Sunday, October 12, 2008

A Symbol for Infinite Balance ... Malena & Ryan

I have been excited for Malena & Ryan's wedding for the longest time! I mean super fun couple at unique location, copper fountain, black diamonds and Cuban cigars & music, ceviche and decadent petits fours ... it was all that fantastic! Two brilliant photographers Nadine Rovner and Erik Clausen a.k.a. POSER joined me to capture all this madness.

Malena at the hair salon, captured by Nadine:

Our Bride was a true Diva:

In the morning our Groom Ryan and the Guys went for a round of bowling:

Ryan on the way to the Ceremony, by Poser:

Bouquets, wrapped in metal & copper net:

I love this shot by Poser:

Damas, by Poser:

Caballeros, by Poser:

Old Cuban tradition (instead of bouquet toss), all the single women pull strings out of the cake. There's a gold ring attached to one of these!

Malena's Dad saved this very special Cognac for years to be opened at most special occasion:

The wedding took place at most unique location: The Foundry
Make up, by super talented and lovely Laura Nadeau
A designer- Genius, Dawn was responsible for fantastic details and styling of the Foundry space!

As seen on Malena & Ryan's wedding invitation: 'A symbol for Infinite Balance- a state of equilibrium, the degree to which all the attributes are in HARMONY, none either too prominent or deficient.'


  1. man monika, you rocked it!!!!!! thank you so much for blessing destiny and i with your hospitality and kindness :)

    what a great wedding!!


    2 of my favorite more edgy photographers working together. What an awesome collection of images!!!


  3. this wedding turned out AMAZING, you guys made such a great team!!
    thank you for everything monika, you are truly a doll, you went above and beyond anything we would ever have expected, and for that i wanted to thank you.. i hope to get together with you and david again sometime in the future, maybe in mckinney, (or california ;).. we would love to hang with you guys again sometime..
    thanks again from the bottom of my heart, for everything
    take care...

  4. These pictures are fantastic! The shots definately capture the emotion of the day! Thank you Erik for telling us about Monika's work, I can't wait to continue reading your blog. Erik aka Poser is photographing our wedding in September 2009, I can't wait!