“After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her.” – Mark Twain, Adam’s Diary. I had the honor of photographing Cate and Amy’s wedding on a beautiful day in Soquel, California. If you remember, I also had the honor of photographing their engagement last spring in New York city. I only have one word to describe these two : LOVE. And believe me, Love is an amazing thing. Love constantly amazes me. Moving mountains, breaking barriers, healing wounds, manifesting miracles, giving courage, and surpassing all other things. Love. These two epitomize it. Even in a Garden that sometimes hosts the opposite of love- these two have found each other and found love. I continue to be inspired by their love. And continue to wish for more love in the Garden – my Garden, and everyone else’s Garden. Even outside everyone else’s Garden. Here are a few pics from their day…
To see their slideshow,
What can I say about my good friends, Shannon and Rob? Well, they are beautiful people on the inside and out. And two of the most generous people you’ll ever meet. And two of the most fun people you’ll ever meet. They share the same birthday. And now they share the same last name too! Their wedding day was perfect. An afternoon wedding in the rose garden at the Seven Oaks Country Club followed by a reception at their residence. With all their closest family and friends to witness, they gave themselves to each other this particular day. And counted their blessings for second chances at happiness. We all deserve a second chance (sometimes we deserve more than a second chance). Some of us never get it. And some of us do. They leave for Italy and Greece today and I didn’t want them flying away without a peak of my gift to them…..
What can I say? Anytime I can get an adorable couple to my neck of the woods, I’m a happy camper…and this time, the campsite was Balboa Park and Coronado Island. And the campers were Megan & Jared. Megan & Jared will be getting married in January in Bakersfield and will be making their home in Florida after that as Jared is a pitcher for the Florida Marlins Baseball Team.
I really enjoyed spending the afternoon with them because as a photographer, one of the best parts of camping (taking pictures) is spending time with a couple who you know really love each other – it’s one of those things you can just feel. And if you know Megan and Jared and spent any time around them, you know what I’m talking about. They are one of those couples that will emanate that same love on their 50th anniversary as they will on their wedding day. And I’m very excited and honored to be a part of it.
BIG thanks to San Diego…for making me a happy camper and providing some of the best darn twinkly skies a campsite ever had…Here are just a few from the day…