Jenn and Paul have finally seen their wedding photos and I am now ready to share with all of you. But first a little history. Paul and I are very good friends. We first met back in 2001 when we each had our own eBay business. One thing led to another and we ended up merging our businesses to form Custom Auto. We sold sold car parts online out of Paul’s apartment for a good part of the year. We were sending hundreds maybe a thousand orders every month out of his apartment. Business was exploding. We finally decided it was time to move out of his apartment and rent a warehouse after this huge windfall.
Fast forward a few years later, and that when I got hooked on photography. I saved up money to buy some studio lighting so I could play with it and learn some more. Good ol’ Paul was my VERY FIRST subject I ever shot on my camera with my new Alien Bees Lighting system. I had setup a faux studio upstairs in our car shop. I asked Paul to sit and be my model as I tried to figure out how to use my lights. Paul was more than happy to be my model. as I tried to give him a little direction. After my very first shoot with him, he took a look at the photos and really liked them. He liked them so much, he used it as his profile picture on the dating website where he was a member. Now all these girls were looking at a hot stud with a “semi professional” looking profile picture! You are probably wondering where this is all going…. well, Jenn was also a member and she noticed Paul’s profile picture. During Jenn’s speech at the wedding, she said “when I saw Paul’s profile picture, I knew this was the man I am going to marry.” And that’s how they met! And now here they are…. married. I still have no idea how Jenn knew from that one photos we shot for fun that this was her future husband. It’s one of those destiny things.
Words can not express how happy I am for both Paul and Jenn. Knowing what kind of man Paul is, I know for a fact that he is a great catch for Jenn. If there is one person who I could always depend on when I needed a favor, it was Paul, he just never said no. Whether it was to fix my car starter or help me build a fence, he always showed up with his tools ready to go. I can not say that for anyone else that I know in my life. When his best man, Brad, did his speech he echoed the exact same things. I just stood there and nodded in agreement with a huge smile on my face. It wasn’t just me that he was there for all the time, he was always there for his friends and family as well. It’s just the kind of guy he is.
It was a huge honor to photograph Jenn & Paul’s wedding. I even said back then when I first shot photos of him, that I will shoot his wedding one day. And here we are 6 years later, with me posting photos of Paul and his new gorgeous wife, Jenn, on my blog.
Congratulations once again guys. Of all the weddings that I have shot, yours no doubt will always be special to me.