Meet Alexis and Blake. The day I got to photograph these lovers was about as hot as Alexis is in that yellow romper and those blue shoes. It was literally smoking outside. We spent time shooting in the studio to keep from the heat and I'm so glad we did because those are my favorite images from the day. We laughed the entire time. Like belly laughed. I think there was conversations about inappropriate things... vegetables... farts. Yep. It was a good time. I can't wait for their wedding this fall for more laughs and dirty jokes!
Emily + Bryce
A timeless and romantic wedding set in Bakersfield California.
When I met Bryce and Emily it was at a Starbucks in Visalia. I had all 4 of my kids with me, including one infant, one 4 year old who is still in his terrible 2's and the older kids who are usually reliable when it comes to knowing when and where to act like an animal. I set them up with snacks and Frappuccinos, an iPad and books.... The consultation was going, well until the 4 year old who was still in his terrible 2's, decided he needed to use the restroom. This is the moment I new that Bryce and Emily were my kind of people. Bryce volunteered to escort my pee pee dancing son to the little boys room so I could finish my conversation with Emily. At that point I new I would most def be hiring them as my clients but I was not confident that they would be hiring me as their wedding photographer. I mean, their wedding consultation included 4 children, lots of interruptions, and an escorted trip to the restroom by the future groom. But, I was wrong. With in a few weeks we were shooting their engagement session and I couldn't have been more thankful and happy that my life did not intimate them. They embraced me as a persona and as a business. I'm so glad they did because look at the magic we created....
Hair & Makeup: Alivia Daniels
Dress: Ladies and Gents Formal Wear
Cake: Gimme Some Sugar Cakes
Cup Cakes: Elizabeth Monroig
Coordinator: Morgan Landry Strong
Florals: Sun Country Flowers
Together forever, that's what we sign up for when we say yes to marriage. It's not an easy road but it's a good road. If you asked me how the H... two imperfect people can even do that I'd tell you this... Love well and be lovable. Respect and be respectable. Do this, and you'll be golden.
These two say yes to forever this fall. I'm excited for their adventure together.