From beginning to end, this wedding, which I second-shot with Sorella Muse Photography in Los Angeles, was all about joy and love and happiness. The bride and groom were consistently so sweet, so appreciative, so loving — and not only with each other, but all of their guests and strangers they passed on the street. It was a real treat just to be near these two on their big day.
It’s the kind of celebration that kind of knocks you over — I laughed — and occasionally cried tears of joy — through the whole event.
Leiba, my nearly-ten-month-old niece, is an absolute light in all of our lives. When my husband and I go to Denver to visit family, we all want pictures with the baby. Formal portraits. Aunts and uncles, grandparents, parents. We all want in with the little one. Here are a few of my favorites (including one of me with Leiba, taken by my lovely mother, Deanne!). As you may notice, Leiba just learned how to clap.
Maria and James come from two totally different worlds: one from a family of Filipinos, and one from Guam. Surrounded by their tremendous families and friends, the two tied the knot in a traditional Catholic ceremony in Rodeo, California, and finished the evening with dancing and dinner in a neighboring town at the Crocket Community Center.
The priest began the ceremony remarking on how totally detail-oriented both bride and groom are, and it showed — from the shoes of the ring bearers to the handmade birch wood wedding favors.
The playful couple first met, appropriately, at a Gamer MeetUp in Berkeley five years ago, and the wedding reflected that joy and lightness throughout.