When I met Ryan and Rachelle, you could feel the connection between them. It was almost tangible (and not in a PDA kind of way either). I just mean in little looks and smiles, not-so-obvious touches, the tone in their voices when they said certain things, it was just THERE. Facebook for the win!! I love a love born of online social networking and thanks to our brave new online world, Ryan and Rachelle met, fell in love, and well…you know the rest. And after capturing them in front of my camera at the engagement session (you can see that post here), I was beyond excited to photograph their wedding day.
I’ve always been a strong proponent that your wedding should reflect who you are. Who you are as an individual, as a couple, and how you’ve always pictured celebrating your wedding day. Being genuine and true to you is such an important part of happiness (everyday). Rachelle and Ryan really get that. They wanted a low-key, elegant, and sophisticated gathering to celebrate the start of their life together as man and wife.
They wanted photography that captured all of the important moments and all of the moments in between. Ryan’s mother is a photographer, so anytime someone with ties to the industry chooses me to be their photographer, I am always very, very flattered (and in all honesty, extra nervous for some reason). Although I will admit, even after three years of shooting weddings, I still get a little nervous before every wedding.
They say rain on your wedding day is good luck. Well let me tell you, it rained on Ryan and Rachelle’s wedding day. It was very rainy, windy and cold. So I see lots of luck in their future for sure! But despite the weather, the day was bright and warm, just like these two.
And so I now present Rachelle and Ryan’s wedding day story. I hope you enjoy viewing these images as much as I enjoyed capturing them.
Second Shooter: Oliver Daniels III, images by Oliver
Venue: Rocklin Community Center
Gown: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse
Reception Entertainment: Aaron Robertson
Cake: Tedi Graves
Catering: family and friends
Florist: family and friends