Geoff and Sarah, we have to say thank you for making us laugh, smile, and cry throughout your wedding. When we arrived in the early afternoon the heat was quickly getting to everyone. Some of us were slightly warmed already by the downpour of sun rays the day before. It was a warm glowing afternoon in the hills of Los Gatos filled with the sound of sisters and friends bustling about Hazlwood setting up decorations and fixing up place settings on the tables. When Geoff and Sarah told us they were doing everything for the wedding, they were not kidding. Her sister made endless mini cupcakes. They sweated over centerpieces, put together bouquets of wildflowers, and painstakingly perfected cut out paper stars for their gorgeous ceremony backdrop. The towering redwoods were beautiful enough but who could not love peering through a beautiful couple to see a starry afternoon filled with love and smiles. These two had chosen to not see each other at all before their wedding. They only wanted one thing to make sure they were ready to wed — a small moment to pray and be together. Hands held tight, arms locked, they stood while Sarah quickly let a couple tears run down her cheek. Lisa and I both looked back at our own wedding seeing ourselves now in front of us with big eyes of joy about to get married again. That is how we felt about these two wonderful people that loved each other so much and worked so hard to have the wedding they always dreamed of. We knew how much of themselves they put into, not just the wedding day, but into their relationship up to this point. To see that look on someone else’s face and immediately feel how much they love the other person in front of them is a feeling that will fill your heart with love for them and those around you that you love. I go to work every day knowing that each new couple we meet keeps our hearts overflowing with joy as we are lucky enough to see so many people embracing each other and allowing us to see why they fall in love with each new day. There is not a wedding that goes by that I don’t learn a new lesson on how and why I love my wife. Thank you so much Geoff and Sarah for letting us capture your wedding at Hazlwood. Thank you for trusting us and loving the work we do. It was such an amazing day in Los Gatos. We hope you had an amazing time in Santa Cruz relaxing together and can not wait to hear about your trip to Belize when you go this summer!