Monday, July 25, 2011

Taber Ranch Capay Valley Wedding (Ryan & Julie's First Look)


Julie & Ryan had one of the sweetest, most romantic first looks I have ever witnessed. As soon as Ryan laid eyes on his soon to be wife, he began to exclaim in the softest, sweetest tone, "Oh, sweetie! You are so beautiful! You are SO beautiful! You are so BEAUTIFUL!" They hugged and held hands and chattered back and forth, wanting to hear about each others day. (How cute is that? "I want to hear about your day!!!" Adorable!) They were SO excited to get married. They were so happy to see each other, and so centered in the presence of each other. It was a beautiful moment, and it's a moment both of them will get to carry with them always, in addition to the glory of their ceremony. I was so privileged to be there to bear witness to their love, and the moment and memorialize it for them. It's moments like these that really make me an advocate of First Looks... This moment was so much more special, dear and sacred. It was an extension of their ceremony, and just as precious. And now, Ryan & Julie have not one, but two special moments from their wedding day- when they saw each other in that olive grove with only the jack rabbits and sunshine for an audience, and again in front of family and friends as Julie ascended the aisle with her dad. That is amazing!

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...from their ceremony...

The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


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5 comments:

Pia said...

Oh my - how beautiful they both are! You can see how much they totally adore eachother. Thank you for reminding me that there is love and beauty in this world. My wonderful country is not as safe and sound as it was a few days ago. Norway is not the same anymore. But still - there is love in the world. Thanks!

LAA said...

Gorgeous couple! Heart her bouquet!

En Route Photography said...

One of the reason why I decided to become a wedding photographer is to experience moments like that! ;) Beautiful picture!
xxx

Gabby
http://enroute-blog.com/

bridechic said...

Where was this gorg wedding? The landscape looks familiar. Love her dress. It looks like voile or cotton.

Marie Photographie said...

I love the airy feel to these, just beautiful! I'm so happy to have stumbled upon your blog!

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