Chris + Parisa (San Jose Wedding Photography) @ Center for Spiritual Living

I met Chris quite a few years ago on a magazine shoot where we profiled his Morning Crane Healing Center business. I was intrigued by what he did, and apparently the feeling was mutual at the time, for he called me up years later after he proposed to Parisa. They really bring out the best in each other, and the smiles generated whenever they’re together are truly infectious. They chose 11/11/11 for their wedding date, and lucky or not, the weather decided to rain that day. It didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits, though, as we even braved through a lot of the bridal formals out in the drizzle – so fun!! MMA fighter Cung Le was Chris’ best man, and it was neat to see him again after our last shoot together in 2007.

The reception hall inside the Center for Spiritual Living was decked out in intense pink and blue colors, matched by the colorful cupcakes in the corner. Chris and Parisa also hired a Fairy Godmother that quickly transformed all the little kids into fairies, which only added to the fairytale feel of the decor. I really enjoyed capturing the spirit of the event, and it was neat to connect with old friends that randomly all know Chris and Parisa well enough to be at the wedding. Below are some of my favorite photos that I feel sum up the day – but if these aren’t enough for ya, head on over to for the full swath of photographic coverage.


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