"Okay, so when Jeanine and Ryan first approached me, I could tell we were going to get along great. They marked “dogs (duh)” on my questionnaire, and that pretty much guarantees a perfect match. They made their marriage Facebook official in Septemeber, at the beautiful private estate in Temecula, Ca. It turned out so lovely!
Jeanine is the epitome of a glowing bride. Within her natural beauty, you can see her grace and happiness in every single photo. She made everything look so easy! And check out that backless DRESS. It’s difficult to find the perfect dress, but when you do… you just know. And it was pretty obvious how perfect this dress was for her. She picked it up in a litte boutique in Los Angeles.
They did the first look (one of my favorites to photograph, and I highly recommend it to everyone!), and Ryan was BEAMING. Seriously, his smile is a mile wide. You can simple see his adoration for her in the way he looks at her, and reaches out for her. They laughed as they turned around to face each other, and he told her she looked absolutely stunning—and he was definitely right.
After that, the day flew right by! They said their touching “I do’s” within the checkered marble hallway surrounded by their closest families and friends. It was an intimate affair, no more than 50 guests were there, and it was magical. The white stone, the beautiful iron-rod fences, and the beautiful California green from the palm trees, was a beautiful contrast for their first images as husband and wife. This venue knows what’s up.
Guys, I haven’t even gotten to the best part yet. One word: BUNDT CAKES. They had BUDNT CAKES at their reception, and let’s just say I was the happiest person. They were delightful to photograph, and even better to eat. They had speacialty drinks and dancing with all the people that meant the absolute most to them, and ended the night with sweet goodbyes, and new beginnings. What kind of perfect wedding day is that?! Overall, the day they spent planning months for ended as a smashing success. Thank you so much for allowing me to be such an important part of your happily ever after, guys! Here’s to many more years of birthday surprises, a trip to Hawaii (eventually, right?!), and pictures to keep the memories alive forever! Cheers!"