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Isabel & Marcus

Une histoire d'amour de mariage

“She always had that about her, that look of otherness, of eyes that see things much too far, and of thoughts that wander off the edge of the world.” Joanne Harris

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A Gift

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Today is a gift….. Beautiful and free

This morning i was awakened by the song of birds and the early sun 
rising over the ridge to say hello through my window. It seemed-the morning was asking me to remember this, remember to breath and take in the moments that await you….

Today is a gift and within it holds Freedom…. a chance to leave a lasting touch on this couples beginning, to create, interact with others, to take in the happiness within Love & Freedom.

Love is Such a beautiful gift

What I love about weddings is the momentum – the process of building a celebration from the first meeting and sharing ideas, dreams, images and emotions  — to the actual day of prep, loading, unloading, calculated structures – the MacGyver thought moments –  “how are we going to hang this heavy fabric from a tree?” Its the muscle and grit of actually creating it all on the day and succeeding to tell another love story. I am – as some of you may already know – a sucker for ceremonies. I savor the moments of IDo’s

and i relish in the captured moments of fulfilled vision, future dreams, a spin on the dance floor and the last cheer of the night.

“I fell in love hard” she said, “I knew it when i first laid eyes on him. He captured my heart and mind and i was gone”

“She is my first thought in the morning and my last thought as i lay my head down on my pillow, i am completely unfettered around her, but all together myself with her by my side. I look for her face in a crowd and listen for her sound across the room.”

This had to be the cutest guest sign in idea 



Weddings are my thing…i love them, create and breath into them.


and after all the details are in place,,,my heart and soul loves to linger in the moments…you will find me deep in thought and in need of peace & quiet to reflect upon creating, gathering & styling. I love to escape with a glass of wine in hand and candles glowing, we (pepper, tedders and Jim) hang out in my hubs surf hut, take a load off, reflect and breath the gift of this day. Watch the sun go down and dream.

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Dans l'œil des spectateurs

What is it about photographers who have that amazing touch to
capture those moments we live in and want to relive?  They seem to be invisible patron saints that blend into the walls of the room and conversation.  They are welcomed in to stages of our most important seasons of our lives and are only noticeable when the sound of their shutter flicker goes off and then you realize….

“oh man, what was i doing when they took that photo” 

and then,,,,after much review and editing….the moments of our lives, the moments we didn’t realize the camera had captured that quick look in our eyes or that soft gesture or movement of a hand. All the little details that make such a big impact on that moment in time…frozen in paper… before us….as a printed emotion- that moment, thought, smell, music…it all comes whispering back to us.
A few of my favorite moments – captured by my amazing and talented patron saints that quietly blend are here and i wish to 
 – Thank you talented photographers for your enduring, compassionate eye, quick finger on the trigger  and choice of edit lighting
…all together—-leaves me breathless.

Chelsea Maras photography
blossom blue photography
mike villa photography
Michelle johnnson photography
Blaire nicole photography
Sara weaver photography
Hoffman photography
Meagan Ramirez photography
Bella Photography

I hope you enjoy these moments as much as i have.

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