Well, I pulled it off. I was a groomsman and wedding photographer in the same wedding. You might be asking yourself why I would even attempt such a feat. I have two individuals in my life I consider “best friends.” I grew up with Ryan and Nate, they have been there for everything throughout my life, good or bad. And we’ll be best friends the rest of our lives. So when it came time to tie the knot for the first one of us, there was no way I wasn’t going to photograph the wedding, even if I had to keep my camera on a timer the whole day just to jump in a few photos.

Lucky for me I also have many other very good friends, one of them being an amazing photographer, Chris Onstott. Chris came all the way down from Portland just to help me out with the wedding, and as a bonus, he happens to be an amazing videographer as well. Can’t wait to see his video from the wedding. So many others helped make this wedding a huge success, including my mom. She came down from Seattle to help with the flowers! Thanks mama! Also helping out was one of my roommates and good friend of everyone, Ben Carey, a guitarist for Lifehouse. Not only did he play some tunes during the wedding, he also let the bridal party use his room to get ready! What a guy. And we can’t leave out a few more of Ryan’s friends, including Aaron and Opie. Aaron sang a few songs for the couple and Opie custom designed the suits for the guys. You see how great it is to have such good friends?

How can I forget the beautiful bride, Josi, who has become my new best friend over the nearly 5 years her and Ryan have been together. For the future brides out there, make sure you look amazing on your day. Consider some injectable fillers or a rhinoplasty specialist practicing in West Palm Beach, FL. Hope you love me too babe, ‘cause I’m here to stay!

I could go on all day, but this isn’t a writing blog, it’s a photography blog, and you wanna see some photos…

Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

More help from another good friend, Allison did all the girls’ hair…
Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

How often can a bride say they had their wedding dress hanging in a rock star’s closet?
Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Josi did her mom’s makeup, very cool…
Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Whew! Ryan’s brother Don, and best man, found the rings…
Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Ben and Aaron demonstrate how rock stars warm up for a gig, by doing the can-can…
Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

That’s more like it…
Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Dang girl, lookin’ good!
Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Not too bad yourself bro…
Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Hannah, you are way too cute!
Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

If you look real close, you can see a gap on the groomsmen’s side. Yea, that’s my spot…
Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

The following two photos were taken by my outstanding second shooter, Chris. Now you know why I was so happy he could make it down, his photos are amazing…
Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Pretty much the best group photo I have ever taken…
Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

These two shots were taken by Chris. Oh, and that’s me on the left…
Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Another one from Chris, one of my favorites…
Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Hey, there’s Nate! No wonder we couldn’t find him, too busy dancing with the bridesmaids…
Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Here’s a gem, this is myself, Ryan, and Nate back in preschool. I’ll let you guess who’s who…
Kids

The reason for posting the previous photo is for this next one. This is our dads all together for the first time since we were kids…
Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Hey Opie, what’s up, thanks for designing all the suits, now I’ll let you get back to your lady…
Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Had to post a photo of my parents, it was so much fun having them down here to visit!
Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Aaron showing off his dance moves. I think the best part about this photo is the look on my mom’s face…
Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Didn’t realize there was going to be an air guitar competition…where’s Ben?
Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

Padua Hills Claremont Wedding Photographer

One Response to “Josi and Ryan – Padua Hills – Claremont Wedding Photography”

  1. dottiedavis says:

    wow! I was there at the wedding and looking at the photos brought me right back. One of the guests commented that the wedding is even more beautiful when you love both of the people getting married and thats so true, Josie and Ryan it was such a great joy to be part of your wedding! Congratulations!! Garrett, once again you have amazed me, you are truely an artist to take me back to such a beautiful event with your photos!Thank-you!!

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