It is so nice to shoot wedding for people that you already know, especially if you have shot two other weddings in their families. This is the case for this wedding. I met Katherine when I shot Kelli + Dave’s wedding (Katherine is Dave’s sister), then I shot Kelli’s sister, Shannon when she got married to Jerome. So when I got an email from Katherine, we already know each other, and the process so simple and smooth. We talked about the wedding, and decided that they are going to have me shoot their wedding by myself. This is definitely not the norm, but with 28 total guests and half of them I already know pretty well, I’m up for the challenge.
It was definitely a close-knit family & friends gathering, every single person was there to support them. Their friend, James got himself ordained to marry Katherine + Darrin, and another friend sang a couple of songs for the ceremony and reception (first dance). To me, the highlight of the ceremony was when Katherine + Darrin recited a poem that they love in both English and Spanish.
Katherine + Darrin are made for each other and they share so much love towards each other. I know it sounded corny, but I can see how well they fit when they are together. It’s true. I would find them having an intimate dance by themselves while people are eating and talking, to the background music. They seem to be able to appreciate the time that they spend together, no matter where they are. This post is all about the moments and the things that define Katherine + Darrin.
Congratulations again Katherine + Darrin, and for the Johnson & Carlson (and Goss) families, thank you so much for your kindness and hospitality! Always great to see you all.
I love this moment during the first look. I knew Darrin was nervous about meeting Katherine for the first time that day in her wedding dress, and he couldn’t contain himself. It is apparently true that you look your best at your wedding day :)
That weekend was an especially hectic weekend in San Diego, with the Airshow going on, and everything else. On the way to the ceremony site, we were diverted to a small winding road and I managed to squeeze this shot of their car through my car’s interior mirror (I don’t condone this action for anyone.. ) :)
Katherine’s dad giving her a big hug after walking her down the aisle.
Love this moment between Katherine + Darrin after they were officially married…
Katherine + Darrin’s dads getting down on some Led Zeppelin tunes