Saturday, July 24, 2010
Engagement sessions are always a lot of fun. But this one was extra-special because I've known Erin since forever! She was a just a kid writing stories & avoiding homework in my classroom (in my former life as a teacher), and it was not too long ago that Chris & I photographed her ME! Session for her high school graduation! Though all the years I've known her, she's always had a love of adventure, an amazing spirit, and the best most contagious laugh I've ever heard! But it was still a big surprise when I got her email telling me she had fallen in love. Hard. With a handsome Australian. Named Luke. Who had proposed!
Here are some favs from their session. Erin & Luke are so sweet together & I'm so excited for them. Extra thanks to Alex (also a former student of mine & Erin's best friend) now a fabulous NYC stylist, who helped out with their shoot at the last minute!
Friday, July 09, 2010
Really happy. Really, really in love. And really, truly in the moment. Throughout their wedding day, Jill and Mourad were all taking in every second of their once-in-a-lifetime experience in Cabo San Lucas. They didn't worry about the schedule being a bit behind, a little mixup with the flowers, or some stubborn sequins that refused to stick; instead, they simply went with the flow and found joy in every moment, in all their guests, and in each other.
We had such an amazing time with them throughout the day and night so forgive me in advance for the major overuse of exclamation points in this blog post of some of our favourites from their day at Melia Cabo Real!
Details - they just go better with palm trees and cactus :)
After a few rounds of pre-wedding poker, Mourad gets ready to see his bride.
Looking good! I love me a handsome groom - especially with a turquoise tie!
The naturally gorgeous Jill. Love her energy!
And love her smile!
Chris' fav from the day.
And my favourite. Okay, well, my favourite sequence of images - First Looks are almost always my favourite especially when they involve a gorgeous happy couple and some rolling ocean waves!
Such a beautiful scene - love the beaches at Melia Cabo Real.
Beach ceremony setup: simple & lovely.
So much emotion throughout the ceremony! Revered Marco Arechiga is so genuine & he makes every ceremony so personal; he is one of the best officiants we've ever encountered on our travels around the world.
Woo-hoo! Jill & Mourad make their first kiss a good one!
Congratulations J+M - thank you for having us document your day - it was amazing!