Leticia+Eric I Monarch Dunes I April 2015

Monarch Dunes in Nipomo is a lovely venue for a wedding–even on a rare RAINY Central California day.  The rain cleared mid-afternoon and a beautiful ceremony began.  It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to assist Jerry Giles for this event!  Here is my capture of the day...

Thank you Leticia + Eric...and Jerry for the opportunity to assist in capturing your beautiful and amazing day!  

It surely was the happiest place on Earth! 

Maggie+Brian | New Jersey Spring Wedding | March 2015

I love when I have the opportunity to be a Second Shooter {aka Assisting Photographer}. As a second shooter I have a bit more time to really watch for those meaningful moments as the story of the day unfolds. On this chilly, March day in New Jersey, I had the great fortune to assist Lauren Allmond of Lauren Allmond Photography {you can see her images from the day by clicking the link.}  I loved being a part of Lauren's team and photographing Maggie + Brian on their wedding day! From start to finish, this was a beautiful experience!  

While Lauren was with the bride, I began the day with the groom and his awesome family including his precious & precocious  son–Ben! He was the Best Man!  I photographed the getting ready photos in Brian's childhood home-so sweet! Brian and Ben's relationship was so beautiful to photograph. When they weren't exchanging special dad/son handshakes, Ben could be found entertaining the rest of the groomsmen! He also lost a tooth first thing that morning! And what you don't see in these photos is Ben gave his dad his most special Pokemon card to tuck into his pocket for the day–Ben thought it would give his dad special powers! Awesome moments all around me all day long. The love of Brian & Maggie and their families made the day! 

As I looked at the images later, a theme really stood out for me–this family knows how to love and shares that love freely!  

That last image there?  Yes, that's Lauren!  She was amazing in how she gracefully moved through the day creating beautiful photographs! Thank you Lauren, for the awesome opportunity to work with you!