Friends! This couple! I've had the pleasure of knowing them since Laura was pregnant with precious Weston. OH I NEVER laughed so hard at a Session. Dan is literally the most funny guy, and Laura compliments him in the sweetest way. I knew, that evening at Sunset Cliffs, that I wanted to be their friends! HA! No, but REAlly! Thankfully the Maternity Session was a success, so they called me back for their Lifestyle Newborn Session! Then Laura just started emailing me to photograph her work events, and then a surprise shoot for Fathers Day as Dan was Deployed, and his homecoming, and then we ran into each other at a Wedding Marketing Event....All this to say...our emails over the years graduated from details, times, dates and packages, to "How are you doing?" and "I love you!" They are the perfect example of how I hope to model my business, going from clients to friends to practically family, and handshakes to hugs!
So here comes their Wedding for all their friends and family at the most beautiful venue, with the most AMAzing vendors! It's going to PERfect right?! Well several days before, there were alerts about a horrible storm over the weekend full of rain, wind, thunder and lighting! I'm generally a positive and optimistic person, so I just kept praying it would for some reason clear up right in the middle of when it was supposed to be the most strong. That being said, I was fully prepared for rain, assuming umbrellas would be useless with the wind. I also checked in with Laura double checking if they would be ok to get some sweet moody weather shots post ceremony! They were totally ready to get creative, and were so worry free, at least that's what it seemed like! It wasn't until the MORNing of, that I noticed we actually may have a break in the weather! AHH! Praise the LORD! Just in case they had rented a full sided clear magical tent for their reception. We only had to retreat from light rain for about 10 minutes for some sweet indoor captures before we were able to head back outside for portraits! They were hoping to have the ceremony uncovered and outside and low and behold the rain literally held off from the beginning of the ceremony until the end of the family formals! How cool is that?! The day went on without a hitch. The vendors were all positive and efficient, like serious secret ninjas making the most dreamy day come to life!
My favorite part of the day, my favorite part of every time I get to capture this beautiful family, is the tenderness expressed from Dan to Laura, the Joy Laura gets from Dan, and the adoration they have for their dolly of a Son.
Venue - Temecula Creek Inn, Wedding Coordinator - Cara @ Michelle Garibay Events, Rentals - Rustic Urban Events, Florist - Blanc Floral Design, Videographers - Lereve Films , DJ - Csquareddj_lighting, Calligrapher - Swash and Spur , Cake - Laura Marie's Cakes