You just never know where your next referral may come from. I try to stay positive wherever I go, and with whomever I meet. But life is never that perfect, and I can get cranky sometimes. But that’s just being real. So who would ever think that the guy at your grocery store would end up being my next referral. I had been shopping at this grocery store for many years, and had many good experiences there. And as anyone that knows me will say, I like to “shoot the breeze”, but I especially like to listen to others and their stories. Well Isaac was the manager of the store, and we got along quite well, so when it was time for him to choose a Wedding Photographer, he chose me. His wife-to-be was gorgeous and of Filipino descent. Isaac was head-over-heels in love with her. And guess how they met…..at the grocery store.
The Wedding was set for The Annenberg Santa Monica Beach House, which is a restored historic place. It was built by Marion Davies and William Randolph Hearst, and was right on the beach. So immediately there would be some great photo opps. The ceremony and reception were at the same location, which makes it easy on the guests and me.
At the ceremony there was quite a bit of cloud cover, which tends to make images very flat. But some things are just out of our control. The couple wanted a natural look , so I did not use flash during the ceremony. I try to let me clients know that they are in the driver’s seat. The Bride comes down the aisle, escorted by her best friend. And as you can tell, she is so much in love with Isaac, and can’t wait to get married to him.
The rings used during the ceremony were from Isaac’s Great Grandparents. This added an extra special meaning to the ring ceremony. By the way, that Orchid loaded bouquet that the Bride carried weighed about 12 lbs.