Helen and David : Wedding

Helen briskly walked across the terracotta tiles—passing the ceremony site covered with pink roses—and made her way into Rancho Las Lomas’ bridal cottage. The bright sun cast dark shadows through the opaque windows, illuminating her bridemaids’ feet as they cooed and doted on Helen’s every need. They laughed as they recounted stories from their days together in pharmacy school, all disputing who was Helen’s truest drinking buddy. Once the veil was placed on her midnight hair, Helen made her way back across the terracotta tiles to see David for the first time as his bride.

While the sun settled posterior to the Orange County canyons, David waited patiently for Helen to approach. When they saw each other, he laughed in shock. Once his student during her pharmaceutical residency, Helen stood and presented herself as David’s future wife. He hugged her tightly and then laughed some more. From a distance—perhaps even with one’s eyes closed tightly—a person could see the love they share. They seem to have the perfect prescription for love! 😉

Helen and David, thank you for starting my year of weddings off with a bang! I couldn’t think of a more amazing way to start the year and I appreciate the honor of being your photographer! I’m constantly awed by your love and I wish you the best in your lives together. Have fun in France and don’t forget to kiss under the Eiffel Tower! Much Love and Appreciation…J*

I have to give major props to Kristin from The Treasured Petal for her lovely work…the details (as you will later see) were simply amazing!! She and her rockin' team worked like busy bees to ensure everything was perfect!

The lovely Helen….

Moments after their First Look
(Attention Brides: I know I say this again and again, but First Looks are simply the BEST way to enjoy your wedding day! The light was STUNNING during this time of day at Rancho Las Lomas and made their wedding pictures so much more fun!


On her way down the aisle…

I couldn't resist this picture!! 😉

More ceremony details from The Treasured Petal

Helen and David chose 24 Carrots to cater their wedding and everything was top-notch and delicious!

A special thanks must go to Kimberly Bradford–and Nichelle and Jemie- of Kimberly Bradford Events for their fabulous work. Kimberly is a phenomenal wedding coordinator and implored her expertise to handle the ebb and flow of the wedding amazingly well! 🙂

First Dance

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

**I also need to thank the awesome Kimberlee West for second shooting for me. While JD was able to shoot for a couple hours, the burns on his hand precluded him from his usual amazing form. Kimberlee was so much fun and I owe her a ton!**