Alden + Ari | The Muckenthaler Cultural Center | Fullerton, CA

I will probably forever be reposting this quote that Ari shared after I photographed her and Alden’s engagement session because it resinated with me SO MUCH!

“I was once a cynical misanthrope. Determined to live and die alone. But kind souls kept appearing in my life—as friends, family, supporters...and now I am so excited to live and love each and everyday. There is love all around us. Love is not just that lusty hype we see on tv. It's bigger than that. It’s caring enough to listen. It’s offering your support. It’s bringing you coffee in the morning. It’s treating others with kindness and respect. It’s holding each other close when the sky seems to be falling. It’s love of self. Love of others. Love of passion.⠀To love and to be loved, simple as that.“⠀

How amazing is that?! And I’m happy to say that I felt it the day of their wedding! Ari and Alden are both such genuine, fun, loving people and it radiates off of them so effortlessly. What I loved so much about their wedding day, and really how they are as people, is how laid back they were throughout the entire planning process of their wedding and literally the entire day. They just wanted to be in the moment, enjoy their family and friends, and PARTY!

The reception was BUH-NANAS in all the best ways! Honestly my FAVORITE reception to document EVER! I probably should of known it was going to be a classic when the bridal party broke out to Queen’s “We are the Champions” during their photos! I hope you thoroughly enjoy the dancing photos as much as I do!

It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful day and I can't wait to see whats in store for their marriage! Enjoy some of my favorite highlights below...