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October 16, 2014

I could not think of a better way to end my wedding season…

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I could not think of a better way to end my wedding season than with the Brodi-William’s family. I met Micah and Anastasia earlier this year and immediately felt like I’ve known them forever! Any wedding photographer would tell you that the key to amazing wedding photos begins with the connection between the couple and the photographer. I knew soon after our engagement session that we would be a perfect fit. Micah and ‘Stace’ are both easy-going people who do not need much more than each other to have a good time. The wedding took place at the historic Castle Green Hotel in Pasadena, California. It was a warm 89 degrees while the sun was setting perfectly behind the hotel. As game time approached, I found the perfect vantage point to catch all the action. While adjusting my camera lens, I witnessed one of the most touching moments as a photographer. Before Anastasia walked down the aisle, a beautiful portrait of Trecie was placed next to Micah’s father during the ceremony as a representation of her presence at her sons wedding.

Micah’s mother Trecie was diagnosed with ALS a few years ago and unfortunately was unable to attend her sons wedding this September. Although she was not physically present, Micah and Anastasia made sure that she was there in spirit. If that wasn’t touching enough, Micah put a twist on the traditional mother-son dance by dancing with each of his aunts and his younger sister. :-) Afterwards, it was time for the father-daughter dance which included both of Stace’s fathers in a surprise trio dance-off complete with the robot. These moments set the tone for the rest of the nights dancing and laughter.

All in all, this was an amazing wedding! I laughed, I cried, and I even witnessed my first ever “Shmoney Dance” at a wedding (picture proof below). :-) It’s couples like Micah and Anastasia that remind me why I fell in love with shooting weddings. Congratulations to you two! I am truly grateful to have met you both and even more fortunate enough to call you friends.

Ironically the Walk to Defeat ALS is this weekend. If you would like to help defeat ALS feel free to click this link and show your support for the cause! 😀

October 7, 2014

This may be the most highly anticipated wedding I have ever shot…

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This may be the most highly anticipated wedding I have ever shot. Branden and Kendra began a countdown a year ago for their wedding which is also known as…”The BK Experience.” If you follow either of them on social media you have witnessed the weekly and sometimes daily build up to the long-awaited celebration of the year…and I can honestly say the Nelson’s did not disappoint.

One thing I learned about Branden and Kendra is that they both are not big fans of heat. So of course the stars aligned to make September 14th the hottest day of the year. (104F in case you were wondering). Although it was a warm day, there was nothing that was going to ruin this day from being nothing short of amazing!  This wedding was full of laughs, tears, dancing and more dancing! Now i’ve shot a few wedding where the bride surprises her husband with a special bridesmaid dance, but never have I witnessed anything like the performance Branden and his groomsmen put on. All I can say is WoW!…I will let the pictures speak for themselves.

After a year long build up I can honestly say that “The BK Experience” was well worth the wait! I am honored to call Branden & Kendra friends and I am even more honored to be a witness to such a monumental day. Congratulations!

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!