They met on the East Coast and were wed on the West Coast. She waited patiently while he fought overseas in Afghanistan. Introducing newlyweds Sasha + Ryan… the happy husband and wife who gave me the happiest pleasure of visiting them in California to photograph their very special day. What a wonderful, welcoming family. Despite the miles in between everyone, things couldn’t have come together any more perfectly. Nestled in a valley near the Dinuba foothills, surrounded by orchards and soft rolling hills leading outward into the mountains, the landscape awaited the couple’s unison… and rightly so – it was so hot outside that, love was undoubtedly the only thing that could possibly soothe the soul.
By the time the sun had fallen behind the orchards, things had cooled off and the evening air was perfect for dancing, as you’ll see in the photos. I hope those of you who weren’t able to attend the ceremony can connect to the moments shown here, and besides, you were all there in spirit. Every one of you that couldn’t make it were spoken of so highly.
So I guess the secret is out… I’m once again available for weddings after a year on hiatus, and will be training a new assistant or two for the upcoming year. Two more weddings to go this year, and already booking into 2012. Isn’t love beautiful?