Coming from a wedding photographer, you might be surprised to hear that no two weddings or couples are the same. I’ve photographed more weddings than I can count, but it never gets old. Believe it or not, I can still recall most of my couples and even picture pieces from their wedding days. I love meeting each couple and getting to know them before jumping into taking photos. I want to make sure I’m photographing what makes them unique. I truly enjoy hearing all of their stories.
This couple brought their own extraordinary experience. Crazy enough, Richmond is actually from Richmond, and like his family, he has a lot of pride in his city. It goes without saying that he is a HUGE Golden State Warriors fan – warriorrrrrrrrrs. He’s in law enforcement and seems so big and intimidating – and I’m sure he certainly is when he needs to be – but he definitely has a soft side, too. Obviously Veronica is the love if his life, and I loved photographing their sweet exchanges throughout the day between the big moments. They really are each other’s best friend. Richmond and Veronica also have an adorable daughter together (who has the cutest personality – check out her priceless facial expressions below), and the family dynamic is amazing. I was moved by the family speeches and watching Richmond get a little verklempt. We all know those are always the sweetest photos.
They got married in downtown Sacramento, which is one of my favorite places to take photos because the streets are always colorful and lively. Plus, we were able to take pictures at the Capital. Super fun! I love the variety of styles in these images.
To end with a quote from the newlyweds when I asked what they were most looking forward to on their wedding day: “Besides finally getting married, seeing everyone and having a great time…the donut table!”
Congratulations, Veronica and Richmond! We had a blast celebrating with you both!