Love truly is an adventure, and our couples invite us into their lives to capture one small piece of that story. A wedding is a small, amazing moment of time, that I see, not as a starting point but as step forward into deeper adventures in life, love, and crazy. How deep each couple wades, and if they want to swim out to where they can not see the bottom is a choice we each make. What I love about marriage is that there is no right answer to so many of the questions we have about the life and future a couple creates that day. What truly matters for me is that I can smile and wake up each day to a new adventure with my best friend and wife hand in hand together as equals. We help lift, push, pull and prod to get to the next day together. I look at each day as a new day, one with no past, and one with an uncertain future, and a day I am willing to live as full as I can make it. Together we can do it.
To say Tanvi and Stuart’s wedding was an adventure would be to understate it entirely. They chose to have not one, or two days to celebrate, but three beautiful days of ceremonies, parties, family, friends, dancing, eating, and love. I will tell you there was a lot of everything on that list for three days straight last month and it was filled with more color and delight than we even anticipated. We were honored with having the whole photography team to be a part of capturing their wedding story. Francisco, Lisa and I were filled each new day with dreams of colorful attire, bountiful meals, and so many kind people enjoying themselves. Each new day our previous dream because the beauty we are wanting to share today. These photos are just from their wedding day. We have plenty more to share at a later date! I will let you know there was fire, a white horse, knives, dancing, and more ahead of you. Thank you so much Tanvi and Stuart for allowing us to capture your beautiful day in Danville at the Crow Canyon Country Club.
I honestly do not know where to start with Tyler and Carolyn and their Mission Ranch Wedding in Carmel, CA. From the first moment these two stepped through our doors we knew these two were people that understood us and our love of design, color, and life! I found out a year later after meeting them that our design esthetic is extremely close. Seeing their house was beyond fun because of the combination of mid century modern and modern was scarily similar to our own! Be prepared for another post just on the design we created for these two. It will contain their gorgeous pug, and endless unique touches you do not see every day when it comes to paper goods!
Ok so back to Tyler and Carolyn and our delight for these two. We were sold when they described their dream wedding, sheep grazing in an open field, the perfect October sunset, the possibility of a Clint Eastwood cameo appearance, and more love to go around then you could ever imagine. I can promise you they delivered. They may have even delivered on the cameo but there are no photos to prove or disprove this statement.They chose to not have a bridal party but instead keep their closest friends and family with them and just hangout and relax. I will let you in on a secret, Carolyn was pretty relaxed. Tyler got a little nervous, and had to hit the gym up for a quick bike ride to get his mind off of being alone in the room before his friends got there. I snuck over when I found that out and was able to get one quick photo of him, and could not have been more honored to be there and chat with a now friend before his wedding day. They not only opened up their hearts to us but allowed us to capture who they really were as a couple. It was ok that Tyler was nervous, to me when a man is a little nervous on his wedding day it shows he cares. He may not cry, he may not show emotion in a million other ways other then that little bit of nervousness and that is ok. It shows that we as men are real, caring human beings, excited, and maybe a bit nervous because we are choosing the perfectly imperfect match to marry. Yes I said perfectly imperfect, but that is a whole different discussion about love and marriage.
Please stick around a see the love, family, friends, and fun that Tyler and Carolyn had together in Carmel on their wedding day. I will never forget how beautiful it was for them at Mission Ranch for their wedding!