The Mission Inn: Riverside, California
I absolutely love this family. Mike, Crystal and Chloe are 100% real and that is the quality I enjoy most about people. Mike is a totally laid back guy. Nice as hell and really goes with the flow. Crystal, on the other hand, is a little more particular with things but that is because she genuinely cares about everything. Crystal seriously has more friends than anybody I know and she could easily tell you what is going on with all 4,395 of their lives. It is an admirable trait and the warmth she gives off can easily be felt by anyone who meets her. But don’t let the kindness fool you because if you are a dumbass she will probably be the first person to tell you that! I was lucky enough to have a childhood friend recommend this awesome couple to me and this past weekend I photographed their wedding at The Mission Inn located in Riverside, California. I absolutely love photographing weddings in spots I have not shot before so I was totally stoked on this wedding. It was one of those weddings you have circled on your calendar sort of like how I had Cinco De Mayo circled because I knew that night I was going to get super drunk off tequila, which happened. FYI May 6th totally sucked. Back to the wedding, The Mission Inn was gorgeous. Even though this was a afternoon wedding and all of the most important wedding photography came in the wedding photographer death zone (11:00a.m.-1:00p.m.) I was pretty happy with what we are able to come up with thanks in large part to the nooks and crannies of The Mission Inn. Amazing venue, awesome couple and all around just a kick ass day. Congrats Mike and Crystal! I wish your family the absolute best!
All photos were captured at The Mission Inn located in historic downtown Riverside, California.