This wonderful opportunity fell in my lap. I got a call from Sara’s (the bride) mom, saying she wanted me to take her daughters wedding photos. Her daughter was currently living in Japan and since her fiancé was Japanese, they would be flying home for the wedding and to take care of last minute details but her mama was laying all the ground work. What a mama! I got to meet Sara just one week before the wedding. She was already aglow and excited. We discussed the fine points and expectations and then parted ways. A week later it was show time. Even amidst the wedding day craziness that inevitably can rattle a bride, Sara remained calm and simply joyful. I was able to meet Shugo (the groom), who was so polite and so in love with Sara. He was simply delighted to have the opportunity to make Sara his wife. They put on their game faces for photos and we did posed as well as silly ones that really made you see them for the fun couple they are.