Marco + Samantha // Downtown Wedding

 
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Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Menendez.

Jesse and I had the honor of photographing Samantha and Marco’s wedding this month, and we were so thrilled to get to spend the day capturing the memories these two shared with their friends and families. Sami and Marco are a pair that we knew were warm, kind-hearted people from the moment we met them, and I feel over our time together we’ve not only had two wonderful clients, but also made two sweet friends.

The getting ready process always comes with a little bit of chaos and usually causes stress, but I loved seeing Sami’s calm demeaner and the good-natured attitudes she and her bridesmaids all had as they just shared in the fun of getting their hair and makeup done together by the ladies from Tease HTX. Jesse helped me nail some of the initial detail shots (check out her SHOES guys) before heading off to photograph the fellas getting ready. I settled down with the ladies as they got the final touches done before Sami had to get in her dress. Finally it was go-time. There were about ten thousand buttons, so getting the dress on was a STRUGGLE. There were definitely a few laughs shared as her mom, stepmom, and maid of honor went about buttoning the dress, and in the end we were finally able to make sure Sami’s dream dress was perfect for her to walk down the aisle in. Before we headed to the venue, I got to capture the incredibly sweet moment of her father seeing her for the first time. This kind of memory is so special and usually makes me “awwww” about a thousand times when I get to look through the pictures later. Thanks for almost making me cry you two!

The ceremony was held at Nouveau Antique Art Bar, and Jesse and I watched as their bridal party came down the aisle, the tail end towing Sami and Marco’s adorable son Lucas in a wagon that said “Here Comes the Bride”. Sami’s dad escorted her down the aisle to a waiting and smiling Marco, and they exchanged vows in a heartfelt ceremony in front of their families and friends. Afterwards we photographed their portraits and family photos together, and then captured all the fun events and dancing that took place over the rest of the night. Jesse and I loved seeing the joy in the faces of everyone as the celebrations went on, and being there to capture everything right up to their incredible send off was such a wonderful experience for us.

We know there are so many amazing adventures ahead of you Marco and Sami, and we wish you both and your beautiful son the happiest life anyone could ever ask for. You three deserve it and we can’t wait to watch your journey together as a family.

 

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We’re so happy for you Marco and Sami and we wish your little family the most beautiful future together!