friday morning i woke up to a black skies and rain that would soak you in a second. and i drove straight out of it and into the desert. just a sweet 3 hours away.
3 hours away and i was in a whole new world.
one with grapes for tasting. sun for sweating. custom gowns to be worn. rust and burnt orange under feet. surprises to be given. a russian prayer from a father. tears from a groom. eyes squinting. wine to be drank. laughs coming from deep in the belly. and dancing to would seem to not cease.
sam and alla became married after a slow, meaningful ceremony. one that wasn’t rushed. one that only the very closest to the couple got to witness.
so now they start their life together.
that right there is a first look at boudoir folks.
best ceremony location of all time.
two of the past weddings i’ve shot, those who caught the bouquet/garter got engaged weeks afterward. this guy included. so i guess it works.
father of the groom FTW.
i adore everything about this day. sam and alla, for taking such good care of me and welcoming me in, for absolutely trusting me. i want you to get married again.
i want to shoot this venue again. holy smokes.
BIG big thanks to my lady Tonhya for coming along on this day and shooting the crap out of it with me.