This post is part 5 of 5 posts highlighting some of my favorite images from my 2011 season, in honor of the best clients in the whole world – mine. As always, click on the individual images to see more from that wedding. Other posts: Best engagements, Best details, Best Wedding Parties, and Best Photojournalistic Moments.
Thank you to my 2011 brides and grooms for the absolute honor of letting me be your wedding photographer. I’ve learned so much from you guys. I’ll let the images below (mostly in random order) do the talking, but I’ve added tidbits here and there about what each couple’s story taught me about love.
Alyson and Allan showed me how love allows you to give freely to the community around you
Charlotte and James proved that love can survive long distances even at first sight
Pantila and Dan are two extremely generous and good people who deserve all the best the world can give them, because they give back so much
Dana pursued Melissa even though it almost seemed like a lost cause. Now they have their happily ever after
Marisa and Evan made everything work because they trusted each other. They also honored each of their family’s cultures and heritages
Jen and Joel proved that opposites do attract and work very, very well together. And that the best vows come from the heart
Blair and Josh showed me that much about being together is being able to make each other smile
Peter was Julia’s knight in shining armor
Nina and Ryan took their love global – and I’m talking Sydney, Australia to New York City. On their wedding day, I couldn’t help but notice them stealing glances at each other all the time and smiling
Apurva and Adam are an example of where best friends also make the best kind of life partners
Emma and Jason proved that even if you crash into each other in an intramural soccer game, you can still be together forever
For Tricia and Mike, love is about trying new things and new experiences together while also spending quality time with family
Lisa and Jeff hit it off from their very first date – their love is all about sharing and being involved in their common interests and exploring the world together
Love will conquer shyness, as shown by Nicole and Jonathan. Love is all about supporting one another
Joanne and Chris showed me that love is about understanding each other, inside and out
Amy and Malik love each other because they saw, very early on, how well they fit together – like puzzle pieces!
Jill and Than showed that love is all about mutual respect and humility, and enjoying life in a laid-back manner
Shreya and Anoop showed that love is being thankful for each other and supporting each other through crazy things – like a hurricane
Mengmeng and Shawn’s relationship showed me how much the right person can change your life
Kim and Evon are faithfully living out their vows, being there for each other through thick and thin
Unbelievable that this wraps it all up! I hope that these images brighten your lives as much as they do mine!
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Shang Chen Photography has rebranded to Saavedra Photography
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