Bonnie + Drew's Wedding- Los Angeles, CA

They had their wedding ceremony at the Los Angeles LDS Temple and then a beautiful backyard reception.

The sun was a shining, the flowers were bright and the people were happy...but the best part was the hospital stop on our way to the reception.

Mehgan was one of Bonnie's bridesmaids but since she was battling cancer couldn't make it to the festivities. We stopped by for hugs and a few photos. A few weeks after the wedding she passed away. Makes celebrating and remembering days like this that much more important.

Life can be short and taking a leap of faith, like getting married, to me shows so much courage. "Lets live what life we have left, together". It is so amazing to see the commitment these couples I am photographing are making, deciding to devote a big peice of their lives to each other. Marriage is a sacrifice...and worth it.

Congratulations to sweet Bonnie and Drew. Life will be good to you. Thank you for letting me document some of the beginnings...with many more to come.