Pedro and Susan chose to have their wedding day ceremony at University of Pacific’s Morris Chapel in Stockton. Words cannot express the preciousness these two people are to me personally and how much joy they bring in reminding me of why I do what I do. Their hearts are outwardly expressed even through the craziness of their wedding day; there was nothing that shook them from showing their love for one another and others around them.
After much anticipation, Pedro and Susan became husband and wife in Stockton’s Morris Chapel on the University of Pacific’s campus. The stain glass windows (to which my second shooter, Gavin Moss, kept referring it as chandeliers haha!) throughout Morris Chapel brought upon a sense of reverence and timelessness to their wedding ceremony.
On June 9, 2018, Michael and Leanndra became Mr. and Mrs. Garza. This wedding was filled with joy and laughter amongst their family and friends to celebrate two people who respected their personal integrity and values even before their relationship began. At the reception venue, Brookeside Country Club, the testimonies that were shared and told of the newly weds brought honor, admiration and respect from all who were a part of the day Michael and Leanndra have been waiting for for so long.
Meeting one another at their church, Leanndra wanted to start learning how to play guitar, so Michael offered to teach her. After one of her “lessons,” Daniel, Michael’s brother, recalls during his best man speech that Michael said, “Woah, I’m sweating!” They started dating and had a beautiful testimony of their love and commitment to one another, their family, and especially God.
August 6, 2016 was a bright and sunny day when Tony and Mercedes read their vows and tied the knot at Spanos Reserve in Stockton, CA. I was ecstatic to have been invited by Meredith Faith Photography (which she did the posing for the portrait sessions) to second shoot for her on this special day. Upon arrival, Mercedes and her bridesmaids were getting ready in the Bridal suite area, while Tony and the guys were getting ready in another small room near the lounge area. Despite the anxiousness to see each other, both were calm and collected in getting ready to walk down the aisle. Being high school sweethearts, both of them have spent much time together than apart. The smiles on their faces and the love they received from their families and friends were evidence of the support system that they have/will have during their marriage.