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In honor of The Festival of Mothers

I believe becoming a mother gives us a stamina that we never knew we had. For the child creates a newly born energy that empowers us with pure mental,physical and emotional strength. It is the profoundest fulfillment of everlasting love.

black and white photo of mother and sons
I took this portrait of single mother Julie and her sons in 2003. Julie is a great mother and successful business owner.

Over 45 countries celebrate The Festival of Mothers.  It is hugely recognized, although on many different dates. People all over the world honor mothers for giving life & love. The honor dates back to ancient festivals of the Greeks dedicated to maternal goddesses and mothers of deities.

 

Vintage retro wedding Riverside, California

 

1940’s summer bbq vintage themed wedding of two childhood sweethearts!

vintage wedding photography red barn diy

 

This vintage inspired diy wedding took place in the bride and grooms backyard in Riverside. The atmosphere and casual dress were perfect for the record breaking humidity and heat in the middle of August. It was a hometown country affair jamboree where the groomsmen wore red suspenders and  played the banjo during the vows.

I loved the brides red bird cage veil with her pin-up style red lips. She wore a knee length dress with a break away train that was simply removed at the reception. Her vintage inspired dress had big pockets on each side and  a red gingham belt to compliment the theme.

The tables were adorned with hollowed watermelons filled with water and dahlias. The bales of hay and peanuts spread throughout the yard completed the casual vibe.

To capture the vintage look of this wedding I shot with 2 old canon film cameras and a polaroid. I also shot some with Sam (my magic Samsung cell phone) as well as a canon 5d.

 

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a romantic kiss before a drive in the brides classic car

 

vintage 40s inspired wedding photography

 

riverside wedding photographer vintage

 

diy wedding photoand the two became one…