I'm not gonna lie every time I shoot a couple I get an overwhelming feeling of excitement and nervousness! My main goal is to make sure my clients feel as comfortable as possible, but I'm also secretly hoping that they chose me; not only because they like my photos but also because they've read my blog or follow me on facebook/instagram and felt that our personalities would mesh well together!
Within the first 5 minutes of meeting Yvonne & Tyler their first joked was a "that's what she said", and I knew we were a perfect match because that's one if my favorite lines! I drop that phrase like no other at home and ill admit sometimes it doesn't make sense, but it's fun to make my family think for a second until they realize it! :) So it was the coolest thing when Yvonne used the phrase "that's what she said" and it didn’t make sense either! Tyler was so kind to bring it to her attention, but at the same time giving her kuddos on all the other times when she did a good job at using that phrase! Some of you have no idea what I'm talking about lol, so go watch an episode of the Office and then you'll catch my drift :)
The rest of the day went by so smoothly with lots of laughs!
So without further ado I give you Yvonne & Tyler's Love Story:
Yvonne & Tyler attended the same law school in Arizona. They were introduced by mutual acquaintances and came to find out that they had a few classes together! Tyler thought she was an intriguing beauty and Yvonne was attracted to his awesome sense of humor and his handsome good looks! Even though Yvonne had a “No Boyfriend Policy” Tyler won her over and they dated for two years before he surprised her by proposing last Christmas!
They were visiting his family out in Wisconsin and Tyler took Yvonne to the capital building in Madison after a romantic dinner. It was just passed midnight and snow had just started to fall when Tyler dropped to his knee and popped the big question. After Yvonne screamed “YES!” both of their families came running out surprising her!
Huge thanks to Yvonne & Tyler for selecting me to capture your love story and allowing me to be apart of this special time in your lives! I know your wedding is going to be spectacular! Holla at me if you need a wedding photographer! Wink! Wink! ;)
I'M JANELLE MARINA
Wife, Mama Shark, + Photographer.
Most days, you'll find me in mismatched socks and a top knot, working behind my computer with a smile on my face, listening to Zac Brown Band and R&B
--or, dancing in the kitchen with my 3 littles and hunka husband, seeing who could come up with the coolest dance moves. I'm a wedding photographer, West Elm lover, aspiring advocate for our buddies with special needs, and a Certified Dreamer since 1986. We live in a cozy city in Southern California and are always up for a good adventure. I enjoy telling stories with my camera, grubbing on spicy food, and solving the latest Dateline case.