One of the best feelings is opening my email and finding a message from an individual asking me if I would be interested in photographing their special day. A few months back, I received an email from Ericka asking if I would be interested in capturing her and Rain’s wedding! One of the best parts about this email is Ericka had seen my watermark on photo from a wedding I had photographed a couple months prior.
Due to my love for LOVE in itself, along with photography, weddings and people’s smiles, with no hesitation – I said YES! I was so excited to again have the honor of documenting the moments of one of the most special days in couple’s lives. After the initial details, I researched the environment to gather as many ideas as possible to document the intensity of these moments throughout their day. The week leading up to the wedding, I began getting a little nervous... it had been raining all week and the wedding was scheduled to be outside with no sign of clear skys in the weather forecast.
The rain... How was I going to capture all these special moments with it raining all day?
After talking to Ericka a couple times that week, my nervousness subsided and my excitement took full swing because I knew that no matter how much it was raining, this day was fully theirs and I would capture all moments that were meant to be. On my drive down to San Diego it began raining and I would soon find out it wouldn’t stop until about 7 that evening. At that moment, the rain did not serve as an obstacle, but a blessing! Up the street from the house, I discovered a slightly covered walkway surrounded by large trees and ivy that would set the background for the moments in which their eyes would meet as they were beautifully dressed and just minutes away from taking their vows.
As the day went on, the rain not only served as an amazing backdrop, but also enhanced the excitement and love in Ericka and Rian’s eyes. I was fortunate enough to be around Ericka and Rian throughout their entire day, taking pictures at every moment imaginable all the while laughing and having a smile on my face.
I left that night feeling so much excitement and joy within because I knew that my art was going to be with them forever. Ericka and Rian, thank you so much for the opportunity to be a part of one of the most special days the two of you will experience together! With every photographic endeavor, I learn more and more about myself, others and the environment in which we live! I wish both of you so much love and happiness in your marriage and with your little one on the way!
Below are some of my favorite photos from the evening! Enjoy!
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I am in love with life and all those in it.