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A few telling moments from Mary and Jason’s wedding — one of my favorites of all time. Real people, real emotions, real gratitude, real love.
First look: Jason just couldn’t contain himself when he saw Mary for the first time on their wedding day.
Mary and her father, about to walk down the aisle
Jason loves whisking Mary away.
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Just a little teaser of the incredibly cute and fun duo of Ashley & Michael from their wedding in Rancho Bernardo… Stay tuned for more soon!
After shooting their engagement session a few months back and getting first-hand sneak peek into how beautiful the bond between them is, I was eagerly anticipating their big wedding day. Their ceremony was held at St Philip the Apostle church in Pasadena, CA and was capped off by an incredible celebration at their Westin Pasadena wedding reception. The day was planned with extra care by Rich, and it was the first time I’ve seen such a huge wedding with such a large number of guests and bridal party go off without a hitch, and that’s testament to Rich’s attention to detail and his mindfulness about keeping Ciara stress-free and taken care of.
Ciara and Rich also had an incredible team working for them all day. Tiffany Brown did day-of coordination, Carolina Gabot did florals, and Mon Villacorta shot their video (and presented an awesome same-day-edit at the reception). I had the wonderful pleasure of having my friend Mallory Olenius come as my second photographer, and she did an outstanding job.
Now on to the photos! I’m particularly proud of this set of images that we were able to create…
Cuddling, cheek-stretching smiles, and full-bellied laughs — this engagement session had it all. Ashley and Michael were high school sweethearts, so what better setting for their engagement photos than the place where it all began — Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego, CA, where we enjoyed some of the best afternoon light that Southern California has to offer.
When I meet with potential clients, I like to listen to their stories and get a sneak peek into who they are as a couple and as individuals. Ashley and Michael were no exception, and I immediately caught on to how the reiterated words “we’ve been through so much together” resonate through their bond in both spoken and unspoken ways. It was also quickly apparent how happy they make each other, and one of my main goals at their engagement session was to highlight that quality, while still making really kick-ass pictures.
I’m particularly proud of what we accomplished.