Jan 14, 2015
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Remember these two fabulously beautiful people and their gorgeous Laguna Beach engagement session?  Well here is their beyond gorgeous Crystal Cove wedding…

2015 marks a 14 year friendship with this remarkable woman.  We have seen each other at our best, our worst, our lows and our highs.  We have picked each other up, dusted each other off and given each other high five, pat on the ass, “go get ‘em” pep talks that would put even the rowdiest locker rooms to shame.  When she first told me about Mike, just the sound of her voice told me the connection was beyond anything anyone could ever describe and when I finally had the honor of meeting him, I knew instantly why.  They had known each other for years (like, they went to high school together, known each other for years); but as life would have it (as it usually does) paths changed, families grew, geography got in the way…then fate (and perhaps certain family members) intervened (as it usually does if we are very very lucky).  I am quite certain that if there were more people that had a love like these two share, this world would be a much lovelier place.

Truly, this woman is the very definition of timeless…

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copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHYMike just radiates gentle soul, yet let’s get this party started…A perfect combination if you ask me.
copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHYWhen it comes to the “first look,” I always leave such a personal decision up to my clients.  To me, as a photographer, the first look; whether it be at the alter or beforehand is what the wedding is all about.  It’s that moment that defines, solidifies and reinforces exactly why two people have chosen to spend the rest of their lives together. When I see two people look at each other for the first time in that moment, I always say a little prayer that they will look at each other that way (at least once) every day after.  I am quite certain, in the depths of my soul, that Barb and Mike have never stopped looking at each other this way and they never will.copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY This is Mike’s grandaughter…GOSH do I just love her.  This is just one of many favorite photos I got of her that day.  She snuck up the stairs behind Barb for the first look and I was able to snag this as she watched in awe…LOVE.HER.copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY OH.THAT.LOOK.copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY Oh, hello Mike’s superbly beautiful daughters…copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHYNot to be outdone, Barb created some pretty gorgeous…not so little humans, herself.copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY Photo number two…SSSAAAASSSS to the EEEEEcopyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY Photo number three and four…clearly, I don’t need to have a reasoncopyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHYcopyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY Barb and Mike had her oldest son officiate the wedding and her youngest son walk her down the aisle.  This woman’s devotion to her family and what they mean to her…there are no words for and those of us that have the privilege to witness it are supremely grateful. copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY


copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY This is what happens when two stupid.beautiful families come together…I MEAN REALLY!copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY
beach+true love+golden hour+beautiful people=I.DIE.copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY
copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY photo five…copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHYand don’t even get me started on the details…and you know how I LOVE me some details!copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY It’s grainy, it’s blurry and it’s perfect…it’s couldn’t speak any louder of the love these two have for each other.copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHY copyright: sarah rico + PHOTOGRAPHYCongratulations Barb and Mike.  Thank you for your friendship and for your kind souls.  Barb, as you often say and as you live true to your life motto…I too, love you both…to sky!