Oh my gosh I have so much to say about Josh and April! They had an intimate, back yard wedding on the most beautiful, golden, cloudy days. Their venue included beautiful citrus trees, succulents, a shimmering pool, macrame and Rose Quartz Crystals. I knew instantly April was a stickler for the small, beautiful momentos... the ones that bring back instantaneous memories and this day was no exception. Everything down to her mermaid hair, was beautifully thought out and most were hand made. What I remember most are their vows. They were soulfully written and said from the heart while they choked back a little bit of the tears! I am so so so glad they can relive this day everytime they look back on their gallery, I mean... if I get this teary eyed looking at the images I can just imagine what they see. *Be Still MY HEART!
palm springs wedding
What can I say about this sweet couple? The first thing that comes to my mind is that they waited so long to find their most perfect love... and as they were standing at the alter I saw how deeply and madly in love they are! From the hand holding in Redlands for their engagement session to the cotton pink sunset on their wedding day. Their gaze hardly left one another, I didn't know them very long but my heart was so happy for them! This traditional church wedding and the country club reception was just stunning, and every family member had a part in making it just perfect for Eric and Amanda. Wishing them all the best in life, I feel honored to have been able to capture their special day!
I often ask myself why I feel so deeply about being able to find my heart in wedding photography. it's hard work, the days are long but in the end it is so rewarding. I still smile ear to ear when I see the groom watch his bride walk down the aisle. I still get teary eyed during the vows, and I still belly laugh during the toasts and speeches. When I am blessed to be able to go back and relive the day and present it in a gallery that reads like a love story to the newlyweds, that is when my heart starts to overflow and I feel so blessed to do what I love.
Sandy reached out to me on a perfect November day and inquired about my availability. I didn't realize that her and Jawanza would be traveling to Palm Springs for their beautiful wedding. But when I did my heart seriously did a flutter! The location was a dream and when the big day came, I couldn't take my eyes off of her. She looked so beautiful, and the cape on her gown was stunning. During the vows, the sun was touching the tip of Mount San Jacinto and the Palm Trees were swaying in the wind. Jawanza was ear to ear smiling as they both took each other's hand, I couldn't hold back the emotion. I was smiling along with them, if only we all had opportunities such as these to have our dearest ones join us in a location far away from home to watch 2 beautiful people marry one another. The wedding was such a dream and I am so very happy that I was able to capture these moments for them.
Sitting down with Darren and Venessa, you get a sense of complete relaxation. They are chill, they are funny and they go with the flow. Avid travelers and a beautiful love you can see whenever they look at one another. On their special day I was greeted by the best wedding planner AnnMarie! From there it went off without a hitch, beautiful color scheme, a golden sunset and our GORGEOUS BRIDE walking down the aisle. It was a dream with the most amazing full moon while they danced the night away! Congratulations to this amazing couple, we were honored to be part of your special day!