After planning my wedding with my wife (coming up on 11 years!) I got a front row seat into how challenging it can be.  You want every detail to be perfect, and the day to run a smoothly as possible.  We of course have no control over the weather, but do what we can to plan for the worst!  Hiring the right vendors you know you can trust is imperative who know how to handle every situation…..

Now let’s talk about Diya and Johny’s wedding. :)  Not only were they planning a wedding for 400+ guests, BUT doing it from the other side of the country!  Honestly, I can only imagine the challenges they faced, and I know they worked hard on every detail.  During their IHNY session back in June we talked about all the planning they had left.  Fortunately, they were in the good hands of the folks at The Villa at Mountain Lakes, and the awesome team from Rose Events. Here’s some pics from their event!

More to come soon + their FUsioN Film!

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I win!

So the votes are in, 1,451 votes against Zack Arias 1,242 votes. My single best image won with 867 votes. In the original post my photos were 1, 3, 4, 7, & 9. Zack’s were 2, 5, 6, 8, 10.

Zack came in second place with 509 votes with this image…

Zack – I got nothing but love for you.  I respect you as not only a photographer, but as a friend, and a family man.  We go back quite a few years now, and I don’t think I know anyone in this industry as talented, humble, and honest as you are.  I admire your integrity, almost to a fault – you’re a leader and I’m thankful for that.

In Zack’s defense, he had just come off of teaching 2 days of workshops.  I know firsthand Zack doesn’t do anything half ass, and I know he was tired.  I had the home field advantage, AND I did know the models very well. Truth be told, I wish I could take credit for my genius in adding Dan to the shot.  I just needed another VAL (voice activated lightstand) and he was available.

Zack – I enjoyed kicking your ass, and I look forward to next year!  Whatever the results may be, I’m the winner because I get to spend some time with ya…..  Till then!

BTS video coming soon!  Also need to thank our models, Amanda and Sean for being awesome as always!

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