Ben met Sheena when he first became interested in learning about Buddhism. He liked her immediately, but it wasn’t until years later that they became a couple. Through the wedding planning process, I loved getting to spend time with these two and being there to document their big day felt very special. One thing I noticed in every aspect of their wedding was just how beloved Sheena and Ben are by their family and friends. Also, they made my job very easy - it was clear from the way they looked at each other throughout the day how much they love each other. From touching speeches to the hilarious father/daughter dance in the backyard of a long-time family friend, their wedding was brimming with lovely touches that I’ll remember for a long time.
When Katie & McKeever first contacted me and told me about their plans for their wedding day, I knew it would be a great experience. They spoke about Katie’s parents’ tradition of hosting Sunday night dinners with the whole family and how they wanted their wedding to feel like an intimate family dinner while also being a celebration of their 8 years together and a reflection of their shared values. The ceremony was held in her parents’ backyard in La Canada, California. The celebration managed to not only be a joyous family affair but also one bursting with color – there was the most beautiful tent draped with red and gold and lots of candlelight. The ceremony included lighting a unity candle and a handfasting ritual.