Cristina Banuellos married her best friend, Zac Chatman, at the bautiful Wolf Lakes Park on Friday May 4, 2012.
It was a great wedding to be a part of and allow for creative juices to flow.....Cristina, or "Tinni" as her friends and family call her, had so many great touches of their personality involved that I never had a moment to put down the camera - there was a great shot available from every angle and special items to capture the entire night through!
Cristina had gotten all of her "Ladies" matching monogrammed dress shirts and pj shorts......we couldn't resist!!
(a little taste of "Risky Business")
Once the beaming bride was ready....yellow heels and all....we whisked her outside for her portraits......
I'm not too sure how many potential brides are reading this......but it is so important to have a bridal veil!!! Without one I believe a bride doesn't look complete...and with one look at the possibilities of great images! Endless!
Cristina had been telling me about this idea of shooting pics of her with a huge yellow balloon.....I thought "awesome!"
But when the wedding day arrived, no balloons! That is, until her soon-to-be father-in-law came strolling down the walkway with a great big yellow ballon in hand!
I am so pleased with Zac's pics here, because a groom on a regular day has enough on his mind...but Zac here had added responsibility of creatively decorating the entire ceremony area just minutes before we took these pictures...let alone the fact that it was super hot on this day.....but Zac was "cool" as ever!
Argyle socks anyone???? Someone always has to try and be different!
The guys tried their hand at a little shadow writing here....just for you Cristina!
The ceremony was lovely...and Zac really did a great job of decorating.
Once again...the veil!!!
Once they kissed we were off and had a blast taking more pics out behind the park!
(It was a little windy too)
Yes, those are her shoes in hand as a silhouette on the balloon.....
So I happened to see something kinda like this on....yes, Pinterest...but I have to say I like my version better!
It's more than obvious that Cristina is also a big fan of Pinterest.....and I have to say she executed each idea beautifully!!
ceramic owls and birds, hand made grey and yellow everything, chalkboards...you name it, she did it!
Is it just me? But I want to squeal with excitement when I see these bubble shots....and I think I might have squealed a little when I was taking them too!
I love these stairs....only Wolf Lakes! That goes for the docks...and the lanterns...and......
Then the party really started...and the photo booth was a massive hit!
What a whirlwind of a wedding.....what a whimsical couple! I really enjoyed working with both Cristina and Zac and hope I was able to capture their unique and beautiful wedding!
I wish you two the very best and can't wait to continue photographing your family and friends for the years to come!!
Special recognition to my wonderful assistant Joelle Leder, Wolf Lakes Park, Haro Entertainment, Brown Bunny......anyone else I met be forgetting????