Spring has sprung…yet here we are, sitting in so much rain that our little gravel road is inundated with potholes filled with water! I know the saying, “April showers bring May flowers” but this is more rain than the flowers really need…isn’t it?? Needless to say that I do not like the rain one bit…I am so ready for some sunshine, for the rest of my life! 🙂 Thank goodness for little trips down to Orange County, CA. My wonderful in-laws live in Orange County and I find myself down there at least 4 or 5 times a year…I’d go more often if needed…hint, hint. 😉 Well, I am so thankful that Candice did take the hint and hired me as the photographer for her wedding. The entire time I was down in Orange County, the weather was just absolutely perfect! Sunshine and warmth every. single. day!
On Saturday, March 20, the weather did not fail us…it was just perfect. Orange is where both Candice and Noah spent their childhood. St. John’s Lutheran is where Noah’s family has attended for four generations. Pitcher Park is a quaint little park nearby where we took the pre-ceremony portraits. All these places hold special memories for these two and their families, which makes their wedding that much more memorable.
As in all my weddings, my most favorite time of the day is when I get to spend it with just the bride and groom. Because Candice and Noah chose to not see each other before the ceremony, we planned our portraiture time for after the wedding…when the perfect and best light happened to be…the golden hour! We were planning on going to the Circle and the older parts of Orange, but it was hopping with people…and another bridal party. So, we headed for the train station area, which also brings back fond memories for Candice as a child. Perfect! The wedding day is a culmination of two pasts/paths coming together to forge a future together as one. How great it was to actually have visual representations of that in the places that we were.
A special thank you to Maalaea Gustafson for helping me cover this wedding. Thanks for flying all the way to Orange County and making my day much easier than it would have been, especially during the ceremony!
So, without further ado, here are some of my favorites from the day:
Candice made her own veil. Doesn’t it just go perfectly?
I would normally get rid of an image like this because it’s not completely in focus…but there’s just something about it that I love…