Love is patient.
I truly believe in that phrase because since I have know the groom, Reno, for over half of my life I can say that he has very patient and that patience has blessed him with a love that has enamored his soul. Artemis (Artie) is an angel and her presence in Reno's life has produced a joy that I was honored to capture in the beautiful country of Costa Rica.
This destination wedding was full of laughs, smiles, hugs and energy. Only the closest of friends were surrounding the beautiful couple in the Westin Resort on the Guanacaste province beach. The weather (as anticipated) was beautiful and hot! There was a threat for thunderstorms to impose on the couple's bright day but that did little to stop them from planning the most memorable day of their lives.
Being a friend and professional photographer for the couple, I was able to hone in on the moments that truly made them special. As beautiful as they look kissing in front of a beautiful sunset, they look just as amazing laughing and making funny faces at one another. That's what makes them them.
The day started with beautiful weather as they prepared for the day in their respective rooms. Nerves did not show on their faces, it appeared to me anticipation and excitement. Artie and company began with make-up, champagne, dancing, and jumping on the bed.
Reno was preparing in the company of his friends Devin and "Snow." While others (friends and family) were in the pool enjoying the amenities of the resort. Reno resembled the tall football version of James Bond as Devin helped him with the final touches and preparation for his dark blue suit.
After a lovely ceremony presented by the longtime friend and officiant, Devin Parker, the guests roared in cheers as the fun was really starting to begin.
We stepped on to the beach to take portraits after the traditional family portraits and God blessed us with a sunset to highlight their special moment. Artie glowed brighter than the sun and her beauty took little effort to flatter because she is a lovely woman.
After a short session on the beach it was time for the reception. After toasts, food and drinks...dancing in the rain was about as good as it can get. What a fine way to end an evening! Again, I felt lucky, blessed and honored to be apart of their day not only as their photographer but as their friend (for life!).
To see the album of their day visit: http://lb3weddings.zenfolio.com/renoartieweddingday