Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey Wedding
By Los Angeles Wedding Photographer, Clarkie Photography
I decided to call Sonya immediately after receiving her email. All I knew was that she loved my work and she was planning a small and intimate wedding which was less than a month away. I could tell by the dial tone that she was clearly on a different continent and that I might be calling in the middle of the night. Before I could do the polite thing and hang up, Sonya answered. She thanked me for calling and told me she was still awake but that it was very late where she was in Tanzania.
It was during a Skype call the next day that I eventually discovered how interesting the story behind this wedding actually was. Sonya is from Paraguay and met her now husband Sameer whilst at College here in the US. Sameer is from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and that’s where they now live together. So the obvious choice to get married was Los Angeles….
Sonya and Sameer wanted a small and intimate destination wedding with just their closest family in attendance. They also needed it to be a destination not too far from the their respective families, Dubai and Paraguay! So the Ritz Carlton in Marina Del Rey was chosen and once you see the photos below, you’ll understand why I’m so lucky they made that choice and found me, all the way from the east coast of Africa.
Working with these two lovely people was a pure privilege and I just hope I get to spend time with them again soon, wherever in the world happens to be most convenient..