This wedding was the one I looked forward to all year long. About a year and a half ago, I had the honor of photographing Rebi & Dave’s Day Block Event Center wedding and I found out these people are the good ones. As in, salt of the Earth, classy (check out Jean’s mother-of-the-bride outfit – pure class!), just downright good people. When I was contacted regarding the vow renewal of Avi & Jean, I was elated at the opportunity to spend another lovely day with them.

Avi & Jean were married 37 years ago in a similar, scaled back ceremony in her father’s backyard. This time around, Jean wanted a beautiful gown, fresh floral arrangements galore and to be surrounded by their family and closest friends. Here is what I witnessed throughout the day; a deep, solid connection between two people who have genuine respect and appreciation for one another. Every wedding has love, but this one had a different feel. One earned through years of hard work at keeping the love alive. It was truly beautiful and I’m grateful to have witnessed the day.

Cheer to another 37 years, Avi & Jean!

When your college roommate, who you lived with for four solid years, tells you she’s getting married and asks you to do photos, you say, “Yay! Congratulations! Yes!”

This was one of the most fun weddings I have been to in a while. Ashley & Peter are both laid back and have great senses of humor. The day was a full one, where we began with a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony in which Peter had to complete tasks to gain access to his bride (think a rap, the limbo and pom-pom cheers!). Family and friends bode well wishes to the couple and we ate a delicious feast prepared by Peter’s mother.

From there, a beautiful garden ceremony took place at the Millennium Garden at Plymouth Creek Center. The couple took time after to play some ultimate Frisbee with pals, mingle with guests and Peter serenaded Ashley with a classic Backstreet Boys hit. The gorgeous day was one I will not soon forget.

Ashley and Peter, you two are gems! I’m so honored you chose me to hang out with you all day! Congratulations and best wishes to many, many years of happiness!

One year ago, I was on the trip of a lifetime through Italy and Europe. The reason for the trip was to photograph two people who are dear to me and their closest family and friends. Tom & Deb chose to marry on breathtaking Lake Como, Italy, in the village of Varenna at a lovely hotel called the Villa Cipressi.

What a day it was! We began with rain and lots of hold-on-tight waves on the boat ride across to Varenna. As luck would have it, the storm cleared and made way for an absolutely gorgeous day, just in time for the ceremony and reception. Deb was a stunning bride and Tom, a dapper groom, complete with a top hat. Their deep love for each other was apparent to all in attendance. I feel so grateful and lucky to have been there for a once in a lifetime wedding. Oh, and a celebrity happened to stop by – keep an eye out for him!

Tom and Deb, congratulations on one year and I hope you have many, many more just as beautiful as your wedding day!