there are a lot of different categories that we place our friends into. some are awesome for this, while others are great for that.
some are good friends.
the rare few receive the title of best friends.
then there are the friends that, just by knowing them, make you a better person. friends that inspire you. friends you wish you were more like.
eddie and kellye are those friends. as are our mutual friends ross and his wife lesya.
they are the kind of friends that, without trying or asking, make you want to give more, help more, do more.
ross was scheduled to fly from muldova to san diego to shoot eddie and kellye’s wedding, but lesya became very ill only weeks before the wedding. they barely had to mention what happened and without hesitation i stepped in for ross so he could stay with lesya.
the clouds of despair would not darken this day. not on my watch.
i’m not going to steal eddie and kellye’s thunder. if you want to know all about the special meaning of 512 you’ll just have to ask them.
eddie and kellye chose the most awesome place to get married. it was a huge house in valley center ca that had tons of fun vintage items all over.
these two have so many wonderful friends and family members. everyone pitched in to make this wedding awesome.
eddie knows people who know people who shoot people (with cameras).
Damion Hamilton and Deven Carter were there taking pictures with me. (thanks dev for letting me borrow your 70-200 during the ceremony.)
i can’t wait to see their images.
eddie and kellye had the most amazing ceremony. it was absolutely filled with love, joyful emotions, and a healthy spritzing of happy tears.
love is such a powerful thing.
spend 5 minutes with these two and you will know…
eddie and kellye were made for each other.
forget the rice. leave the bubbles in the tub.
this was one of the coolest things i have seen at a wedding.
eddie and kellye gave a butterfly to each of their guests. everyone got together on the dancefloor and released them all at once. butterflies everywhere! so fun.
another very cool thing eddie and kellye did was instead of serving wedding cake, every table got a warm, fresh from the oven, round loaf of bread.
seeing everyone break bread together was such a powerful moment. i hope this catches on at more weddings.
eddie and kellye let me play with light a little bit. (i’m still breaking in my radio poppers.)
i was able to pull the couple away from the crowd for a few quiet moments together.
eddie totally surprised kellye when he walked out to the center of the dancefloor with guitar in hand and broke out in song for her.
eddie does awesome video work and he put together a sweet video showing the history of eddie and kellye. i love videos at weddings.
all the guests showed eddie and kellye out with style. the newlyweds ran the gauntlet and headed out into the night.
what am i forgetting here?
oh ya, the rings.
i couldn’t let eddie and kellye leave without getting a couple ring shots.
this one took a little pre-click scouting. do you have any idea how hard it was to find a little 512 in that huge venue?
congratulations you two. thank you so much for asking me to share in your wonderful day. you did such a great job to ensure that everything was absolutely perfect.
not to bring everyone down, but i would like to ask everyone reading this to join us in praying for eddie’s great aunt who suffered a stroke while at the reception. luckily, paramedics arrived on-scene quickly and got her the primary care she needed, but last we heard she was still in the hospital. please hop over to eddie’s blog and give him some words of support.