A few months ago I met Alyssa, and we pretty much hit it off instantly. Maybe it’s because we both have an art background and love design, but I think also because we both love to chit chat about everything and we just click so well. She told me about the man of her dreams, Wesley, and how he was serving in Afghanistan right now. I could tell how much she loved him and missed him. Then she told me about how she was planning her dream wedding at Disneyland and her love for Disney. Originally she booked me for their wedding for this September, but then I received an email about Wesley not being able to come back in time for the September wedding, so it was moved to next year. Then they decided that when he did come back this year for R&R they would get married first and renew their vows again next year. But with the uncertainty of the military, the dates kept changing. But finally we got one date sort of set in stone, May 28, 2011, which also happened to be the day that Alyssa would also graduate from Biola University. What a day for them and the whole family! First a graduation ceremony in the morning, then a wedding ceremony.
I met up with the couple in the evening at Downtown Disney, Anaheim, to first do an engagement session with them. This cute couple surely did make my job easy. The key, I think, to great pictures, is to have the couple not see each other for months, then every shot you get turns out to be the most romantic picture….haha! Alyssa was a little shy at first, but then with Wesley there she forgot about my camera for a sec Afterwards we met up with her family and we did a quick, under the radar, ceremony under the Fantasia Hat. They said their own vows, exchanged rings, and now their dreams had come true, they were finally together forever! Thank you Alyssa and Wesley for inviting me to share your special day!
“Once in awhile in the middle of ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale.”