It’s hard to put into words how much I enjoyed the intimacy and beauty of this wedding. Amanda and Matt are wonderful people and I am so happy for them and their family.
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I meet such amazing people. It is one of my favorite things about what I do. Noemie and James are charming and beautiful inside and out. It was such a pleasure getting to know them and documenting their love for each other and for their relationship.
It has been a blessing and a curse to shoot on windy days. There were times when the breeze would running through Noemie’s hair that gave moments of true insight into her personality as she tried to brush the strands aside. And watching James chuckle at those moments; even once or twice ready to come to her aid. It was telling in such a way it showed their relationship’s true nature.
I had a hard time picking a favorite, as you can tell. Haha! (:
Congrats to to the newly weds! Thank you James and Noemie, it was such a pleasure meeting you both!
…my life made an amazing shift. This movement changed me. It made me better. Part of that change was because of two wonderful people.
In 2010 I knocked on a hotel room door unsure of who exactly was going to be on the other side. I knew it would it would be a woman, I knew she was from England and I knew she was getting married on that day. When the door opened this gorgeous woman in a knee length wedding dress opened the door.
Her warmth matched her beauty. Believe me, I was nervous. She eased every fear and nerves I had the minute I saw her smiling face. She started talking a mile a minute in her fantastic English accent.
And then she handed me a box in the mist of her talking and said it was a small gift. I was shocked. I have never had a bride give me a gift. And to boot it was chocolate from Harrods.
I don’t know what it was, but I was beyond moved the moment I met Madeleine.
Madeleine then went on to tell me as we drove to the place they were getting married that I was basically their only guest. I remember her saying that ‘yeah, there would be the people there to work the ceremony, but I would be there too.’ I was no longer just someone paid to be at her wedding, but a guest, someone she wanted there. I was so happy to be there, more than I was before. More than before she asked me to shoot her wedding over email, more than when she opened that hotel room door and believe it or not, more than when she handed me that box of chocolate. (;
I had a few moments with Terry before he was about to get married. He was nervous. Even for someone who just met him, you could tell, it was an anxious nervous. The kind of excitement that is hard to contain. I rarely see a groom before he is married. I am usually with the bride and her bridesmaids. I absolutely loved being around Terry. I am a closet romantic (well not so much anymore) and to see a man in love, just makes me heart pitter patter with happiness. Terry was making me so happy my heart was about to burst.
There are people placed in your life for a reason and I was blessed to have Mads and Terry be just that kind of people. Their wedding day was magical. Not just for them, but for me as well. I made two new friends that day. It was a lot of fun and changed me as a photographer forever.
Happy Anniversary Terry and Madeleine. I hope your day is just as magical as it was two years ago!
I have been meaning to post pictures of Jeni’s bridal session for a while now. You might remember Ken & Jen’s engagement and wedding sessions. Um, can you say good looking people! (: Helllooooo! hahaha.
I pulled a little bit of photographer trickery to take these pictures but we got it done and had a great time while doing it.
There are a lot of bold bright spots of color through this whole session. I absolutely loved it.
When we were about done, and I had worked Jeni to the model-strike-a-pose bone, we were passing by a gelato/sorbet little shop. I saw the pink wall, and that was it. This is where the final shots would be. Jeni’s vintage head piece and gorgeous dress (as I mentioned before, it was her mom’s wedding dress) was perfect contrast to the modern pink wall and bench.
So we start there…
I loooooove this yellow wall.
I have a crush on yellow, especially a sorta dark mustard yellow. I think it’s because yellow looks bad on me. haha. But it doesn’t look bad next to Jeni. Looovin’ it! Work it out Jen!
I was lucky enough to hang out with 3 generations of Starley women during the session. I was so happy to be a small part of Jeni’s wedding experience.
Rob and Becky come all the way from London, England.
Becky and I have only communicated through email so I was excited to finally meet her and Rob in person. They are an amazing couple. They have been together for quite some time and fit so well together.
Most of the couples that I have had the privileged to capture their wedding in Las Vegas have come alone or with a really some group of family and friends. This was the larges group that came from the rain to the hot desert of Las Vegas. They were baking in the heat and dealing with a wind that felt like a constant blow dryer, but there was also no way they could not look good. As you will see, in the pictures, all good looking people!!
I could see and feel the love that the group had for Becky and Rob. I loved being around this awesome group of people!