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Natalie and Nathan celebrated their wedding on California’s Central Coast at The Grace Maralyn Estate and gave us the incredible honor of capturing their special day through photography and videography.

From beginning to end, this day was just rad. We met up with Natalie and her girls as they were getting ready at To Have And To Hold Bridal Salon in San Luis Obispo. After makeup and hair was done, we decided to stroll the streets of downtown where we snagged some amazing photos and video. From there, we jammed back to the venue and caught up with Nathan and his groomsmen who were busy finding matching socks and tying bowties.

One of my favorite events during the day of a wedding is when the groom gets to see his bride for the first time. It’s this moment where he gets caught completely off guard and, usually through smiles and tears, watches the woman he’s going to spend the rest of his life with walk towards him. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been able to watch and capture these moments, with every one being truly special and unique. But I think Nathan’s reaction will always stand out in my mind as one of the more memorable. As Natalie came around the corner he simply closed his eyes for a second and shook his head in total disbelief. As if to say, “There’s no way I’m this lucky. There’s no way something this great – someone this amazing – is happening to me right now.” And then he opened his eyes again only to see Natalie a little closer as she made her way down the aisle. This is what dreams are literally made of and I count myself blessed to have had a part in capturing and preserving it.

The evening continued with toasts from the heart, a grand entrance that included smashing through a banner and the best man and maid of honor switching outfits, face painting with cake, a sunset photo/video sesh with horses, teary first dances, an amazing meal provided by McGee’s Catering and some of the sweetest dance moves being thrown down as By Request let Natalie (yes, the bride) spin the music.

So pull up a chair and get cozy as you watch two of the raddest people you’ll ever meet promise their lives to each other. Enjoy!

-Josh

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