Months ago I met Jenna and Stuart and I was immediately drawn to their personalities. They are both fun loving individuals who want everyone around them to have a great time. They are the type of people that you want to be around, because you know that they will bring the party to them, no matter where they are.
I was asked to photograph Stuart’s surprise birthday party. Jenna had called me way in advance to make sure I could shoot it and to make sure that Stuart didn’t know what was going on. On the day of the party, Stuart was completely surprised… kinda. The party was going strong; Stuart was repeatedly surprised when he saw that many of his relatives from England had flown in to celebrate his birthday. Jenna had done a great job organizing it all. But what Jenna didn’t know was that Stuart had a little surprise of his own for his birthday. A short while later, Stuart gave his “thank you” speech to all of his guests followed by a marriage proposal to Jenna. Now, she was the one that was completely surprised. It was such a great day. I got to capture it all and I was smiling the entire time. Happiness was everywhere.
Going into their wedding, I knew that it was going to be an amazing party. Both Stuart and Jenna had smiles on their faces that wouldn’t go away. Stuart strolled into the ceremony to his favorite song “Some Kinda Rush” fist pumping, high five-ing, and dancing… like always, bringing the party! He really set the tone for the day. It was a day filled with fun, love, and energy and I will never forget it.
Thank you Jenna and Stuart for choosing us to be part of your day! We had such an amazing time. You made us feel like part of your family, especially when you gave us a shout out during your “thank you” speech. We are truly honored to have been part of such beautiful experience. We hope that you enjoy these images for the rest of your lives. We wish you a life full of fun, laughter, and love! -Joseph & Anna
You can see his energy in this photo.
A little bit of England and a little bit of America.
Loving the lines and contrasting colors in this shot!
Classic. Such a beautiful and honest moment.
Here are the girls bringing the energy too!
I told them to smile while I took this shot of their feet and they all did it.
It just doesn’t get much cuter than this.
Ahhhh- mazing details.
Gotta love the duck face.
Their love is on F-U-E-G-O. Love this shot.
The Maya Hotel in Long Beach is so amazing. Great location!
Bride and groom with the honor court.
Awesome dance between the bride and her father.
Absolutely in love with the bridge lights in Long Beach.
Anna and I with the bride. We couldn’t get the groom off of the dance floor for enough time to take a picture!
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