Every wedding is unique, every bride has a different vision and every wedding is a blessing to be a part of!
For a photographer who sees a lot of weddings… it’s typically the same time line, the traditions are the same and the vendors expected to be there are the same.
But at every wedding I find my self taking away something special. Something that made my heart smile, something that made me cry or something that I will never forget. When couples ask me to be part of their wedding, yes, I love what I do, I enjoy the “work” and it allows me to provide for my family, but what my couples don’t know is that I will be taking a part of you and your special day with me and treasure it for the rest of my life. I say it to all my couples, but I truly mean it, THANK YOU thank you for allowing me to share in your day and for allowing me to take a party of your story with me.
Matt & Melanie’s wedding was on a beautiful spring day up here on the mountain. The Lake Arrowhead Resort is an amazing place for a wedding, Fleuris Flower studios did the flowers, Paid 2 Party was the DJ, Mountain Video Service, creates an unforgettable video of your wedding day, recorded the wedding and Niki’s custom cakes created the beautiful cake. It was a great day and I got to work with some wonderful vendors.
What touched my heart on this beautiful wedding day… The bond between Melanie and her dad, David. They were both trying to hold back the tears while walking down the isle, they both tried to stop the tears while they did the first dance and then came the toasting… Melanie could not hold them back any more but her dad… did quite well.
I have that same bond/love they have, with my Dad. I know how she was feeling. I know the happy/sad emotions that are swirling around her. My Dad is a man of God which I look up to and respect. He has been a wonderful example of how to devote your life to Christ and he is also wonderful friend! You can see the love she has for her dad through out the wedding day and I could see David busting at the seams with joy and love for his daughter. There were so many sweet moments between this dad and his daughter it was so special to be a part of and capture those moments for them.