jo ann manolis photography

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Kim and Steve Get Hitched! (Aptos Wedding Photography)

Congratulations to Kim and Steve who joined hands on Saturday in Aptos, CA. Here are some images of their day:

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All brides are beautiful, but every once in a while I luck out and get to photograph an unusually stunning one…
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…both inside and out!
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The girls getting ready, I love preparation shots.
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A few details before the ceremony:
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The Handsome Groom.
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And The Gorgeous Bride. She never stopped smiling.
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Do they make these shoes in my size and if so, where can I get a pair???
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The ceremony was set to some really lovely music.
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Kim made sure that these flowers were at the ceremony. They symbolized the presence of her sister-in-law’s beautiful spirit.
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I love everything that is going on in the background of this image.
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The Kiss.
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Hitched!
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One of my favorite moments of the day was when Steve’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Alex toasted her Dad and Kim. Her words were incredibly heartfelt, honest, and well delivered.
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Everyone else seemed to agree.
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Just a few of the beautiful children in attendance:
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And finally, the Newlyweds. They were both so easygoing and really fun to photograph. I just love the next two images.
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Posing was not necessary for these two, as you can see.
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Kim and Steve, thank you for having me! It was an honor and a privilege being with you and your family. Your happiness together is contagious, may it spread everywhere!

Also, I wanted to send a special “Thank You” to my good friend, the wonderful and talented Kendra for recommending me to Kim and Steve!

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