A Summer time Wedding ceremony at Lake Como’s Villa Cipressi

How We Met

We met at a mutual good friend’s party a number of years previous to our first true assembly. We hardly bear in mind our dialog, simply that I(Erica) got here as much as Payton and his girlfriend on the time to introduce myself as a photographer. I requested if I may take images of them as a result of I believed they had been a phenomenal pair. Once I reached out six months later, they’d damaged up in order that was that and nothing got here of it. Three years later and never a single interplay between us, and I sat throughout the desk from Payton at a Mexican restaurant. Earlier than we knew it, we shared every thing about ourselves with one another and felt like we had identified one another our total lives. We turned greatest buddies and inseparable, and inevitably fell in love. 


Our Engagement Story

Payton and I {photograph} weddings collectively, and we had been actually enthusiastic about this particular journey as a result of it gave us the chance to doc a marriage in Italy, which we had by no means been to earlier than. After the marriage, we deliberate the remaining a part of our journey on the Dolomites – a bucket record place for us each. With solely two nights there, we had been bummed that the primary day was rained out inflicting us to cancel our mountaineering plans we initially made. We shifted a few of our plans and headed to Lago di Braies the subsequent day hoping we may persuade them to present us a ticket to take a canoe out though there have been no out there tickets left on-line. Upon arriving, we walked up confidently to the desk asking for any remaining tickets. They knowledgeable us that their system was down however would enable us to make use of the one remaining canoe they’d out there for free of charge! How fortunate had been we! As soon as we canoed out to the center of the lake, we realized there wasn’t a single particular person out on the lake with us, and it felt like a fairytale second. Payton then requested if we wished a photograph whereas we had been on the market, and arrange a tripod. He pressed file on his cellphone and performed our favourite track, after which requested me to face up within the canoe so he may ask me an necessary query. That was the second I noticed September 30th was about to be my favourite day, and the love of my life was going to be my particular person endlessly. He then proposed to me, and I wept. It was a magical day.


What we love most about one another…

Payton about Erica – “I like Erica’s coronary heart for folks. Not only for me, however everybody round her.”

Erica about Payton – “I like Payton’s means to carry house for me emotionally. His means to empathize and make me really feel seen is like nothing I’ve ever skilled earlier than.”

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