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James + Simòn | Castaic Wedding

What happens when you bring two strangers together to pose for what looks like the most important day of their lives?

James and Simòn (two complete strangers) readily agreed to be models for our very first mock-wedding shoot. It all started with the purchase of an unbelievably gorgeous $15 thrift store find. When I first bought it, I had no idea who would fit this dress (because of the particular measurements) but I had only one person in mind - Simòn.

As several months passed by, a photo contest emerged which inspired Jake to create some "Just the Groom" (one of the contest categories) shots. We promptly decided last-minute to pull together a wedding shoot in just a few days! We even bought three dresses for the shoot doubting that the thrift store dress would ever fit (which ended up fitting as if it were made for Simòn!!!). A huge shoutout to our wonderful models (James Manzo & Simòn Weber) and our extremely talented florist (Casey Miller from "The Red Letter Mill" - instagram: @theredlettermill)

So what does it look like when two complete strangers pose for what looks like the most important day of their lives? This is what it looks like.

Sarah + Justin | Thousand Oaks Wedding

One of my very first photography projects in college was to practice window lighting. I photographed some beautiful sisters who were graciously willing to come model for me during the midst of a busy school season! That was my first time visiting Strathearn Historical Park and Museum and I knew it wouldn't be my last!

Jake and I had an absolute blast during Sarah and Justin's wedding. There was SO much contagious laughter throughout the day and I'm sure you can see that just by looking through these sweet moments! The selfless love that these two displayed for each other, their family and friends, and most of all God was so encouraging. We are thankful to have been a part of their day and that we had the opportunity to be able to tell their story.