ARE YOU KIDDING ME ??
That was the line that touched me the most in Jennifer’s e-mail to me after seeing their slideshow. Yes, it is official, I AM officially a ‘self absorbed’ blogger putting my brides nice e-mails to me on my blog. Jennifer wrote:
‘Awesome! We love them. You captured so many perfect moments. The one with my Dad with tears in his eyes at the ceremony … are you kidding me??? I started crying just looking at it. And some of the photos of the kids are hilarious. I can’t stop raving about these pictures. I really don’t have the words to thank you. James and I had a great time and we loved having you as our photographer.
thank you thank you thank you! Jen & James ‘.
But really, how many people get this much love for doing their job ? Again, I am SO blessed and fortunate.
Jennifer and James got married under the oak tree at David Girard Vineyards with PERFECT weather, the best sunset with one of the BEST d.j’s in the area, EXTREME PRO D.J’S.
What a class act this couple was, Jennifer, so totally relaxed and easy going and James, super cool guy with a huge smile that warms the soul.
James had 1.4 million nephews eating large quantities of all forms high fructose corn so as you can imagine, it was a fun party. Loved this wedding, this couple, sunsets and long walks on the beach :
Here is their super amazing SLIDESHOW
Wendy ‘Sippin’ Sipple is one of the coolest people you will ever meet, beautiful, thoughtful, generous, vivacious, witty, brilliant, creative, warm, kind…. and the OWNER of REAL WEDDINGS MAGAZINE AND STYLE MEDIA GROUP ( soon the free world ).
I was THRILLED when Wendy choose ME to photograph the REAL WEDDINGS covers and fashion spread at the coolest venue ever… THE CITIZEN HOTEL. Having helped my best-tie ( that is what the kids are calling best friends these days ) Sarah Maren with the shoot a few issues back,
I knew this shoot was brutal, 3 girls with about 12 dresses EACH, yikes ! SO… I called in a few ringers to help me. Andrea ‘DR. DREA’ and Thais ‘THAI BO’ ( are you getting that if you know me you will get a fun nick name ) HELPED ME SOOO MUCH with shooting and my treasured Shannon ‘ NONNIE BUTTER’ assisted me the whole time. Beloved Sarah ALWAYS helps me with any and all computer issues, photoshop, emotional needs for this and every shoot, making this very blog and telling my butt does not look fat in those jeans.
My friends Jennifer and Ava, from IMAGE PROVOCATEUR at did the winning cover girls hair and make-up….and that winning solo cover was also MY BRIDE SARAH ! SO JUST A DREAM COME TRUE ALL AROUND.
I am not able to show more images just yet, but here are the results of me ‘getting by with a little help from my friends’ :
I told Wendy to match the font color to my blog…kidding.
Our gals were sooooooooooo awesome. LOVED them all. Long day and they held up until the very end. This was such a collaborative effort with SO MANY PEOPLE involved. Thanks to EVERYONE !!
Yikes ! I sort of went a bit crazy pulling photos for this wedding, I think we are supposed to show 10 0r 12 favorites…but i have 45!
How could I post less when there were so many awesome images from this INCREDIBLE wedding. Juanita and Kevin are the bomb wedding couple, fun loving, silly, sweet, kind and easy to get along with. Juanita lives in Washington so she booked me over the phone, which I LOVE, so we met just before the wedding. I then realized that I hit the WEDDING COUPLE LOTTO ! Score ! These two had so many creative and fun things going on for their special day, they had a WII and a big screen for their guest to play ‘rock band’ ! Their florist, my beloved friend Shannon from Flourish and Fancy Pants Blog knocked it out of the park, stunning work as usual ! And I was able to get my dear friend DR. DREA to shoot with me which is always a bonus. The folks at Le Rivage are delightful and the food is always amazing !
Happy great wedding all around :
These are two of my favorite, love the smoke from the burning hair ?
Are you LOVING these flowers, so artistic right !
Great shot by Dr. drea ( aka Dr. Love ) she is so arty as well as super cool
I KNOW YOU HAVE SEEN A BUNCH OF THEIR PHOTOS…BUT TO SEE EVEN MORE, CLICK : HERE
LUCKY !!! Here are a few of my recent shoots for Sacramento Magazine ! LOVE LOVE LOVE doing cool shoots like these ! Shooting the annual St. Baldricks event truly touched my soul, one of the most memoriable shoots of my life. I loved the image Sacramento Magazine ran, these moments were so very touching. Everyone of the folks shaving their heads seemed brave, but the young ladies doing this act for charity was especially memoriable :
RYAN MCKINNY…what a gem this guy was. We had a BLAST shooting this photo ! Ryan was one of the best subjects a person could ask for. He is so Hot right now, with his movie ‘The Invited‘ recently released. I was able to listen to Sacramento Magazine’s own treasure Elena Macaluso interview him. I LOVED the way he spoke about Sacramento, extolling its many amazing areas for movie making.
I heart Sacramento and am happy to see a ‘local boy make good’ :
I DO love kimberly and Aaron. What an amazing couple ! Just thinking of them warms my heart…
Kimberly, so classy, beautiful and down to earth, just a charming and lovely girl. Aaron, what is not to love ? kind, warm, giving, relaxed and sensitive with movie star good looks.
One could loose themselves in his blue eyes. They booked me over the phone as I shot his sister’s wedding many years ago ( that really warms my heart ). Their wedding was so much fun ! We were blessed with great weather considering it was February, a unique venue..The Citizen Hotel and an amazing florist, Martha from BLOOMS. Add in the fact that this couple really took my advise and met up before the wedding so we could take advantage of the many facets of The citizen Hotel, which made all my my wedding dreams come true.
Such warmth and love, it was so great to be able to spend some time with Aaron’s fabulous family ( especially Bonnie ) again. Love you…. love your show.
I always love this moment, what a great area to get one’s ‘first look’.
This is one of my favorite photos of the day.
Great shot by my super cool second shooter Michelle !
The one and only Pamala Pamperin, the harp lady was in the House, she adds such an element of class to any wedding and she is delightful to boot.
Sexy cake by The Crazy cake company, so crazy, sexy and cool
View their SLIDESHOW by clicking HERE.
FUN FACT : Aaron invited Kimberly to his birthday party when they were 9 years old and she said no because she would have been the only girl.
photos with heart and soul