There were two moments that stood out in my mind as the underlying core of what made this wedding so special. Suzy and I first met at Carissa’s house to get a few detail shots. Then I was going to head over to the hotel where Michael was staying to get a few shots of him. Right before I left Carissa asked me if I could bring Michael a gift she had gotten him. It was a little wrapped box with a little card. When I arrived at the hotel, I said “hello” and handed him the gift. Michael was so excited to open it that I barely had time to get all my light settings for the dark hotel room. When he did open it, the emotion was apparent. I love it!
The second moment was right at the beginning of the ceremony. I was up near the front getting some shots of the bridesmaids coming up the aisle. Then I glanced back at Michael just as Carissa came into view, and he had a single tear running down his cheek. I flipped around and got a quick shot before getting some of Carissa coming up the aisle. I know that some men think it’s cool not to ever shed a tear. But seriously, it’s often a good thing. Getting married is a big deal. It’s a serious thing, and seeing the love in Michael’s eyes and the emotion in his heart made the day for me.
Thanks for letting us be a part of your day guys!
Vendors: Venue- Altadena Town & Country Club | Dress- David’s Bridal | Flowers- Flowers by Leah | Makeup-Erin Weaver | Hair- Ashley Flores, Neighborhood Salon | Video- Pickerill Creative | DJ- Phil Deckard | Coordinator- Martinique Pickerill | Garter- handmade by brother of the groom