One of the perks of having a photography business is that you can watch clients grow, through each stage of life–from engagement sessions, to weddings, and to the eventual baby photos. Maybe one day I’ll even have the honor (and longevity) to photograph the weddings of children who I got to shoot from the time they were in diapers!
Enter Penelope. She is definitely one such case, and I’ve been very fortunate to call her parents friends for many years, as well as document each blissful stage of their lives together. Sadly, I missed their wedding due to another gig, but you might remember this couple from their sweet maternity session. Missed milestones aside, I’ll call this Chapter 3 of the Lees’ story together: Baptism and Wedding Blessing, set at their local church and attended by adoring friends and family.
You hear affirmations like “Live each day to the fullest” thrown around pretty often; so much so that these pearls of wisdom, meant to inspire people, have become cliché, losing much of their intended meaning. Yet while it’s common place to hear someone quoting these maxims, it’s much less common to find people actually LIVING them.
Enter Ryon and Shairi. They personify the values of getting out there into life and just living it, having obscene amounts of fun in the process! Whether hiking the rugged back country of Southern California or braving broken masts on a sailing voyage to Catalina Island, these two happily embrace life and everything it has to offer. These self-proclaimed gypsies (stated in their marriage vows) possess an infectious exuberance that’s special to behold, so I can’t thank them enough for inviting me to be a part of their big day!
I also want to extend a very special thank you to Joey at Half Full Photography for co-shooting this wedding with me. He captured some very special moments. You rock, man!
Above: Meet Charlee! The darling product of another project I worked on.
Venue: Bali Hai
DJ: Bill Calhoun
Florist: Impulsive Flowers
Cake: Surprise Surprise Bakery
After the traditional Easter activities, such as the egg hunt and cavity priming, we decided to take in a fun game of miniature golf. It was Finn’s first time “golfing,” and other than his preference for an unconventional club grip, I’d say he did pretty well!
I love my job. Clients like Tim and Lindsay are a huge part of why my job is so enjoyable. Both are great, fun-loving spirits with a passion for life, with music, friend and faith leading the way. These two met at a Social Green concert the night before Thanksgiving, and after spending the happiest year of their lives together, Tim proposed at another Social Green concert the following night before Thanksgiving. So it was only appropriate they solidify their commitment to one another on that same, very meaningful date. You don’t often encounter two people so in love and meant to be with one another. It was a privilege and joy to share in their big day! I hope you enjoy the images as much as I did shooting them.
I’d also like to give a special thanks and shout out to my second shooter Tru Pettit. She contributed many of the fabulous images seen here. Great work, once again, Tru!