When Lina and Rob are together, there’s always a lot of laughter, a lot of adventure, and a lot of hair. They have a magnetism about them that just makes you want to be around them and soak up their infectious energy and love of life.
Lina and Rob live in San Francisco, and decided to bring us with them to their rustic wedding at Gedney Farm in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. The wedding incorporated traditions from Lina’s native country of Russia. Her father even imported a massive quantity of Russian caviar for cocktail hour, which guests paired with crepes and shots of vodka. And Lina’s mother, who planned the entire wedding herself, somehow also found the time to make Lina’s wedding gown.
Rob played football for the University of Pennsylvania and was surrounded at the wedding by a mix of his former football teammates and his Bay Area tech friends. Rob helped start the online shopping site Milo.com with founder Jack Abraham. Merchandising giant eBay bought Milo in 2010 and took Rob and Lina with it.
We’ve loved getting to know these guys over the past year. We shot their engagement session in the spring, and have spent a lot of time talking about photography, which Rob is passionate and very knowledgeable about. We’re looking forward to remaining good friends with these two over the years!