How many photographers can say that they photographed their mom's wedding? I can!
When my mom got engaged to Robert, all she wanted was to say her vows with the sand between her toes. So we went on a mission to make that happen. The Newport Beachside Resort was the perfect venue. They got ready in rooms with a view of the ocean, said their vows under a tiki hut and partied the night away in the ballroom with a surprise visit from a Brazilian dance group. It was absolutely perfect.
The most emotional moment for me was when my nephew, Walter (her grandson) also wanted to do a first look with her. They are as close as can be and now that he does not live nearby he had to travel for the event. He wanted to surprise her in his fancy outfit and he wanted to see her in her wedding gown privately. The Newport Beachside Resort accommodated two first looks! First she met Robert on the stairwell for an emotional first look, then she met Walter by the Spa. Even the employees got emotional when they saw Walter tear up when he saw her in her gown!
Johnny created a wedding video for them and in case you don't know, he is a film composer so he wrote a custom score for the video. It moves me to tears each time I hear it! Watch it here