Monica & Ron // LA Mambo Jazz Engagement

When I meet a couple for the first time, I usually ask who did you guys meet? I always find it fascinating how a simple glance, smile, or coincidence can be the spark to cause a chain reaction of events  that lead them to planning a wedding and looking for a wedding photographer. I love being a small part of that history and help document a beautiful event in their lives. I could paraphrase Monica & Ron’s story, but I don’t think I’ll do it justice so I’ll share Monica’s own words:

It was my birthday and I heard through my bro Rick who is a fan of the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz band that they were playing that night.  After listening to a CD he let me borrow I was an instant fan too and so we all decided to go to Spags.  Because the show was sold out and we had a larger party, they sat us towards the back of the restaurant where the view wasn’t that great.  But I thought to myself, its ok I’ll just  dance to get a better view :)  After ordering dinner and drinks, the band soon started playing.

During dinner, I couldn’t see the stage from our table but I remember thinking to myself, who in the world is playing the trumpet?  After some liquid courage, I finally stood up and saw Ron.  I was blown away with how amazing he sounded.  Our eyes met and subtly, he started talking to me from stage.  It went on this way the entire show and as soon as he got off stage he walked directly to our table.  We talked after the show and on the phone that night until sunrise.

The kind of story that you see in movies, amirtie? I can’t wait to join these two for their amazing wedding.




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  • Alex RapadaMarch 22, 2014 - 5:05 am

    Awesome shots Luis!

  • Shari DeAngeloMarch 21, 2014 - 5:45 pm

    You are Killing it, Luis. Love love love!

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