Eric and Wendy

What a beautiful sunny weekend in Southern California to enjoy the union of Eric and Wendy. We started the day at the LDS Temple in San Diego, CA. It may seem strange to some that I, as the photographer, was not able to go inside the temple and take pictures of this joyous occasion. But there is no other word I can use to describe a temple marriage, other than sacred. I myself (well with my husband of course) was married in this very same temple. It is a sacred place where we make sacred covenants with our spouse and the Lord.

We all waited outside patiently, for the Bride and Groom to emerge. This next picture is of the brides sisters.... I love it, their expressions of joy and anticipation to see their beautiful sister, as they smiled for another camera.

And beautiful she was!!! The groom couldn't keep his hands off his beautiful new wife! I was walking ahead of the bride and groom to lead them to a photo-op spot, and they were doing this behind my back the whole time... giddy in love!

Eric can make Wendy laugh at the drop of a hat. He is so funny, a glass half full kinda guy.

I can't say enough about Wendy. I was briefly at the rehearsal dinner to meet Wendy. While we were discussing the reception lighting, a bridesmaid came in to tell her that the irreplaceable cake topper just broke. She said, "Okay, well we can't get a new one in time, but that is okay...we'll do without." And she she turned back to me without skipping a beat... I was thoroughly impressed! Oh yeah, did I mention she is gorgeous?

Not bad himself, eh?

We headed to the reception location where I had a field day taking pictures in the bridal room. The lighting was yummy!

Not exactly a traditional ring shot, but I liked the geometry of this next one.

Once again, not my typical shoe shot, but this candid moment as the bride just stepped into her shoes, I love. It is all about that pretty light glimmering through.

The room was covered in beautiful mirrors.

I just liked this next picture because Wendy was doing the "deep breath" thing. I can feel the anticipation as she prepared to be introduced as Eric's wife.

Oh, and this one of the flower girl, looking on as Wendy refreshed her mascara.. I likey!

I have a million other fabulous pictures of their ring ceremony, the beautiful dinner, so many friends and family. But I will end with a few of my favorites from the ballroom. Here Wendy looks lovingly at her father during the daddy daughter dance.

And this one of Eric dancing with his mom, I think everyone in the room had a tear in their eye.

The festivities weren't complete without the bouquet and garter toss. But before Eric could toss the garter, he had to find it... good times!

Well, let's turn up the volume and get this party started. And that, they did! Eric and Wendy danced the night away with each other and so many of their loved ones. Here Wendy dances with Eric's dad... love it!

Eric and Wendy had moves like no other!!!

And this final shot of the night was taken by my fabulous 2nd shooter Tessa! Notice the feet... oh I love it!!!

St. Lucia.... I am so jealous! Hope you are having a wonderful time basking in the sun. Wishing all my best to Eric and Wendy for time and all eternity!

1 comment:

  1. So these wouldn't upload on FB so had to go here to check it out. It was worth the trouble! LOL. Excellent captures! You go girl!