There’s not too many things that make me nervous when prepping for a shoot. Working with HUGE wedding parties does though. It can be rather difficult getting so many people to all focus on me at the same time . . . and throw in a little celebratory booze and you get what I mean, yea? With my sweet bride-and-groom couple, Kristine and JR (short for Cesar Jr), their wedding party (which was serially huge with 12 groomsmen and 11 bridesmaids!) wins the crown for making my job look like a breeze––they managed to have a fantastic time together, offering those priceless candid-meets-goofy shots yet also composing themselves when it was needed. Besides this, I had a fantastic time following around Kristine and JR on their big day . . . here’s a little look, hope you enjoy all the details!
For the wedding party portrait session, all 25 of them descended upon the steps of the dramatic Baha’i Temple, and later, at nearby Gillson Park. Like one big, happy mob bedecked in pops of coral and goldenrod.
Kristine and JR’s wedding at Chateau Ritz had me tear up more than my usual. I couldn’t stop picturing Roman or Little Wee G’s wedding and hope they’ll continue to love me as much as JR loves his mother. JR’s brother gave an exceptionally emotional and heartwarming toast, and right after it, was the mother-son dance. Me. Sobbing. Mess. (A hazard of the job, let’s call it.)
Kristine and JR, you are one cute couple. Thank you for allowing me to play a part in your special day. May you have many more blessed moments to look forward to!
Kristine and JR’s Wedding Guide ::
Venue, Chateau Ritz // Bride’s Attire, Alvina Valenta gown // Bride’s Hair, Diem Angie Nguyen // Bride’s Makeup, Diem Angie Nguyen // Groom’s Attire, Formally Modern Tuxedo // Bridesmaids’ Dresses, Jim Hjelm // Officiant, Father Michael Wulsch // Flowers, Della Mano Design // Videographer, Onesix Cinema // Food, Chateau Ritz // Cake, Baking Institute // Music, DJ Jay Funk