Well, I finally had the chance to shoot my first wedding in California. It feels like it's been a long time coming, since prior to moving here last November I'd been visiting close friends in southern California for ten years. My dear friend Jenny was married to my new friend Kevin a couple of weeks ago in a gorgeous outdoor setting in Lake Elsinore, California and I had the pleasure of being there to document it all.
I had the chance to meet Kevin in January when he and Jenny came to visit Will & I for a few days over New Year's. The four of us had a blast and Kevin and I even worked out a trade: haircuts for engagement photos! Actually, I've worked out a couple similar trades with another hairdresser friend of mine in British Columbia...I love swapping skills! Head on over to the blog posting featuring Jenny & Kevin's engagement photo shoot in Napa if you'd like.
Jenny & Kevin were also interested in having a custom guestbook done up, so I designed a hardcover guestbook that would be used at their wedding for guests to sign. They requested something that had an old-world style to coordinate with their wedding, so I integrated backgrounds that featured old maps, paper, even muted Persian carpets (as a nod to Kevin's Iranian heritage). The book has gone over so well with other clients who've seen it, that I'm getting more requests for these unique guestbooks that feature a couple's engagement photos and therefore (hopefully) won't be destined to find their way into a box or dusty corner!
Jenny and Kevin, I was so blessed to be there photographing you on your wedding day and hope that these photographs always serve as a reminder of the love you two share and of the greater love that surrounds you.
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