Picture it. Gilroy 2019… It was complete darkness. Ha! Just Kidding (can you tell I’ve been watching a lot of The Golden Girls lately? LOL!). Okay, it wasn’t a complete joke. The morning of Christina and Paul’s Gilroy, CA wedding was gorgeous. A perfect morning and then the power went out! Yes, you read that right. Gilroy had a massive power outage the morning of the wedding. The hotel we were all in had no power, the wedding venue had no power and most of the city was out as well. When we called the venue they told us they weren’t exactly sure what to do because this had never happened in Gilroy (talk about nerve racking!). The power was out for almost two hours! Christina did an amazing job of staying calm. The sane “You shouldn’t stress over what you can’t control” was SO true that morning. Thankfully the power came back on and Christina’s hair and make up ladies were rock stars because nothing ran late due to the power outage.
The past year God has truly blessed my business with incredible couples. He has truly chosen couples that have blessed me in more ways than I could have blessed them and Christina and Paul were one of those couples. They have become my friends and not just my clients.
When I first met Christina and Paul it was for their engagement session at Disneyland! These two were complete troopers, let me tell you. It was May 4th (may the 4th be with you day at Disneyland) it was almost 100 degrees that day and the park was crazy crowded. Maybe not the best for our first time meeting and taking photos but we had SO much fun getting to know each other and it was totally worth us being a sweaty mess at the end of it.
The last year Christina and I have been in constant contact and we got to know each other so well. We developed a friendship and when the morning of the wedding day came and the power went out I walked down to Christina’s room. Right after showing, no make up and in a t-shirt and jeans to give her a big hug and re-assure her it would all be totally fine. This is how comfortable we have become with one another. This is the type of relationship I love to have with my brides! A real friendship.
There was so many favorite moments from their wedding day that I can share but one of my favorite moments was when I ran into Christina’s parents in the elevator before I had actually started photographing the day. I recognized them from Christinas instagram post and introduced myself to them. Her mom immediately gave me a hug and started to talk to me as if she has known me for a full year as well! It was so incredibly sweet to be so loved and welcomed by her parents as soon as I mentioned who I was. Truly a blessing.
Christina and Paul, your wedding day was an absolute dream. I can’t thank you enough for choosing me to be part of your day. It’s so evident that you are so loved by your friends and family and I feel blessed to have been a small part of that love. I hope you are having an AMAZING time in Hawaii!