Monday, June 17, 2013

Ali+Gene {Inland Empire Wedding Photographer}

I love being a photographer. I love that I'm tossed into the lives of strangers because of their big changes in life. I have a sign above my front door that reads "Enter as strangers, leave as friends" and I couldn't say it any better then that when it comes to meeting my wedding clients. Ali came in as a stranger and left as my little sister. I'm keeping her and Gene and that's final! lol. I got to spend some time with her prior to her wedding for an extra special session and we just hit it off. We share some "strange to most, but not to us" things in common and that's always so refreshing to meet someone who gets you. ;) Their wedding day was so beautiful. It had it's hiccups. Like the flowers. They were pretty, plain, bunches of wildflowers, but not at all what she had ordered. Her mom used to tell her that her "good friends were like a bouquet of flowers, each one is unique and compliments the other". It was a beautiful morsel of wisdom in action this day as her friends pulled together and completely rearranged all the flowers to be what she had dreamed of. There was flower carnage everywhere as they steadily worked with the last bit of time they had to make them all beautiful. There was even one friend that was painting her MAC blush on the white tulips. It was genius! It looked so natural! They all really pulled through and it was super cool to witness. Good job girls! The venue was so dreamy with the tall groves of trees and natural landscape but it was a close call when just a few days before the wedding a major wildfire ripped through the area and came right up to the property line of the resort. Talk about a close call! Scary! It all worked out though. And even though the day had been shrouded in cloud cover, with the occasional peek-a-boo sun, it did finally come out just in time for us to grab some dreamy shots of them together after the ceremony. The smell of lavender, the little bags of coffee, the flip flops and blankets for the guests who needed comfy feet or got cold... no detail was passed up here. It was so gorgeous! I loved the cake too. It was so charming. Probably my favorite wedding cake yet. Their families were so lovely as well and I felt right at home with them. Especially her Grandpa. Hi Grandpa! It was nice to meet you! :) Ali and Gene, It was so fun to get to know you and spend your day with you. I'm looking forward to our next photographic adventures! See you soon! Now I'll let the photos do the talking! Thanks for stopping by to view my work!  photo 1-68.jpg  photo 3-60.jpg  photo 2-67.jpg  photo 5-54.jpg  photo 7-46.jpg  photo 4-60.jpg  photo 6-53.jpg  photo 9-36.jpg  photo 8-43.jpg  photo 10-32.jpg  photo 11-31.jpg  photo 12-27.jpg  photo 14-18.jpg  photo 13-20.jpg  photo 15-14.jpg  photo 18-12.jpg  photo 16-14.jpg  photo 17-15.jpg  photo 19-12.jpg  photo 20-12.jpg  photo 21-8.jpg  photo 22-8.jpg  photo 23-8.jpg  photo 24-6.jpg  photo 25-5.jpg  photo 26-8.jpg  photo 27-9.jpg  photo 28-4.jpg  photo 30-4.jpg  photo 29-5.jpg  photo 31-2.jpg  photo 35.jpg  photo 32-2.jpg  photo 33-2.jpg  photo 34-1.jpg  photo 36-1.jpg Venue: Highland Springs Resort :Wedding Planner: A Day Remembered Inland Empire Wedding Photographer Highland Springs Resort Wedding Photography Boutique Weddding Photos Vintage Style Wedding Photos

2 comments:

bigbearmom June 20, 2013 at 7:34 PM  

Rebecca - these are wonderful as always. You always capture the soul of the moment.

AliCrucean July 1, 2013 at 11:13 AM  

Rebecca,

Gene and I have been overwhelmed with the amount of love, beauty, and talent you have graced us with. To put all of our emotions and gratitude into words would be nearly impossible! Not only do we get to look back on our beautiful day (and some more private moments before) and get to relive it with so much joy in our hearts but we have also gained a sister and the bond of an amazing women (and her family) for life. I like what Bigbearmom said when she said; "You capture the soul of the moment." I could not have said it better myself. Thank you for being such a calming force on our big day. Your heart, soul and amazing ability to do what you do made the day so much more then you know. You've bent over backwards for us and we would love the opportunity to repay the gift any way we can. We cannot thank you enough for all you've done and we look forward to the wonderful adventures the future will bring. <3!

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