“I was her’s after the first date,” Brett told me in between taking portraits of him and Louise overlooking the stunning Los Gatos mountains.

I felt the enormous amount of radiating as I walked into Louise’s bridal room. Her ladies were all dressed in their matching robes excited to watch their friend get married. Gifts were being exchanged. Laughs and hugs everywhere. Only moments had I been shooting and I already felt everyone’s walls down for me. They were not afraid to let their joy and tears to be captured. This is how I begin to photograph a beautiful story.

The theme of letting go and allowing me to be a part of the story carried on throughout the day.  It’s not often that I get teary eyed during first looks. However, the amount of joy coming from Louis and Brett as they first set eyes on each other during their wedding day was overwhelming. Pure excitement. In this crazy world of humans out there these two found each other and finally got to solidify their love. That is definitely something to be happy about and they weren’t afraid to show it.

There is a bravery to showing your happiness that I am so appreciative of.

It’s a hard thing to put out into the world proudly that you love someone. Even on your wedding day, one might think it might be “uncool” to get super emotional. I say let the tears flow. I say let someone know how much you love and adore them. It’s the most badass thing you can do.

Lousie met her dream man on their first date. She might not have known it, but he did. And that is a beautiful thing worth happy crying over.

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Louise truly adores her bridesmaids. So as a Thank you to them, she gave them all matching Kendra Scott pieces. It was hard to tell who was more excited – the girls for receiving such a gift or Louise watching how happy they were.

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Watching the excitement on Louise’s face was priceless. She couldn’t control her tears of happiness as she read her card from Brett.  And look at that stunning necklace! He has some great taste.


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