Wednesday, November 09, 2011

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Friday October 7th, 2011
Cory and Chris's Magical "Wedding on the Beach"

Words cannot describe what an absolute blessing it was to photograph this wedding. From the very beginning of the morning, Chris and Cory were so relaxed, gracious, and fun. And the weather was absolutely divine....reminding me of a summer day on the Big Island of Hawaii. The magic continued throughout the day from their private time in a secluded cove along the beach to the ceremony under a crystal blue sky beneath a driftwood canopy to dancing at the reception and body surfing in the afternoon....and who doesn't love body surfing?!

Any wedding where half the bridal party ends up shedding their clothes for wetsuits and getting joyfully slammed in the surf is my kind of a party!

Chris and Cory are truly blessed with a beautiful group of friends and family. Editing these pics has only made me feel closer to so many of the guests I had the opportunity to photograph. I was sad to leave at the end of the afternoon and gave several friends and family hugs at the end on my way out.

Cory and Chris have been an inspiration to me that weddings--like love--can be relaxed, fun events and that during the best times in life--as one of their signs advertised--"If you're not barefoot, then you're overdressed!"

I'm looking forward to continuing my connection with Chris and Cory in the coming years and watching their relationship continue to flourish. I would love to approach every day of my life with the same joy that I saw Chris and Cory basking in on their wedding day!
I've put together the Five Following Fabulous! Slideshows from Chris and Cory's Wedding:
1) Getting Ready/Chris and Cory's Love Pics
2) Group Pictures
3) Ceremony
4) Reception and Dinner
5) Bouquet, Garter Toss and Money Dance Reception

Please be patient and wait a few minutes for the slideshows to load. Also make sure when you click on "play" that the music is comes on (carefully and obsessively chosen by moi!). If it doesn't, then refresh your web page and click "play" again. Enjoy!

If you'd like to purchase prints or any other items from the following pictures then follow these steps:
1) Click on "gallery" in upper left hand corner of slideshow
2) Once in gallery, select photo you'd like to purchase
3) Roll cursor over upper lefthand corner of picture and select "buy." Choose prints or other products from there.

Getting Ready/Cory and Chris's Photo Shoot Slideshow/Gallery:

Group Pictures Slideshow/Gallery:

Ceremony Slideshow/Gallery:

Reception and Body Surfing Slideshow/Gallery:

Money Dance, Bouquet and Garter Toss Slideshow/Gallery:

Thanks again~

A huge thank you to Cory and Chris's Vendors:
Catering and Rentals: DJ's California Catering, Contact: Doug. Website:
Music: Coastal Events, Contact: James. Website:
Desserts: Gift of Kate Dunbar, owner of Petite Rêve Cafe and Chocolates. Website:
Coordination, Day-Of: Debbie Echevarria. Email:
Cory's sister Lauren made her bouquet and dress. Her website for her art is here: