The Story Behind this Image is one of Passion, Art and an Amazing Bride!
The wedding being hosted at the Luxury Hotel, The Historic Mission Inn & Spa, in Riverside CA., was terrific! Me and my [real] Bride - Erica was preparing for the reception.
We saw this awesome walk way and immediately jumped into the light! Eager and Awesome "she" struck this pose. And in one frame: we captured an iconic image.
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"For the Love of Life, Art and Memories"
I am grateful that my weddings span Cultures. It is exciting because LOVE, the kind that unites those in love is Universal.
This amazing Habesha Wedding, rich in African culture and tradition, spanned two full days. In the midst of family reunion and marital union, there was the Regal Grandmother of the Bride (who flew in from East Africa). I was smitten!
I know my assignment: my Bride and Groom. But how could I resist getting an elegant portrait of my Brides 90+ year old grandmother - I couldn't! With moments to spare, I waited patiently. This portrait WAS NOT POSED by the way. I just sat across the room and waited...
Within that moment, I captured a memory and a moment that will last generations. The expression and skin tone. Her wedding day attire and the texture. And the stories in her face. By far my most precious Portrait of the Year - at a spectacular wedding. Oh, wait a minute! Almost forgot. And there there was the wedding...
My couple, Mike and Anne, were able to secure my Artistic service at the last possible moment: we met on Wednesday – the wedding was on Saturday! Yes, the same week. Their scheduled photographer notified them Monday (of that week) that he was not able to do their wedding (circumstances totally beyond his control).
Anne reviewed www.TheVisualArtistStudios.com and loved the work (this is the basis of how I begin my service to my amazing clients). If my client(s) love the Art, then all else is negotiable. The wedding location was the The Chart House Restaurant – Redondo Beach, CA, literally at the Beach.
My Bride wanted something Beautiful, Dramatic and Epic. So here are our elements: Beautiful Bride, Custom Wedding Dress and the Pacific Ocean on a Summer morning. The result: The Visual Artist Studios – Signature Portrait.
And of course there was the wedding...
Nicole Lazo, Event Sales Manager
Chart House Restaurant – Redondo Beach, CA
Jerry A. Lewis