Raise your hand if you do NOT like a good love story. Everyone LOVES a touching love story right ? I am in the unique position to witness many a touching love story. The love between Carie and Dereck was palitable. They were a very special couple, so very happy and in love. But what touched my soul was the love story between father and son. Their son, Brady ( please tell me you now get my Brady Bunch reference of my title ), was lucky to have found the perfect dad in Derek. Carie told me ‘it was love at first site’ for ALL THREE OF THEM. Derek had such an amazing family growing up, on his wedding day he was surrounded by TONS of aunts and uncles that raised him, not having his dad in his life was not an issue, but that fact makes him want to be a better dad. Oh how I Adored this very special family.
Their wedding at Roseville Sun City’s Timber Creek Ballroom went off without a hitch, my beloved EXTREME Productions did the entertainment as well as the lighting. Three words about Extreme: Fab -u-lous ! As you may know, PHOTOGRAPHERS LOVE UP-LIGHTING ! Dominic ‘Omen’ from Extreme nailed it as usual. Love you Extreme folks !
Please to enjoy the following magic moments :
Ahhh, the BEST part of the day was the moment Carie walked down the isle with Brady by her side. Derek LOST it, I LOVE this part, hands down my favorite thing in the world.
Carie LOVED this image of her and her super cute husband, she said such nice things about her photos, LOVED YOU CARIE !
Both cool shots from my cool second shooter Dana ‘Inga’ Schuleth.
Derek’s Aunts and Uncles were a big part of the day, it took a whole village to raise Derek : )
Taking it back to my 1996 roots here : )
Total SCORE getting the sunset !
FUN FACT: Carie’s Dad officiated the ceremony
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O.k TRUE STORY, I was BOOKED SOLID for this september. My plate was full and I was not going to take on one more wedding…then came Angi. I just fell in love with this girl right off the bat. She was such a happy joyful person, filled with life and love. Our first meeting was a slam dunk ! Angi’s fiancee James not only had movie star good looks, but was also delightful.
They were the most enjoyable couple to work throughout the day. Their wedding at Lake Natomas Inn was beautiful, Angi did a bang up job with the design. One of the best parts was…I GOT TO WORK WITH EXTREME PRODUCTIONS. They are one of my all time favorites. Dominic from Extreme puts his heart and soul into every wedding. My friends at V.I.P CAT did the the make-up, as I have said many times…love them, love their show. It sure does make my job easier to work with the top professional in the area.
Love this wedding, love this couple, love my life:
These photos have made me laugh out loud on more than one occation. FUNNY !!!!!
Dig that skateboarder ? A group of skater kids were doing tricks right by us and one agreed to skate by for this shot. That hill was STEEP too !
Oh how I LOVE the big ‘monkey laugh’.
THANKS FOR THE BIG PUFFY CLOUDS !
FUN FACT: Angi is the principle of an elementary school
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Maria and Issie… just pure goodness, light and love. Maria is my dear friends Shannon and Jim from Flourish niece. Jim’s family is from El Salvador so the day was rich with cultural tradtions. They had a church ceremony and then everyone headed off to La Provence for a delish dinner under the olive tress. What a stunning view we had of the sunset. It was magical. Maria and Issie were just so very gracious and kind. Such a warm and loving couple, I absolutely ADORED them.
My treasured Shannon ( A.ka, Nonnie butter, Non-ista, Winona Ryder, Shanna banana ) shot the wedding with me as well as did all the flowers. Shannon, owner of FLOURISH is one of the coolest people you will ever meet. I could go on and on about her attributes, but I bet you just want to see the photos right :
Such a precious moment with the bride and her Grandmother.
A magic moment, Issie alone praying, just priceless.
Of course these are ALWAYS my FAVORITE moments.
O.K….YUM ! YES please I would like a slice of that !
This image was taken by none other that Shannon from Flourish, it is one of my favorite images from the day.
Fun Fact : I photographed Shannon’s aunt wedding in the 19….well a LONG time ago, My rate was $375 back in those days : ) Who would have thought we would be come friends so many years later.
And NOT the HEAT on Nicolle and Scott’s special day. The heat was brutal, but these two super stars did not let it spoil their special day. Their wedding at Lincoln Hills SUN City was a day to be remembered. Of course I ALWAYS LOVE Katie from Ambience Floral Designs work ( I am her biggest fan ), and Kami ( kam kam ) and Brandon from Sound Image are always a treat to work with. Through out the day Kami does so many extra nurturing things to make the day better, like when we all were about to die from heat exhaustion, Kami suddenly appears with a bounty of COLD water and snacks for everyone. Kami and Brandon make a great team, making any wedding a delight.
Scott was so very lovable and Nicolle, well her infectious laughter filled the day. She just beamed with joy. True love oh baby…TRUE LOVE :
My trademark ring in the berry….yes, sadly putting your ring into things is sort of my thing
This is one of my favorite shots from the day….sexy time for the beautiful bride.
Don’t be afraid to see your man before the ceremony gals, you get such great moments : )
Omg, I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PHOTO, such a ‘it’s hot’ statement.
O.k, how cute are the big beads of sweat on Scott’s face ? I love this !!!!!
One has to love the ‘mom look’.
The pay off from these hot summer days…wait for it…THE SUNSETS : )
Tifni and Donnie ( aka Donnie Darko ) light up this world. Tifni was just one of the most precious, sweet and considerate bride. I LOVED this gal ! Donnie was funny and charming, I nicked named him ‘ Donnie Darko’ because of his dark sense of humor. Nothing I love more than a dark sense of humor : )
They were married this past Aug ( yes I AM that far behind on blog posts ) at Wine and Roses. The Big Bang did her flowers and Sonny from EXQUISITE ENTERTAINMENT ROCKED her wedding with great music and Stunning lighting. Everything was perfect. One HAD to love her Tiffany Blue cake, but the BEST part for me were the expressions of joy on Tifni’s beautiful face. Check out the photos from their incredible day :
Dig the bathrooms at Wine and Roses, coolness !
How cute is this gal ? LOVED HER !!!
The look on tif’s face is priceless, great shot from my ace second shooter Russell !!!
This is one of my favorite shots from the day, oh the JOY people !
My favorite family shots are always the ones that are taken by my second shooter in between takes.
I am guessing this kid did not appreciate the merriment : )
I told you, Sonny from Exquisite tore it UP on the turn table
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SUPER COOL SLIDESHOW
FUN FACT: We used some their handcuffs ( don’t ask ) for their engagement session. We accidentally left them in my car and I had to explain why there were 2 sets of handcuff’s in the back of my car to my boyfriend : )
photos with heart and soul