4.23.2016 // Southern California
I still remember how excited I was whenever Andrea first reached out to me. I was just downright ecstatic for my first opportunity to travel for a wedding. I knew right off the bat that her and David were going to be an absolute joy to work with. Even from the first Skype chat, I knew that Andrea and David were going to not just be clients, but friends. I can not thank Andrea and David enough for all the hospitality they showed us during our stay. They cooked me delicious food, drove me around in crazy LA traffic, and showed me some of their coolest and most special spots in and around Los Angeles.
My favorite part of the trip was, of course, the wedding day. David and Andrea both come from a Christian Romanian heritage, so their wedding was unlike any American wedding that I had ever shot before. The ceremony was mostly focused on the Lord, and how they can glorify him through their marriage. Their wedding didn't have a lot of the American traditions that you would expect to see in a wedding. There was no exchanging of rings, no kisses, and no first dance. However, it made up for all of that with prayer, lots of love for each other, and lastly just a huge focus on God.
After the ceremony, and reception were over, we still had about 5 hours until sunset, and we used about every single minute of that to take portraits. We went to one of their favorite beaches and didn't stop taking portraits until the sun fell below the horizon. Right before the sun set, Andrea and David, both still in their wedding clothes, climbed up a steep cliff to take just a few more photos. Since their wedding ceremony did not include the exchanging of rings they wanted to do it afterwards, and I thought of no place better than overlooking the ocean and the sunset. It was such a powerful and intimate experience to observe. I am beyond excited for what we were able to create, and I can not wait for you all to see these photos.
Thanks again to Andrea and David, and everyone involved on their special day.
Coordinator // Debby Bohunita
Florist // The Flower Story Co.
Second Photographer // Joe Bulger