I met Emily in college while we were both working toward our music degrees. When she asked me to photograph her wedding, I was so honored! July 31st, 2015 was such a fun (and hot) summer day filled with love in the air. The location couldn’t have been more perfect for this special event. With it being known as the first courthouse in Southern California, the Old Orange County Courthouse easily represented the style of this couple. I had some fun photographing Emily prior to the ceremony, while simultaneously keeping her hidden from Taylor. Once it became time to complete the paperwork, we made sure to have both the bride and groom complete it separately, to ensure that the first look would take place down the aisle. Accompanied by their closest friends and family, they had a beautiful ceremony where they exchanged rings and silently read each other’s vows.
The reception was an absolute blast! Hosted in their friend's backyard, it felt like a meaningful and intimate party. The delicious food was provided by Avila’s El Ranchito, and the music had the crowd immediately dancing the night away. A delicious cake and cupcakes by Sharon Chipres were displayed in the front where they enjoyed the first bite and also shared a beautiful toast. It was a very unique, intimate, and romantic wedding that I am glad to have been a part of. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Brooks!