This wedding held a special place in my heart, my beloved Liz Raley ( aka Liz lemon, yes she IS a ‘Raley’ from the store ‘Raley’ family ) and I have been friend for many years. Liz is the most precious girl, warm, kind, beautiful, witty, and a fabulous designer. For years we talked about me shooting her wedding ( we had it all planned, just needed the guy ). Luckily Justin came along at just the right time. To know Justin is to love him. He is a doll.
Liz and Justin were made for each other, the perfect match. Her wedding at the Grand Ballroom was radiant with vibrant colors and touching details. These two have amazing families and were just a class act all the way. Liz reminded me of a young Grace Kelly, so elegant and timeless. My favorite part of the wedding was when Justin Grabbed the microphone and thanked his family. I love the gushy stuff.
Double extra bonus score of the year… THAIS of Love at First Click shot the wedding with me. Thais ‘Thais bo’ is also one of Liz’s design clients, Liz is the most amazing designer !
Sexy, fun, fab, flirty flowers done by none of than the Divine miss MARTHA of Blooms. Dig those pink balls Martha !
AND…. THEIR WEDDING WILL BE FEATURED IN THE NEXT REAL WEDDINGS MAGAZINE. I know…it just gets better and better right :
YES…. what shoot would be complete without me doing something weird with the rings.
GREAT SHOT by my beloved Thais ( Thai bo ) I am sort of obsessed with it…
See what I mean with my ‘young grace kelly’ comment ?
I LOVED the way Liz tied all of the colors together : )
Great shot of Liz’s nana
These moments are usually my favorite, the ‘moment of truth’.
We were able to go up on the roof top to catch the perfect sunset. It was wild being so close to the birds
I am so totally and deeply in love with this photo !
Do you love Martha’s balls, the pink ‘balls’ in the vase gave us endless fader about martha’s balls, they were alot more slippery than they looked This is one of my favorite photos in the world ever of all times. This says it all right ?
FUN FACT : Justin’s dad and his band sang their first song, and Liz’s dad built their candy cart, both very touching !
Here is their SLIDESHOW
Every vendor Jodi and Mikey hired for their special day ADORDED THEM ! A wedding photographers dream couple, they ozzed warmth, kindness, love, goodness and FUN. I was honored to have been chosen capture their Big day. I loved all of their funky details, like peacock feathers and blue chuck’s ( which Jodi added a massive amount of glitter, everything is better with glitter right ).
My dear friend Shannon ( shanona Rider ) from FLOURISH…how do I LOVE THEE….Let me count the ways, kicked arse with their flowers. I love the way she puts her ‘mojo’ on the flowers. Stunning work as usual.
Just the perfect wedding at Lake Natomas Inn, perfect weather, the perfect D.j, Dominic ( Omen )from EXTREME and the perfect photo booth from Encore. Added bonus….getting to work with my friend Eric ( Erisa bearsa ) from ACTI-VIDEO. He ALWAYS brings charm and warmth and some great ideas when he shoots a wedding.
My favorite part of the day was the toast, Jodi’s maid of honor did this photo montage with photos of her and Jodi from their youth, HILARIOUS ! The whole crowd was cracking up like crazy.
So much fun and love, chalked full of yummine goodness :
This was Eric from ACTI-VIDEO’S idea to make her ‘the runaway bride’. Eric rules, he is my fav. videographer : )
WOW ! How BEAUTIFUL does my little Jodi look, what a beauty. That girl could model like a pro !
What is SO funny ?
My second shooters get the BEST kid shots, go Nic ( Nickle Pickle )
Not too many things I love more in life than the ‘scrunchie’ smile.
Jodi’s maid of honor had the whole crowd cracking up with her toast, she did a video montage of photos of them growing up. It was solid gold.
This gal told me she liked my blog, so pretty much if you do that you are in : )
FUN FACT : Jodi and Mikey were best friends and roomates for a long time before realizing they were meant to be man and wife
ANOTHER FUN FACT : THEY MADE A HONEYMOON BABY : )
HERE is their SLIDESHOW
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VALERIE AND ALEX ( aka Valkerie and Alex ), they were like money and gum drops raining from the sky, and we are talking big bills and gourmet flavored gum drops people. Man alive were they a precious couple, so full of life and love….and ridiculously good looking . A fabulous love story, Valerie found her self a single mom with very two small children when she met her dream man Alex. They formed the most scrumptious family. Their wedding at the Citizen hotel ruled the world. With Martha Martha Martha from Blooms lavishing her talent in Flowers, and Doug L with Music on the Move’s expertice in entertaining, it was a slam dunk. Just the perfect day ! They were very ‘into’ getting amazing photos, so it was a win win in the photo department :
Dig this flower purse Martha from Blooms made, absolute coolness right ?
I am obsessed with the photo on the left, so ARTY SEXY COOL !
Such Cool spots all around the citizen hotel. And YES we MEANT to get this skateboarder in the shot.
My friend Carissa from Sugar and Spice and…. made this custom cake to match their invitation. She is the BOMB !
Every photographer LOVES working at the Citizen for shore !
This was a magical moment, the crowd went WILD when the newly weds were being introduced.
Boss the view…the view ( really old reference, sorry )
FUN FACT : Alex is a cop and he made Valerie think she was being arrested when he proposed to her, hence the handcuffs in so many of the photos below
You HAVE to watch this SLIDESHOW : WATCH ME
photos with heart and soul