Vanessa + Bryan // La Quinta, CA

I first met Vanessa and Bryan when my husband and I were photographing Liz + Anthony’s wedding at the Corona Yacht Club exactly one year ago yesterday (awwww!). Their wedding was super cute, and Vanessa + Bryan’s wedding was super cute, but you know what made it the cutest? The fact that I recognized so many of the same faces that were at both weddings, Vanessa’s “something borrowed” was Liz’s veil from her wedding, and the palpable excitement coming from these two lovebirds just made me so happy throughout the day.

Vanessa told me early on in the wedding planning process that one of the reasons that she chose me as a photographer was because the photos I took of her and Bryan at Liz + Anthony’s wedding were some of her favorite photos of the two of them. That very reason is why I love being a photographer: bringing joy to people, expressing joy through the photographs that I take, and displaying real, authentic moments that truly tell a story of the wedding day as it is.