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Scott & Michelle Get [Married] and Featured!

I have been holding onto this post for SOOOOO long! Next week it will be Scott and Michelle’s 1 year anniversary, if that tells you anything.  I was so excited to get an email from Della at Smitten telling me that their wedding had been chosen as a Real Wedding in their upcoming Summer issue!

Scott and Michelle met at a conference in Atlanta, which he was hosting.  When he spotted her from across the room Scott went over to introduce himself, and usually being a very articulate person could barely come up with the words to say.  After friending her on Facebook, they began passing messages back and forth, and eventually a cross country romance blossomed.  With two busy schedules, they managed to find time to fly 3,000 miles to see each other; and one of those visits was so Scott could propose.  After 40 years of waiting, Scott was Michelle’s first and only boyfriend… and what an amazing catch.  Some things are definitely worth the wait.  I have such deep respect, and admiration for these two; and hope our paths cross again soon.

The color theme running all through this wedding day was flawless, and there were no bad angles… anywhere.  The wedding was held at the beautiful Rancho Las Lomas, which is not only a venue but a private zoo as well!  While the wedding guests mingled during the cocktail hour, they were also welcome to roam the grounds to see the tigers, zebras, llamas and crocodiles.  Scott and Michelle were married on a perfect Spring day, with hardly a cloud in the sky.  The day was so full of love, not only for each other but for their friends and family as well.

I was so honored to be a part of this amazing wedding, and felt so privileged to work with all of these top notch vendors!  Make sure you check out the rest of Scott and Michelle’s story in the current issue of Smitten!

LOVE this shot of Scott seeing her come down across the bridge…
A hug from Dad…
Ladies… here is the importance of a second shooter! I captured one shot, while my fabulous assistant (Ally Stepp) captured the other.  Both are equally precious and important, how could I not have one without the other?
Check out these details!!!
Ceremony and Reception: Rancho Las Lomas, Silverado, CA
Planner: Bella Notte Events
Florals: Emporaflora Floral Artistry
Caterer: 24 Carrots
Cake: Beverly’s Best Bakery
Music: LSM Entertainment/DJ Tasos
Bride: Marylinn’s Bridal, Pronovias
Groom: Friar Tux, After Six
Paper: Social Savvy Invitations & Fine Stationary

Alex & Krystin Get [Married] … Riviera Maya! (Featured)

When I first read Krystin’s inquiry and it said “Riviera Maya, Mexico” I literally jumped out of my skin.  Having the opportunity to photograph their engagement session and wedding was an absolute joy, one that I will carry with me always.  You can also enjoy this wedding featured on Destination Inspirations!

Alex and Krystin LOVE to travel. Krystin and Alex met while Krystin was obtaining her Masters in PR at Westminster in England. After developing a strong bond, they had to date between two continents until Alex was able to finally move to the States.  With Krystin’s family being in Indiana, and Alex’s coming from the UK; it only made sense to them to have a destination wedding. Both families traveled from England and Indiana to Mazatlan Mexico. They were married on a jetty at the El Cid Resort and Spa that extended out into the Ocean, leaving perfect views wherever you looked.  Like the now infamous Kim Kardashian wedding, all of the wedding all guests wore white and created a perfect backdrop for a beautiful day.  Eventually everyone at reception was barefoot and dancing on the sand well into the night!

The following morning the entire bridal party woke up at the crack of dawn for a fabulous day after session, and some amazing images.  Hope you all enjoy!

The day after session started with just some intimate moments with Krystin and Alex…
My two favorites from the weekend…