This is a dear one to me. Last summer, the whole Bulthuis clan packed up many, many bags and headed off to Japan for an adventure that involved a lot of train time (which I love), a lot of ramen (which I love), and a wedding (which I love the most). Brother-in-law Calvin brought our sweet new sister-in-law Sassa into the family and we couldn’t be more excited about it. She is the best and with her, the international net of this family widens. Being so far away for much of the planning, there was only so much we could do – so it was such an honor when they asked if I could take pictures at their wedding. A friend of theirs was in charge of the actual ceremony so I got to enjoy that part of it as a sibling – and I got to take their portraits and play second photographer during the festivities. One of my favorite parts of the photography segment of the day was hanging out with Sassa in the beauty salon as she got ready. I met members of her wonderful family (we did a lot of smiling and nodding at each other), sipped on calpis water, and took pictures of our gorgeous bride as she calmly prepped. Oh yes and also fell in love with her grandma who I want to adopt as my own. Here are some outtakes from their beautiful day!