I met Martha and James at their movie, The Confessional, premiere in SF. A very talented songwriter, musician, actor, and director, James posted an ad for a photographer online for his premiere a year ago...and fortunately for me kept me contact information the whole time.
Monterey...what can one say? Stunning scenery, seemingly gorgeous skies all the time, and the drive ain't too bad, either! When I arrived, James was dressed in a shirt and pants, being followed by his friend to ensure he would be ready for the ceremony! Setting up his keyboard and playing a little snippet of his song for Martha's entrance, I knew the ceremony would be a beautiful one.
After I left his company, I went into the hotel room to take a few photos of Martha, accompanied by her mother and daughter. As I walked in, all I noticed was her beautiful white flowing dress and I said, "wow" in my head! That is a bridal gown!
Dancing and singing, and merriment and friendship ended the night. As my "time" was coming to a close, Martha started singing to James's piano, and I was just mesmerized...I ended up staying another hour, without a camera in my hand...simply...enjoying the night.