Chico California Photography - Story Time Saturday


Santa Cruz has a special place in our hearts for a number of reasons. We spent three summers together working at Mount Hermon and to make it even more special, that is where Stephen proposed! We were heading down a day early to hang out near the beach and the next day photograph our friends Kendra and Jon’s wedding. That day, Stephen planned an over the top proposal and surprised me that weekend with not one, but TWO engagement parties!

I remember getting ready for Kendra and Jon’s wedding and I being filled with excitement and emotion. The first was because I love to photograph weddings and was super excited for our friends… but also because Stephen and I were stepping into a new season of life together. Kendra looked radiant that day, as she walked down the isle with her dad I began to tear up. Throughout the whole ceremony, this idea of getting married was becoming so much more real to me. I knew that in less than a year Stephen and I would be the ones exchanging vows and becoming husband and wife. Watching our friends commit to one another made me filled with joy because Stephen and I would be doing the same very soon. Just like at Kendra and Jon’s amazing day, vows are much more than an “I Do” they are a commitment and something we are extremely blessed to get to document. Thanks Mr. & Mrs. Tyler for letting us tell your story and blessing us!