Jovi & Eddie – Wedding: Calamigos Ranch

She keeps cool, this friend of mine, which is why I knew her wedding day would be an enjoyable day. Jovi was calm as a cucumber (where does this phrase come from and what does it mean?!). When I got to her hotel room, she was getting her hair done. She sat there just chatting and joking with everyone, like it was just any ol’ day even though it wasn’t anywhere near  just any ol’ day.

Hair and make-up were done efficiently and beautifully by the always awesome Sherry from The Artform Studio, so unlike many wedding days, the bride actually had time to relax and take a breath before she had to get dressed. As if we were just having lunch in the break room at the office, Jovi and I simply chatted as her maid-of-honor and bridesmaid got ready and I was taking photos of her. I wanted to blurt out, “how can you be so calm?!” But that’s just how she is. Jovi goes with the flow, which makes her so unbelievably capable of doing everything without going completely and utterly nuts.

When it came time for her and Eddie to have their first look, she traipsed towards him, almost doing a little dance in the process. I won’t lie – when they finally met eyes and hugged, I had to keep myself from crying. I’d been friends with them for over seven years; knew the ups as well as the downs and I was just so happy for them.

Thanks so much for entrusting us with your special day, Joves and Edward!!! Love you guys!

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Tam said that Eddie and his good friend Darrin were total hams in front of the camera and I didn’t need to see the photos to believe it. 2014-06-25_045 2014-06-25_046 2014-06-25_047 2014-06-25_048 2014-06-25_049 2014-06-25_050 2014-06-25_051 2014-06-25_052 2014-06-25_054 2014-06-25_055 2014-06-25_056 2014-06-25_057 2014-06-25_058 2014-06-25_059 2014-06-25_060

I just adore Jovi and Eddie’s parents. They’re so very blessed to have grown up in such loving households.2014-06-25_061 2014-06-25_062 2014-06-25_063 2014-06-25_064 2014-06-25_065 2014-06-25_066 2014-06-25_067 2014-06-25_068 2014-06-25_069 2014-06-25_070 2014-06-25_071 2014-06-25_072 2014-06-25_073 2014-06-25_074 2014-06-25_075 2014-06-25_076 2014-06-25_077 2014-06-25_078 2014-06-25_079 2014-06-25_080 2014-06-25_082 2014-06-25_083 2014-06-25_084

Jovi’s cousin and husband refused to miss out on all the dancing fun just because little Parker was asleep, so they stepped outside and had a party of their own.2014-06-25_085 2014-06-25_086 2014-06-25_087

Andrea & Bo – Engagement Session: Santa Monica

When I asked them how they met, they looked at each other and laughed.

“Do you really wanna know the whole story?” Andrea asked. I really did!

Long story short, she said, they’ve known each other since junior high.

Honestly, that’s all I needed to know. It doesn’t take a psychic to see there’s a whole lot of history between Andrea and Bo. The way they look at each other, the comfort and calm they seem to radiate in each other’s presence – it’s the makings of a deep and loving romance, wrapped in the blanket of friendship. That’s just the best kind of love, isn’t it?

Wedding plans are on the horizon, but with a little boy on the way, Andrea and Bo are holding off for a bit. Regardless, it was as great a time as any to take photos to just reflect their love, wedding date set or not. 2014-06-16_0022014-04-19_0012014-06-16_0042014-06-16_0012014-06-16_0032014-06-16_0072014-06-16_0062014-06-16_0052014-06-16_0082014-04-19_0042014-06-16_0092014-06-16_0102014-04-19_0072014-04-19_0082014-04-19_009 2014-04-19_0102014-04-19_006 2014-04-19_011 2014-04-19_012 2014-04-19_013 2014-06-16_0132014-06-16_0112014-06-16_0122014-04-19_014