Turns out, I’m a sucker. Sometimes it’s during the first dance, sometimes it’s the priest, the speeches, or something the groom says to the bride. Or sometimes, it’s something that the groom doesn’t say to her, but that moment without words, that their eyes lock, and you can feel the strength of the love between the two… that just melts my heart and my eyes fill up. It doesn’t always spill over, but pretty much every single wedding these days, I’m just about to the point of tears. Because I’m such a sucker for love.
It seems to happen even if it’s the very first time I’ve met the couple, but it’s definitely worse when I’ve known them for as long as I’ve known Brandon and Joleen. Their wedding day was such a perfect illustration of their love for each other, and it came together so flawlessly with the help of family, friends, and even some impressive generosity from a certain someone’s boss. But those unexpected blessings are such a testament to how amazing and kind-hearted both Brandon and Joleen are.
Joleen and Brandon, I feel so fortunate to have been part of your day. To be able to hide behind the lens and capture the stunning display of your wedding, and to be able to put the camera down and smile at you two being just perfect for each other. You guys are awesome.
Grab your coffee and enjoy, this is a long one!
My second shooter Nick Wisda took the Epic picture of the groomsmen below.
Weddings like this remind me how fortunate I am to have amazing friends!
Venue: Private Residence – Corona, CA
Make Up: Tammy Bugarski
Second Shooter: Nick Wisda
Photobooth: Riverside Photo Booth