Union Hill Inn Wedding ~ Jen+Shaun!

J and S
Shaun+Jennifer’s Union Hill Inn Wedding ~ this beautiful sanctuary in Sonora hosts an incredible weekend-long celebration…the ‘Union’ Hill is appropriately named and its beauty is beyond description! Hopefully, the following photos can give you some idea of just how excellent this wedding was!

Golden Light Engagement

A little rehearsal magic on Union Hill

Upon arrival, I spent a couple of hours getting acquainted with this magnificent property (with camera in hand). Despite the recent-devastating fire which, destroyed the historic inn (view), the property has endless beauty. (The map shown below, by Bethany Crass, is helpful for navigating the property!) The garden was lush and every building is filled with charter & history. There are countless spaces that just invite guests to hang out in them…The views are unparalleled and the property, which resides a couple-hundred feet from highway 49, feels a million miles away from everything. I concluded, this seems like a sweet spot to get married!
Map of Union Hill InnWhite and Yellow Daisies Red Flowers in the GardenUnion HIll Canopy Garden Delights Union Hill Inn Blue House with Windows Colorful Lanterns Sweeties in the GardenUnion Hill Inn Deck Union Hill Inn SunsetOn the morning of the wedding, the vibe was calm. Breakfast was served at the Rusty Buckle Barn and guests enjoyed coffee during the proverbial ‘calm before the storm.’ Within a few hours, the day had awoken and wedding preparations began. I jumped into the ‘bridal cottage’ and ‘groom’s coup’ to capture the ironing, hair & makeup, bouquet prep and of course, and of course a little bit of ‘taking the edge off.’

The first look happened beneath a beautiful Willow tree next to a little pond, and we made a quick trip to the chapel to get some wedding party photos. Then it was time to prep for the big event…the following hours flew by, filled with Kodak moments. Reception hall welcomed the newlyweds with pizza & beer ~ like any good party should! And the night continued with speeches & dances by the couple & their families. By the time the dance floor opened to the rest of the guests, they were ready to ramp it up ~ backed by a laser light show courtesy of the DJ.

Congrats to Jen & Shaun on a beautiful ceremony ~ they made the Union Hill Inn an even more excellent place over Memorial Day weekend! Best wishes to these two ~ hope to see you soon!
Union Hill Inn Entrance Cottage Entry

Bride in the mirror Wedding Gowns Hang and Reflect in Mirrors Tall Vintage GownThe Ladies Ready for the WeddingBride Split with Bridesmaids

Don Julio and Cigars Groom in Vest Groomsmen Portrait on the Grass GroomsmenGroomsmen Cruising
The First LookGroom Awaits First Look
First Look Groom's Face Sweet View of Bride and Groom After First Look The Union Hill Inn Wedding Party
The Chapel Union Hill InnUnion Hill Inn Ceremony Wedding Party Awaits Ceremony Wedding Ceremony Begins with Grandma Groom Walks Mom Down Aisle Bride's Sister Down Aisle Bride Down Aisle Union Hill Inn Chapel Father Passes Along Son at Wedding CeremonyWedding in the ChapelLaughter During Wedding CeremonyYou may now kiss the brideAbout face bride and groomNewlyweds walk aisle union hill innLaughing Bride in Cabin With PhotographsBridemaids in the CabinGroomsmen in the CabinWedding Party in the Cabin with PaintingsWedding Party GetawayFamily Photos at Union Hill InnLet the Reception BeginSeating AssignmentsBride and Groom Arrive at Reception
Wood Fired Pizza at ReceptionPizza Oven at ReceptionUnion Hill Inn Reception DetailsReception Speech Best ManFather of the Groom SpeechDessert TableMacaroons PlatedWedding Couple on the Hill Amongst PinesPine Tree Wedding EmbraceBride and Groom Newlywed Sunset PortraitSweet Kiss Newlyweds Under the TreeCouple Face to Face WeddingUnion Hill NewlywedsPine Sunset on Union HillSlideshow AudienceBride Watches Guests during SlideshowLight Show First DanceFirst Dance AudienceFather Daugter DanceMother Son DanceDance Party LightshowGuests Dance at ReceptionBride and Groom Dance Amongst LasersMother and Father DanceDancing CoupleWedding Party Group PortraitUnion Hill Inn at NightUnion Hill Inn at Night Pond


Venue: Union Hill Inn

Hair+Makeup: Flawless Hair & Make Up Design

Food (Pizza!): Rustic Oven

Event Coordination: Events Extraordinaire (Terri Neher)

DJ: DJ Larry ~ Sound Extreme

Dress: J Crew

Desserts: Sweet Stuff by Alicia Klein

Men’s Ties: Tommy Hilfiger



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Blake Andrews founded SLOtography in 2008 and now works alongside photographer James Lester, Stephen Heraldo, and videographer Robin Ayers. Together, they bring more than 10 years of experience (and serious good vibes) to weddings and events throughout San Luis Obispo and the Central Coast.

515 Broad Street, Suite B

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405




San Luis Obispo, CA
Wedding & Event Photographer


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515 Broad Street, Suite B

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405




San Luis Obispo, CA
Wedding & Event Photographer