Alex + Candace
Their love story:
Meeting at 17 Alex and Candace grew up together. Together they rented their first home in Olinda, then moved to Boston. Traveled around Europe, and decided it was time to come home. They missed their friends and family... so sold mostly everything we accumulated, packed up our pitbull Quila who we brought from Maui, tied down camping gear food and essentials on the roof, and camped across the US from east to west until we made it to LA. Shipped over our car and we were back in Maui. We knew we were ready for Julian before we were married because we committed to each other a long time ago. But after having Julian I guess something changed and we wanted to feel whole so we decided to make it official. This New Years made 9 years together!!!
Wedding day Shinagins:
Meeting Candace at her hotel room at the four seasons, I got to capture some candids of her and her girls getting ready, then we headed to a spot I picked out for their first look. Candace said she wanted her son to be there to help cool their nerves. And I couldn't be happier to capture both Alex and Julian as they saw Candace for the first time. The photo of them walking away from the first look is one of my favorites, the lighting was totally in my favor.
Let me just recap on one of the key parts of this wedding. Watching Candace go down the aisle and watching everyone else cry I started to get a little weepy.... I was just so taken by everyone's reaction I felt my chest get big. You know the feeling. The estate was right across the street from Big Beach so we left the ceremony to capture some sunset shots and get our toes in the sand. Headed back to the venue to dance the night away. I left that wedding feeling so full in my heart.