It all started when Andrew and I were capturing another wedding this past spring at El Chorro (one of our absolute favorite wedding venues!). Tyler and Jenna were touring the property and started to imagine it for their own wedding day. Andrew ran into them outside as he was prepping his camera gear, they hit it off immediately, and Jenna asked Andrew to take a photo on her phone of them at the ceremony site to represent where they planned to say “I do” months later. By the time I arrived at El Chorro, they were already gone, we were back to work, and the day moved on. Much to my surprise, I received an email several weeks later from their amazing wedding planner Andrea Leslie Weddings who proclaimed that we made an impression on Tyler and Jenna and they wanted to hire us to capture their own wedding day. We were OVER THE MOON excited! I was able to meet Jenna at the tail end of her food tasting later that month and immediately LOVED her. I love her for so many reasons but the one that stands out the most to me is her joyful spirit. It is one thing to have a joyful smile and to laugh a lot, but Jenna is different- her SPIRIT is joyful. Her eyes are joyful. Her body language is joyful. Everything inside of her is joyful. She is the kind of person that you want and NEED to be around constantly. Her joy is contagious and she is one of the most incredibly genuine women I have ever met. Every time I left an interaction with her, I left feeling challenged-how can I add more joyfulness to my own life? How can I be at such peace like she is and have a more joyful spirit??
The day of their engagement session came, and I had the pleasure of meeting Tyler for the first time then. They trusted our vision for their engagement session, drove 2.5 hours to meet us, and we had such a blast together capturing what is surely one of our most favorite engagement sessions! We didn’t think we could love anyone more than Jenna, but Tyler proved to be just as amazing. When He speaks you can feel an authentic love coming out of him, and he adores the daylights out of Jenna!
We really feel like we scored the lottery with these two. A chance meeting turned into such a profound wedding day- where we were often speechless and found ourselves just wanting to wrap these two in a hug all day long. Jenna and Tyler- your steadfast love for each other, your faith in God, and the deep joyfulness that radiants from you both is and has been such a blessing to us. You are truly a light in this world and we are so thankful to know you both! -A&EJ
A big THANK YOU to our incredible wedding team:
Wedding Planning: Andrea Leslie with Andrea Leslie Weddings & Events
Venue Coordination: Lindsey Rendon
Florals: Lux Wedding Florist | Ceremony & Reception Venue: El Chorro | DJ: MT Sounds | Ceremony Musician: Tami Reinke | Cake: Piece of Cake Desserts | Videography: Something New Media | Hair/Makeup: Kensington Makeup | Decor: The Dotted Bow | Photography: Andrew&Jade Photography |