Ashley and Ryan’s wedding was full of family and laughter. Their ceremony was held at the Lakewood United Methodist Church on San Jose and after the couple celebrated at the St. John’s Golf and Country Club. This was the first time I’ve been to this venue and was happy to find wonderful bridge for portraits. Yes, we had to wait between golfers but totally worth it. I also had fun because it’s not every venue that hands you a golf cart to ride around in.
Buff and Larry were married this October at the First Presbyterian Church downtown. When I arrived at the church I found a happy bride, a beautiful room and a pink chair. The day was a sweet celebration filled with their closest friends and family. After the I dos, a fantastic lunch at the Chart House, the couple drove away in style.
Leah and Todd’s wedding was all about the personal touches. From writing their own vows to her grandmother’s rings included on the bouquet. They wanted to have a moment alone together before the ceremony, but instead of doing a traditional first look, where the bride and groom meet face-to-face, Leah waiting in the bridal room and Todd stood at the door. They were able to hold hands and exchanged an I love you to calm the nerves. At the ceremony the boys surprised everyone – including me – with a smoke machine and air guitars entrance. But the laughs didn’t stop there. The groom’s vows rhymed and the best man pretended to “forget” the rings. Everything was relaxed and easy with this couple. I have shot in St. Augustine a lot and was so excited when we found a new area with a teal gate, beautiful pink flowers and soft lighting. The day was simply perfect.
I meet the Stewart family two years ago and it’s amazing how time flies. I was so honored when Jessica called me to take their pictures again. This family loves the beach and for their shoot I took them to Guana River State Park. It is a great location for pictures because you get the beach without the condos in the background. I loved their choice of denim and hot pink. It was the perfect example of coordinating for your session with a pop of color.
It’s not everyday that you meet a couple who actually met on a blind date, so cute. Thanks to their friends, Buff and Larry will be married this October. They love driving with the top down in their convertible and being outdoors. I’ve shot at Walter Jones Historical Park several times and thanks to Larry I finally learned what poison ivy looks like.