There are not enough words to share how lovely it was to get to know Nisha & Alex while photographing their wedding day. I arrived at Nisha's childhood home, where they hosted an intimate, 15-guest, backyard wedding in the hills above Sherman Oaks — an iconic area for a Southern California Wedding. In the first 15 or so minutes I photographed the tiny deals set out, until Nisha and Alex showed up, suit and dress slung over their shoulders in garment bags. Totally relaxed, they were ready to get married.
Nisha's sister helped her into her dress while Alex sipped a whiskey while laughing with his mom and chatting it up with old friends. Friends cooked in the kitchen, while delicious wafts of flavor drifted through the house under a gentle summer breeze. I couldn't quite place what it felt like, other than home. I immediately knew that today was something different, something special. Aunts brought gorgeous, homemade floral arrangements, cousins set the table, friends set mood, while the dogs begged for a drop of food. Tiffany from Your Wedding By Tiffany helped set the ceremony area with the gorgeous chairs supplied by Trio Event Rentals, while Brandt Jacobus serenaded attendees with smooth, relaxing guitar rifts as guests drifted in and out of the house.
Nisha & Alex had their first look under an archway in the backyard. As Nisha playfully walked towards Alex and pinched his hip, he turned around and saw his soon-to-be wife. He couldn't do anything but smile and smile some more; after these seconds that felt like an eternity of love's gaze, they embraced, tears in their eyes. I think to myself, this is why I do this.
Inside the home, they lined up to walk down the aisle. Alex with his mom, Nisha's sister with the doggos in hand, and Nisha with her parents. A bright vibrance of joy and pride beamed on their faces as they walked down the aisle and met each other's gaze. Their officiant, another friend, told stories that emoted laugher, and even some tears, until the 'I do's' were said and they locked lips for the first time as husband and wife 💕
This day wouldn't have been possible without the love and care of the amazing vendors that worked it. If you enjoyed this post, please don't hesitate to reach out to myself and the other vendors from this day to work your wedding. Please enjoy some of my favorite photos from this wonderful day.