Rachel and Lamar tied the knot!

Last Saturday, my friend Mario Icari invited me to shoot Rachel and Lamar’s wedding day with him. We started off at Rachel’s mom’s house, where the girls got ready. The ceremony took place at The Arbor atop Presidio Park, then we headed back to Rachel’s mom’s house for the reception.

These cheery flowers set the tone for the day.
Rachel’s granny had the honor of tying up her gown. I love her hands in this shot!
A bride can never be wearing too much lip gloss! ;)
Rachel’s flower girls (and now sisters-in-law) helped her make sure her gown was on just right!
The gorgeous bride:
Rachel and Lamar’s patient pup, Cyrus, was the ring bearer! He did a great job!
Rachel and Lamar watch patiently as their mothers light the candles for the Unity ceremony.
I just love the look Rachel has in her eyes!
Husband and Wife!
All in a hard day’s work…
Lamar’s Best Man made the gorgeous bride’s bouquet!
Add ImageI caught Lamar trying to steal Rachel’s bouquet! ;)
The delicious cake had beautiful yellow flowers cascading down its layers.

Big thanks to Rachel and Lamar for allowing me to be a part of their big day! Congratulations again, you two!!

R&T are married!

I’ll start this post by saying that it is LOOONG overdue!

At the end of March, Corina of Steadfast Photography invited me to join her at the Grand Tradition Estate in Fallbrook, CA, to photograph the wedding of this fun couple! R was absolutely gorgeous in her pink-trimmed gown, and T was so excited that he could hardly contain himself! Both the ceremony and reception were at the same location, perfect for this prince and her princess.

Below is a (somewhat) random sampling of the moments I captured during the course of the afternoon and evening. I’m stuggling with the format of my blog here, so please bear with me. A new look will be coming later this year!

Candice Benjamin was also present to capture the memories of this day; check out her amazing shots here!

R’s mom had the honor of tying up the back of her dress. She did a great job, too! :)
The tables were set in various hues of pink and white:
The lovely bridesmaids before the ceremony!
T is ready to get down that aisle! Is it go-time yet?!?
And they’re off! Here is T seeing his beautiful bride walking down the aisle:
R was presented by her loving father.
I love weddings, but I don’t think this girl feels the same way! (Yet!)
Here come the new Mr. and Mrs.!
You could feel the love they share!The Groom and his Men.
The bouquets were gorgeous!
And there they go! R&T were sent off while being showered by bubbles.
Thanks again to Corina (and Candice) for allowing me capture these moments with you! And many congratulations to R and T!!

Happy Mother’s Day, everyone!

p.s. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for Day 1 of Diabetes Blog Week!

Kile & James

In May, my friends Kile and James got married on the lawn next to the Jefferson Memorial on the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. It was a sweet ceremony attended by a close group of friends, and followed by a delicious brunch at the Chart House in Old Town Alexandria!

The bride’s beautiful bouquet (she made it herself!) and gorgeous ring!

The Washington Monument provided an iconic backdrop to the joyous occasion!

The kiss!

They were married on the same day that the Rolling Thunder was passing through the city! Here’s a shot of some motorcycles lined up along 14th St SW: