I first spoke to Emily’s Mom, Betsy, back in November 2016 when she called me looking for a Wedding Photographer for her daughter’s wedding day. I immediately enjoyed talking with her and she sent my information to Emily and David out in California where they live. When we all met I very much enjoyed everyones company and was excited when they picked me to photograph their day. They chose the gorgeous Martha Clara Vineyards to have their entire wedding day, from beginning to end, and it was an absolutely beautiful Fall day. They said their vows amongst the vines and celebrated with their closest family and friends throughout the night dancing and smiling through it all. These two have great sense of humors and I must add that Emily made me laugh many many times that day with little anecdotes like “Oh over by the penis trees” when I said “let’s go over by these bushes for the formal photos” and her friends were pretty funny too as they had a human sized cut out of her close friend and bridesmaid there, as she could not be as she was 9 months pregnant and living in England . All in all it was an amazing day in every way.
Here’s a little bit of their story told by Emily: “We’ve known each other for a long time, but became friends doing theater during our freshman year of high school. We’ve been best friends ever since and started going out after David very romantically suggested it over AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) during our sophomore year of high school. I’d say the main things that brought us together were math class, the Royal Crown Players, and our friend Spencer. We’ve been together for over 12 years already!” And now it’s official they are Mr. and Mrs.
A special thank you to my talented and very good friend James Collier for second shooting for me. Always a pleasure working with him. Enough chatter, here is a few of my favorites to share from their day:
Venue: Martha Clara Vineyards
Event Coordinator: Molly O’Sullivan Connor
Caterer: Christopher Michael Catering
Cake: Blondie’s Bake Shop
Florist: Becky Jens of Moments in Time Floral Design
Musicians: Silver Arrow Band
Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero from Paisley Bridal