In December I had the privledge of shooting one of my brother's friends, William and his now-wife Rachel. I had not met them in person before their wedding but they were so easy to shoot and their love for each other was obvious in every photo. Their wedding was a traditional Filipino's Catholic wedding and a first for me so that was an added treat. I loved how they included so much of their family and made everyone feel like they were a special part of their day. The reception was so much fun and the food was amazing. They had the traditional "Money Dance" with an added twist of attaching money to the Bride and Groom. The family had a lot of fun "adorning" them with gifts of money and making them feel loved.

Thank you for letting me be a part of your special day!

Here's a few of my faves:

Here's some details of her dress:

And her shoes:

Her mom helped her get ready:

Doesn't she look happy?

She got ready in a hotel in Arcadia and we did some shots in the lobby.

I love this one!

She has the best smile!

Here's the Catholic church St. Christopher's in West Covina:

Their first kiss..awww..

A new beginning.

There was a beautiful garden area outside the church where we shot the family formals and some fun ones of Rachel and William:

Look at those eyes! So exotic!

Love the color in this:

This is fast becoming my signature shot. So fun!

Detail of her ring. *bling, bling*

Isn't he cute?

I love this tight shot. So romantic:

The church also is a school with AMAZING brick walls and lots of color. You know I couldn't resist these shots:

Another ring shot.

My favorite!! The lighting was fantastic.

They wrote 'Just Married' on their car. Isn't it cute how he's helping her??

A sweet picture with Rachel's father.

So many girls, so many shades of purple. Love it!

The money dance!

I love this shot of the elderly ladies adorning rachel.

William and Rachel's first dance

Loved watching this lady on the dance floor. She really had some moves!

The best part of the wedding...celebrating!