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October 24, 2013

Brandon + Leyate’s wedding was a new experience for me.

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Brandon + Leyate’s wedding was a new experience for me. I have shot a lot of weddings but never have I seen such an emphasis on the importance of marriage through the eyes of Christianity. This was an amazing ceremony headlined by an awesome praise & worship team, prayer, and a touching sermon given by the groom’s father. There beautiful Christ-Centered wedding was a perfect reflection of who stands in the middle of their beautiful relationship. :-) I was blown away by the genuine humility and gratitude shared by their family and friends. The London Hotel was a perfect location for this Friday evening wedding! Thank you both for letting me share in the love that you have for each other and those around you. It was my honor to capture your memories! Congratulations!

October 5, 2013

Almost a year ago to date, I meet Dan and Sharon for…

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Almost a year ago to date, I meet Dan and Sharon for an engagement session off the Central California Coast. Now I  already knew Sharon from my years as a collegiate athlete but this was my first time meeting Dan. You could say we kind of hit it off. I learned that We’re both Dodger fans (Go Blue!) and love basketball. Besides the fact that he is a Detroit Lions fan I think we worked pretty well together.  Can’t win them all right?!

Anyways Dan told me, “I’m not very good at taking pictures so you just tell me what to do, I trust you.” I told Dan to just focus on the reason why we are here and the pictures will create themselves. #DroppinKnowledge

Fast forward 11-months later. We now have Sharon…the All-American, Olympian, Heptathlete and Dan…G.Q. man of the year! Ok, ok, ok maybe I am putting a lot on it, but they do look like a couple straight out of a magazine full of undeniable love for each other. I had amazing time shooting this wedding! The Spanish Oaks Ranch was an amazing venue and they were awesome with accommodations. Thank you both for being such a great reminder of what true love is! I am honored that I may call you both my friends. Congrats!

September 20, 2013

So a few weeks ago I was in Long Beach on the hunt for a great place to take…

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  So a few weeks ago I was in Long Beach on the hunt for a great place to take the perfect sunset picture. Along the way I ran into my friends Rey and Leilani and they said that they knew of a great place off the Central Coast of California. I didn’t have much to do so I decided to drive 4-hours north of Los Angeles to Paso Robles to see what all the fuss was about. Well they were right! To my surprise I found my great sunset shot, but I kept getting frustrated…Apparently there was a wedding that was happening right in the midst of my perfect sunset shot!  People laughing, dancing going on to my left and right, family and friends everywhere…it was just to much for me. I took a few pictures and got the heck out of there!  OH YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME?! SEE FOR YOURSELF!!!  :-)

Congratulations Chavez’ !!! I love you both. Thanks for letting me witness your special day.