Amy & Mike :: 7.12.13

Wedding weekend madness, that is what the weekend of July 12th was for me. I was hired to shoot two weddings back to back, and all I could think was how fun and exciting shooting a wedding would be, especially with my photographer partner in crime, my good friend

Nicole

. The first wedding from this weekend of madness was Amy and Mike's. 

Mr.Ochs, Mike, was my former high school history teacher. Being out of high school for four years now, I never thought that a teacher would remember who I was, let alone hire me for my photography services, so when I got an email from Mike I was beyond excited. Talking to Mike I found out that he was getting married a day before I was hired to shoot my first wedding (which you will see on the blog soon) and I quickly realized how lucky I would be to have a wedding weekend! Not having a portfolio to show, Mike and Amy took a chance on hiring me, and I would personally like to thank them time and time again for taking a chance and letting a girl pursue her photography dreams! 

Mike and Amy are very unique, fun-loving, kind people, who are very well loved by their families and friends. Mike and Amy wanted to spend their wedding day fully wrapped up with their friend and families, and that is just what they did! Their wedding took place at Calamigos Ranch, in Malibu, CA. There was much laughter, dancing, drinking, and smiling at the Ochs' wedding. The day and night was nothing short of amazing. I am so thankful to be apart of such a beautiful occasion that once again showed me that true love is real. I again have to say THANK YOU Mike and Amy for allowing me, to pursue my dreams and to encourage me to do what I love. Mike I have to say although it has been years since you have taught me anything (in a classroom), I do have to say that I once again learned so much from you and this time about you, and I would like to wish you and Amy all the happiness in the world. Now I will let the photos speak for themselves, enjoy! -S

rose cabins malibu
wedding dress amy
wedding shoes amy
wedding dress
putting shoes on
wedding dress mirror
amy drinks toast
brides toast
dream
window light amy
mirror flowers
amy brides maids
calimingos ranch wedding
bride and bridesmaids
michael groom
groomsmen
grooms men
ochs wedding
boy with men
fun grooms men
amy and mom
amy and friends
amy and parents
amy and maids
henry and parents
shallow depth of field ochs
amy ochs
karen and mike
mike waiting
bridesmaids walking
mike first look
amy mike ceremony
ochs wedding ceremony
ceremony the ranch house
mike puts ring on amy
amy puts ring on mike
withrings
firstkiss
ochs married
wedding ochs
hugs
amy and mike post wedding
wedding ring love
HENRY
all together
girl and boys
all together detail
family
mike amy ochs
mike amy flower
rings mike amy
mike amy love
ear bite
walking couple
tables
center piece
everyone
friends
fathertoast
wife husband
first dance
second dance
dancing
signing papers
henry dancing
mikespeech
cuttingcake
cakethrow
cake mike amy
mike amy post cake throw
mirror post Cake