A + R Wedding

 

Ana and Richard had the most beautiful wedding day on June 1st! We started the day off at the Zelos Hotel, headed around the corner to St. Patrick’s Cathedral then ended the night at the Dirty Habit!

These two made the day so relaxed and joyful and radiated love for each other and their family and friends all along the way. It was such a special day to be apart of and I am so stoked to be able to post a little story of their day!

Ana and Richard—thank you for letting me capture some of your special moments from your stunning, classic wedding day. I am so excited for you two and the beautiful marriage you have ahead of you!

XOXO MC

 

L + E Wedding

Alrighty folks pull up a chair and stay a while because this one is STUNNING!!!!!! I had the honor of photographing Lisa and Eddie’s wedding and boy oh boy it was everything you could want in a wedding and then some. Lisa and Eddie are the type of people who literally took the microphone to thank every single wedding guest for coming FROM THE STAGE DURING THEIR CEREMONY. Like by name. I can barely remember close friends names, let alone 100 wedding guests while on the spot. These two are thoughtful, laid back and an absolute joy to be around. Enjoy the hundreds of photos from their perfect day because homegirl couldn’t narrow them down.

 
 

Our Greatest Adventure Yet!

 
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Wooohoooo! Can you believe it!?!? After all these years, we are SO excited to share with you that we are pregnant! Baby Morgan is due 9/25/2019 and we are absolutely over the moon in love with the little babe already.

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I know what you (and our parents) are thinking…What the heck took us so long?!? Well, we decided to live up the married life, build our community and grow in our careers before starting a family. Although Pete and those closest to me will testify that I have been rather eager to start cranking out babies for some time now. But I am so thankful we waited. In this waiting time, God has blessed us with a beautiful marriage, an amazing community of friends and outstanding careers. We both decided that 2019 was the year to start and had no idea we would be blessed so early on with a healthy pregnancy! I had a feeling I was pregnant several weeks into January and so we decided to take a video during the pregnancy test just in case it was positive. Peter was 100% skeptical and thought there was no way on earth I would test positive. (See the video bellow). Needless to say we were shocked!

The first trimester was quite the ride! After a week or so of living on cloud nine, I was hit with some crazy nausea, headaches and irritability! I have never felt so sick in my life! Thankfully the symptoms subsided by week 14! Despite the crazy nausea, I had the absolute craziest appetite! I seriously have not eaten this much in my life. And after 27 years of living with the worlds largest sweet tooth, I have wanted nothing but salty and sour throughout this pregnancy! A list of some of my normal 1st trimester cravings: bagels, cold apple slices without the skin on them, pineapple, ginger ale and crackers. A few of the crazy 1st trimester cravings I caved into: tuna salad, hot Cheetos, spicy Fritos, sour gummies. Thank goodness for the baby daddy for putting up with my crazy hormones, insane food requests and occasional sobbing. I would not have survived the first trimester without him!

Our Little Baby:

It has been SO fun to seen our little baby at each appointment. At our 12 week ultrasound little Baby Morgan was sucking his or her thumb and moving around like crazy! Since then, our little babe has sucked his or her thumb during every single ultrasound! It’s seriously too cute! Filling baby Morgan’s dresser with tiny clothes has been one of my favorite things to do. I just cannot believe that the little one will be so tiny!

I am constantly in awe of our little baby already and so overwhelmed with joy. I cannot believe that God has put this little baby inside of me and that his or her life was sustained, grown and continues to grow. It is a blessing that I do not take for granted. There is a line in the song “Out of Hiding” by Steffany Gretzinger that I have held onto so tightly throughout this pregnancy. The lyric sings “I loved you before you knew what was love .” I cannot even express my love for this little life inside of me.

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Running: I have been so lucky to be able to continue to stay active while pregnant! As most of you know, I love running outdoors here in California and I have a feeling the baby likes it too! At least that’s what I keep telling myself. I was running 30 miles per week this past year and my goal is to run 20 miles per week while pregnant! So far so good! Pete LOVES pregnant MC running and has joined me on several runs per week. He loves that he is faster than I am now and loves teasing me about my “jogging.”

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Baby Daddy:

Pete has been an absolute rock star throughout this entire pregnancy so far. He has been so supportive of each decision and does not question any request I have (as crazy as some of them have been). I look at Pete and see so much of what I hope our baby will be. He is loving, patient, motivated, and surpasses me in almost every way. He continually tells me things he cannot wait to teach or do with our baby. I will never forget when we started talking about trying he said to me “I think being a dad will be what I am best at in life.” He is so damn good at everything else in life I can only imagine how amazing he will be as a dad.

Final Thoughts:

We cannot wait to continue to share this amazing journey with all of you! And we cannot wait for you all to meet our little babe in September! For those of you who have asked we have attached our baby registry here!

Love you all!

XOXO

Pete, MC and Baby Morgan

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S + J Wedding

Wow was this one for the books! I walked into Fox Creek and was somehow transported to an entirely different time period! The venue literally took my breath away. Then there’s Sarah and James! The most laid back bride and groom pair I have ever seen! It was so fun to celebrate with them while capturing some amazing photos along the way in a unique venue!

Sarah and James! Thanks so much for allowing me to be part of your special day! I loved watching you two together and can only imagine how beautiful your marriage will be!

 
 

L + E Wedding

Leah and Ed.

This was such a special day in so so so many ways. First of all, Leah and Ed have a maturity and love beyond their years. These two have been through the tragedy of both of their fathers passing, and have loved all the more and become the most beautiful two human beings in spite of it. I was moved to tears during so many moments where it was so clear that their bond surpassing that of other couple’s because of their absolute triumph over darkness. They are truly inspiring. And such a humble reminder that wedding days bring so many emotions—both happy and sad. And both emotions are deserve to be felt fully. And these two embraced it together like champions.

And then there is Leonard. Their adorable little boy. Who is every bit as wonderful as the two of them. He is truly going to be such a special young man some day having been raised by these two.

I’m so thankful to have been part your special day and inspired more than you two will ever know. Love you both. XOXO MC

 
 

R + B Wedding

Ya’ll!!! The first wedding of 2019 was everything I’ve wanted in life and more! Holy cow. A romantic barn with string lights, cozy overcast skies and ACTUAL RAINBOWS?!?!?

Rachel and Beau are two amazing human being and were such a fun way to start of the new year! Both are laid back and effortlessly calm. Their love for each other is something fierce and contagious. I will cherish this first wedding for quite some time. Thanks R + B for making it a dream :)