Chacho + Stephanie

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Saturday I had the great joy of shooting Chacho and Stephanie's wedding in Palo Alto, CA. Being that it was my first time there, I found the downtown beyond charming and very enjoyable to walk around. Their wedding was only a few miles from the downtown area and was a blessing to be a part of. Stephanie's mom is on staff with the church and she actually got to marry her daughter. I have yet to see a mother have such a special role in the ceremony and it touched my heart. Both Stephanie and Chacho have a personality that is contagious to be around...I found myself laughing and smiling as I watched them from behind the camera.

Justin + Stephanie

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Changing lives....there are some weddings where things stick out in my mind...this is one of them. Yes, Stephanie and Justin were such a joy to be around but what really touched my heart was the toast that Justin gave his new wife. With them both being teachers, many kids lives are touched and changed by these two. In Justin's toast, he explained that a motto/saying they have had since they were dating was "changing lives." I love it! What an amazing tag line and goal for a couple to live by. He went further to explained that Stephanie has forever changed his life and what a blessing it was been...I don't know if there were many dry eyes in the room. Congratulations you two and thank you for the honor of shooting your wedding!!

Taylor + Kristin

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

This was an amazing day! I started off meeting Kristin at a bridesmaid's house for her pictures and the setting ended up being perfect for pictures. Since Kristin was an Ag major at Cal Poly, the "barn", horse and rustic setting could not have suited her better. Both the bridesmaids and the groomsmen were a lively group so there were many laughs exchanged. The ceremony was one that I will remember for a long time because it had such a sweetness to it...Pastor Aaron at First Baptist Church lead an amazing, initmate ceremony that was so personal and gave us a unique peak into Taylor and Kristin's relationship. Yes, this is a beautiful couple, but their sweet spirit about them made them even more special. Best of luck!