the sky turned dark blue, then purple, pink, and orange. surfers floated on their boards letting us in on their secret: a front-row sunset show which happens everyday but never ceases to move us and put us in a state of wonder. something magical was happening and it drew everyone out to stand and watch from the edge of the bluff above the ocean. there was pause in the air and it seemed time stopped for a moment. the beach goers and wave lovers stood still. we held our breath as the burning sun quickly fell into the water, turning the sky into a multi-toned blanket of muted sweet colors, followed by a few lucky birds crossing the sky like credits at the end of a show. it was one of my most special moments this year. the overwhelming gratitude to be documenting this day with my muses and mon amour by my side, and to witness a daily reminder of the powerful energy that makes our world warm and bright.
later, glasses and forks started to cling and ding. laughter, warmth, tears of joy and delicious plates of food. and when the night came, they danced under the string lights with waves crashing in the dark below.

venue: scripps forum, la jolla
custom gown by christian siriano
bridesmaids dresses: asos salon
shoes: mia via nasty gal
flowers: posie’s flowers
caterer: giuseppe’s
cake: sumi’s oven + sprinkles cupcakes
dj: jmc events
hair: taylored beauty
event coordinator: angie metts of absolutely events
photographers: galaxie & brandon

  • Felicia on October 9, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Gorgeous work, Galaxie! Looks like an incredible wedding day!

  • Annie Gerber on October 10, 2011 at 11:12 am

    LOVE :)

  • Leslie on October 10, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Absolutely breathtaking, tearjerking photos of such a wonderful couple. You captured such precious moments.

  • Jane Barber on October 12, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    You captured a magical day for our family, just perfectly!

  • Zach Stringer on October 21, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Unbelievable work of a great-looking couple Galaxie. It looks like the perfect day. Your photos have a very tactile quality, looking at them I could feel the air.

  • Carol Czerniski on October 21, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Beautiful pictures of a lovely couple. Congratulations to Michael and Tammie. Best Wishes for many years.

  • Emilie on October 23, 2011 at 5:22 am

    great photography!!! awesome job, galaxie!

  • Jimbo on October 26, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    i really love the picture of the sky and the birds… magnifique.