I’ve been blessed to know Lori since I was in elementary school. In fact, I shot her sister, Stacey’s wedding back in 2013. For some reason, both sisters are super camera shy. I’m always up for a challenge, and was able to convince Lori to do a super short engagement session, with the help and coaxing of her fiance, Spencer. Her only desire was to have fall leaves as the setting–another challenge, as this was already December! Lucky for us, there were still small pockets of gorgeous color to be found. For being camera shy, I thought these came out great! I’m so happy my dear friend has found a great guy, and can’t wait for their April wedding!
The moment that marked my memory about this couple was when I was trying to get a shot of the altar before people completely filled the church. I was standing in the aisle and framing my shot, nervous that people were going to soon get into the frame as guests were walking in. I politely asked the people behind me to wait a moment while I composed my shot. The woman closest to me said “This is for Erika and Rich. You take as long as you need.” It warms my heart when the guests come together to really celebrate a couple–Erika and Rich are the kind of people that are so thoughtful and considerate of others, their friends and family were so happy to shine the spotlight on them for their big day.
What an amazing day!! Congratulations to Erika and Rich! Thank you, Melissa, Alessa, and Lynnie, and all the terrific vendors who made this day come together!
Church: St Timothy’s Catholic Church, Beverly Hills
Venue: Casa Del Mar, Santa Monica
Coordinator: Alessa Kim and Lynnie Kim, Button Events
Florist: Valerie Jurado
Bakery: Vanilla Bake Shop
Transportation: My Bus Charters
DJ & Lighting: Grace Magaling