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Southern Wedding in a Barn – Jennefer and Michael

With the clinking of glasses and the chatter of conversation drowning out behind us thru a veil of rain, we trudged out into the elements. The wind kicked up and the rain came down. For most couples, such circumstances would bring disappointment. But not for Jennefer and Michael.

Overwhelmed by their joy from just having tied the knot, Michael wrapped Jennefer up in his arms, under as much cover as their umbrella would give them, and we went to work clicking our shutter to capture it all.

Back-track… It was a sunny Thursday afternoon in Southern California when I got the call from Stefanie, Jennefer and Michael’s fabulous wedding designer/coordinator. Hurricane-level rains were heading for the Dallas/Fort Worth area and the decision had been made to switch venues… about 2 hours from the original location.

And as we do, we rolled with it. The next day, Carlie & I hopped on a plane, from Southern California to the heart of Texas, alongside our friends and wedding filmmakers, Steve and Ben of Threaded Films. (CLICK HERE to see there trailer)

But, instead of finding a group of people inconvenienced by the elements, we found a family drawn together with excitement. Their faith told them that this is how it was meant to be. Under the pouring rain, Jennefer and Michael would start their life together at Thistle Creek Ranch for their sure-to-be-awesome barnyard wedding.

And nothing was shorter from the truth.


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HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS!!

Hey all my fellow last minute christmas card making friends! Here is your chance to get your family photos done before the holidays! We are having a one day limited time mini session promotion next Saturday the 8th. Email me to book your time slot before they run out!  carlie@gabrielryan.net

 

Venice Beach Engagement Photography – Steph and Bobby

when the random boy walked up to steph that day on the beach and ever-so-innocently invited her to play a little smash ball with him, and a ‘yeah… sure’ slipped out of her lips, she surprised even herself with the response and had no idea that a few years later that random boy on the beach with the smash ball would be her husband.

but then again, the obvious story is never quite as exciting, and steph and bobby’s story is definitely an exciting one.

smash ball led to the first date… the first, to a second… and on and on, until steph and bobby found themselves ready to start their life together as man and wife.

when steph called us up and mentioned that she plans parties for a living… like legitimate academy-awards-after-parties, i realized that the bar would be set high, and we can’t wait for their big day at calamigos later this summer. for now, you’ll have to enjoy a few photos of this incredible couple, all within walking distance from their ocean-view apartment in venice beach, california.


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