Annie and David met at Franciscan University where I go to school. I got to become friends with both of them as we overlapped for two years.
I can truly say these two are both so happy and joyful people. I always have a fun time when I’m around them, and it was no different for their wedding day. I had a lot of fun being around them, their family and friends on their big day.
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Meg + Steve, where do I begin?
I first met Meg my freshmen year of college, her senior year. I didn’t meet Steve until a little over a year ago when I was out in Denver for another wedding.
I can’t say enough great things about these two. They bring the best out of each other, and they put Christ at the center of their lives. You can see it by just being around them.
Before viewing this next photo, click on this link and listen to Lord, I Need You by Matt Maher feat. Audrey Assad.
This was my favorite part of the whole day, definitely one of the highlights from the day. So good!
One of the wedding guests put it best when he said “I think Mr. Nepil is Jay Gatsby”. Mr. Nepil is his father and best man. It was so cool to see what an awesome friendship they have. Steve said how he didn’t want to have him as the best man because it’s a family tradition but because he’s really the person he looks up to the most.
Elizabeth + Fernando’s wedding brought me to Dearborn, MI about 25 minutes from Detroit, MI. I spent most of the morning with Elizabeth and her family at her house that she grew up in. It was really important for her to get ready there, and it was special for me to be there on her big day. Fernando and the guys got ready at a bed and breakfast. His family rented out the house for the week which was really cool because it made it more like home then if they got ready at a hotel.
I didn’t know either sides of the family going into the day, but came out with great friends on both sides! It was truly a wonderful day from start to finish.
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In between my wedding photography, I try to get some traveling in depending on where my weddings take me. My last wedding was in San Diego so I made a Pacific Coast Adventure out of it and traveled north after the wedding. I visited friends in Coronado, LA, and San Francisco.
I stayed with some awesome people in SF for three days, where I really got to explore the city for the first time on foot. My philosophy with exploring a new city is // if you have the time, walk to wherever you want to go. That way you really get a feel for the city and the people who live there. Like I really didn’t know how diverse each neighborhood in the Bay Area was. Also I didn’t know that in the month of July it’s actually pretty cold in SF compared to Southern California. The fog that floated over my head for most of the trip was very interested, during the summer months is when it is most common to spot the thick fog.
While walking through Golden Gate Park, I saw these beautiful red woods and found this stump and thought it would be perfect for a self portrait.
I had to go visit some of the big name coffee shops including Sightglass, Four Barrel and Blue Bottle Coffee. All three have great spaces and tasty coffee. I really recommend going to the Mint Plaza Blue Bottle Coffee if your ever in the Bay Area. They are the only Blue Bottle with a full food menu and a five-light siphon bar manufactured in Japan, which you have the barista make your coffee right in front of you using the two glass chambers to brew coffee. It really looks like a science experiment!