From Widdop to Lopez - I got married!

Hi guys! It's been a little while since my last blog post. Since the beginning of the year, I had been running around like a chicken with my head cut off as I was putting together all the finishing touches for my wedding!

For those of you who don't know me personally, I'll give you a little back story. In 2012, before I started my photography business (officially) I was working at a car dealership here in San Diego. I met a ton of great people there, many of which are my best friends now, and one who is now my HUSBAND!

Abel and I started hanging out regularly that year during football season, as we both loved the game and LOVED our San Diego Chargers. We started out with a great friendship. We could talk about anything, hang out without awkward silences, and laugh about stupid stuff. Well, I shoulda known- that's how all great relationships start!

After a few months of dating, we began talking about having a baby. I told Abel he was NUTS. "You don't know me!" Haha, why in the world would this guy seriously wanna have a baby with someone who he hasn't dated for very long? I wanted to get married first. This was happening all out of order! But like they say, when you know, you know. After some time went by, we found out that we were expecting and we couldn't have been more excited. In the back of my mind though, I knew I wanted to be married. It was important to me that my child grow up in a home with married parents. It was important that we all shared the same last time. I grew up this way, and I feel it's a huge part of creating a family. It shows devotion, and certainty.

Well one week before my daughter Kaylah was born, Abel put a ring on it. :) A very pretty one I might add!

We decided it would be best to get through our daughter's first year, without the added stress of planning a wedding. We were a new family, with new little person to take care of, and she deserved all of our efforts.

Fast foward to March 12th, 2016. Our wedding day.

Abel and I celebrated our marriage with an intimate backyard wedding, surround by 160 of our closest friends and family. How is 160 people intimate you might ask? Well, believe it or not, that's as small as we could get it with our big families and large group of mutual friends! It was an amazing day. Our friends and families had put in so much work to help pull this day off. We did a complete DIY wedding that Pinterest would be proud of! It was beautiful.

I'll spare you all the little details as it would take another month to write it all down. But I thought I would share some of my favorite wedding photos with you all. Being that I am a photographer, it KILLS me that my husband HATES photos, but he does... So don't mind the fact that he won't be making many appearances in these. Such a stinker I swear.

Photo Credit to my good friend Megan Roehrs of Likely Story Studio.

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