It was 11:56 pm on 12/31/2009. After a lot of airline delays and a missed flight Suzy and I emerged into the chilly air of Atlanta. We pulled our baggage up to the curb and glanced around an almost desolate airport. This was it, the last 4 minutes of the decade. My mind wandered to where I was a year ago, standing on the parade route in Pasadena. Then my mind wandered to where I was 10 years ago, sitting in my room during in a snowstorm in Wisconsin talking to a friend on AOL instant messenger. Days later, ten years ago this week, I packed up two bags, and flew to Los Angeles to start my adult life. I had no money, and no plan, but it was a new world, an exciting world, a world with possibilities and excitement I could never have imagined would happen. God has been so good to me. Ten years ago I had vague thoughts about marriage, but couldn’t have imagined getting to marry my Suzal. I had ambitions, but never expected I would be a full time photographer and loving it more everyday. Life is exciting, everyday is a new adventure, and everyday is a new chance to witness God’s goodness. Its now 11:59 pm, Suzy and I are alone on the curb. I pulled out my iPhone and we counted down the new year. We kissed as fireworks exploded off in the distance. 2010 is here and I can’t wait to see what life holds next!
I was trying to think of a Starbucks drink to describe Eric & Shereen’s wedding. But when it comes down to it, there really isn’t anything at Starbucks which would describe the day. It was filled with emotion, rippling with fun, abounding in hugs, flowing with excitement, and when it comes down to it I think the best description would be static electricity, Every turn was a surprise of fun and color. From when I arrived where the girls were getting there hair done, to house in Universal City where it was held, down to the dancing and getaway. Love it! =).
Is this a good place to say thank you for the cinnamon rolls Shereen’s hair stylist had for us? Yum!
This was so cute. Eric and Shereen both wrote their own vows for the wedding.
I love your dress Shereen! You heard it all day, but it never hurts to say it again. Nice choice!
The first look!
How could I resist a turquoise garage door? No, I mean I really couldn’t. If I were driving and saw one I would probably stop and find someone walking buy to photograph standing in front of it. I’ve done it before. =)
I love when brides give their brides maids some general colors and let them go from there. I feel like it shows so much creativity and lets all the bridesmaids feel comfortable and look good in what they find!
Bridal Party Group hug! This was a first! =)
Last weekend Suzy and I had the privilege of capturing the story of Joe and Erica’s wedding day! I just need to say that I LOVE my job! What could be more fun then spending every weekend with a lot of awesome people on one of the most exciting days of their life! You just can’t get better than that! I feel like I have been saying this a lot lately, so it must be a December thing. But all the bridal parties of late have just been a total blast to spend time with! Joe and Erica’s was no exception.
Kudos to my friend Josh at Profiles Salon for a great job on the hair and make-up. For the photos we had thought of going down to UCLA at first, but later on decided to stay local and ended up doing the photos in a little park out in Sand Canyon that my friend Ryan showed me one day. The wedding was at Placerita Baptist Church, and the reception was at The Master’s College.
Enjoy the Storybook Slideshow