I had the pleasure of providing Cyndi and Julio’s wedding photography on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon and evening. The wedding was held at St. Isidore the Farmer Catholic Church in Orange Cove where the entire service was done in Spanish. I always like to mix things up a bit so it was cool to see a little bit different perspective on tying the knot.
From there we went to Tuscan Gardens in Kingsburg to do some of the more casual group portraits to go with the formal ones from the church. Then I got some time to spend with the bride and groom for some great shots around the garden.
As the wedding party was introduced, we were treated to mariachi music in the courtyard where I got photos of the bridesmaids, groomsmen and the couple of the day. Once we were all seated dinner was served. It was some really good Mexican food which really hit the spot for me after a long afternoon of shooting in the heat.
Just as we finished dinner, I noticed that we were reaching a perfect sunset time which would be perfect for a final few portraits of the bride and groom. With the help of the awesome staff at Tuscan Gardens, we were able to use a golf cart to quickly get out to the grape vineyards just as the sky was turning a golden orange. I got out my portable lighting kit to get some great shots of the couple, who were finally able to relax a little. We also took a few under the almond trees to round it out.
The end of my coverage came just as the dancing was getting underway, but I made sure to get a few shots of that just to be covered. Then it was time to thank the couple and make my way out. I knew they would be happy with the work I did and especially with how fast I will get them some of my favorites of the day. They had lots of family from out of town at the wedding so I knew they would want to see something soon. I was able to come up with a gallery within a few days of the wedding.
Anyway, on my way home, I still had that taste of Mexican food in my mouth and felt I needed to complete the experience so I stopped at my favorite taco truck on the corner of Manning and McCall.