The year 2015 has been a year for many out-of-town clients. Caroline and Jacob are just one of them, coming from all the way down under, in Perth, Australia. We conducted most of our correspondence by email and the occasional Skype video call. When Caroline went to visit her destination wedding venue summer of last year, we decided to meet for the first time, and what a fun day it was! I rarely go out of my comfort zone in my initial meeting with my clients, making sure I show my professional side at all times. But man, when I met Caroline and her sister-in-law and bridesmaid Maria, all that went down the drain. We spent the day talking, laughing, and eating. I don’t think I’ve been fed so much by a bride before ;)

I didn’t get to meet Jacob until the wedding day, and my first impression was, whoa, he looked so much like a bearded Jamie Dornan. Caroline, in her beautiful gown, was a classic beauty, like she belonged in the 30s silver screen. She looked absolutely stunning with her updo and red lipstick, which we rarely see nowadays. I felt so lucky to be photographing such beautiful people in a beautiful location in the desert.

What made this day more memorable was being around the most fun wedding party ever! The bridesmaids and groomsmen were so upbeat and were up for anything crazy, which made the day feel less like work and more like a fun day with friends.

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THE TEAM:
Photography by: Wai Reyes • Associate Photographer: Gabriel Mora • Ceremony: St. Francis of Assisi • Reception: Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa • Gown: Bella Bridal, LA • Bridesmaids’ Gowns: Weddington Way • Tux: Men’s Wearhouse • Shoes: Mania Shoes, Canberra Australia • Rings: Rosendorff Diamond Jewellers, Perth Australia • Hair • Just Blow Drys • Makeup: Wink, Lash and Beauty Bar • Event Coordinator: Michelle Stansfield of Chic Productions • Flowers: David Rohr Floral Studio • Cake: Exquisite Desserts • Transportation: Diamond Limo • Chairs: Signature Party Rentals • DJ/Entertainer: Wayne Foster Entertainment

Music Credit: Shafer Brown – The World In You
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