Sometimes you meet someone, and you JUST KNOW without a shadow of a doubt, that they were destined to be in your life. That is how I felt when I first met Maddie. This darling ray of sunshine walked into my life the day we did her uber girly 21st birthday shoot (see it here)..which was one of my favorite sessions in the history of EVER. Before long, we were taking a girls trip to the beach for the weekend, with the friends that introduced us..(yay Bri & Tami!) I feel so blessed that I could take part in photographing her and Aarons engagements and of course, wedding. Their families welcomed us with open arms..and their wedding was very “home grown” and cozy..as is took part in Aarons cherry orchards on his family’s property..and the reception was across the street at a neighbors barn. Umm…steal my heart.
Maddie and Aaron met while working at a pizza shop in Lodi. While working the same shift…. Aaron used to hide in the freezer and prank call Maddie on the shops telephone. If that is not the beginning of an awesome love story, I don’t know what it:)
Aaron and Maddie were ok with their wedding not being totally traditional….from having an ice cream bar instead of traditional cake, to serving heavy appetizers instead of a sit-down dinner, it was “them”. The decor and vibe of the entire night reflected who they are….and all the decorations were either borrowed from family members, or were already owned by Maddie or her mom (and yes….I pretty much wanted to move into that barn once I saw how they bedazzled and transformed it with plants and chandeliers:) They wanted this day to be about thanking every person in their life that has brought them to where they are today….and oh how they succeeded.
Maddie + Aaron…I am over the moon in love with every little part of my journey with you two. Never stop prank calling each other from pizza freezers…or being each others best friend:) XO