Kim and Robby ~ The Wedding
I have to share this: So, I'm hiding behind a tree trying to finish my Diet Coke as fast as I can before the reception, and I overheard, "He's the greatest, such a nice guy...he's one of my favorite people to be around." And Kim, it was no different with you: all night, besides the obvious compliments about how stunning you looked, I heard people going on and on about how sweet you are; and it's all true. Robby and Kim seem like two of the nicest people you'll ever meet (and your friends and family know how to keep a party going, you guys: after you made your fantastic bubble-filled departure, the dance floor stayed packed! I cannot wait for you to see all those photos).
Robby and Kim had a beautiful wedding at The Sierra Madre Congressional Church
performed by Robby's father. This was one the calmest, most organized weddings I have ever attended. Kim and her Bridal Party looked gorgeous (and arrived right on schedule, thanks to The Lunch Salon
) and everything from the processional to the departure was seamless. Kim and Robby, it was so hard to narrow these photos down to the 32 that are here and I am having a blast reliving your wedding through the photos that will be on their way to you soon. Thank you for everything (and for the ADORABLE place cards you made for us); it was a wonderful day that seemed to fly by far too quickly.
Kim and Robby chose to see each other before the ceremony, privately. The photos from these moments are so touching.
Karen Leah on 01.26.09 @ 06:48 PM PST [link]
What happens when a wedding photographer gets married?
Easy, right? Just call a few friends and you're good to go.
No. not even close.
I've always had a deep respect for the amount of trust my brides and grooms place on me; I mean, think about it...you're paying me a lot of money to be at many locations at very specific times and capture your day as you envision it. But since I've started planning my own wedding that level of respect has gone through the roof! I know I have an unfair advantage, having worked with some amazing vendors over the years but it's still hard, but so much fun!!!! (And I'll probably be venting, posting, and asking for help just like anyone else).
So, who's up to bat so far:
Flowers: Devine Blossoms Silvia from Devine Blossoms
Photobooth (I may not have a ceremony location or a dress, but I have a photobooth)!!! Photo Booth Los Angeles
Engagement Photos: Charles Fretzin
Wedding Photos: Yukiko Wade
. She was the first photographer I ever worked for when I was just starting out-I owe so much to her and it means the world to me that she's doing my wedding.
That's about it. If anyone has any suggestions for any types of other vendors I should know about, don't hesitate to let me know.
(And, while more photos of my recent trip will be up soon, I wanted to share this one...don't let the blue skies fool you-this is what TWENTY-FIVE DEGREES LOOKS LIKE in Ireland)
Karen Leah on 01.13.09 @ 03:25 PM PST [link]