Last December, I met Ana and Stephen for the first time during their engagement shoot. From the moment we introduced ourselves I could tell they had a deep connection with each other. During the whole session they were both full of smiles. It was no different on their wedding day. When Amanda and I arrived , Ana and Stephen were both so ready to walk down the aisle to be husband and wife. They decided on doing a first touch instead of a first look before the ceremony. While they held hands Ana asked Stephen if he wanted to pray, he replied with "of course." As he began to pray, you could see the overwhelming emotion on their faces. It was such a beautiful moment. They found their strength throughout the relationship through their shared faith in God and now they are building their marriage on that foundation. Throughout the day Amanda and I kept commenting to each other how their love enveloped everyone in attendance. They ended the night with a beautiful sparkler exit, surrounded by their loved ones ready to start the rest of their lives together.
—Jollette, Associate Photographer
Photographs by DBW Associates, Jollette Merino and Amanda Bellucci