Ceremony & reception venue: Ponte Winery, Temecula, CA
You know you’re in for an incredible wedding when this is one of the very first scenes you encounter at the rehearsal luncheon the day before:
Having known this family for several years now, and having known that Kelly and Dustin have been planning their wedding for a little over a year and many of the circumstances and special dynamics surrounding their big day, I was already anticipating an emotion-filled, meaningful day. What unfolded was nothing short of a delight — from the ladies’ tear-filled getting-ready room, to the many laughs coming from the guys’ prep, to all the emotions and expressions (both subtle and moving) of their parents. I was so honored to be their photographer and so proud to be able to watch these memories being made.
I do have to give big shoutouts to my crew that day. My buddy Ed Atrero came and shot as my 2nd photographer, and my trustworthy assistant Erika was a huge help with my lighting. I also can’t forget to thank Helena Parker of Divine Events by Helena, who helped coordinate the day wonderfully. She really stayed on top of things and helped keep things on track.
What follows are some of my favorite photos from the day:
The next 3 photos of Dustin were shot by Ed:
One of the best moments of the day for me:
Yeah, this really happened:
Congratulations Kelly & Dustin! I wish you all the best as you start your new lives together in Ridgecrest. Visit us often!
Don’t miss the slideshow…