Of course, EVERY wedding I photograph is special as for most couples it’s a defining moment that rises above most others in their life. And for Cari and Eli, I have no doubt it’s the same. But this particular wedding was exceptionally special for reasons more personal to me. This was the 100th wedding I have had the pleasure of photographing. It’s a big number and a number that a few years ago seemed astronomically far away, but I have been blessed by many fabulous couples that have chosen me to document their very special day. Thank you to Cari and Eli and the 99 other couples that have been inspired enough by my work to make it possible for me to do this for a living.
That said, one of those 100 fabulous couples were Cari and Eli and photographing their wedding was an incredible experience. They, their families, and their friends are some of the most happy and expressive people I have had the pleasure of working with. Toss in the fact that they gave me a ton of time for portraits, the wedding was on July 3rd and Wild Water Adventures was firing fireworks that could be seen from Wolf Lakes, they had one of my absolute favorite DJ’s (Tyrone from Party DJ Party), and we had a recipe for an outstanding wedding! A couple of extra special touches for the guests included carafes of milk at each table (Cari’s dad is a Dairy Man – buy Real California Cheese, he has another single daughter!) and the huge box of fine cigars for anyone that cared to partake.
Above are a few (okay a lot) of my favorites, enjoy! 🙂