What can I say about Janai and Rob other than they’re an amazing couple! My and their good friend Brian connected us when they started planning their wedding and were looking for a wedding photographer in San Diego. We had an amazing time together at their engagement shoot in Pacific Beach and I got to know a little bit about their story leading up to their wedding day. It wasn’t until their wedding day, however, that I really got to see how much in love they were, and how much in love with them their friends and family are.
Since their wedding was at the Bali Hai on Shelter Island, they decided to get ready at the nearby Humphreys Half Moon Inn and chose to do a first look there so that they could have portraits with their family members and each other before the ceremony. For anyone that is debating a first look, Janai and Rob should be the spokespeople for doing it! They chose to have their entire bridal party and family surrounding them during their first look, and even after that, Rob still got broken up and emotional when he saw Janai escorted down the aisle by her father at the ceremony. It was great to see the emotion of the moment over take Rob.
After the ceremony, the reception was a blast! Having already photographed Janai and Rob’s portraits, they were free to enjoy the rest of the night with their guests. Fun and emotional toasts, a great first dance followed by their entire bridal party then the rest of the guests all joining them on the dance floor. It was truly a great, fun and emotional night and I was so thrilled to be a part of their wedding celebration.
To see a few of my favorite images from their day click on the large image above or any of the smaller thumbnails below.