Dog lovers. Fans of South Park (the show). Two people who love to explore their local coffee shops and just be together. Believers in love and that love always wins. That love concurs all. Those are some of the type of people I want to have in my life. Not just as “clients”, but as friends. The type of couple I want to support far beyond the wedding day. Those people in this story, are Eric and Marisa. When they reached out to me, there was an instant connection. I loved their personality. I also fell in love with their taste in planning when they told me they were having their wedding at The Historic Post Office. Throughout the process, Marisa always checked in. Whether for advice, guidance, or updates, she kept me in the loop of the wedding day.
First impressions mean everything to me because I can tell if the process will be smooth and fun, or stressful. Marisa and Eric at their engagement session gave one that was good vibes only. Even though it was their first time in front of a professional camera, they nailed every aspect of posing. It was easy to see that Marisa was madly in love with Eric because snuggling was her favorite. The moments of them walking on the beach, running to me, showed me that Eric is easy going and loves to have fun. Adding a dog to the mix, just showed me that they are family oriented and were so excited to start their own family and grow with each other. Forever.
The Wedding Day
A cold fall evening with the sun flaring through lead to a beautiful day. This type of light outside gives way to beautiful natural light inside. Eric and Marisa were the perfect couple to try some new things in the photo posing world. We did a little bit of it all. Romance during the first look, Gatsby- vibe in the bridal suite, and all the gorgeous sunset veil shots you could think of after the ceremony. The layout of the wedding day made their day magical. Marisa and Eric had wonderful ideas for the details, including a donut tower (which was so delicious looking), greenery in the florals, and lovely roses made out of paper!! With words!! Talk about a great addition to the detail shots.
Reception came due and what a party it was! The stress from all the planning leading up to the day went away. Marisa and Eric enjoyed their food, the drinks, and really danced the evening away. I mean, Marisa had a lot of dollar bills thrown at her and she was not mad about it! Ha! You can find that photo in the gallery bellow.
Marisa and Eric, thank you so much for building a relationship with me. Since day one, you have made me feel more like a friend than a photographer. I love all the connections we have built since beginning of the year. From here on out, I look forward to following you both on your journey and growth as a husband and wife team. Congratulations and best wishes to you two, and Aria, of course!
Photographer: Dana Arnold Photography
Second Photographer: Cat DeLine Photography
Venue/Coordinator: The Historic Post Office
DJ: Smooth Moves DJ
Catering: The Grey Goose Restaurant
Dress: Blush Bridal
HMU: Best Face Forward
Flowers: Something Borrowed Blooms
Invites: Basic Invite
Donuts: Glazed Hampton
Sparklers: I love Sparklers