Desiree and Michael were one of the first clients to book me over a year in advance. How time flies! Almost all the bookings I do now are 10-16 months in advance! Their wedding marked a stepping stone in my business. I was so honored that they shared their very special wedding day with me. I was also excited to shoot at Hartley Botanica in Somis, CA. I have 2nd shot there a few times and absolutely love the location, very fairytale like.
Back to Desiree and Mike! They got married August 16th at Hartley and if I could describe their wedding in one word it would be joyous. Now, all weddings are joyous but Des and Mike’s was filled to the brim with joy. Dancing, blessings, tradition, and smiles were all around. It was also a very educational experience and I was glad that they were so eager and willing to share and explain their traditions with me. I also absolutely loved the colors a sun shiny yellow and gorgeous purple with hints of green and pink worked perfectly with Hartley’s plush greenery.
Here are just a few of my favorites from Desiree and Mike’s beautiful wedding.
This next image I just love and it was captured by the very talented Amanda Rae who was second shooting with me.