When I first began in the field of wedding photography I was told I needed a blog. That a website was simply a hand shake and that your blog was a conversation. I never truly understood what that meant until I actually actively began blogging. I wanted the conversation though to have meaning and to have a life of its own. Telling the stories of so many brides and grooms that I worked with as time passed. Like everything else in this world time indeed pass and I got to meet and work with some incredible people. Amanda and Mike were luckily two of those people who I get to call my friends.
Starting the day at Amanda’s mom’s house for bridal prep I got the treat of working with two of my favorite people in the world. Christina Amador of Christina Amador Beauty and Randi Ross of Randi Ross Hair Design. These two amazing women were with me on the first wedding I ever shot on my own and to this day have been not only amazing colleagues but even better friends and their work is nothing short of flawless. As Amanda got ready it became clearer the day we were going to have and how much fun it was going to be. Even her puppy got in on the action!
Onwards to the church and to see Mike our handsome groom! Watching a bride see her soon to be husband for the first time and vice versa can be an incredible experience. There is a look they both experience that transcends the simple expression of love. It’s something deeper and more meaningful. Its an expression, a description almost and you can watch their lives pan out before them in that singular moment.
The ceremony was beautiful surrounded by family and friends watching as these two gorgeous people tied the knot. Filled with little stolen glances and shared moments Amanda and Mike couldn’t have been a better picture of what a bride and groom should be. Happy and filled with love.
Moving on to the reception it was evident this was going to be a night to party and party they did. At one point Mike was even lifted high into the air. The music was rocking, the drinks were flowing and the food was delicious. I was just the photographer and I had a blast so I can only imagine how the guests and bridal party felt!
To Amanda, never lose the incredible kindness and warmth you seem to exude on a daily basis.
To Mike never lose that charm that keeps a smile ever present on Amanda’s face.
To both of you I wish you only the best and I can not wait to see what the future holds in store for the both of you.