Christina and Buddy are getting married on New Year’s Day (1/1/11)! How cool of a wedding date is that? I met Christina through Andrew (my Hubs), who went to college with her. And I’m so glad I did! As it turns out, Christina and I have a great deal in common, including a borderline unhealthy addiction to papercrafts and rubber stamps.
Buddy and Christina also went to college together, but never met cross paths during their time in school. As fate and timing would have it, they ended meeting soon after, and I’m so glad they did because I couldn’t think of a better matched pair.
For their engagement session, we headed over to the amazingly beauiful Hakone Gardens in Saratoga, which also hosts weddings. I can only imagine how lovely and peaceful these Japanese gardens would be as a place to say one’s vows.
My most favorite spot in the was the bamboo garden. I love this place! I could shoot here for days.
We left Hakone Gardens at closing and headed to some empty fields in Saratoga for part two of Christina & Buddy’s e-session. Christina was a good sport as I had her hike a little through some pricky brush to get some amazing shots. We threw a few details into the scene to create a laid-back picnic feel and I just love how the images turned out.
Buddy and Christina, I’m so very happy for you both and so honored to shoot your wedding.I can’t think of a better way to spend New Year’s day than to celebrate with friends!