April 18, 2019
Michaela and Garrett are the kind of couple that just makes your heart happy to be around. They clearly love each other so much that it permeates the air around them. Their wedding at San Pedro chapel embodied that love and joy more fully than anyone could have expected.
The day started with the sweetest first look in the history of first looks. First Garrett assured me that he did not really get emotional, so the first look wouldn’t need to be too long. Then Michaela reassured me that neither one of them really were criers and that they wouldn’t need a private moment. They were both wrong… in the sweetest way. When Michaela walked up behind Garrett she was smiling so wide that I’m surprised her cheeks didn’t hurt! And when Garrett turned around he instantly started crying. These little moments are what make me recognize how extraordinarily lucky I am to be a wedding photographer!
After their first look we all headed to San Pedro chapel for the ceremony. Y’all I’ve been photographing weddings for years and years now, and Michaela and Garrett definitely belong in the top 3 most joyful ceremonies. Michaela’s smile never faltered. Garrett’s hands never left hers. And he kept rubbing his thumb gently over her palm – like she was his good luck charm. When the officiant asked if they took one another as husband and wife Michaela joyfully responded “we do!” That, of course, got wild cheers from all their guests! After their first kiss as husband and wife Michaela’s mom actually fist pumped! It was spectacular! Then we went to capture these beautiful first moments of Michaela and Garrett as husband and wife!
Michaela and Garrett, thank you so much for trusting me with your wedding day! It is always such a privilege to photograph out of town guests and I am so glad that I was able to get to know you both. Your love story is one for the books, and I hope you enjoy this sneak peek as much as I do!