“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
― Pablo Neruda
I have been photographing weddings here in the Reno/Tahoe area for over a decade now, in fact my very first wedding was back in 1998, shortly after I graduated High School, so suffice it to say that I have seen many many people in love commit their lives to each other. I ADORE weddings, and I have a deep reverence for the institution of marriage itself (going on 15 years married to the man of my dreams). There is something so life affirming and beautiful about being a part of that day. Being present when two people who have, by some divine miracle, managed to find that one person in the whole world who was made just for them, who compliments them so perfectly, declare publicly that they cannot imagine their future without one another is a true honor! Being chosen to capture that day, to record every detail and preserve it for future generations, to create images that will forever evoke memories of that one special day, is beyond an honor, there are no words! I take my job so seriously, I realize how important what I do is to the people who hire me and when I get to work with clients as special and beautiful inside and out as Nicole and Charles, well I just have to pinch myself, because I am so blessed! I cannot count how many times dear Nicole thanked me on her wedding day and since, she is beyond graceful and a true delight! Charles and Nicole are headed towards a bright and truly lovely future together, and I just thank God they allowed me to be a small part of the day they said “WE DO”!
Please enjoy the photos here as well as a short slideshow I have created for Nicole and Charles. In addition to our work, at the bottom of this post you will find their highlight video by Danny S Films, and may I say WOW, I am blow away by this amazing video, Danny nailed it big time and I am so blessed to share his beautiful work!