Rochelle + Jonathan (La Selva Beach Wedding Photography) @ Monterey Bay Academy

Honestly I don’t think I’ve met a couple who are so at ease with one another – who can’t help but bend over in fits of laughter and giggles every five minutes. It’s like life is one big, long, private joke that they alone share – but yet invite others in to share in their joy. We held a last minute engagement shoot in Capitola and I had so much fun walking around with them, shooting and of course laughing. I know that I’ll look back on this couple 20 years from now and won’t be able to help but smile.

Much was revealed about Rochelle and Jonathan’s inner peace when I met their hundreds of friends and family (over 300!). Everyone I spoke with was so genuine and kind, it was kind of shocking. Maybe it’s their faith, maybe it’s who they choose as friends – no matter what, it was an honor to hang out with this crowd and capture the spirit of the day for them.

The wedding was held at Monterey Bay Academy in La Selva Beach (their Alma Mater), and I swear the sun broke through the persistent marine layer right before the ceremony. I hope you enjoy my favorites from the day in the slideshow below, there’s much more to see at

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Caterer: Fresh Choice
Rentals (Chairs, tables, glassware, flatware, etc): M & M Rentals
Flowers: Kinzie Speyer (Family Friend)
Wedding Coordinator: Kinzie Speyer (Family Friend)
Cake: Crystal Christiansen (Relative)
Cupcakes: Costco!!
Wedding Dress: Bridal Exclusives (Portland, Or) by San Patrick
Bridesmaid Dresses: Erin Nicole Boutique

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