This past week I took a trip to California to attend one of my really good friend's wedding. But, more than that, I was also the hired photographer. I've known Eric since I was a little guy running around playing soccer in the Maryland area. After only a few practices our families became close. The power of soccer.
We've remained friends even though I headed off to college in the Northeast and he remained in Maryland. Whenever I'm in the area I make it a point to visit with him and his family and we always have a great time.
So, when I got the news that he was getting married soon and wanted to see if I would be the photographer I didn't hesitate at all. I've only been to California a couple times before, but had never been to the San Luis Obispo area. Being an explorer by nature that also really intrigued me. We sorted everything out and before I knew it I was getting packed and ready to make my journey.
When I saw my friend and his family it felt like I hadn't seen them in ages and like I had come home of sorts. So as the day approached I had a chance to admire some of the scenery there and feel the California vibe. The day prior to the wedding I went to the rehearsal and was able to scope out some areas that would be nice and just get a sense of how things might go.
Then, the day arrived..
And that is where I begin the story of their wedding day:
And they danced the night away as husband and wife!!