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Life is funny.

When you think about all the people in this world and how we end up crossing paths with specific ones at just the right moments in time…and then they become someone special in our lives…it’s a bit overwhelmingly awesome if you ask me. I believe some things in life are not accidents. Some things are meant to be. They just are…there is no better way to explain it. And that is Crystal and Justin’s story.

Hands down, one of the best I’ve heard.

He needed a new phone. She was the girl working at the kiosk selling phones. While “testing” out his phone, she secretly left her number in his call log…not knowing what this would lead to. Maybe he would never call, but maybe he would. He did. And thank God he did because there aren’t two people I think fit more perfectly than these two. Crystal and Justin are purely contagious. Their spirit, their kind hearts, their laughs…purely contagious and oh, so lovely to be around. There are so many things I learned about love and what it should look like just from spending one full day with these two. You two will never know just how much I adore you guys. My job is amazing because of people like Crystal and Justin, it’s couples like them who keep me inspired and growing.

Thank you Crystal and Justin for choosing me. For letting our paths cross and for taking a chance. Your wedding day was truly something special and one that I won’t forget. So excited for you two. Love you guys.


 Crystal is a total babe.
 A little motor-boatin’ action never killed anyone.
 Being the awesome guy that Justin is, he had this sweet little get-away table set up for them after the ceremony. Perfect.

A HUGE thank you to my awesome friend Michael for helping out with this wedding. Always a pleasure having him by my side!

*** So if you didn’t already know…I’m now back in the US from my month long trip to Asia and it feels SO incredible to be home. I loved, LOVED my trip so much…but I must say that it feels pretty damn good to sleep in my own bed. If you’ve emailed me within this last month, no worries…the long process of returning all those emails begins today so THANK YOU for being patient. To all my current clients, you come first and I’ll be working my ass off these next couples weeks to get everything squared away before the holidays. You guys have shown me such grace and patience, thank you so much.

  • December 5, 2012 - 9:50 am

    carly - Such pure joy these two have! And the story of how they got together–too perfect! Great, great job on this one, T. And welcome home!!! We missed you!!!!!

  • December 5, 2012 - 11:14 am

    Nick - Kapow! Nicely done! And OMG that motorboat. Get it!

  • December 5, 2012 - 11:31 am

    madison - this has to be one of the best photographed weddings that i’ve seen. gorgeous couple. and the lighting in these photos is simply amazing. xx

  • December 5, 2012 - 11:44 am

    jeff marsh - well done homie

  • December 5, 2012 - 11:48 am

    Kylie Martin - These are mind blowingly amazing

  • December 5, 2012 - 12:23 pm

    Andrea - So beautiful! Love the pics from right after the ceremony! You captured this wedding so perfectly! Love it:) And all the colored glass!?!?! I die!!

  • December 5, 2012 - 12:26 pm

    Zipporahk - Absolutely Beautiful

  • December 5, 2012 - 12:37 pm

    taylor - you. blow. my. mind.

  • December 5, 2012 - 5:01 pm

    Jennoelle - these are simply incredible. she reminds me of zooey deschanel with the sharp bangs. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous, all the way through.

  • December 5, 2012 - 7:36 pm

    Julia Manchik - Such a cute story and fun wedding. The shot of the ladies crying during the dance is hilarious! Welcome home, darlin!

  • December 5, 2012 - 8:17 pm

    Dave - You rocked this wedding! I love the portraits and the you’ve told their story beautifully! Impressed…

  • December 5, 2012 - 8:28 pm

    Crystal - Tonhya: You. Are. Amazing. These photos are more than we could have hoped for. Period. <3

  • December 6, 2012 - 6:42 am

    Kristen Cofield - These are incredible. Tonhya, you’re the best! Beautiful couple :)))

  • December 6, 2012 - 3:42 pm

    Justin - Wonderful words and even better pictures. Thank you and Michael so much for being a part of our day.

    Very slight correction on our story: she actually didn’t save her number in my contacts. She just didn’t remove it from my call log. Even more sly.

    Also I’m enjoying the comments. Thanks everyone!

  • December 7, 2012 - 9:19 pm

    Julie - WOW!!! Gorgeous!!! Fun!!! AMAZING!!!

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