Ohhh I am so happy to share this blog post with you today. I just LOVE this sweet couple. Brad and Arika are so very special to me…I had the honor of photographing their engagement session and was thrilled they also asked me to capture moments of their wedding last August. I remember the day I met them, I actually met Brad first. They were our neighbors (we totally miss them now that we have moved) and my husband bonded with Brad over football and sports talk one day while grilling on the front porch. He is a super relaxed, calm and the MOST positive guy I have ever met. Brad can find the light in any crazy situation and I really like that about him. I met Brad’s (then) girlfriend shortly after and the moment I met Arika I knew we’d be friends. Arika just has a heart of gold and is just super thoughtful and loving. Plus she loves a good glass of wine, great food and meaningful conversations.
I remember last November when Brad and Arika came over for dinner, it was then they shared with us that they got engaged on the cruise they just came back from. They also asked me that day if I would be their photographer…I was honored. Fast forward to last August…the day started of beautifully, such a gorgeous sunny August day. Brad and Arika chose the Aliso Viejo Country Club for their venue and it was my first time photographing there, it was breath taking and fabulous! The coordinator, Chrislynn is super awesome and easy to work with too. The reception was also held at the banquet room at the country club, such a fun day and evening.
I had an amazing time and every time I look back at these images I am reminded of what a beautiful time it was…I hope you do the same Brad and Arika. Love you guys and thank you once again for letting me capture these moments for you. xoxo
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