We first met Keilani and Sean a year ago at their engagement shoot in Downtown San Jose’s Christmas in the Park. We instantly could feel the connection between these two. They make each other laugh constantly, and we love it!
The bride and groom started by getting ready at The Westin San Jose before heading to Holy Family Parish for the ceremony followed by a Samoan reception at the San Jose Police Officer Association Hall. Keilani, a professional softball player, even brought her mitt along!
Keilani and Sean met in American Samoa. Sean was visiting family and Keilani was putting on a softball clinic. So, they incorporated the Samoan culture throughout their reception. Guests were given leis as they entered, Samoan dancers performed, and a full traditional meal was served – complete with a roasted pig! Everyone felt like they were part of the Samoan family – including us! Actually, James here at ShootAnyAngle was actually born in American Samoa, so it was very special for us too! They even made sure that we were gifted leis as well. It was so touching and made the day even more amazing.
Keilani and Sean’s guests came from all over the world to celebrate with them, and they had an absolutely wonderful time. In this day and age, it’s not always easy to get everyone together for a celebration (especially when the bride is a professional softball player and the groom is in the US Army). However, for Keilani and Sean, their family and friends would do anything to come together and make a special day for them. One guest even booked a flight to San Jose, Costa Rica on accident. That didn’t stop him from then turning around and flying out to San Jose, California!
We were so honored to be able to capture their love and to be part of their beautiful Samoan family. Fa’amalo!