Kelly found me on the internet and booked me without even meeting in person. Since Kelly was in Oregon at the time and the wedding would be in a park in Santa Cruz beach area in California, it was not possible for us to meet. So we exchanged a few emails and phone calls before finalizing everything.
Kelly & Jesse got married in the scenic Aptos Village Park, Aptos, CA. The park is only 0.5 mile away from my favorite Santa Cruz beach– Seacliff beach. So it was no surprise that we decided to take some photos on the beautiful Santa Cruz beach after the wedding ceremony. As always, the wedding took longer than planned and we ended up taking photos in the park instead. But the photos turned out great since the park itself is very beautiful. There are some big trees in the park and I got several of all-time favorite shots in the area.
Kelly got ready in the same hotel as Sara did in Santa Cruz. I knew the place so well and took a few shots with Kelly in the hotel area after she was ready. Then we drove down to Aptos Village park for the ceremony and reception. There is limited parking place in the park and I really appreciated the gentlemen who gave his parking spot to me when I mentioned that I am the official wedding photographer and need to park ASAP. With his help, I had plenty of time covering everything in ease. After the ceremony, I worked with Kelly & Jesse alone in the park for about 1 hour and a half. There is a stone in the park and we took the ring shot over there. The ring on Jesse’s hand is so tight that he couldn’t take it out. So I took the shot with Kelly & Jesse’s hand together over the stone. I really love the photo and I am using it as one of the introductory shots at the main homepage.
Since Kelly & Jesse ordered a wedding album, I will use some photos directly from the wedding album. One can see the layout of the wedding album from the following photos. When Kelly & Jesse saw the initial design, they were totally “wowed” by it. I hope that they are going to enjoy the real album when they receive it!
The following photo is also a snap shot from the wedding album that Kelly & Jesse ordered.
Congratulations to you, Kelly & Jesse!