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Breidi and Marshall’s Wedding

Friends and family enjoy the food and sunshine at breidi and Marshall's wedding in Wawona, CA on June 16, 2012. (Sha Sha Chu)

I’ve known Marshall and Breidi for a little while through Marshall’s older brother Owen and his wife Ramona. They had seen some of my photos from Owen and Ramona’s wedding that I had attended as a guest, and I was honored to have them ask me to shoot their wedding as well. Theirs would be the biggest event I had ever photographed, so it was with a mix of excitement and trepidation that I accepted.

My day started at 4am with a drive to the beautiful Wawona Hotel in Yosemite National Park. First, we headed over to the Mariposa Grove for some portraits.

The couple pose for portraits at the Mariposa Grove for breidi and Marshall's wedding on June 16, 2012. (Sha Sha Chu)

After a quick lunch and rest, it was on to the family portraits, which went pretty smoothly thanks to Ramona, who found and corralled everyone who needed to be there. At this point the temperature was really climbing and I was shooting in all black and full sun, so Marshall’s father was nice enough to keep me supplied with ice water throughout the session.

Family members pose for portraits with the bride at groom at breidi and Marshall's wedding in Wawona, CA on June 16, 2012. (Sha Sha Chu)

Family members pose for portraits with the bride at groom at breidi and Marshall's wedding in Wawona, CA on June 16, 2012. (Sha Sha Chu)

The ceremony was a touching and very personal affair, with friends and family deeply involved, whether it was through readings and speeches, or just helping ‘warm the rings’ before the bride and groom exchanged them.

Muriel, Marshall's grandmother, waters the plant, and sprinkles some on the couple as well at breidi and Marshall's wedding in Wawona, CA, on June 16, 2012. (Sha Sha Chu)

The newlyweds at breidi and Marshall's wedding in Wawona, CA, on June 16, 2012. (Sha Sha Chu)

The wedding day ended with a barbecue dinner and dancing late into the night.

Friends and family enjoy the food and sunshine at breidi and Marshall's wedding in Wawona, CA on June 16, 2012. (Sha Sha Chu)

Friends and family dance the night away at breidi and Marshall's wedding in Wawona, CA on June 16, 2012. (Sha Sha Chu)

Congratulations, Breidi and Marshall! Thank you for letting me be a part of your wedding day!

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