Maggie and Jesus are very near and dear to our hearts. From the first time I met Maggie on that ridiculously hot summer day, I knew she was going to be like a girlfriend to me! She was the sweetest person I had ever met, and her fiance Jesus, was a perfect fit for her; being equally sincere! Once we discussed an ‘old world Mexico’ themed engagement session completely with horses, I knew I loved her haha!! The engagement session was tremendously fun, endearing, brave, risky, and everything in between! It brought Jesus and Maggie so close to one another, and it allowed them both to trust me on a whole new level as well; a perfect beginning! When wedding day came I knew everything would be beautiful because Maggie had put her heart and soul into all of the little and big details of their big day. However, this wedding was particularly different for me, it was my first wedding I had photographed by myself without a second shooter. Anthony did video, and I did photography. We had our wonderful fellow videographer assist Anthony on the wedding day, but other then that this was a first for both Anthony and I. Regardless, I was completely comfortable and excited for the challenge! Maggie was a stunning vintage bride in her beautiful dress which was a custom masterpiece; perfection! The ceremony and reception took place at The Old Homestead. All of the sweet, little (and big), details of their wedding day were beautiful DIYs by the bride and her family/friends! One of the best DIYed weddings I’ve seen yet!
The rest of their wedding day is in the photo, but these select photos just skim the top of ‘wonderful’! Enjoy.
You’ve seen them before! Alison and Asa have worked with us so many wonderful times, and their faces have been all over the place! This awesomely fun engagement session was done over the summer, but even though, I wanted to share it before I highlight the best of the best; their wedding! This session took place in LA which is where they reside. We just happened to be in the area and thought it would be amazing to work with them once again, and of course they were open arms, and smiles! This session was a ton of fun! We started at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. From there we went to Echo Park, and at a park on a summer day you’ve got to get ice cream, so that’s what they did! A yummy treat later, we thought it would be perfect to grab a shot in front of this neat street art! And with Alison and Asa, the day isnt done unless you are sharing stories over some amazing authentic food! Our day with them was absolutely amazing; an experience we will never forget! Thank you thank you, a million!
Sheri and Jr were an absolute blast right from the beginning! Their engagement session was amazing! Being able to help them get comfortable snuggling on one another in order to capture beautiful images of their love, was so fun! I love this opportunity to work with couples because it helps my couples get perfectly comfortable with being themselves. When wedding day came, they were pros! Poses came natural, and being natural and comfortable came as a second nature. You’d think most people would be comfortable and natural when asked to just be themselves, but it’s rarely the case. A photographer is usually a stranger, and inviting a stranger into one of the most important memories of your life, well, its a pretty big deal. I honestly would need some time to warm up to a new character. Thankfully, with Sheri and JR, as stated; they were so easy to fall in love with right from the beginning. Their wedding took place on a wonderfully hot July summer day. The day started with a million and one smiles, both from the ladies and the gents! We were so absolutely thrilled to photograph every last detail and moment happening; it was all so candid and priceless! After getting the bride and groom ready, we proceeded to set up one of the sweetest ‘First Looks’ I have ever witnessed! We had Sheri stand tall and beautiful in front of the cabin in which she got ready in. JR came from behind where the mansion was located. The rest, the rest is in the pictures! A sneaky first few steps for the groom immediately followed by genuine smiles, shock, and of course; tears. A groom that cries, even just one tiny tear, is a great guy….and it’s also a great first look to always remember. After a fabulous first look we proceeded with a great handful of posed portraits on the property. Did I mention that Sheri and JR had their ceremony and reception at the amazingly beautiful Viaggo Winery in Lodi, CA? It’s stunning! Following their first look was their ceremony. Guests gleamed with happiness, tasty wine in hand, as they all flooded in to find their seats. The ceremony was simply lovely! As the bride approached her aisle, the groom cried another happy tear or two! If a groom crying at the ‘First Look’ wasn’t wonderful enough, a groom crying again at the ceremony is true true love! After making it official in front of their greatest family and friends, they strutted down the aisle and headed for a shot of some good stuff with their wedding party. Posed wedding party photos were a ton of fun!! Cocktail hour followed with a wonderful mariachi band in lieu of other music. The reception definitely tugged at our heart strings! The rest of their reception and the memories made, are all the beginning of something very beautiful. The proof is in their pictures! Truly the sweetest couple and we wish them many moons!
Liz and David’s wedding took place at the beautiful Arden Hills in Sacramento. It was a beautiful day with tons of smiles and laughter. I remember the bride being a wonderful one, and the groom was perfectly matching as well! Liz and David opted for the infamous ‘First Look’, and it was a sweet first look with a very genuine surprise to see one another! Nothing but smiles! After their first look we proceeded to cover the grounds around Arden Hills for some custom portraiture of the two, and let me tell you; the photos are so lovely!! We had a blast. Immediately following their custom portraits were a few bridal party portraits and then off to get married they went! The day only grew more beautiful as the night grew young. The ceremony was absolutely delightful! The officiant being a near and dear loved one to Liz and David had made for the photos to be absolutely special, on a whole new level! The reception took place at Arden Hills as well. The reception was full of great stories and lots of relaxed and fun dancing! Truly a lovely day and I am so pleased to have been a part of Liz and David’s beautiful day! I wish you two many happy moons!
Enjoy their lovely wedding photos!
A new kind of likeness has become the normal to us. We typically would meet clients before actually working with them to ensure that we all love each others company and were thoroughly invested. However, over this past year I’ve come to meet many of my clients on the day of their sessions, and sometimes even weddings! If you know me at all, that makes me nervous! Elodie and Vee seemed absolutely wonderful in their emails and we were very excited to meet them and witness their love for one another during their engagement session. Upon meeting them, we couldn’t have been more thrilled! The session went beautifully! The weather was so stinkin’ hot, but it seemed to just cool and every thing went so smoothly once we got started! A few hiccups here and there didn’t stop any of us when it came time to photograph, and have fun! I truly hope to become a part of their big day, but may the stars be the teller of that. Enjoy their beautiful winery engagement session!
Words can not describe how beautiful these two girls are and any words that I could use to describe them, I have already said them over and over again in their engagement blog! Telisha and Patricia’s love for one another is remarkable, memorable, and everlasting; I can not thank them enough for being so sweet, relaxed, and themselves! Their wedding ceremony took place at the beautiful New Castle Wedding Gardens outside on a perfect sunny day. It was so beautiful and one of the sweetest ones we have witnessed. The reception was at the same location, but inside the barn. The reception was definitely a party not to be missed! SO many friends, so much fun!! So without further delay of words already spoken about these two love birds, here are their beautiful photos! Enjoy!
Lupita came to me quite some time ago. The very first thing she every said to me was how much she just loved the other horse session I did and if I could pull it off again for her. I knew at that vary sentence from her, that I would love working with this girl! Anybody who loves horses is awesome in my book. I was so thrilled to be able to have another opportunity to get to work with horses. There was only one problem; we didn’t have a horse at our expense. I put out a casting call for a horse and I was completely overwhelmed by all of the people offering to let me use their horses. I was and still am truly grateful for every person who offered to help; thank you again. There was one wonderful lady who stuck out amongst the rest, her name being Linda. She is not only a wonderful women, she also has an amazing property and her horses are so beautiful and their personalities were exactly what I wanted; sweet and charming! Tango, the horse in the photos, was straight out of my past. My horse that I grew up learning all horsey things with, looked just like her! I was so thrilled to work with Tango and knew she’d be perfect, and that she was!! Lupita and Alex didn’t seem bashful at all with the horse. They jumped right in; handling Tango all themselves, and they rocked it all the while looking amazingly in love! Alex was one of those awesome fiances who just stared at his significant other as if she was the only thing in this entire world worth looking at; completely heart warming! This session went absolutely amazing and I don’t think it could have gone any better! Thank you to Linda, so much, for helping out. Thank you to Lupita and Alex for giving me this amazing opportunity and for being so great during your session! I wish you two the very very best for your wedding day!!