I had the privilege of attending Carson’s first birthday party. Carson and his family live in the east mountains. When I arrived I was in ahh of their home, horses, and views. Daddy is a contractor and mommy has style for days, so their home looks like it came right out of a magazine. Carson was one of the most easy peesy 1 year olds I’ve ever met- a reflection of parents. He celebrated turning one with friends, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and two sets of GREAT grandparents…clearly good genes in this family. It was a pleasure to meet you all. Thank you for having me! I hope these pictures always make you smile and bring you back to this awesome event!
I felt honored to spend the evening with this beautiful, sweet family. I fell in love with their big brown eyes, easy going disposition, and playfulness. They exude love. There were kisses and snuggles everywhere. Mommy is absolutely gorgeous and as you can see ridiculously photogenic. They are blessed with the most happy little boy and a baby girl that melted me. I hope these pictures remind you of this precious time in your lives.
Manny and Mychele met as kids. Almost 20 years of life and experiences have past. Those events have shaped them and given them an appreciation for each other they wouldn’t have had otherwise.
I couldn’t have imagined watching a man more excited or in love. Manny told Mychele he was going to marry her on their first date. He posted pictures on facebook almost daily, counting down the days until they were married. The anticipation was amazing.
A couple hours before she walked down the isle. I watched and captured as she opened a gift bag from Manny. He showered his bride to be with a diamond bracelet, gift cards, and a letter that brought her to tears.
Mychele was a stunning bride. She is compassionate, loyal, loving, and gracious. Family is everything to her. Watching how someone treats other people speaks volumes. She must have thanked everyone 10 times each. When I asked what else she wanted me to capture, she said, “the people here I love them all”.
Mychele and Manny had a traditional Roman Catholic wedding exchanging vows people have said for centuries. The Catholic Church has a profound reverence for marriage, for the sacrament and holiness of in and through their life with God and commitment to each other. Preparation and planning took months. Hearing the Deacon’s voice echo through the church was moving. Once Mychele made it to the end of the isle, Manny shook her father’s hand, hugged her son and looked at her in awe. I cried.
These two are all about family and fun. It was evident throughout the ceremony. Mychele’s daughter and Manny’s cousin gave a reading. Her oldest son and father walked her down the isle. Her sister made the veil and ring bear pillow. and seriously does it get any more fun than those shoes?!
I know you two are honeymooning your little hearts out, once you return I hope these pictures remind of you this beautiful moment in your life. You two are blessed to have each other! I wish all five of you…ALL the happiness in the world, years of continued laughter and fun!
Much love, j.
ceremony: Immaculate Conception Church
reception: Zinc Bar and Bistro
hair: David Maestes, Orbit Salon. He was also the maid of honor. btw- I fell in LOVE with him. He’s so my next highlight and if I EVER need a hair do, he’s my guy.
Beautiful home, precious baby girl, sweet family, and a dreamy day…
When I arrived Daddy was feeding Milana dinner and getting her ready for the shoot (don’t you love that name!?), I liked him already. Momma is gracious and gorgeous. While I was editing I didn’t touch her skin, it’s perfect. She also has eye lashes for days and hair to die for. Anyway, Milana was the sweetest baby…I spent nearly 3 hours with them and she didn’t have one fit. I feel blessed to meet some of the most amazing families! I hope you like your sneak peek!
Thank you to the men and women who have selflessly served our country protecting all that we hold dear. I honor you and thank you for your service.
“Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valor of the brave” ~unknown