It's been a long time coming and let me tell you, Jenny and Michael's wedding didn't disappoint! It was fun, gorgeous, emotional, and even a bit funny at times. I'm so glad I got to be a part of my friend's special day :)
Jenny's dress was absolutely gorgeous! I love lace!
I love seeing the bride in her dress for the first time!
Just moments after their first look they were all smiles :)
They had to include their little man in some photos...
Michael's smile for Jenny was awesome throughout the whole ceremony...
Of course, so was Jenny's :)
Seriously... the light was amazing!
I couldn't pick which photo I liked best from this series... so I included all of them :)
The Tucalota Ranch is a new wedding venue that I really hope to work at more... it's absolutely gorgeous everywhere you look!
My favorite of the day!
Mr. and Mrs!!!
Their first dance song was awesome... I heart a good old love song :)
And finally... the details! Jenny's orange and purple color scheme was so summery and happy.
Want to see more photos from Jenny and Michael's wedding? CLICK HERE!
DJ: Gary of Elite Music Works
Cake artist: Truly Madly Sweetly
First Dance song: Shining Star by the Manhattans
Kevin and Cassie are two of the sweetest people ever... and they got married at one of my favorite venues ever. I was a happy camper that day :)
Gershon Bachus's bridal room has amazing light!
This golden light was pretty much perfect :)
My favorite of the day :)
How incredibly gorgeous is this reception room?! I luuuuuuv it!
This flower girl has some pretty sweet dance moves.
Gee, can you guess what song was playing here?
To see more photos all you gotta do is CLICK HERE!
Photography: Me! And Tracy Norred :)
Florist: Sweet Pea Floral www.sweetpeafloralcreations.com
DJ: DJ Dewey Miller djdewey.com (LOVED HIM!)
Makeup and hair: Kelly Archer of Beauty Studio, Temecula
Cake artist: Cakes to Celebrate
Pianist: Ryan Larsen
Stationary: Casey Caprioglio
First dance song: Someone Like You by Van Morrison
Larry and Jennifer are married! Their wedding was not only super fun, but had a very unique theme: PIRATES! Yup, you heard right :) They really did a great job making their wedding both beautiful and fun.
I loved Jen's dress... particularly the bottom.
Jennifer! You're gorgeous!
Larry was pretty handsome too :)
Husband and wife!
I was so excited to photograph them in such pretty light!
Jen and her dad did the best choreographed father/daughter dance. They started off slow with a traditional song and then got crazy with an old school rap song.
Last, but not least, the details! Denise from Dee's Petals did an amazing job... I always love working with her :)
Want to see more photos from Larry and Jennifer's big day? Just CLICK HERE to see their slideshow.
Photography: Me and Nancy Orozco
Video: Omni Stories
Florist: Denise with Dee's Petals
DJ: DJ Raul 323-514-5366
Makeup: Corina with Flawless Faces
Hair: Emy Weaton with Blend Hair Salon in Los Alamidos
Officiant: John Jacot (bride's father) and Philip Bradley
Cake: Cinderella Cakes
Photo booth: Mobile Photo Booth
First dance song: Marry Me by Train
Thank you so much for being so awesome and reconnecting me with old friends from high school. And double thanks for getting me back together with friends that are getting married like Leah and Matt! Bonus!
Pretty light, pretty trees, pretty smiles... yay!
I just love laughing photos! Leah can bust out a genuine laugh on demand... it's awesome!
Again with the light! So pretty!
The view from the area surrounding the Summit House is pretty amazing...
My new favorite sneaky photo spot! I can't wait to come back on Leah and Matt's wedding day!
Well that's all for now! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
So, I just posted the wedding photos I took in Yosemite... now it's time to post a few of the few photos that I took for myself :)
Not wanting to go home without exploring Yosemite at least a little, Amanda (my friend/2nd shooter) and I decided to squeeze in a short hike to a nearby waterfall before we checked out of our hotel. The concierge gave us a (super crappy) map and off we went. It wasn't until we got out of the car after a 20 minute drive up a windy dirt road that we heard the thunder. And saw the lightning. But hey, we're gangster, so we decide to brave the weather and go anyway... with our cameras, of course. After all, the waterfall was only half a mile away.
It was absolutely amazing to be alone in the middle of a gloomy forrest surrounded by thunder. It was pretty difficult to refrain from taking a million photos while we walked along the trail to the waterfall. I've always been inclined to shoot nature with my macro lens so since we were in a pretty big hurry to beat the rain, I mostly stuck with that.
The crazy vague map told us the trail started behind the abandoned cabin... how awesome is that?!
As soon as we reached the waterfall and got a few photos it started POURING on us! We tucked our cameras under our shirts and started running back... until realized how freakin' AWESOME hiking in the rain was! We slowed to a walk. At one point Amanda, who was ahead of me, turned around and exclaimed, "I'm grinning like a damn fool!" And I found that I was too :) All the greenery around us was insanely bright and gorgeous, the rain was warm and refreshing, and the sound of the raindrops was so calming.
Afterwards my mom gave me a lovely lecture about how dangerous it is to hike in a thunderstorm, but I have to say that it was easily one of my most amazing experiences. Our cameras ended up being fine (they're insured anyway), and we had just enough time to put dry clothes on before we had to check out of our hotel. I wish we'd had more time to hike and explore, but I'm glad what we did experience was nothing short of amazing.
Here's one of the only 'good' photos I got of the waterfall... not the best, but oh well. Photography is about the memories anyway, right?
And, just because I LOVE them, here's a photo of the windmills we saw on the way home. Aren't they pretty?