amanda and jon, so hot, so fun, such a cool couple. they are having quite the wedding in september. kendra pfeiffer from pieffer planning and events is designing this spectacular wedding for them. really a dream wedding come true. well as you can tell this couple was pretty easy to capture. i loved all of their joy just shining through:
brad, my gift. he does ALOT to help with the family business ( that is the term i use to guilt trip him into helping me with things )
he is sooooooo cute when he is assembling books. the man puts so much love into them. he puts up with me being ‘tore up from the floor up’ most sunday’s after a wedding and does many things to make my life better. i love you so sweetie. you are my gift.
often folks will inquire about the wild and exciting life of a wedding photographer. one of the main questions is ‘ is it hard to deal with all of the bridezillas? ‘
funny, but for me i get the opposite of the ‘bridezilla’. i meet the sweetest, kindest, most precious brides and the coolest grooms. by the end of the wedding day i want to stay in touch with them forever and spend every st. patricks day and every other thanksgiving with them. cristina and keith were so freakin’ sweet and precious. their day was filled with family, friends, joy and laughter and tears of joy.
really the perfect day. the weather was amazing in placeville at the seasons where they had their ceremony.
then it was over to the shakespeare club which is right next door. their band, boogie shoes was kickin’ it old school with great dance song after great dance song.
when cristina picked up her book yesterday she made me feel so very grateful to do what i do. she LOVED her wedding….and her photos ( sorry for the shameless self promotion there )
allyse is an amazing woman who wears many hats, she is the voice of open mind radio for ondre and has so many other talents. she works as a stylist and as you can see here she can model her ass off ! what an absolutely darling gals she was to boot. just delightful. a joy to work with, this one is going to go places !
remember you saw her here first : )
hair and make-up Sherri Morris of Brushworx
carrie salamerie….well now you have a new name….i loved you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much. WHAT AN AMAZING DAY, AN AMAZING COUPLE, AND AMAZING WEDDING ! carrie booked me over the phone so we did not meet until right before her wedding. i just adored this gal, and her husband phillip was no slouch. they were so fun and full of life and love. carrie was so sassy where phillip was so mellow, but the ‘ opposites attract’ law was in full force and working well with these two.
arden hills, again what a great place to have a wedding. the bride and groom are able to just relax and enjoy as arden hills is so organized and professional.
my bff rachelle ‘racoco’ shot the wedding with me, i am so very blessed in life to have such awesome friends like rachelle. this is a tough business and having your friend by your side to shoot with you at times makes it so much easier.
doug and dara from music on the move did a great job. i really noticed the little touches they added to the day to make it special.
jone from naughty by nature ( beautiful by nature ) did the flowers and vip-cat did the make-up for her 40’s ‘pin-up’ look.
just the perfect wedding and i have the photos to prove it :
here is their super fun and happy SLIDESHOW from the whole day. enjoy !
heather and matt were so easy going and ‘go with the flow’ for their wedding at lake natomas inn. matt is in the service and heather works for the police department so they knew how to keep everyone in order. their wedding was so fun and enjoyable for everyone involved. a&a music and events tore it up on the dance floor and joan from naughty by nature ( really it is beautiful by nature ) made some beautiful flowers.
i was touched at the reception when someone mentioned about 1/3 of the people in there were going to have to serve another term in iraq. how admirable to have the bravery to serve our country in this way, i am amazed my their courage. i loved this couple and i think you will see why :
if you can not live without more of heather and matt’s big day check out their uber cool SLIDESHOW asap !
o.k so it is NOT the cover of the rolling stones ( again with the old references…) but it is THRILLING to get a cover of a magazine ! this is my 7th cover for sacramento magazine. oh how i love these folks, they have been so very good to me over the years. when sacramento magazine launched the ‘our wedding‘ magazine i was so excited to be able to shoot when i know best…brides.
getting the shoot at the citizen hotel, well this is any photographers dream come true. and roping my friends shannon from flourish and rock and jen from image provocateur made this shoot amazing. and the cherry on top of the cupcake, the divine miss sarah maren to shoot this with me….. just amazing wrapped in coolness sprinkled with awesome dipped in joy and love.
i am so very very blessed and grateful for all of my good fortune !
here is the cover and spread they choose for the magazine :
photos with heart and soul