01 April 2008

SARAH.AND.JARED.::.THEIR.STORY.

they met on a plane. he talked her ear off. it worked.

although i hadn't actually met the bride and groom before this weekend, sarah & jared charmed me with their warm and appreciative hearts. i have to say, as an artist and a person, i am blessed when people see the beauty in what i create, and even more so, am honored when people value who i am. and like i said, though i had not met sarah & jared until the day prior to their nuptials, i felt that they truly cared about the part i would play in their story. so thank you, sarah & jared. and thank you cepeda & forbus families.

the day started, relaxed in a hotel room in dana point, looking out over an answer to prayer: clear skies. both families had come together, over the course of the week, from numerous states, to celebrate as these two pledged their lives. and as the hour grew near, the same serene ambiance permeated our every step... no anxious thoughts... no frantic planning... just love.

i hope you two enjoyed your stay at the st regis, and i pray you are able to find the time and resources to make that trek to africa. you have blessed my heart with your gratitude, and i hope the images i captured can repay the kindness you have spread over carlie and myself.

here are some of my favs from sarah & jared's special day...


attention to detail...
dad couldn't resist...

i always tell my clients to do what is comfortable.  sarah was a little modest, so rather than getting all up in their grill, i asked jared to sneak a kiss behind sarah's stunning bouquet.


i couldn't resist... carlie renee & me goofing off.  my new mustache.  and a little head squish.
have a safe trip back north mr. & mrs. cepeda.  i can't wait to hear the stories to come... [and make sure to check back tomorrow for some slide show action]

18 comments:

  1. WOW!! Seriously!!!EVERY shot is so beautiful!!
    Amazing job on these!!

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  2. SO gorgeous! I love the detail shots. But, they are all so AWESOME!!!!
    Great job!

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  3. Amazing details! I also love the two subtle shots of them on the beach! Great job!

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  4. rockin it gabriel!! lovin your deet shots man! where can i get a stach like that ;)

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  5. stach found at your local 'green thumb'

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  6. Yeah!! You are so rockin it!!!!!
    ~Amy

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  7. Pretty sick, gabriel. The color in that bouquet/kiss shot was so rich.

    This reminds me of all the weddings we've shot on the beach. . .in kansas city. . . .oh wait. (jealous)

    Jeremy

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  8. This is wonderful! I especially love that bouquet shot. :) wow!

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  9. beautiful!! the color is awesome.

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  10. cool shots! great job guys! -candice

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  11. Love all the shots!!! Congratulations Sarah & Jared!

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  12. Awesome shoots man... Great job I love all of them... Keep it up!!!

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  13. Gabriel and Carlie. You two are GREAT! We were honored that you were a part of the wedding and we can't wait to see the rest of the pictures. The florist wants to use the bouquet shot for their marketing...nice work! The St. Regis was amazing and married life is a dream come true. Talk to you soon. Jared and Sarah Cepeda!

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  14. awesome job. i love the bouquet shot!-Aaron

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  15. these last two weddings... just wow. I agree with someone (on the other wedding's comments maybe?) that you have really 'found' your style and have settled into something amazing. Again, WOW!

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  16. So sweet! I like how you captured them as they are... also sick detail shots

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  17. I wonder if that last comment posted. The new wedding photos are great, The colors at the beach are pretty amazing. Great job!

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