It is crazy to think that in just one month I will be done with yet another wedding season, so being able to catch up on blogging another memorable year is something I always look forward to doing. With Courtney being my best friend’s sister, I have been able to get to know her the last several years, and I may or may not have forced her to model for me a handful of times when I was still getting started with photography. You will see why is this post — this girl knows how to work the camera
Joe is honestly the kindest man I have ever met and photographed, and watching how much he absolutely loves Courtney could make the Grinch cry. I’m serious! There were several moments since spending time with these two that I would just notice Joe looking at Courtney, completely adoring her contagiously joyful presence. Two incredible families came together on this day, and photographing these precious moments truly reminds me of the value of being a wedding photographer.
I had so much fun photographing this day with Louie Abellera. Enjoy highlights from their day!
I loved that we were able to go out for more photos after their reception. Some of my favorite bridal portraits below!
I love weddings that can honestly represent a couple’s relationship and style, and Jill and Phil’s day showed off their down to earth personalities and devotion to one another. With one of the largest storms to ever roll through while taking wedding portraits, they handled it like champs and even had fun with the muddy, rainy weather.
Jill and Phil enjoyed their barn reception on their very own property with their loved ones and friends. It was a magical day that was a perfect fit for what they envisioned when celebrating the start of a marriage. Congrats Jill and Phil! It was am absolute privilege getting caught in the rain with you two
Being a twin myself, I really enjoyed capturing the bond between these two sisters!
And then we got caught in this storm …
My mom turned 50 this past July, and there was no way us kids could let it pass without planning something to remind her how much we love her. My mom is always going out of her way on our birthdays to make sure we enjoy a special day, so to be able to do the same for her had all of us overjoyed about a surprise birthday dinner.
My brother and sister-in-law were kind enough to cook and host the entire evening at their home, as well as many guests making quite a long drive to celebrate this special birthday girl. My mom, thinking she was heading out to dinner with my brother and his wife, walked into a kitchen filled with friends and family shouting, “SURPRISE!!!” I have to say, I my heart was beating so fast moments before the big moment, suddenly aware of how much love and joy she was going to embark on for the evening. It was such a wonderful night of celebrating my mom, and I am so happy to have been able to contribute to the night by photographing these fun memories!
SURPRISE!Watching the look on my mom’s face was so much fun!
Happy birthday, Mom! So happy you were surprised and surrounded by many people who love you