Hannah & Solomon Preview

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Jumping in the water wasn't even Solomon's idea. Hannah is supposed the calm and collected one that is amazing at what she does, but no one has to know that it' sharpening. Solomon is the entrepreneur. He's the one that rips up the dance floor by himself while Hannah watches with a big smile. And yet that night, something came over her. Maybe it was the Cancun heat, or maybe it was in the safety of friends and family she realized it was love rather than attention that she was receiving, but she asked Solomon if he was up for it. And he was. They jumped in, and then I asked them to do it again.

As the weather is becoming more and more confusing (and scary), here's to those times when things were simpler. Those times when during 80 degree nights you just wanted to stop dancing and jump in a pool.

Zoe & Steve

Zoe and Steve have this amazing ability that when they talk to you,  you feel as if you're the only person in that room. Their hearts are just open arms for everyone and anyone.  From what I heard during toasts and talking to people at the wedding, it seems like you go from meeting them straight to being a part of their family. Friendships are not enough for them if they love you. 

And their entire wedding was a reflection of that. Their wedding was one of the most extravagant weddings I've been to, but it was at the same time so intimate and thoughtful. Nothing was there just because it would be nice to be there, but it was there because it represented who they were and how they wanted to share their passions with their closest friends and family. 

Zoe and Steve, thank you for letting me be a part of your amazing day and also a part of your lives.

2015 Year in Review

2015 Year in Review

Six years has come and gone since I dived in full time to photography and ever year, I've become more and more in love with the moments that a wedding day evokes. It's those moments that are always new at every wedding I get to photograph. I revel in being in the middle of those and here are some of my favorites from this year. Thank you so much for all those that invited me into their amazing day. 

Eugene Proposes to Kathy

French fries. 

After all the months of meticulous planning, after Eugene proposed, and after Kathy said yes, all they wanted was to eat french fries with their champagne.  When I started laughing at their peculiar way to celebrate, they proudly told me about their love for french fries and about the ridiculous amounts of it they ate during their relationship. 

At the engagement party that night, Eugene showed some friends photos from the proposal and many of them loved this photo. I think it was because it captured what made them so charming: a ring to show their love, and a french fry to show their passions. 

It's the little things that become the biggest things when you are with someone. Sometimes it's the little things that quell and argument, or is the perfect way to end a beautiful moment. For Eugene and Kathy, french fries are their little nuggets of happiness. 


Veronica & Jamie Married

Veronica & Jamie Married

I couldn't believe it when they told me. Due to some crazy unforeseen circumstances Veronica and Jamie had to change their venue a few months before the actual wedding day. But somehow, by sheer force of will and amazing teamwork, they found a beautiful garden behind a hardware store to have their ceremony, and a music venue a few blocks away to have their reception. And as if it was the plan all along, friends and family came together, sat on haystacks two witness two people becoming one.

But as the ceremony ended and they walked away from the guests, I saw Jamie kissing his now wife's hand, and I realized that the venue could have been the middle of an empty alleyway and it didn't matter. What really mattered couldn't be defined or contained in a place, but only by the person he was next to.