Delaram & Erik | destination wedding photography

At a charming resort nestled between the lush mountains near Vancouver, Delaram and Erik gathered their loved ones to join them in celebrating the beginning of their new life together. The beautiful bride and benevolent groom hailing from Ecuador and Colombia combined the warmth of their cultures, the sweet humor and talents of their families and friends, and the uplifting spiritual ideals of their faith to create an unforgettable wedding day filled with joy and laughter. It was no wonder that Vancouver had three unusually sunny November days during Del and Erik’s wedding weekend. This lovely couple seems to exude light and love wherever they go. Felicitaciones kaaazins!

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Delaram - What a privilege it was to have you capture such a unique day in our lives!!! Thank you for making our day so fun, smooth, joyful and unforgettable! And now to see the amazing captures of so many wonderful moments, we are deeply thankful and feel so very lucky. You are amazing! :)

Elisabeth - Los of blessings. Congratulaciones. A warm hug from Colombiano.

art forms [oklahoma city portrait photography]

Every so often I get hit with Florence nostalgia. All I want to is be able to walk out my front door and be steps away from graceful sculptures by Michelangelo and Donatello, or spend my lunch break visiting the exquisite works of da Vinci and Boticelli. For four years I was surrounded by magnificent art on every side and I never tired of it. When that longing arises, my only solace (short of dropping everything and jumping on the next Alitalia flight like a crazy person) is to create. Naturally, that enchanted place my mind has wandered to finds its way back into my images.
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So where were my thoughts wandering? Even though I wasn’t shooting with any particular works in mind, I was missing Florence a lot and must have been influenced by some works there most familiar to me. For example, in the left portrait I sense some of Donatello’s David which is housed in the Bargello National museum. I spent years musing over the works of art there with the director of the museum who was my English language student, Beatrice Paolozzi Strozzi (direct descendant of the Strozzis: arch rivals of the Medici family). Beatrice would marvel at how Donatello rendered the soft, supple form of the young boy with hard, cold bronze through details like the extra fold of skin at the top of his leg. The portrait on the right could have been inspired by numerous maidens depicted in Italian Renaissance art, but I’m reminded most of Raphael’s La Velata at the Palazzo Pitti.

 

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Aleah and Vafa [Michigan wedding photography]

They met at her best friend and his brother’s wedding near Dallas last year. A fateful missed flight resulted in their spending an entire day together and 363 days later, Aleah and Vafa had their wedding at the charming Waldenwoods resort in Michigan. They were surrounded by friends and family who had traveled from across the US and abroad to celebrate their union. Seeing the beautiful bond between Vafa and Aleah that exudes a palpable joy, you can’t help but wonder how many silver linings can come out of life’s little misfortunes. I’ll try to remember that the next time I miss a flight. Congratulations dear Aleah and Vafa! Wishing you a lifetime of unexpected blessings.
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