Guests were dressed in all black. They stood anxiously waiting to see the gorgeous bride arrive. As Tina’s father walked her down the aisle, Chris couldn’t help to shed a couple of tears. His deep love for her was evident. Decorations were sweet and delicate. The officiant did such a beautiful job and kept everyone entertained. There was a sand ceremony, lots of smiles, laughs, and hugs. There are so many photos, but here are a few of my personal favorites:
Back to the Beginning
Wedding Consultation: Before I photograph a wedding, I like to meet my couples in person. I think it gives them a chance to make sure that I am a good match as their wedding photographer and vise-versa. My job as a wedding photographer is not only to capture all the special moments but to make sure couples and guests can re-live these beautiful moments when they see their photos and cherish those memories forever. Consequently, being on the same page with my couples is key.
From the start, I knew I would love being Chris & Tina’s wedding photographer. I met the family at Cypress Grove Park a few weeks before the wedding to finalize wedding details, answer any questions, and help ease their wedding planning process in any way I could. They are all such sweet persons and just a pleasure to be around. The bride shared a few ideas and extra things she wanted me to capture as her wedding photographer. I make every bride’s special requests my priority.
The big day: One thing that not many people know about me as a wedding photographer, is that I consider my start time at a ceremony to be when I actually start taking photos. From personal experience on my own wedding day and as a wedding photographer at previous weddings, I realize that it is natural for wedding ceremonies to start late. Mine was almost one hour late, so to keep the day stress free, I decided I would never start charging for the first hour of a ceremony until it was actually time for me to start documenting the ceremony. Sure enough, things started a bit behind, but it all worked out beautifully.
Bridal Photos: we started by taking close family group shots first, and then walked around the park for the bridal photos. We even put a little Cinderella spin in some of the photos.
I always have such a great time photographing weddings. The beautiful bride sent me a photo of her order when it arrived. I love receiving messages like that. I wish Mr & Mrs Garcia the happily ever after they deserve!