Sunday, July 28, 2013

ERIKA + VICTOR gladys porter zoo wedding | brownsville, texas

Erika and Victor's wedding joined my summer schedule almost at the very last minute. Two weeks prior to the wedding date, I met Erika to discuss wedding photography. While we met in June and I was aware that her wedding was in July, it did not dawn on me until we were planning her engagement session that the wedding day was quickly approaching. For some reason, my sense of time during the summer is not as sharp as I thought. The days of summer, while long, seem to pass quicker than I thought. 

Guests at a wedding I photographed early in June, Victor and Erika were meant to be one of my wedding couples. After meeting with both of them, I honestly felt like I had known them a lot longer than a mere two weeks! Every time I spoke with Erika I kept feeling like I knew her from somewhere before. Careful thought and consideration led me to realize that she reminded me so much of one of my favorite co-workers from the law firm. 

Victor and Erika have dated for over ten years! These newlyweds were finally ready to tie the knot and celebrate with a proper wedding. As the only daughter in her family, Erika planned a beautiful wedding that her parents could be proud of. Victor is caring, charismatic, and completely in love with Erika. While both of their personal vows during the ceremony were heartfelt, Victor's were written with a little bit of comic book humor. 

It was very special to witness these two get married as it was evident all of their guests had long awaited this moment. Congratulations Erika and Victor!!!

I had an amazing time at their wedding and loved the fact that we were treated very special at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas for their wedding portraits. Thank you to the Gladys Porter Zoo and to the Bride and Groom along with the bridal party for their cooperation. Erika and Victor, thank you for allowing me to photograph your wedding. Congratulations again, be blessed!

Special thank you to Joe Rokxs Entertainment, the DJ services, for sharing the timeline with me at the last moment! And to my friend Monica, of M. Perdomo Photography, for lending me her wide angle lens at the very last minute. Thank you!!!

Friday, July 26, 2013

ROSA + CALIXTO villa de cortez wedding | weslaco, texas

I panicked immediately following the Boston marathon incident and emailed Rosa and Calixto to make sure they were out of harm's way. Currently from Boston, Calixto is a South Texas native who fell in love with his Peruvian princess, Rosa. They agreed to marry in Calixto's home town and decided on the lovely Villa de Cortez in Weslaco, Texas as the location of their reception.

I met Rosa and Calixto about two months prior to their wedding date. They were in South Texas planning their summer wedding and I could not have been happier to meet them. After our initial consultation they hired me and I added them to my summer schedule. A very special thank you to Karen and Leo from Palacios Photography for the referral! 

Rosa is soft spoken, intelligent, and a classy woman in its true essence of the word. She likes organization and was on top of her wedding planning. Calixto provides a perfect balance to her demeanor, acting as a comic to make Rosa smile. The two of them together make a great pair and it was evident that their love for one another is based on a deep and intimate level. 

These two were a pleasure to work with and I am glad that I was able to photograph such a special day for them. Rosa and Calixto, congratulations on your marriage!

Being from Boston, Rosa picked an absolutely beautiful vintage Priscilla of Boston wedding gown and adorned it with a brand new, rhinestone encrusted waist sash. Her bridal attire was impeccable. Lest not forget the groom, he cleaned up really well. Together, they look very much the fairy tale part. 

It should be noted that this ceremony was a slightly different from all of the other wedding ceremonies I have photographed. Being from originally from Peru, Rosa's heritage was definitely included in this South Texas Catholic ceremony. It was a beautiful new experience for me as an individual and as a wedding photographer. Thank Rosa and Calixto! 

Special thank you to Joshua, my husband and business partner, who was my second shooter for the day. He did amazing and also fed me lunch ;) Thank you dear!!!

Happy Friday friends!