Overlook, Marin Headlands SF, CA Elopement Photo Story Award

Golden Gate Bridge Overlook Wedding Photo showing affection, and devotion to one another was on full display

Golden Gate Bridge Overlook Wedding Photography | affection, and devotion to one another was on full display

The bride and groom pose for an intimate portrait on their wedding day, in which their love, affection, and devotion to one another was on full display.

If the COVID-19 pandemic taught anyone anything, it was that it's so important to live in the moment. Pooja and Akash decided to take that approach to the global crisis, and the couple took advantage of the opportunity to plan an intimate and romantic elopement at the Golden Gate Outlook in San Francisco, California. However, the pandemic had yet another lesson to teach the couple — to expect the unexpected. California imposed a second shutdown just days before their scheduled ceremony, and rain threatened the outdoor plans that they had in place. Despite it all, Pooja and Akash enjoyed a memorable day in which they were finally able to become husband and wife.

Couple Elopement image at The Golden Gate Bridge w Bay Area view during a small outdoor event

Golden Gate Overlook Wedding Images | Couple Standing in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

Standing in front of the Golden Gate Bridge at the Golden Gate Outlook, the couple exchanges garlands as part of their wedding ceremony.

BW Wedding Henna Photography from San Francisco, CA of bride holding wedding rings

Wedding Photographers for San Francisco, CA | The bride holds her wedding rings

The bride holds her wedding rings, showcasing not only the pristine beauty of the bands but also the intricate and beautiful henna design on her hands.

Golden Gate Park Wedding Venue pic from a SF Weddings of bride and groom w close friends and relatives in ceremony via Zoom

Wedding Photographers of San Francisco City, CA | The couple could not have all of their friends and family in attendance

The realities of the COVID-19 pandemic meant that the Pooja and Akash could not have all of their friends and family in attendance. Instead, they invited their close friends and relatives to watch the ceremony via Zoom.

Bay Area Documentary Wedding Photo created As rain began to move into the outdoor ceremony

Bay Area Documentary Wedding Photography | As rain began to move into the area, the bride and groom decided to speed up the ceremony

As rain began to move into the area, the bride and groom decided to speed up the ceremony in the hopes of staying dry while becoming husband and wife.

San Francisco Elopement Pic of groom gently fixing brides maang tikka for his wife

Overlook Wedding Photos at the Golden Gate Bridge - Marin Headlands | The rain drops fell around them

The rain drops that fell around them loosened the Pooja's maang tikka. The groom takes a moment to gently fix it for his beautiful bride.

Marin Headlands Wedding Image of couple Holding an umbrella to shelter themselves from the rain

Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands Wedding Image | Holding an umbrella to shelter themselves from the rain

Holding an umbrella to shelter themselves from the rain, the newlyweds wave to the cameras to thank their friends and family for taking part in their virtual ceremony.

Wedding Pic at Golden Gate bridge of happy couple taking a few minutes to greet guests

Dramatic Overlook Wedding Pic at Golden Gate | The happy couple takes a few minutes to greet guests

The happy couple takes a moment after the ceremony to say hello to their best friend's infant son.

Golden Gate Overlook image by a Presidio Wedding Photographer of Pandemic love w face masks

Golden Gate Overlook - Presidio Wedding Photographer | Pandemic love meant that face masks were required

Pandemic love means that face masks are required, so Pooja and Akash had matching beaded masks made for the occasion. Serving as a symbol that love can endure all challenges — even a global pandemic — these face masks showcase that Pooja and Akash are ready for anything that lies ahead, because they will move forward together.