I recently had the privilege of photographing Silas and Nicole’s gorgeous wedding at Paramount Ranch in the rolling hills of Los Angeles. Brisk weather matched the racing pulse of friends and family alike as the two said, “I do.” Because weddings are a flurry of excitement and special moments between loved ones, family and friends, it is important to not only capture those smiles, demure glances and beautiful flowers, but since Nicole is a photographer herself...stunning photographs were critical for this beautiful bride!
Nicole and Silas share their thoughts on how to be best prepared on your big day:
The best advice for a bride ?
“There is ALWAYS more that you can plan and more details you can add. My advice is to take moments throughout each day, especially within the last couple of weeks, to just sit with your fiance and reflect or talk about your future together. Do this on your wedding day, too! The most memorable moment from our wedding was just before opening the ceremony site to guests, when Silas and I sat under our ceremony tree just the two of us and talked about how thankful we were to be there and for each other.”
Their favorite photo moment?
“My absolute favorite moment of the day was our first look. I was pretty nervous through the morning and seeing Silas for the first time helped me calm down and refocus on us and the joy of the day. In fact, our overall favorite photo from the day was one of our first look photos, a total candid moment where we both have huge smiles and you can see the excitement in our eyes.”
What they loved most about working with ABM Wedding Photography?
“Brian and Nick and their team of photographers and videographers worked so well together and didn't miss a single moment. They did such an excellent job being discreet and yet if there was a sudden photo opportunity, they were always somehow right there to grab it. They made me feel completely comfortable and I easily put all of my trust in them as experts. If you hire ABM, you will not only leave with beautiful photographs and memories but with new friends.”
How to tame those wedding day nerves?
“There’s no real way to not be nervous, but I tried not to think about it, pretending we were getting ready for prom helped a little, haha. Also, hiring an awesome wedding coordinator was worth every penny!”
Which one moment will last for them forever?
“Our vows! We wrote our own personal vows and I can still almost entirely recite them by memory - not because I memorized them but because this was the most meaningful moment of our day. We made specific and personal promises and shared what we loved about each other which is something I will never forget.”