This was a perfect example of how a wedding in January can be beautiful.  The skies were gray, rain always looked like it was a few minutes away, but nothing could stop the day from being any brighter.  The venue was decorated beautifully and the weather co-operated perfectly to help create Leilani and Blake’s dream wedding day.

I had become good friends with Leilani and Blake prior to their big day, so it was wonderful to see them in this environment – surrounded by their friends and family, photos of them as children and in their early days as a couple, and little touches throughout the wedding and venue that highlighted their personality and character.  One of the moments that stayed with me and defines their relationship was when I went upstairs to get a quick shot of the bride a few minutes before she was due to walk down the aisle and she was calmly sitting in front of the mirror, silently praying.