Sometimes, certain people make you feel instantly welcomed. Like you’ve known them for decades and they are happy to see you every time! Gloria (Cam-vien), Brandon, and their families make people feel that way. I loved getting to meet the people who shaped Gloria and Brandon into the wonderful people they are today.
Gloria and Brandon became husband and wife on Saturday at Springfield Golf and Country Club in Virginia! This was my first wedding back since the pandemic began and it was my first wedding I photographed while pregnant. Mini Medina has already been to her first wedding! It could not have been a more perfect day. My crew was a little bigger because I had my second shooter, Hailey, with me, as well as my husband, Daniel (plus baby girl Medina). He came along to help me take some of the physical load off, allowing me to serve Gloria and Brandon the best I could. We started with some stunningly classic details that included a jaw dropping Vera Wang gown. Finally, it was time to get our bride and groom dressed! That’s when the day feels like it really begins.
Brandon is goofy, kind, and honestly always smiling!! There are a lot of words to describe his gorgeous wife, but I think Brandon said it best when he said Gloria is “spicy.” They are a perfect team! Not only do they bring out the best in each other, but they bring out the best in their friends. Multiple parts of the day had me shooting through tears…all happy ones! This wedding was obviously a family affair, because it seemed like every member of their families had some role to play. From being the MC, to the florist, to running their karaoke, it was fun to see everyone want to help celebrate our love birds! They even had special musical performances from their siblings and cousins. I am blown away by the love and support both families had for each other and for the new Mr. and Mrs. Lee!
This wonderful vendor team made this first wedding back so much easier!!
Floral Design: Floranation
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: AlicePub
HMUA: Brushed Beauty
Catering: Springfield Golf and Country Club