The room was shockingly quiet. You could hear only the faint sounds of an iPod shuffling across the room, and a few rumblings of hair & make up directions. Ashley sat in a chair facing the mirror; carefully inspecting her curls, cool as a cucumber. Not quite what you would expect from a room filled with 20 women… on the morning of a wedding! But that is just the way Ashley is. She sets the tone. She warms into the emotion of the day. And trust me, once she is warmed up, she is on FIRE!
Ashley & Kevin
are the type of couple who you fall in love with. Immediately! They are the life of the party, and yet strive towards making a difference in the world each & every day. They drive green cars. They teach children. They appreciate the little things. They make an impact. …I miss them already :)
In true Ashley & Kevin fashion, their wedding overflowed with thoughtfulness, detail & celebration. There were glances that needed no words, and vows that painted the most vivid picture of their lives together.
I will stop there, and just let you see for yourself. After hours of internal debate, I forced myself to narrow it down to just these FEW favorites! Enjoy :)
While Ashley & her girls were downstairs getting ready, I set up this dress shot. The audible gasps that arose when they walked in the room… priceless! I’d like to think that it was my staging talent that summoned the emotion, but let’s be honest here, the dress says it all…
Classic beauty, classic bride…
Love this candid expression!
There is something incredibly sweet and intimate about the first look. I absolutely LOVE when my couples request it. And the result? …Well, you capture images like these!
I like to take a step back & give my couples as long as they want, to take it ALL in.
I really could have photographed Kevin & Ashley in Mission Bay all day :)
I finally had to pry these two a part, so we could head back to the Hyatt Mission Bay, for the ceremony. Details everywhere!
Now you may think that doing the first look would take a bit of the emotion out of the ceremony. Nope! Not a chance.
Mr & Mrs!!!
Another favorite from the day :)
I truly had to hold back from including 325042854072 detail pictures :) Ashley & her mom did a phenomenal job with the wedding decor!
Time to get the party started!
Ashley’s father delivered the most moving speech. His sentiments set the tone for the evening - Lots of laughter, loads of love!
There is probably nothing I enjoy more than a couple who knows how to let loose & just party the night away! Yes, there may have been fast pitch softball miming involved! …But what perfect wedding reception doesn’t??? ;)
Ashley & Kevin… Honestly, where do I start? From the moment we met for brunch in San Diego, I knew this would be one of my all time favorite weddings. My intuition did not let me down! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, for allowing us to capture the most beautiful & memorable day of your lives. I hope you are dancing the nights away on your honeymoon in Belize!