Erik & Colleen’s wedding at the Omni Hotel in San Diego was an absolute blast! I love how special their son Finn is to them, and I love how they made a point to design their whole ceremony around him. It’s not often (actually, practically never) that you get to witness a mother and bride looking into both her baby boy’s eyes and her soon-to-be-husband’s eyes during a ceremony. It was definitely a sweet moment that they will cherish and share with their friends and family.
It’s always fun meeting new couples and learning things about them; I love doing engagement shoots for this very reason. It’s laid back, fun, amazing photos come as a result, but best of all, by the time the wedding rolls around, it’s like we’re long time friends. That level of comfort makes the wedding day photos so much better. During their San Francisco engagement shoot, I learned that Colleen has a fantastic sense of humor and is extremely resilient–she did, after all, sit on a pile of dog poo accidentally when I asked them to sit on a grassy knoll during their engagement shoot. I don’t know what was funnier: her sitting on the pile, or the ‘ick’ faces Erik was making afterwards. Hahahahaha. Fortunately, there was a hose near by. I learned that Erik loves sailing, plays rugby and takes his Honda enduro bike on adventures into the mountains and dirt roads. –all very manly things, of course. I can see why Colleen was attracted to him. During the wedding, I learned that Erik also likes rocking out to Hannah Montanna’s song “Party in the U.S.A.”…and does so shamelessly, nay, triumphantly! 🙂 I can’t say that I saw that one coming.
Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your special day. I wish you guys the best.