Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Jessica and Joaquin aka Mr. & Mrs. Garcia

When you meet Jessica and Joaquin you feel important. Even just knowing them for 10 minutes made me feel privileged to be a part of such a beautiful day. I can't tell you how amazing the vibe is when a bride and groom allow time to see each other before the ceremony on their wedding day. Both are calm and happy and excited to start the day TOGETHER not apart. The entire wedding party was a blast to work with. As was Mr Will Parris, of Parris Studios, who scouted me out for the day as his second shooter. I have been blog stalking his work for a while and was more than happy to shoot with him for this great wedding on August 4th. we started the day at an awesome home up in La Habra Heights. We got a tome of portraits out of the way and had the best time shooting this great group. I have to tell you how crazy Will is. I usually get funny looks for laying on the ground or climbing in the bushes.. but hey anything for the shot!! Will was climbing trees, standing on the back of a bench, the top of a 10 foot wall! His work is amazing... it totally pays off.... and he is quite entertaining to run around after all day. Here are some of my Faves from the day. Starting with Jessica peeking out at the guys during their groomsmen shots.
The happy couple enjoying their pre-ceremony wedding party shots.
A total random (just kidding I plan every shot I ever take) amazing candid!
Some fun flare with the fantastic friends!
The amazing ladies on the sweet bench in the front yard. (the one Will was balancing on later that day)

LOVE IT!!!!!!!
Side view of the classic jumping shot.
They are so fun to watch, so sweet to each other. You almost feel bad taking their picture. Every moment had meaning and compassion.

Did I mention that this hot couple was easy to work with!!!
Caught this cute one and had to post it!
And My favorite of the day! I just love it all!
The bride peeking out, trying to catch a glimpse of the groom.
The amazing church with a ton of candles.. It was super fun to play with all the different ways to light up my lens!
Some portrait fun at the reception site.

And here is the runner up for my fave! I'd say it's a tie!

The rings hanging off a hook on the cool lantern from the head table.
And some fun for the end of the night.
Jessica and Joaquin were smooth on the dance floor. I love watching newlyweds dance. It is a perfect end to the day.
I had a super time working with Will Parris....please go see his awesome post from this wedding.... And a huge thank-you to Mr. and Mrs. Garcia, you are an amazing team and I really enjoyed being part of your day!


J and J said...

Sandy!! You are so sweet! And the pictures are GREAT! Thank-you so much for your bright and gracious spirit and sharing your awesome talent. Perhaps our paths will cross again soon :).
jessica Garcia

Will Parris said...

Love it all Sandie!! I think your fave is mine too, it was great working with you! Amazing work and so much fun!

The pleasure was all mine! Aloha amiga!

tracy said...

Fantastic job on this wedding Sandra! Very nice.

oh the love!!!