Mr & Mrs Dietz-Velez

It was just over a year and a half ago that I first met Marisa.  She was doing the hair and makeup for one of my favorite brides.  My last wedding before having Brayden.  Little did I know that just a year and a half later Marisa would now be a friend and my fabulous hair dresser.  I didn’t meet Jaime until their engagement session.  I had  heard a lot about him from friends and friends of friends and he didn’t disappoint.  Not only is he one of the nicest grooms I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with he is also one of the funniest AND most stylish.

My favorite thing about Marisa and Jaime is not how gorgeous they are or how nice and caring they are, but it’s how they make each other light up when they are around each other.  Jaime can get Marisa to smile like no one else.  Marisa can get Jaime to laugh like no one else.  Not only are they totally and completely in love, but they love to be together.  They’ve been together since high school and you can tell.  They are so comfortable around each other.  It’s an awesome thing to get to photograph a couple like that.

Marisa and Jaime, thank you for choosing me to capture your wedding day!  I had so much fun with you two!  I hope you are having the most amazing time in Italy together!  Can’t wait to hear all about it.  Here’s your slideshow!

Marisa and Jaime were married at the Mission Inn in Riverside.  This place was photographer heaven!

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I loved the sixpence in Marisa’s shoe

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Lucky Marisa had all of her very talented friends to make her even more gorgeous

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And one of my very talented friends, Jenny B, did the flowers

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This mirror was Marisa’s grandmother’s.  Several women in her family have gotten ready on their wedding day in front of it.

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Marisa’s very talented mom made her handkerchief from Marisa’s baby bonnet

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Looks like we’re in Europe, right?  Nope.  We’re in good ‘ol Riverside

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Marisa told me that Jaime’s wedding outfit cost more than her dress so I was excited to capture all of the details

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The knife kind of scared me a little.  But, it’s not their gang.  Just their skateboarding gang :)

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These guys have been BFF since elementary school

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The ceremony was beautiful and wonderful and very short!  Short and sweet and to the point :)

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Yep.  We’re still in Riverside.

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Another great father daughter dance!

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And a big special thank you to one of my most favorite brides ever, Ashley, for bringing us together :)

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13 Responses to Mr & Mrs Dietz-Velez

  1. Amazing work Drew, you are one of the best in OC in my opinion!

  2. Julie Carson says:

    You are a total liar. There is no way that is the same Mission Inn that I have driven by hundreds of times. I think you secretly went to Spain! Can I please get a time machine and go back ten years so you can shoot my wedding? Stunning. I am still sort of freaking out that beauty is in Riverside. No offense, Riverside, but wow!!! Can I go and have a fake wedding there? One of my girls will have to get married there. Not a choice. You better still be shooting weddings in twenty years too!

  3. Anna says:

    Wow, what a beautiful couple and venue. These pictures are amazing!

  4. Kat Forsyth says:

    SO gorgeous, Drew! And as always I am dying at the beauty that is this venue!

  5. erin conrad says:

    these are some of my favorite of yours ever. great work!

  6. Tira J says:

    Beautiful work Drew!

  7. Trista says:

    Beautiful Drew! That ring shot is sooo RAD!

  8. Monick S. says:

    I LOVE the Mission Inn in Riverside! It takes you to a whole new world!

  9. Annie says:

    GREAT pictures! And what a beautiful bride. Love the location.

  10. AbiQ says:

    Gorgeous!!! What an awesome venue!!

  11. You described Marisa & Jaime to a tee! They have been an absolute pleasure to work with! (I designed their wedding invitations :) .) I just wanted to tell you that these photos are amazing and I still can’t believe that’s Riverside!

  12. Bethany says:

    You are an amazing photographer. And I’m sure it helps that the bride and groom look like movie stars! Great job. Love the location.

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