Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mayra & Donovan ~ Married!

The Mission Inn
Riverside, California


Let me say right off the bat that Mayra and Donovan are amazing and their family is equally great! Mayra and Donovan hired us after having a big dilemma. All I can say is, I am happy things worked out the way they did or else we would have never met or been hired by them.

Mayra and Donovan are truly a perfect couple in every possible way. They gave their wedding photos great importance, which, for us photographers, is vitally important and exactly what we crave! We value our work and when we see a couple truly care about their wedding photography it’s that much more rewarding for us. We could not ask for more!

Mayra and Donovan’s wedding was small, intimate, and full of love. Their family and friends were the best. The food was delicious. The music fabulous! What more could they ask for? Oh yes, and they had an awesome venue! Their wedding took place at The Mission Inn in Riverside. They also had their engagement session at the Mission Inn and I immediately fell in love with the place. The architecture is beyond beautiful! There was not a spot that we could not use. Oh, and the rotunda!!! Amazing! With all the stairs, hallways, elevators and outside patios, though, people can get lost easily! Thankfully, Mayra showed us around and although we definitely can’t be tour guides at the Mission, we can find our way now :)

Mayra & Donovan: Thank you for being so welcoming, kind and genuine. Like Art told you, Mayra, you kept asking us if we were okay and how were we doing when it should have been the other way around. Art and I had a great time photographing both of you and your family. Oh, and your family, don’t get me started with your family! Too late! A big thanks to your family and friends. I adored your mom, Mayra. She kept thanking us for doing a good job, when, once again, we should have been thanking her and everyone there, for that matter, for allowing us to be creative and be at our best. Your dad was also great. Art had a great time talking with him while they waited outside for us while you changed into your other dress :) Let him know that! Donovan, your family also rocks! I loved the mother-son dance with your grandmother. It was so sweet! Hands down, the most kind and welcoming family we’ve ever worked with!

Now, without further ado, some teasers!















This is my absolute favorite! I don’t even know when Art took this image, but when I was editing the images and came across this one it literally took my breath away. Love it!












After the wedding we still had light out so we took advantage of that and took some more portraits!

Here are a few:








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13 comments:

rowena said...

Us togs in the area never tire of the Mission Inn, so many nooks and crannies huh! Love all your captures but especially the 2nd to the last one... totally pj!

rowena said...

Us togs in the area never tire of the Mission Inn, so many nooks and crannies huh! Love all your captures but especially the 2nd to the last one... totally pj!

Melissa McClure Photography said...

Beautiful Nat! I specially love all the detail shots!

AHS Photography said...

Stunningly beautiful!!

david & kimi baxter said...

naty girl wow, you're blowin me away with this one, blowin me away!!! can't even choose a fav if i tried. i do love the bouquet shot & them walking down the stairs!!!

Mandy said...

Stunning!

Amazing place is right! I love what you've done here and I love all the touches the couple put together. It's beautiful.

What a gorgeous wedding! Great job, Nat!

Melissa Koehler said...

These are absolutely stunning Nat! Wow!! I agree, I love Art's shot. It should be a canvas!

Nataly Lemus said...

Thanks, everyone! I am definitely putting the one Art likes on a canvas for display!

Katy Regnier said...

Wow, absolutely love that shot from above... and all of the detail shots are fabulous as well. Nice work guys!

gee gee said...

The last one looks like it belongs in a mag. The one Art took too. That place is beautiful. wonderful like always!

Jeanette Sanchez said...

Beautiful wedding and you captured the Mission Inn fabulously! Love Art's shot too...blog the canvas when you get it!

Jeret Slack said...

WOW, I love the last one. Great angle

Beadale Photography said...

You just had to go and outdo yourself on this wedding. I know the wedding album will be totally hot.

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