I love looking for unusual venues to shoot bridal shots and sometimes the most unexpected or plain looking place can produce beautiful striking images. The photo above is one of my most favorite bridal photos and while it doesn’t really show clue us in that the figure is a bride – I feel it effectively captures the exuberance of getting married. This shot was done at Don Edwards Nature Reserve in Fremont. I have always passed by these trees during numerous Sunday hikes and thought how wonderful it would be to shoot capture them on film. It is always an adventure to travel to Palace of Fine Arts or to Napa for those romantic bridal sessions, but sometimes you only need to look as far as your backyard for that great shot.