Mallory and James : Wedding


They met in high school. On the blacktop surface of their church’s basketball court, Mallory and James’ hearts made a connection and the spark of love grew stronger over time. James—in his rickety, old truck—impressed Mallory in such a way that when asked by friends whether she knew he was going to be her future husband, Mallory’s answer was always a confident Yes!

Many years later, after nursing school and long-commutes from Canyon Country to Azusa Pacific University, James took Mallory back to the same blacktop surface basketball court. When they arrived, flowers led the path to a wildflower gazebo and candles illuminated the homemade pathway. Not too far from the basketball rim, James got down on one knee and asked Mallory to be his wife. Though still on bended-knee, James’ spirit crashed the boards for a slam-dunk when she accepted!

Last Saturday, the merciless sun beat down on Robinson’s Ranch, but made for a glorious wedding day. Surrounded by the closest of family and friends—most of whom had seen the relationship grow from adolescence to adulthood—Mallory and James promised forever to each other. The day was made particularly lovely with coordination assistance from Stella of I Do Parties, floral décor by Charmaine of Charmaine’s Bouquet Canyon Florist, and Dave Mancini of Invisible Touch DJ.

Mallory and James…thank you for exposing me to Canyon Country and all its fabulousness! 😉 I wish you nothing but happiness, joy, and love and you carve your marital niche together. Thank you for inviting me to document your wedding day and I hope you have a blast in Hawaii! Much Love and Appreciation…J*

Much to my delight, Mallory and James opted to see each other before the ceremony! Yay! This was actually the BEST decision because their ceremony was mid-afternoon, with very harsh lighting situations. We started the wedding day with photos in the morning and worked fast to avoid the 100-degree weather!

James’ truck made a cameo appearance, but to see more, be sure to check out the slideshow!

To see more of their wedding, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

And a special thanks to Brittany Leigh for coming along and shooting with me 🙂