One of the many clients I fell in love with. Evelyn and Julio had their ceremony Skypark Drive in Torrance. It was a rainy Sunday afternoon as Julio and Evelyn said their I do's. Rain is always seen as a sign of fresh start and to them I wish them nothing, but the best of luck and love as they start their first year as husband and wife. To this day I can still remember the way their entire family knew how to have a blast and the unity they all had.
The moment I met Diana and Daniel for our initial consultation I knew we were going to become great friends! Maybe it was the way they both kept it real throughout the session, which I love! We stayed talking for hours to the point we lost track of time.
Let me tell you a little bit about them! They met in high school senior year in biology class. Daniel and Diana were both very smart students. One day Daniel needed a tutor to help him with his homework, but we all know it was an excuse to talk to Diana. They finally went out, they got married a couple of years later. It wasn't the way they both dreamt of, but they knew they loved each other so much, they were willing to wait till they were able to walk down the aisle and make their eternal love official in front of Gods eyes. They both attended college as well as worked rigorous hours at work to be able to pay for schooling, in the back of their mind they both knew they wanted to marry through the church.
Finally, in March, they were able to make their dream and family's dream come true. Diana with a huge smile on her face walked down the aisle. This church had special meaning to her family it is where she, her sisters, and brother did their first communion and confirmation. Once they finally said I do and got a few moments to thank God for this glorious moments, they walked down the aisle, Diana made eye contact with her proud father.
They danced the night away with their family and friends. I have never met a family full of life and happiness. So many moments they will never forget. Even Edgar and I (once we were off the clock danced the night away with the bride and groom not because we were weirdos, but because they invited us ;) )
Diana, we LOVE you & Daniel so much! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for bringing us in as photographers turned friends, and treating us like family! Please let us know when you are back in town, we miss you both in Cali!!
Melissa and Travis met in biology class during high school. Their years of friendship made their relationship stronger and deeper than ever. They have a passion for politics and long distance running. (I wonder if they do both at the same time) They have a deep understand of one another, and share so much of the same mindset, and a love for Santa Barbara.
Throughout their session, a little bit of their personality started to peak out and I couldn't have loved it more, even though we started our session at a Grand Central's coffee, they acted like such pros when they started to create a small group of viewers ;)
In three weeks they will be tying the knot and I can not wait to capture their amazing wedding!
I have never had a groom write me such a beautiful love story of how he met the love of his life, till Kam came along. Usually, the bride is the one thrilled to email me about their love story, but he wanted to make sure I got his side of the story. Without further ado, I will be giving you a glimpse on how Kam fell in love with Nayeli.
Nayeli is the kind of girl who goes after what she wants. She is a goal oriented kind of girl full of energy and spunk. This is the reason her clients love having her as their trainer because she pushes them to their unknown limits. She was in search of herself the year she met Kam and in no way looking for love. But even though she did not know it, love was going to come to her heart.
It all Started at the Umma Gym where they both worked as trainers. The first time they met it was very casual. Kam had heard of Nayeli before she officially introduced herself to him, but without knowing her name Kam knew he was talking to the girl his best friend had been talking about. Even though he thought she was cute, he tried to keep his distance, keep his conversations short, and not break guy code.
After trying his best to stay away and his best friend getting turned down by Nayeli, Kam decided to ask her out. Sparks flew during their first date with endless hours of conversations, they did not want their date to end. As a way to spend more time with his future wife, he decided to invite her to his family's UFC party.
After weeks of getting to know each other, and endless misunderstandings of who is in the friend zone. Nayeli being the go-getter that she is held Kam's hand and wanted them to define the relationship. In Kam's words, "Everything after that I suppose you could say is one huge messy (but wonderful) history. smile emoticon the end"
Nayeli and Kam you are the type of couple who light up the room with your humor and love for each other it was honor capturing such an important moment in your life.
Update* In less than two weeks they will both be welcoming their baby boy!! I am excited to meet baby Jack!