On Saturday, I had the privilege of shooting Gema & Michael’s wedding. The ceremony was held at Sacred Heart Church in Nogales, AZ and the reception followed at Agua Linda Farms in Amado, AZ. As we talked, leading up to the day of the wedding, lots of plans changed. Gema was now going to be getting ready at her Grandmother’s house. What a blessing!! Her Grandmother’s house was so gorgeous and she was the sweetest AND funniest lady. Surrounded by Gema’s family and friends, Gema was able to relax and enjoy her day. As I arrived, I was greeted by not one, or two but 4 cute little dogs; two of which were puppies! Makeup started and Gema was ready for all things wedding. All she could think about was marrying Michael. Her wonderful sister, Delilah taking care of her every need was holding back tears as her sister got ready. Gema’s mother and sister helped her get dressed. It didn’t hit them until they were fully finished putting on every item, how incredibly beautiful Gema looked. Once Gema was all done getting ready, her mother and sister took a step back. Tears started coming down. Delilah trying to hold them back couldn’t process it all. Her big sister, her best friend, her everything, was getting married.
We drove the 5 minutes from her grandmother’s house to the church where Gema’s anxiety to see Michael kicked in. When Gema started walking down the aisle and saw Michael, tears fell on her face. As soon as she grabbed Michael’s hand, she looked completely calm and at peace. She made it. She was marrying the man of her dreams.