For many couples, the wedding day is just the beginning of their lives together. Alexis and Amir’s wedding at the Rosewood Sand Hill was, instead, the culmination of a very challenging chapter. It was a celebration of weddings vows that had already been duly fulfilled before the day itself. As I watched them and documented their day, I could sense very clearly the incredible connection Amir and Alexis share. Together, they triumphed over adversity which had threatened to derail their plans, and now, finally, on their long-awaited wedding day, they shone. The sun also shone for the couple and their guests. 105 degrees to be exact. It was a hot, hot day, but the white umbrellas that bobbed above the guests during the ceremony made it even more beautiful. The sky was a crystal-clear blue. Colors were brighter, everything was richer. The Rosewood Sand Hill is a luxurious resort nestled in the outskirts of Menlo Park, and it proved to be a magnificent wedding venue. You’ll see in the photographs just what a fertile, photogenic location Amir and Alexis chose. So many rich paintings and textures, so many hallways and architectural details to enjoy. The ballroom was gorgeously lit and decorated, and the service was impeccable. There was also amazing energy from the couple’s community. There were many eloquent, heartfelt speeches, and even a a musical performance by Alexis’s father (of a song he wrote, just for her wedding day). All in all, I was imbued with a feeling of immense gratitude. How wonderful that Amir looked so handsome and proud, that Alexis looked so radiant, and that their wedding day turned out to be so perfect.