July 23, 2016, a hot summer day, yet a gorgeous one. I showed up to the North Chapel in Point Loma with camera in hand. With a deep inhale and exhale, I said, “Let’s do this.” And next thing I knew, I was stepping into a wonderland. Oh, it was truly something. I found myself surrounded by beautiful people every corner I turned. Make-up was applied, ties were tied, and flowers were fastened. Laughter echoed through the hallways. There was an organized chaos to everything—the way a wedding should be. But things fell into place purposefully and delicately. I was a bit nervous—sweaty palms and everything. And let me not forget to mention that the bride and groom looked incredible, flawless in fact. I had to remember, all of this was new to me. It was my first wedding gig after all.
Earlier that year, my friends Ray and Janene had approached me at church and asked me if I would like to shoot their wedding. I didn’t know what to say! I said, “You know that I have never shot a wedding before.” “We know. But we love your photos and have complete confidence in you. You have all of the creative freedom you want.” I HAD to say, “Yes!” So begun my wedding photography journey.
And so as I was taking it all in that day, my excitement for these two were just bleeding out of me. When it was time to laugh, I seemed to laugh louder than anyone else. And when it was time to cry, I seemed to cry harder than anyone else. There were times that I had to remember to continue taking pictures.
As the day quickly came to a close, I knew I needed to be there. And this needed to be my first wedding photography experience. What a beautiful day it was.
These pictures speak for themselves. So enjoy away.