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Courtney & Tomoji : Married

They met 10 years ago at church. They ran around in the same group forever. Their families knew each other. Trips among friends were taken together. Their faith and foundation of love was being built individually, but it was also their faith that brought them together. In one single year, they fell in love. No one planned it. No one even expected it. But, as Courtney’s father put it in his toast, it just made sense.

The day was filled to the brim with love. And at the center of it all was Courtney & Tomoji – calm as can be. When asked how she was staying so calm, she simply replied, “is there any other way to be?” No fuss. Just smiles, laughter and lots of hand holding. I couldn’t be more happy to have worked with such a beautiful couple. Their love is sweet and knowing that they found each other makes the world better. And with Ashleigh Taylor shooting alongside me, the day was perfect.

Courtney got ready in her childhood room. And her dog made sure she was part of all the action.

The boys limo was late to pick them up. Tomoji was so eager to see his bride, he hopped in a car to get to her. Who has time to wait for limos when you have a beautiful girl waiting for you?

Their reactions are priceless. LOVE first looks so much. There is a reason its a huge trend among couples these days. It’s just so intimate and special.

Work it Court! I fell in love with the ring bearer. He stole the show. You’ll see what I mean later.

A favorite ceremony shot. While the pastor was giving a blessing, Courtney & Tomoji giggled together at the altar. I mean, IS there anything sweeter? Seconds before they were to be announced, I grabbed a few frames. They were just so happy not to. As Courtney’s dad gave his toast, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Including me. It’s so beautiful to hear of a father’s love. So open, honest and very candid.

As the dance party got started, a circle was formed for people to show off their sweet dance moves. Out of nowhere, Gavin jumped in and gave his best performance. I told you he stole the show!

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  • ashleighMay 6, 2010 - 11:42 am

    yayyyy! love seeing these!!! they are awesome! thanks again for having me a long, it was a blast!!!!

  • JudieMay 6, 2010 - 11:44 am

    These are beautiful Ala!!

  • Gladys JemMay 6, 2010 - 1:31 pm

    LOVE the b&w you captured just before they were announced. lighting is gorge!!! and i want her puppy!

  • ChristinaMay 6, 2010 - 3:27 pm

    Ala- these are great shots and the little man is SO stinkin’ cute!

  • megan welkerMay 6, 2010 - 4:01 pm

    oh MY goodness!! That ring bearer is too cute!! What a sweet couple! Love it!

  • s h e r r yMay 6, 2010 - 7:49 pm

    These are awesome! 🙂 The ring bearer is ADORABLE! Haha.

  • LizziMay 6, 2010 - 9:50 pm

    Beautiful! Great job, Ala!

  • Megan HayesMay 15, 2010 - 8:28 am

    That ring bearer has got the moves!! How cute! Beautiful photos!

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