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October 1, 2014

I met Jesse and Ashton almost a year ago. We met at a Starbucks…

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I met Jesse and Ashton almost a year ago. We met at a Starbucks and discussed all of the logistical details of their wedding details for about 30 minutes… The next hour was all about music! I mean we talked about mainstream pop artist, independent labeled artist, even artist to look out for. It was apparent that music was the nucleus to their connection. That day I noticed how their faces lit up with every word spoken about music. I remembered the way they looked into each others eyes with excitement, it was the same look that all of their family and friends witnessed August 31st, 2014. The wedding took place on the coast of San Pedro, CA at the Doubletree Vacation Resort.  Like any beach wedding, the breeze was a bit stronger than expected but it was nothing that a few pieces of tape on the runner couldn’t solve. The ceremony was beautiful and light-heartedly filled with laughter.  It was the perfect wedding to end the hottest month of the summer and I am honored to be the photographer to capture the memories. Congratulations! 

September 4, 2014

Destination weddings have a funny way of making everyone feel like family.

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Destination weddings have a funny way of making everyone feel like family within the first 24 hours of arrival, even the photographer. A few weeks ago I traveled to Ft. Lauderdale, FL to witness the union between Jamar and Tiffany. The wedding took place on the Allure of the Sea’s cruise ship and everything HAD to run on time to accommodate the 4pm departure time. Now my previous experience with weddings told me that this could be a disaster as I’ve discovered that weddings almost never run on time…but for some reason this wedding seemed different. Because I had my “gameface” on during the wedding I couldn’t see what was so different about this wedding…but as I sat on down on the plane home I realized that this was an unbelievable collaborative effort by everyone in attendance. I mean I saw bridesmaids turn into hair stylist on the spot! I saw groomsmen turn into baggage handlers for 20+ bags at the drop of a hat…And when the A/C on the bus wasn’t working properly one guest even used his passport as a air deflector to make sure the bride was cool for her big day (photo below) ;-) . It was truly an amazing experience to be apart of. There is nothing like being around people who are genuinely around you to celebrate your happiest. Besides the 94 degree heat and the 88% humidity, I must say Florida treated us well. The love that these two families share is truly a blessing and I am honored to be the one who capture it all. Congratulations you two! :-)  

               

July 12, 2014

Being a photographer I can always appreciate great lighting! Great lighting allows…

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Being a photographer I can always appreciate great lighting! Great lighting allows you to create the environment for whatever mood you’d like. Given that the groom is a professional sound and lighting technician, he made sure that this event would be visually breathtaking and that it was! The blues, the greens, the purples, the pinks…I mean it was perfect! It was a perfect set to fall in love, or in Justin and Jeannice case, to solidify love. From the great lighting to the surprise bridesmaids dance to Beyonce, this was a wedding for the ages and I am honored to have shared in there memories. Congratulations Justin and Jeannice!