Wedding and Reception : The Mitten Building
I was overjoyed when Annette and Ryan asked me to photograph their wedding. I've known Annette for several years. I met her while doing volunteer photography at the annual Ballet Folklorico competition at UC Riverside. Annette was one of the student volunteers for the event. I noticed her beauty and asked if she would pose for studio portraits in exchange for photographs. She accepted and our friendship began. I never anticipated I would one day photograph her wedding!
Annette, a school teacher met and fell in love with Ryan, a Fire Engineer. I can see the love they have for each other whenever I see them together. They chose the Mitten Building in Redlands, Californa for their wedding ceremony and reception. They exchanged nuptuals in the presence of some 400 friends and relatives. It was a joyous affair, filling the Mitten Building with laughter and conversation. Annette was so lovely on her wedding day. I was overcome with emotion and pride, not unlike a father because I feel so close to Annette. Ryan is truly blessed to have a woman like Annette.
We took advantage of the late afternoon light in picturesque Redlands for their couples session. The AK Smiley Public Library created a beautiful backdrop for images of this lovely bride and groom. Thank you, Annette and Ryan for being wonderful clients and good friends. I wish you both happiness forever.