They met in high school. After what feels like forever (in a good way!) of being the perfect couple, Oliver took Fidelis to the Pantages Theatre to see a Broadway play. They walked along old Hollywood's theatre steps and on bendes knee, he took her hand---and to nobody's surprise, she said yes.
Fast forward a year to a intimate gorgeous June wedding in the historical Santa Barbara Courthouse where they exchanged vows and lit their unity candle in front of their family and friends. If I learned one thing, and one thing only from any of my weddings I've photographed, it is that it is not the size of your guest list or amount of decor that sums up your wedding, but the very value in each guest attending and knowing that the all you need is the one you love standing right next to you with great company to have a beautiful wedding (and a few cocktails doesn't hurt, either).
Fidelis wore a lace open-back dress and Oliver wore a grey suit and navy tie. This was a non-traditional wedding, and it was perfect. A ukulele was played as their wedding song as she walked down the grass aisle of the Sunken Gardens under California palm trees. The weather was about 70 degrees and it couldn't have been better.
This was my first trip to Santa Barbara, Ca. and it only took this two day trip to make me fall head over heels over this city.
Love you two! Heres to Oliver + Fidelis! Cheers!
I've been sitting on this topic for some time now. Going back and forth between emails and text messages with past clients, friends, and family to find out one thing:
What would you have done differently to prepare for your wedding photographer?
The question boggled some, but to the others it was obvious. What I wanted to know was, just that--literally. So many professionals in the wedding industry go through a check list of things they know they need when XYZ happens. But do we all know what they could be doing to prepare for their photographer before the wedding?
After asking recently married friends and clients, most said--"I wish I was more organized with everything." And to be honest, let me start off by telling you that if you try to do everything yourself, chances are you're probably going to look like a chicken without it's head cut off the morning of your wedding. (Sorry, that's gruesome--I never liked that phrase, but you get the picture!)
First and foremost, breathe. I've put together a list of things that could and will get you through preparing for your photographer before the wedding date (and for the morning of).
I am a...
Los Angeles native.