I have been to many weddings as a guest and there is this portion of every wedding that always make me nervous – the bouquet toss. I have no idea how the tradition started but this is a few minutes out of the whole celebration that the guests’ attention is taken away from the bride and on to this lady who wishes to be the next bride. I never liked the attention. I guess that’s why I really like being a wedding photographer. I want to be unnoticed, like a fly on the wall.
About a couple of years ago, Grace and I were at a friend’s a wedding. As expected, they called out the single ladies for the bouquet toss. There were only a handful of us who lined up. She and I were standing next to each other. The bride tossed the bouquet and no one seemed eager to catch it. It landed straight in front of Grace. For a split second, there was silence and nobody had moved. I picked up the fallen bouquet and handed it over to Grace but she refused to take it. And so I ended up with it. Well, my friend, no doubt, that bouquet was really meant for you. I believe in fate and destiny and I am happy that you are marrying your soul mate.
Last week, I had the pleasure of photographing an engagement session with Grace and Ken at Lake Las Vegas. They are getting married in May in the fabulous city of Las Vegas. I am deeply honored that I will be capturing this joyous occasion.
Here are some of the photos taken at the photo shoot. Please watch the video slideshow at the end of the post. It’s my first shot at this thing called photo fusion and I’m pretty excited about it! Shout out to my friend, Karen, for capturing the video clips.
With the gondolas and house bridges on the backdrop, this feels like we were in Italy.
You two are gorgeous!
My boy Ken can dance!
See more photos of Grace and Ken’s engagement session by clicking here.