Well here we are! We are already 4 months into the new year and wedding season is upon us! It’s lighter later, the weather is warmer, and everything is in bloom and more and more weddings are happening every weekend. I had the pleasure of photographing my 1st wedding of the year just a few weeks ago. Janet and Matthew got married on a beautiful spring day at Galleto Ristorante in downtown modesto. I was really excited to shoot their wedding not only because I had never shot a wedding at this particular venue, but I also was excited to work with these 2 again. I had already the pleasure of photographing these 2 during their engagement session and ever since then, I have looked forward to photographing their wedding. These two were just adorable together and Janet looked absolutely STUNNING the entire day. Here are my favorites from their special day. Enjoy!
Janet is head of the Chanel makeup counter in San Jose and obviously loves what she does so I tried to incorporate what she loves into her detail shots.This photo was so special to me. It was right after Janet’s bridesmaids zipped her dress up and Janet just took a deep breath and smiled. She finally knew it was really her big day!
Janet and Matthew decided to do a 1st look before the ceremony. Matthew was so nervous before seeing her, but as soon as he did, you could see all his nerves just disappear. It was so awesome to capture such a special moment.Janet was just absolutely stunning in her wedding dress. Not to mention, she was so excited to take photos not only with Matthew, but by herself. Such a natural beauty!Matthew works at the perfume department at Nordstroms and collected a TON of sample bottles for over a year so they could be the favors to their guests! Such a fun and unique idea for favors!Galletto’s food not only looked beautiful, but tasted beyond amazing! Everyone could not stop talking about how delicious everything was.Matthew decided to show off his dance moves before retrieving the garter.As usual, DJ jason from Sounds in Motion got the crowd moving like crazy out on the dance floor!
As usual, I kidnapped the couple for a few minutes while their guests kept dancing to get some night shots.The end of the night was perfect. There were only a few guests left and Janet and Matthew got back on the dance floor while their guest showered them in confetti and bubbles. Perfect end to the night!