I have been so excited for this blog post. This was one of my absolute favorite sessions, because it meant so much to me and everyone involved.
Katherine, came to me with an idea for her 20th anniversary. She had seen a styled shoot that I had done, that looked intimate and picture perfect. When she came to me wanting a styled shoot all her own, I was absolutely thrilled!
Katherine and I discussed the different things she really wanted when celebrating her 20th wedding anniversary. We used a lot of her beautiful family heirlooms mixed with beautiful floral arrangements from 27 Rue De Fleur, and some handmade pieces from my home that I made specifically for this shoot. I love being able to offer styled shoots to my clients. I love decorating and creating something that is really magical, and I think that was accomplished in this shoot.
I think my favorite part of this shoot was showing Katherine the finished product. We had talked so much about this day and what all she had envisioned and just to see how happy she was with everything, just really made me feel so special and honored to be a part of everything.
They had told me that they did not have a big wedding and weren't able to take professional photos so they really wanted to relive that time in their lives 20 years ago. It was such a beautiful experience. It was so amazing to see how much they loved each other and how grateful they were to have one another in their lives. When I started posing them, it was a piece of cake. When you get 2 people that are in love and have been for awhile, they know exactly what to do. They seemed comfortable and relaxed the whole way through and I couldn't have asked for a better pair.
There was pure love that day and I am so honored to have been able to be there and capture it.
If you are interested in a styled shoot like this, please let me know! I love doing them and it is so much fun to make 2 peoples visions come alive!
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The Guzman wedding was nothing short of eventful.
This couple. This venue. This day.
This would be one of the weddings I would call a "game changer". Naomi and I have known each other for a few years because we were in the same sorority in college. She's always been such a sweet woman, but I had never met her boyfriend Victor. All I have to say is that they are truly perfect together. Naomi is so fun and down to earth, and Victor is so calm and funny that they really stick. It really reminded me of me and Shane when I interacted with the two of them and I think that really helped us capture their special moments.
The first thing I have to say about this venue, is dang. That is some Bridal Suite, and also a photographers dream. If I could shoot the whole wedding in that suite, I would have. The lighting was absolutely perfect, and everyones makeup glistened and the temperature was nothing short of amazing. No, I am not being paid to say this. Horton Farms was truly beautiful and I commend Naomi for picking this venue.
I also commend Naomi in picking her bridal party. These girls were so helpful and attentive to her that day that I fell in love with all of them. Every bride should have friends like these.
We had very high hopes for the weather that day. It would sprinkle, and then stop for about 20 minutes, and then start again. By the time we were going down the isle, the rain had started. It was definitely a ceremony I will never forget. I kept wiping my lens off and running for shelter throughout the ceremony, watching the bridesmaids stand with no coverage and guests with umbrellas. At first, I felt so bad for Naomi and Victor for it raining, but in that same thought, I knew that it was still the best day of their lives, they had an incredibly hilarious story with visuals for the rest of their lives, and they were actually covered from the rain so who really cares about anyone else, am I right? They were such troopers that day... and so were all their guests.
Their reception was such a good time. From amazing food with the best rolls, to the custom wine labels they had, to the mariachi band that played. If you went to the Guzman's reception, you had a good time. They had the best dance tradition that I have ever seen. Where the guests come up to the bride and groom with a cash donation to dance with them. Now I have seen this dance before, but never when they actually attach the money onto the bride and groom. By the end of it, Victor had horns and a tail! It really made me wanna go back to my wedding and play this game!
Overall, this was one of our favorite weddings yet. (Yes, I do say that about all of them, but they're just so great!) Naomi and Victor were so sweet and so in love that it made our job so much easier.
See all of the Guzman's photos here and watch Naomi and Victor's full length film below.