Yessenia and Ruben have been together for years, and decided that it was time to make it official. They have a gorgeous family, and have been through things that no couple should have to go through. Yessenia and Ruben have not only lived through a really tragic situation, they have thrived. When we shot their engagement session last month, I loved watching them together. Their connection is definitely one we could feel in the photos, even if they were a little shy in front of the camera. Their oldest son captured my heart immediately. He is so laid back and relaxed. Maybe it’s my bias because of my own son, but he is just too sweet and was so excited for the wedding! Their daughter has a TON of personality in such a small package. When she wants something you definitely know what she wants. And when she doesn’t want something, you can tell without her saying a word!
Usually when we shoot a wedding we can drive home at night and think of a few words to describe that particular wedding. Romantic, sweet, traditional, different… there are so many descriptive words that fit. This wedding would fit into several categories. Yes, it was fun. Yes, it was emotional. But the word that comes to mind more than anything when I think about Yessenia and Ruben’s wedding day is FAMILY. They were surrounded by the people they loved, and that loved them. Their family members looked at them with admiration and love. The children were so happy, the grandparents danced, and we were completely surrounded by family.
This is Part 1 of Yessenia and Ruben’s wedding day. Part 2, with the ceremony and reception, will come shortly.
It cracks me up to see the difference between the girls and guys on the big day. The guys’ getting ready consists of a quick haircut, playing football, and hanging out. Ladies, can you imagine a little football in between hair and makeup?
I love love LOVE me some patent leather. Patent leather Converse? Yes please!
The girls have a lot more to do before the wedding. Hair, makeup, gown, and double that for the little ones! (Minus the makeup of course!)
Yessenia’s gown was from Alfred Angelo, and was absolutely beautiful. I LOVED the ruffles on the bottom, and the detail on top! She opted for feathers instead of flowers, and the colors were gorgeous!
A few of our weddings lately have involved children, and it makes me smile to see things like this. The “mommy” never turns off for good moms… even on their wedding day, when the day is supposed to be completely about them!
The bridal party was so supportive and sweet, they welcomed me right into the before-wedding-chaos!
Mommy and daughter… beautiful!
Check out that handsome young man!
The groomsmen cracked us up. Usually guys don’t really get CLOSE when they’re taking pictures. Tom is the same way… it’s a guy thing. Us chicks will get super close and snuggle for a photo, and the guys always have to keep that manly distance. When we kept asking these guys to get closer they had an inside joke and they would start laughing. We didn’t get it but at one point Tom told me “you probably don’t want to know.” I left it at that! Don’t they look awesome? I love men in tuxes!
Part 2 will be coming shortly. Tears, laughs, hugs, and some awesome dancing!
They are gorgeous Brooke!! You guys did an awesome Job!!! =) Thank you!
brook they are so good u are good at what u do thanks for taking the pics for yaya and ruben wedding.;)
Pictures look GREAT! What a Beautiful group of people captured on such a Happy day!!! Congrats Ruben and Yesenia!
Pictures look really great!!Gongrats to the both of you!
Ruben and Yeye you guys look wonderful together. Im glad you two got married and had fun at your wedding.good luck
Other than beautiful pictures these are great memories our families will forever remember. We waited for this day for so long And deserve their happy ever after. Thank you for doing such an amazing job XoXoXo
they look beautiful! im soo happy for you guys!
Great pictures!!!! Beautiful!!!
All of the pictures look so beautiful you did such a good job at capturing all these happy moments! Thank you :)
Congrats ruben and yessenia
The pictures did come out beautiful, but what made them that way are the Amazing people in them… : )Ruben & Yeye I am happy for you guys & you have a wonderful family!! Love ya…
Very Nice! Good job
BEAUTIFUL PICTURES, JUST TO GO WITH YOUR BEAUTIFUL FAMILY.
Very nice pictures, everyone looks great!
Awesome photos! very gorgeous!! Curious to see how pt 2 looks like
Lovely! Great Job!!!
LOVE the pictuers, REALLY capture the moment for two special people!
Oh yeah I look really handsome-licious
Well to start off the pictures look great!!!!! My hair looks AMAZING oh and yeyes …..you did an amazing job
Im sorry I didnt make it to the wedding.. I see it was very beautiful, & for a beautiful briede. Congradulations to you both. May you two be blessed in all you share together.
I loved being there on this special day and this pictures are taking me right back. Great job!
hey my little girl so are so beatful and i love u so tell the person that took the pictures they did a wonderful job
Nice shots. That cute little boy will be a rocker someday! :D