Ben + Anna // Pasadena, CA Wedding

This blog post has taken me a bit longer to put together than usual. I’ve been thinking about the words that would go with these photos when the day came to share them. What words would do justice to any wedding celebrating two amazing, inspiring people whose story is so wrapped up in a selfless covenantal love that always hopes, always perseveres.  Though the photos are finished processing, the memories are still running fresh through my mind.

I get to witness a lot of weddings, but this one was different. Them. Their families.Their Expression. The Joy. The Love. That day true love was felt along with the tangible joy, and absolute contentment that come with it.  Ben and Anna’s value for people and community is so beyond anything I’d ever witnessed before. Each of their 350 guests were ones they had shared meaningful intersections with somewhere along the journey and 10 of the cutest flower girls you will ever see walked down the aisle hand picking petals off of the sweetest smelling roses. Deep down Ben and Anna are are committed revivalists, community driven lovers, includers, and selfless includers to the max. Throughout the day there ere moments when I just had to put my camera down and I looked over and there was something about them that just made me think. These people are going to change the world some day.

These people are one-in-a-million and I’m proud to call them friends. Thanks so much for letting me be a part of your story in such a deep and intimate way!

Last but not least, a huge thanks goes out to my good friend Christina Cho for driving all the way up from Irvine to snap some photos along the way.

Venue: William Carey University // Wedding Coordination: Rachel Holden // Floral Design: Emblem Flowers // Dress: San Patrick // Bridal Veil: Shavato Veils // Event Design: Sarah Foster // Catering: Marion Hall // Wedding Design: Cake: Destiny Fonville // DJ: Ty Walker

 

 

 

 

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Godwin and Nicola // Los Angeles, CA Engagement

In just 2 days these two will be getting married. Their lives will become one, and they will be celebrating love and the relationships that have molded them along the way. Their lives will never be the same, and that’s for the better.

Just 6 weeks ago they got back from spending over 2 years in Perth, Australia, where they have been championing identity in marginalized youth. They are back in the states now where they’ll be championing love in their own marriage.

It was destiny that hit the day they met upon their first meeting in Perth. It was an instant connection…where they fit like lock and key. It was then they discovered that though they were 9,000 miles away from home, their hometowns were one and the same. Just 14 months later Godwin got down on one knee and laid out the question on a beautiful jetty overlooking the bay. Of course, Nicola said yes. And 4 months later they are getting hitched!

It is amazing what these two carry, and what they have in store in their futures. In just 2 days justice will be married to mercy. I adore their longing for restoration of significance in the lives of the underprivileged. And, it is a joy to capture their story. Thanks for your wonderful help Alison!

 

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Travel Diaries // California Coast Roadtrip

Roadtrip with Robert up the California coast. Los Angeles, CA / Cambria, CA / San Francisco, CA

 

 

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Ben and Anna // Malibu, CA Engagement

Today I want to introduce an amazing couple: Ben and Anna. These two are probably some of the biggest hearted, people-loving, prayer-loving authentic hearts I know. I can’t think of a couple who love  justice, prayer and mercy quite the way they do. When I took their story on, I decided to embark on a journey of capturing their story outside my regular means where I chronicle their lives leading up to their marriage.

I believe that all people have a story that deserves to be told and theirs was just one of the many that I get the honor of highlighting. In just 18 days they will be tying the knot because they believe in marriage. In just 18 days they will each be covenanting to one another because they’ve decided each is worth spending the rest of their life with.

Their story: It was a fine summer evening last July 4th at the Pasadena Rosebowl with the typical July 4th firework display and all. Little did the two know that when they met, they’d be united as one just one year later. What started with a friendly introduction became an in-N-Out date, which grew as they saw their paths converge. Just 8 months after their first meeting, their love relationship finally blossomed into a surprise proposal in Kona just 7 months later after their first meeting. Naturally being a lover of family, Ben bought tickets home just to propose in a place where family was thoughtfully interwoven into the proposal process. One year later and Ben and Anna will be tying the knot this July 5th!

Excited to celebrate them next month in July! You can also find me on InstagramFacebook, or Twitter.

 

 

 

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Shavato Veils // Altadena, CA


 Victoria Hall and Jessica Rebstock for Shavato Veils // Altadena, CA

Floral Design // Emblem Flowers, Styling Assistance // Poetrie Weddings

Proudly announcing the launch of Shavato Veils, a stunning collection of handmade bridal veils, this very week. Head on over to her new shop here for a visit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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