nothing, absolutely nothing i would change about this one.
there are several things I have learned about ali since meeting her a few years ago….
she loves hash tags and uses them frequently
she loves starbucks and drinks it daily
she has been in more weddings that i have photographed than anyone i know, ever
she has the greatest group of friends, as you can see with her 11 bridesmaids
and mostly she is head over heels in love with her hunny, brandon.
the count down to the day she would finally be his wife started on august 8th, i think…
at least that’s when the facebook count downs started.
i’m guessing it started closer to the day they first met through their friend
either way, these two are perfect for each other.
as for brandon
well if i were to go off of what his brother said during his speech
he would jokingly describe his 4 minute older brother as “an a**hole, too”
thankfully we all know he was joking
(it was actually one of the sweetest speeches from a brother that i’ve heard in a long time)
it was obvious in his brothers speech that he was proud of brandon as is everyone around him,
proud to call him his twin, proud to stand by him on the #bestdayever
it was a special day for me to be a part of.
do you ever find that sometimes couples are just flat out hard to be around?
i know that if i am around couples who fight/bicker/talk poorly about each other and are flat out disrespectful
i get moody. it rubs off on me and i hate it (i’m guessing so does brent)
so it’s refreshing when i can spend time with couples who
truly love being around each other.
case in point: will + lill
they have a mutual admiration and respect not only for each other as individuals, but for their relationship.
to put it quiet simply…
they are kind to each other.
it was an honor and an absolute pleasure to photograph these two and their families
you see in both will and lill’s parents how these two have learned to love in such a beautiful way.
it’s my hope that more couples learn to respect each other and find the happiness that will and lill share.
i’ve known this little guy since he was born and i know it absolutely kills his mama that he is running away from the family photo
but you know i love it
and one day she will too
another sweet and loving couple that i adore
enjoying a night away from their little baby boy, hudson.
you can see their wedding here
Ceremony + Reception: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens
Event Coordination: Ashlee and Madeline
Invitation design: Madeline (Divine Invitation)
Flowers: Little Hills Floral Design
Cupcakes: Some Crust Bakery
DJ: Peter Loukatos
the wedding was beautiful, elegant, and small.
words i’d use to describe my sweet friend, jenny.
she’s been a spunky friend of mine since we were about 10 or 11 years old
(as jenny says “when i decided we could be friends”- oh my word i was a terrible kid)
her sister kelsey describes jenny in her speech as
loyal to the point of when you tell mom you are running away as a kid
jenny will pack her bags and go with you.
in a sense she’s packed her bags (not baggage, but bags, ok?)
and has jumped head first into this journey with matt and his two adorable daughters.
she will be a loyal wife and step mom to this family as she has already shown to them over the years
photographing her start to being a wife and mother all in one day was heartwarming for me
she’s a catch and matt knows it.
i could’t be happier for these two and i can’t wait to document more of their love story
Ceremony + Reception Location: Lake Oak Meadows Hayley Radford
Planner: Katie Intertwined Events
Vintage Rentals: FOUND
Flowers: Jenny B Floral Design
Cake Desserts: Sweet and Saucy
she quietly got ready in her childhood home
next to her best friend (her cousin) and her sis in laws
while mamma and mama in law looked on
dad in and out the door packing the bus
there wasn’t any rushing or over excitement
a sweet calmness, only a bride waiting 10 years for this day would be
i couldn’t picture her getting ready or doing this any other way
heather has gotten ready for most of the major events in her life right in this very place
it just felt right
sitting on her parents sofa where we took dance photos in high school
now one last photo before her wedding
isn’t she just stunning?
i’m fairly certain heather could have had 10 best friends stand next to her
but having just family made it easy, simple, and just right
the start to the many facial expressions you’ll see of chase
just wait for the speeches
he kills me
i’ve seen a lot of at weddings
a fist pump from the priest to the best man
snuck out for a couple of sunset photos
so glad we did
congratulations, chase and heather
wishing you many many years of happiness
Music: Tim Espinosa
Reception: Coto De Caza
..:rounding out the last of our shoot:..
i hope you’ve enjoyed this 3 part session
i’ll be sharing some other past sessions soon
more about where we are taking APictureLife in 2015
hair and make up: Kacee Geoffery
flowers: Jenny B
accessories and styling by the lovely ladies at : Two’s Company
tux: Friar Tux
lighting assistant: Brooklyn.