ALEX, KELLI AND SGT. FELIPO

I first met Alex a couple of years ago during a photo shoot for a bridal magazine, he was modeling as the groom and he did an amazing job. Just weeks before his wedding he asked me to photograph him again; as a real groom this time :-).  It felt really good when he told me that he could not imagine anybody else photographing his wedding and that he did not care what it would cost.

Alex and Kelli chose to hold the wedding in their backyard.  It was very intimate and personal; they invited only their close family and best friends. We had an absolute blast documenting their day. Kelly Rashka was my second shooter.

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Laying the ground work. By Kelly.

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Alex tackling one of his main wedding responsibilities; brushing Sgt. Phillipo.

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The entire family was on hand to help with preparations.  Photo by Kelly.

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That’s Kelli in the background. Alex is a professional skydiving instructor and he recently hurt his back; so he was limited to very light physical work.

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Great dress shot by Kelly.

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First encounter just around the corner from their house.

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I love Kelli’s expressions.

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And Alex’s too. By Kelly.

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We moved the couch and went to town in their living room.

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While I was working inside, Kelly was shooting from outside.

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I loved, loved Kelli’s windows!

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So much passion!!!

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And tenderness. By Kelly.

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Alex’s grandpa waiting for the wedding to get started.

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Kelli’s dad and Alex’s mom.

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Photo by Kelly.

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Kelli’s dad and Alex’s mom.

Felipo and Alex.

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Alex’s mom is sooo happy!

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Kelli with her mom and dad.

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Alex and Kelli step away to have a private moment.

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The food was amazing; Alex’s family is from Cuba so they hired Havana Cafe’s catering service.

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They had a slideshow with images from their childhood.

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First dance.

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They decide to go to the pool.

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Rings on Felipo’s favorite toy.

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Signing the marriage license.

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A quick little portrait :-)

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The painting on the wall was done by both of them (divided diagonally).

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Alex and Kelli, thank you so much for having us at your house; it was a great honor.

Comments

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  • David Josue - Sergio, it’s alwas a pleasure to see so much of your soul here, I love to see your works and to feel I’m watching a comic book, amazing. you are a truly CHINGÓN!December 10, 2010 – 4:02 pmReplyCancel

  • Rafa - Wow, great pictures Mr. Sergioouu! Love their portraits, the rings shoot and many from the party. Congrats also to Kelly!December 10, 2010 – 4:19 pmReplyCancel

  • Ari - Man, these are pretty badass. You made a backyard wedding seem so fun! Me gusta lo mi amigo!December 10, 2010 – 4:39 pmReplyCancel

  • mike mundell - the shots of the Bride in the window are EPIC!December 10, 2010 – 5:22 pmReplyCancel

  • Farhad Samari - What I like about your photography is your ability to transform the ordinary into some thing extra ordinary. Great job Amigo.December 10, 2010 – 6:32 pmReplyCancel

  • Karen Cosgrove - Those pictures truly are amazing!!!! I am so happy for both of you and wish you nothing but the best and a lifetime of love, peace and ultimate happiness!
    Much love to you both…. ALWAYS,
    Karen & girls
    xoxoxoDecember 11, 2010 – 5:07 amReplyCancel

  • davina + daniel - beautiful coverage sergio & kelly. you guys rocked it!!December 11, 2010 – 6:19 pmReplyCancel

  • Fran - Es impresionante Sergio!!! Como he disfrutado de ver tus increíbles imagenes!!! Eres grande!!!December 13, 2010 – 8:56 amReplyCancel

  • Natan - Tardaré unos días en cerrar la boca…quizás semanas…es de lo mejor que he visto en muuuucho tiempo…
    Really Great!!December 13, 2010 – 9:54 amReplyCancel

  • Giovanni Romeo - me encanto la toma del anillo y los retratos de ventanaDecember 13, 2010 – 5:15 pmReplyCancel

  • Raul Pageo - Un post genial!!! Superfresco, me encanto la foto X-MEN de Ciclope, el procesado B/N es superb!!! Salu2December 14, 2010 – 8:34 amReplyCancel

  • Paolo Bocchese - He visto las fotos hace un par de días que es lo que he tardado a volver en mi mismo para dejar un mensaje. Fenomenal Sergio, comparto la opinión de Farhad, tienes la capacidad de transformar el ordinario en extraordinario. Ciao un abrazo.December 18, 2010 – 1:31 amReplyCancel

  • javed abid - i like it very much i think your photographs is very naturalJanuary 4, 2011 – 7:20 amReplyCancel

  • SERGIO SAN MARTIN - I LOVE your work!May 27, 2011 – 7:54 pmReplyCancel

  • Rejane Ayres - So beautiful!
    Rejane Ayres
    BrasilJuly 6, 2011 – 3:01 amReplyCancel

  • Sandra Chemida - ¡Qué pareja tan divertida!¡Playeras verdes! Qué más añadir a lo que te han dicho. Acabo de aterrizar en tu blog y me he encontrado unas fotos excelentes, originales y diferentes.Felicidades por tu trabajo.November 7, 2011 – 8:58 amReplyCancel

  • Keith - That looks like a seriously fun wedding. Great work.December 7, 2011 – 9:54 pmReplyCancel

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