Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Lynna & Jesse Willoughby

Two of my most favorite people got married a couple weeks ago, and I had the distinct privilege of photographing their day. I was a little partial to this wedding firstly because I've known Lynna since she was about 10. I've known Jesse for about 8 years. Wow, time has flown. Seemed just months ago that they started dating.

Their choice for the ceremony and reception, The Corinthian Event Center in downtown San Jose, was extremely classy. The place had Lynna written all over it. This was a very lovely and emotion filled wedding. More than most I've been to. Everyone could tell this was a couple truly in love. It was very magical.

I did some off camera strobing along with lots of black and white. Her vintagesk, (is that a word) dress I think called for it. By the way that dress was designed completely by Lynna, wowzers, right? Leading the front of the pack in one pf the above picture is Kuyah, (big brother in Tagalog) Ryan. Matter of fact, Ryan is MY best friend and he was the guy who designed the Hassas Photography logo. Truly talented and from the pictures you can tell he loves his sister.

For those that stop by and know Lynna & Jesse, take a minute and write note of congrats. I'm sure they'd appreciate it. Take care and enjoy the pics.


BTW~ the HAM you see riddled through these faves of mine is Ryan's son Luke. He is pure awesome. He prayed for all the groomsmen while getting ready. He was dead on image of Ryan when he was younger, but now he is looking more like his momma.


Jesse Willoughby said...

Glorious! I have always loved the pictures that Sam takes. Sam you are a truly great friend. We appreciate your personal touch and attention you gave us(as well as very professional). These are amazing works of art that capture the moment. I can very much relive the day by looking at these astounding photos. Thank you so much for making our wedding and grabbing the day in a wonderful display. We recomend HassasPhotography to everyone! I'm grateful these came out so fabulous. It was the greatest day of our lives, and we are glad you were our photographer there to be with us. The photo-journalist style is fantastic.
Thank you so much. We love you.

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful! I'll tell you my fav pic of Lynna is the close up one of her eyes! Wow! What a knock out!

Angela W.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful couple! Once again Sam your pictures are amazing, I wish you had been in the business when Bryan and I got married!!


Anonymous said...

DAZZLING PHOTOS, SAM!!! You're so hired for my nuptials. You keep getting "gooder-n-gooder". And to think you began this just a few short years ago. WOW

Monet Torres

p.s. love the pix of Luke

Monica Hassas said...

These are beautiful, and I am so proud of you!


Ari & Jaimee Prado said...

What can we say? They are unbelievably amazing! You always do an outstanding, creative, and professional job.

Lynna's Proud Twin

Anonymous said...

Sam, these are magazine quality. Its time to pack up and head for NEW YORK CITY!!!!!!!!!!!! YOURE GONNA BE FAMOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!-MuchLOve, Brigitte and Matt

Alex said...

Sam, you get better with every shoot! Hats off to you my friend!

Jennifer said...

Sam, these are AWESOME! You do an amazing job, and you're hired for all my big picture taking events in life. LOL

Carol Connell said...

Sam, your pictures are INCREDIBLE! I wish you were around when we got married. We will be contacting you about Jen's graduation photos next year.

God bless!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy Moly, these are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I am so jealous of the creativity and quality of these pics. We wish you were around to take ours.

Joel W
The very pround big(literally) brother.

yvonne said...

Brilliant photos. Full of creativity and great use of lighting. Delicious!

elvin said...

Sam, A true work of Art. I'm not the type to comment on anything, but this can't go without saying. I am amazed with your work! You captured the entire day, all the feelings and emotions! I don't think I have seen or felt more love in pictures than I have seen here. Again, truly a work of Art. Amazing. I am looking forward to seeing them all. Thank you for sharing, Elvin

Anonymous said...

Beautiful.....(need I say more?)


Crystal said...

Gorgeous pictures!

Anonymous said...

hi Lynna'

renda here
So happy for you...Congratulations...
what a lovely pictures :)

Hereld and Elsa said...

Sam you did a fabulous job on these pictures. We were there at the wedding and you caught every moment. In 2 years our daughter will be graduating from high school. We look forward to doing business with you. BE READY

Hereld and Elsa Stuart
From Atwater

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