A week prior to Alexa and Joey’s wedding, I got a text from my photographer friend Ryuji asking if I would be interested in shooting a wedding. Without any hesitation I said “Yes!” and became the second shooter for their big day. This wedding meant a lot to Ryuji because this is his first wedding as a primary shooter ever since he started entering wedding photography. This was also his last wedding shoot in the States because he left for Japan a week after this wedding.
Joey owns a DJ company called “Electric Entertainment” while Alexa is a DJ for his company. They are a DJ power couple who play at various wedding venues throughout the year. How awesome is that?!
Fun fact: Alexa and Joey met each other at a park when they were both walking their dogs. You could say that it was because of their dogs that they got married haha. This was also my first time witnessing a Shaman officiate a wedding!
Photographer: Ryuji Morita Photography
Secondary Shooter: Makito Umekita Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Reptacular Ranch
Officiant: Kiara Akasha / La Luna Healing
DJ: Chris Marvin / Electric Entertainment
Bartender: Luke Miller / Smoking Gun Bar
Catering: Rutt’s Catering
Last, but NOT LEAST, the centerpieces and some of the decor on the tables were collected from vintage shops throughout the span of a year by the bride herself!
Meet Pearl, the only husky and coyote mix that you’ll ever see.
There was also a beer donkey at the wedding…. HOW FREAKING COOL IS THAT?!
Did you like these photos? Then come say hey and book me for your wedding or engagement session!! Can’t wait to hear from you!!