When Erol and Jessica first met with us, they brought along the kids – Jonathan and Alyssa. Right from the get-go, I could tell that this was a very close group of people. A few months later, we photographed some portraits with them, and the kids were right at home posing for the camera and chatting it up with us as if we were longtime family friends. That all made for a comfortable wedding day this past weekend, as Chanda and I were welcomed into their small circle of close friends and family to photograph their wedding. The day started at 7:30 am as we headed over to Glendora to photograph Jess and Alyssa getting ready at their friend Cyndee’s salon, “Beauty Within.” The early hours provided a calm, relaxing mood to start the day, and we then headed over to photograph Erol and Jonathan getting ready in West Covina at their friend Dwayne’s home. From there we headed over to the Garden Room in La Habra for the ceremony and reception. It was a nice, intimate ceremony, and a fun reception, complete with a screen booth which the kids thoroughly enjoyed, singing, guitar playing, and even a personal reading of a poem written by one of their close friends. All in all, I’ve seen how much time and effort both Erol and Jess put into this wedding, and it was good to see them let loose, relax, and have a good time when it mattered most! Enjoy the photos!