Saturday, December 27, 2008

sara and andrew's wedding

sara and andrew's wedding was one of my most enjoyable of the year! partly because they're fantastic and so easy to get along with, and partly because of the coming together of cultures. sara is an american girl and andrew is from england. and it was interesting to observe the wedding traditions from both countries that were combined to create their own personal celebration. they were married at charming el presidio chapel and then walked one block over to their reception at the santa barbara historical museum. karen fox at a smiling garden arranged the flowers and the swingin' live band was area 51.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

rosendo and camille's wedding

rosendo and camille had a beautiful wedding at the amazing firestone winery. and i could go on and on about how great the two of them are and how perfect they are for each other. but, i want to tell a brief story instead. rosendo and his mom had one of the most amazing mother/son dances you'll ever witness. rosendo's mom was in a wheel chair for the ceremony and for all the portraits, and as the day progressed to night camille had a beautiful dance with her father, and then rosendo's mom was wheeled onto the dance floor. i was trying to imagine how this moment was going to unfold - when to almost everyone's surprise, rosendo helped her to her feet. now, i'm as emotional as the next guy - but i'm definitely not a crier. but, this moment rocked me, and i kept shooting as the tears started to roll down my cheeks. her determination to dance with her son was only matched by her joy in the moment. i still get chills thinking of it.

altogether, it was a wonderful event - thanks to joy from joy de vivre weddings for making it flow so smoothly!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

lindsey and mike's engagement session

lindsey and mike's engagement session at butterfly beach was so much fun! you can't find two more easy to get along with folks anywhere. they are both east coast transplants, and moved to santa barbara so lindsey could pursue higher learning at ucsb. they fell in love with the beauty of santa barbara, and decided this was the place to celebrate with their family and friends. they're going to take complete advantage of santa barbara by getting married on the beach and then having the reception at the beautiful canary hotel. can't wait for it to all happen next august!