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Vanessa & Daniel : Married

The tears flowed. And she hadn’t even stepped into her dress yet. “I think we’re going to need A LOT of tissues today”, her bridesmaid said, “deep breaths, deep breaths.” As another bridesmaid fanned her, Vanessa breathed deep and took it all in. She didn’t have to say much, but we all knew what she was feeling. Overwhelmingly excited that the day had arrived. This day, her wedding day, was here. And she was going to marry Daniel, the boy turned man she fell in love with so long ago. Everyone in the room quickly grabbed stacks of tissues because yes, the day would be emotional. And while no one was looking, I quickly shoved some tissue in my bag too. You know, for good measure.

Throughout their wedding planning process, Vanessa and Daniel have become great friends. I have always felt a special connection with them so it’s no surprise that when we arrived to Spanish Hills for their big day, we were welcomed with open arms. Plus, being able to work with the super fabulous By Lauren is always a treat. Thank you so much for having us along for your big day. Hope you’re surfing it up in Hawaii! And just in case anyone was wondering, yes, I did use my secret tissue stash. I’m such a sap!

Click here to see more of their wedding. I love everything about this shot. The dress in the background, the bridesmaids looking on, and Vanessa beautifying her flower girls. It’s always so fun to watch the reactions of family as a bride steps into her gown.  Tying up a corset is no small feat. Seriously, it takes an army!
Vanessa and Daniel’s first look was intimate and emotional. I loved it.

I don’t remember what was said here, but I’m taking all the credit for the smiles. I’m telling you, tissues all around that day! The couple had one of the most wild dance parties I’ve seen in a while. I’m talking about people ages 3-93, sweating it out on the dance floor. Fun times!

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  • Lora AyersJuly 1, 2010 - 11:09 am

    Ala!! Gorgeous girl! Did you get a new lens? I love the wide angle with low aperture. so so good!

  • DiandraJuly 1, 2010 - 11:13 am

    I adore this wedding. It might be my favorite 🙂

  • AshleyJuly 1, 2010 - 11:14 am

    I ADORE that shot of the bride and groom during the recessional! They’re so perfectly lit! Gorgeous once again Ala (:

  • Nicole GlennJuly 1, 2010 - 11:56 am

    Love, love, love!!! How beautiful are the bride and groom??? I can feel the love that surrounded the day. Some of your best work Ala! xoxo

  • BeatrizJuly 1, 2010 - 1:28 pm

    Another beauty! Might be my all time fave. I heart when you and Lauren work together, it’s always gorgeous. Can’t wait to have you both on my team when it’s my turn!!! <3

  • ElenaJuly 1, 2010 - 2:54 pm

    I loved these photos Ala! All the cute, fun, special moments you captured were awesome to look at. What a beautiful couple!

  • Megan WelkerJuly 1, 2010 - 3:16 pm

    stunning. again, you rock my socks off.

  • KimJuly 1, 2010 - 3:46 pm

    beautiful! my fave is the one of the 2 little girls giggling as they see the bride put on her dress. <3

  • s h e r r yJuly 1, 2010 - 5:54 pm

    Aw, these are so cute! I LOVE her shoes <3

  • NancyJuly 1, 2010 - 7:33 pm

    Love all the getting ready shots and really like that the photos are very soft yet bright. 😉

  • jodiJuly 1, 2010 - 10:54 pm

    beautiful!! as always!! :o) I love reading your blog!!

  • Evie PererzJuly 3, 2010 - 6:09 am

    Great Job, Lady!!! Can’t wait til September 🙂

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  • JessicaJuly 7, 2010 - 2:48 pm

    Spanish Hills will always hold a special place in my heart… You captured this wedding beautifully!

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