I first met Marissa about 18 ago when I was photographing her cousin Ashley’s wedding.  I was honored when a year later, Marissa asked me to photograph her wedding as well. I love being a part of family traditions!  Looking forward to the next family wedding!!

York and Marissa first met back in Florida when she was attending college there. York’s mom worked the college Marissa was at and one thing led to another and York’s mom ended up being the perfect matchmaker. However, Marissa finished college and moved back to California and York joined the Marine Corp. and was led oversee’s to protect our country. They separated but never forgot about each other. Finally, after some time away, they reconnected and the rest ends up with the results you see in the photos down below.

Marissa, thanks for trusting me and my team to capture such an important milestone in your life.

York, I can never repay for the service and sacrifice’s you made with your time in our armed forces. I only hope these images represent are small token of my appreciation. Thank you for your service to this country.

My confession: York and Marissa, and everyone else: Sometimes I need to try something different to keep my creative drive going. Ive been a die hard Cannon shooter since pretty early on. On this day, I decided to forget everything I knew about my camera and shot the entire wedding on a Nikon camera that I had never shot with before. I was pretty nervous but knew I could do it. It was actually a lot of fun to work this pushing this camera’s limits and seeing what I can do with it.  Ill admit, I’m really happy with the results and will never bad mouth the Nikon system again.

 

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Marissa’s uncle played and amazing bagpipe military tribute to York and his fellow soldiers present at the wedding. I think this was my favorite part of the whole day.
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Photographer: Gary Coelho Photography

Venue: Hornblower Cruise Ships/Electra Cruise Ships weddings