I had the honor taking pictures for LaShanni and Jose at one of the most gorgeous churches in San Francisco Bay Area — The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento, CA. It was a long day and it was hot. When I say “hot'< I mean both the weather and the couple are hot. LaShanni is gorgeous and Jose is very handsome. We started from the preparation site in Holiday Inn at Sacramento. Then a limo took the bride and bridesmaids to the church. I pre-visited the ceremony site a week ago so that I had total control of the lighting and photography angles. I can feel the love and joy throughout the whole day.
The reception venue is in the Alumni center, Univ. of Sacramento, CA. It is the place where LaShanni and Jose studied. The reception site was nicely decorated with flowers and silks. There are two special occasions for this reception: Jump the broom and the sparklers. I captured the two exciting moments successfully.
When it was completely dark, we went to the Capitol park in Sacramento to take more night photos. Though everybody was exhausted, I still managed to create some magical shots with the backlight from the City hall.
Congratulations and best wishes to you, Lashanni and Jose!