If it weren't for Esther Lee, I would not be doing photography at all. Backstory:
I met Esther in highschool and in college she was the one who convinced me to switch my major from psychology, over to the fine art photography program at Arizona State. Both of us went through critiques, printing in the darkroom, ran in the same circle of artist friends, and learned the struggles of what it really meant to be a true artist. There were many times where along with our other classmates, we would find ourselves in the darkrooms and finishing labs at 4am in the morning working on our series. Esther is a sister to me. Some of the most honest and brutal critique of my work came from her and if she didn’t like what I was doing, she would flat out say so. It’s what made her an amazing artist and a great classmate. She is also an incredible human being, kind to everyone around her and always willing to help out. Everyone in and out of the photo program has great respect and love for her.
I remember first meeting Eric and remember feeling so relieved that he could hang with the group, but more importantly that he loved Esther. Like, he LOOOVES Esther. Opening doors for her, holding her hand in the car on the drive to the portrait session, carrying her train of the dress, clearing her plate after dinner for her, etc. The man is one solid dude, and these two are perfect for each other.
The wedding was a small intimate wedding, consisting of only the closest of friends and family, held in the backyard of the home of Esther’s parents. Everyone pitched in to help set up, keep drinks coming, tearing down, serving food, and coordinating. One of her best friends, Megan Chain, coordinated the wedding, and Rachel Eskandari did the florals. It made all of us at the wedding so happy to see the joy on the faces of these two.
Esther and Eric, thank you so much for having us shoot your wedding. And from all of us, not just Ash and I, but everyone who was there, thank you for your friendship to us over all these years.
Florals: Rachel Eskandari Venue: Private Home Decorations: DIY