On October 3rd 2015, I had the honor to 2nd shoot for the one and only Jesse Marquez who we call each other’s soulmate. I was excited to assist her but I got even more excited after learning that it was a same sex wedding.
When I first started shooting weddings in June 2015, I had hope to one day shoot a LGBT Wedding. No kidding, my husband would tell you the same. I’m happy that I committed to Jesse to 2nd shoot with her.
First met with the bride Sophia as she was getting ready. My first thought was WOW! What a beautiful bride. I captured Sophia getting ready next to her gorgeous maid of honor Maritza and their details. Then, I switched with Jesse to go meet and shoot the other bride Alicia. She was getting her hair and make-up done but I was able to take some candid of her and her family and that includes Alicia’s best man Tom.
Both brides are done are all ready to go and the limo arrived. We all head over to the ceremony at the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden. The hot sun was beating down at us but it was worth it because it was a beautiful ceremony. We all witnessed what love really mean and that love has no gender. Sophia and Alicia said their I Do’s & had their first kiss and it was awesome to witness their love story.
Put your dancing shoes on, grab your partner & let the party begin. Sophia and Alicia takes us to their reception venue in their limo which by the way was cool. J
The reception was a whole lot of fun. Everyone was having a great time and dancing. I enjoyed the speech from Tom (Alicia’s Best Man) and Maritza (Sophia’s Bride of Honor). They did a great job on their speech and a toast to the Brides.
Every wedding is different but this wedding was by far the best wedding that I’ve shot and seen. It made me see Love in a different way. Thank you Jesse Marquez for having me assist you and thanks to Alicia and Sophia for showing the world that same sex love is STILL love. This is definitely a wedding I’ll never forget. J
BRIDES: Alicia and Sophia Barajas-Hernandez
HAIRSTYLIST: Cristian Alcaraz & Brittany Lucero
MUA: Brittany A. Lucero
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Jesse Marquez & Tina Batman
WEDDING COORDINATOR & FLORAL: Misael Chico
CEREMONY: San Jose Municipal Rose Garden
VENUE: Fiorillo Italian Banquet Hall
DRESSES: Elegant Lace Bridal & David’s Bridal
Check out some of the Highlights from their wedding day.