I am so excited to share some of my favorite images from Paloma and Dave's wedding. When I received the call from Paloma's sister explaining that she was calling on behalf of her sister, I was a little confused Paloma and Dave are both Officers in the U.S. Navy and due to deployment it made wedding planning a little hard. Of course, at the moment I was speaking with Paloma's sister, Lupe' I was trying to wrap my head around how we were going to pull this off. See, one of the things that is most important to me is that I am a good fit for the couple that I am photographing. We basically get to interview one another-this was a little unusual in that I would not be meeting Paloma until the day of her bridal shoot and then not meet Dave until just before the wedding. After speaking with Lupe' at length about Paloma's vision and all the details that were important to her, I knew immediately that we would be a good match.
Paloma's Spanish heritage is very important to her and honoring her mother's legacy was of the utmost importance. From the fan that her mother carried, to the family Bible, to the colors she chose for her special day...each element honored her mother and their heritage.
Dave's family is just as proud and as luck would have it from the same area that my husband's family is from in South Carolina. So, needless to say, I knew we would hit it off and creating memories for them would be easy breezy. I loved laughing with them!!!
I am by no means near finishing up their proofing gallery, but honestly I couldn't hold these particular images hostage any longer. I know that the Cantu-Lankford families have been on pins and needles so I had to get these posted soon.
The beginning of the selection includes some shots I was able to take during the reception-I am posting the at the beginning to just give you a little taste of the connection between these two love birds. Keep in mind, it was apparent that Paloma didn't see Dave before the ceremony...so his reaction being captured by my assistant, Neha Patel was AHHHHMAZING!!!
Paloma and Dave-you guys are an incredible couple. I admire the two of you immensely...congratulations on a wonderful life together. I look forward to your one year anniversary photo session! xox Nikki