Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ariana + Dany | long beach, ca

I have tried to sum up the experience shooting Ariana and Dany's wedding but often found myself at a loss for words. Their love is pure.. simple..and contagious. It deserves to remain unexplainable without attributing any labels or cheapening it's power by attaching words to the emotion. But I can tell you that I RARELY see a man look at his girlfriend, fiance, or bride with the same sparkle and utter adoration that is obvious in Dany's eyes. I saw the complete definition of adoration in every interaction between the two of them.

The priest said something during the ceremony that I haven't forgotten...
"30 years from now you may drive the same car, have the same crappy job, live in the same two bedroom apartment, but if you have Ariana by your side... that's success."
Isn't that so true? It isn't about accolades, accomplishments, or tangible perishable commodities. It is about something inexplainable, undeniable, and ultimately unavoidable.

:)


Ariana's nephew was overwhelmed with emotion





After the ceremony we ran back to the house because Dany just wanted to carry his new bride over the threshold. Dany bought this house, fixed it up and then proposed to Ariana in it. Now they will begin their new life there...







And a slideshow too! **click here**


A HUGE special thanks to Abi for joining me on this wedding. Working with her brings a smile to my face every time.

13 comments:

Annie said...

The photos of the nephew are so touching - got all choked up. Beautiful photos.

Krista Photography said...

Yeah, the series with her nephew totally made me cry... love it!

Team Yu Photography said...

girl, you are seriously rocking my socks off with your images!

ohana photographers-david and kimi said...

you are beyond amazing. BEYOND!!!!

erica sergio said...

love the third shot with the nephew ... so sweet! um.. you're awesome.

Ryel j Photography said...

So beautiful!!! Your work is stellar!

Lydia said...

Love the emotion in all your pictures! You really captured the essence of the day!

andrew said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! As always, great work Shy!

Yuka photo art said...

Beautiful work!!!!!My favorite- b/w photos...

Sandra Salisbury said...

beautiful SHYLA!!! I love the house shot! your lighting is A M A Z I N G !!!!

Jasmine said...

Love this wedding! I love the threshold picture! :)

Kristen Gardner Photography said...

So beautiful. I love that you capture an image of the couple at their new home! Awesome job.

Aaron Thomason said...

The bride alone shot is WPPI all the way! WOWWERS

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