Ellie and Josh | A California Destination Beach Wedding

On a  beautiful hot summer day, in Gilbert Arizona, Ellie and Josh met with me at the Coffee Shop in Agritopia. They both sat across the table from me smiling as they sipped their delicious iced coffees. Their bright smiles were an indication of how much they were in love and I could tell they were so excited to tell me their love story! Ellie and Josh shared that they were both born and raised in the same city in California and they just so happened to meet 700 miles away, here in Arizona! They met in College while both serving in a ministry called Christian Challenge at Arizona State University. They had become friends and their shared love for Jesus had brought them close. Their big hearts and compassion for others had allowed them to form a deep bond. Josh elaborated that he was finishing up nursing school while Ellie was finishing her degree in Journalism and had decided that she was going to pursue missionary work through Christian Challenge. They were both ready to get married and start their lives together, loving and serving others. 


Ellie had always dreamed of getting married on the beach and because California is where they grew up, they were absolutely sure they wanted their wedding there. After our meeting, we began planning their beautiful wedding that would take place in Dana Park, California. Come their wedding day, Ellie was radiant and wore a stunning dress and smile! Likewise, Josh wore the biggest smile as they were both beyond ready to marry each other. Throughout the ceremony, Ellie and Josh held hands while they constantly gazed into each others eyes and shared how thankful they were to have met. Ellie shared that before she met Josh, she was feeling like God was withholding goodness from her because she hadn’t met anyone yet. However, God is faithful and brought Josh, (the perfect gift) to her, at the perfect time! Their love story resonated with me because I had similar feelings before I met my husband. God is so faithful and kind to us even when we lose hope. I am beyond thankful I got to photograph their memorable wedding and witness God’s faithfulness.















Ellie and Josh, thank you from the bottom of my heart for entrusting me and giving me the honor of being at your side on the most important day of your life. It was a privilege being able to document your love story by photographing images that will forever tell your story. These images will be in your family for generations to come. Thank you for making me feel like I was part of your family. I know that God has amazing plans for you both and I truly believe that you guys will continue loving and blessing many people!! Love you both.


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