SO much to say it’s hard to know where to even begin. I guess I can start off with Kevin Covey. The meeting he arranged for me to meet Rob and Eddie is where it all started. Right AWAY, smiles, and joking around, in a very professional yet serious yet fun way. They sat close to each other, gently grasping a hand, a soft touch on the thigh and a lot of smiles. I thought to myself that any photographer would be crazy lucky to have the opportunity to photograph their wedding. I was so grateful when I got the call from Kevin, that I was the one chosen to do so.
We had two engagement photo sessions and this couple was my first same sex couple to ever photograph, and for just that alone I am very grateful. You see, with any couple, if there is no chemistry, if their love doesn’t flow natural, I can have my work cut our for me. As soon as we started, these gentlemen were 100% themselves and completely in love, not to mention totally hot, so it all came together in a super wonderful, natural, and honestly easy way. It takes no genius to feel what these two have between them. Truly they have a history of what has brought them together and the same is true for why they will always remain so; together.
So besides my wonderful experience photographing them…..I thankfully got a glimpse of what I can honestly say, are two of the most incredible people I think I have ever photographed. I mean, I have wonderful clients, I love my job, yet for many reasons I can say what I did in the prior sentence. I’m going to try, but I may not even do them justice. They hired me, and many others. Thats what happens with a wedding. Many see it as a job and others pour their heart into it. The team that Kevin put together, ALWAYS pours their heart into their work. I think Rob and Eddie, were the first to understand this….ultimately That just made us all want to do more for them. The entire team is so beyond gracious for these guys and the appreciation for what we did. Would we do anything less? Not for them, not for those smiles, those tears, that love, that sincerity. I would do it a million times over for them. I would do anything for these guys as well as the rest of the team. We work long hours, we miss our family, we are sometimes sick, tired, but all along we give 110%, when someone notices it…..it makes your heart smile! But beyond that thankfulness they shared, to be able to witness what we did on that day, was beyond words.
Two amazing guys, who love each other beyond measure, who have incredible friends who love them just as much. To witness this, I just can’t find words. I’m actually jealous. I want to have been a guest at their wedding, to celebrate them, to congratulate them. To hug them. Be their friend. Holding back tears is the hardest thing to do when you need to make your camera focus. I felt so much on this day. It’s hard when you have such amazing couples to remember that you are working, because you want to celebrate along side them. It’s hard not to involve yourself in conversation when two people as well as their friends make you feel so welcome. It’s hard to also know that this day is over, and their wedding is complete. It really is a strange feeling to be so deep with people and then say good bye, unless of course you are lucky enough to be their photographer and you get to continue to work with them through their photos. I do feel however that I met two people I will know for the rest of my life. I least I hope so. So genuine, so real and so amazing in every way. They are a blessing to anyone who meets them. Their kind hearts will melt you, inspire you and make you feel special, even when you first meet them. It’s such an honor to have been able to work with them. I’m so blessed and so lucky and I can’t wait to see them again. I can’t wait to design their book and can not wait to share their love in photos below!
Thank you to an amazing team put together by Kevin Covey for a wonderful, dreamy and incredible day! Kristine Andrews thank you for being a terrific and tireless second shooter! XXOO
Wedding Consulting and Planning: Kevin Covey
Venue: The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel
Officiant: Gary Matson
Film Maker: Plug Video
Florals: BloomBox Designs
Lighting: PSAV- Provided by Ritz Carlton
Chameleon Chairs: Classic Party Rentals
DJ/MC/ Electric Violinist: Tim Espinosa Entertainment
Wedding Cake: Over the Rainbow
Dance Floor & Rentals: Signature Party Rentals
Lounge Furniture: Lounge Appeal
Charger Plates: Baker Party Rentals
Linens: La Tavola
Soloist: Baskerville Jone & Darrell Crooks
Hair and Makeup: Design Visage