I LOVED Chantal the minute we started talking on the phone, we had an instant connection. I thought she said her name was ‘ Shawn Paul ‘ as she pronouces ‘shawn-tall’, so that will forever be her nickname. Meeting her man, MANNY was just the icing on the cake. Manny DID meet the beautiful and talented Chantal on what they call ‘the facebook’. Both having graduated in the class of 2005, he found her on facebook and the rest is history. Oh how blessed and excited I am to be shooting their 2011 wedding next September. I LOVE this couple ! We tore it UP for their engagement session, going to places that were special to them. See some of said magic we created :
Delicious photo ! This is where he proposed to her…. I know, get the tissue right ?
This photo took my breath away.
Life is GOOD !
Completley adorable, fun, and ridiculously good looking Adam and Rebecca ( Zac and Vanessa have noting on these two ) are getting married next June at a private estate in Napa. They actually contacted me over a year ago to shoot their wedding. AND we had to cancel our engagement session a few times due to rain, so WE MADE THIS ONE COUNT. Adam is a photographer and Rebecca moves like a professional model, so truly a dream couple to work with. Man alive was I excited to see these photos. Feeling a super proud to show you these photos :
Um, could this photo be ANY cuter ?
AHHH, I LOVE this photo, note Rebecca working it for all its worth people
THIS PHOTO IS MY FAVORITE PHOTO ON EARTH EVERRRRR. SCORE !
Brad Haynes, you are the BEST ! One BAZILLION thanks for helping me through my busy time. I do not have the slightest idea how I could make it through May and June without all of your help. You are my gift and I LOVE you VERY much ! That reflector DID NOT hold itself…Brad Haynes did : )
Picture me I screaming with delight when Lisa and Marcia from Sacramento Bride and Groom Magazine,told me I WON the Sacramento Bride and Groom magazine cover. What an ego boost to have 2 magazine covers I shot with BOTH OF MY BRIDES. Man alive life is good. I HEART Sacramento Bride and Groom so much ! I started my business on a wing and a prayer and could only afford to place a small ad in their magazine. All these years later they folks at Sac Bride are like family, they have been so very good to me. Tami Miller, their graphic designer and owner of Moonlight Graphics, has done me like 1,400 ‘solids’ ( favors ). Marcia and Gary Reimers…well….. let just say I LOVE YOU, and I feel the love :
Check out the big blooms on Martha from Blooms, she did the coolest flowers for this wedding at the Citizen Hotel last fall. I told her she owes me lunch as I got her amazing floral creations on TWO magazine covers simultaneously.
And WHERE would we be without our beloved make-up people, Shana Beals rocked the make-up AS USUAL, beautiful job sister, I adore you !
Dear BIG PUFFY CLOUDS, thank you SO very much for gracing us with your beautiful presence on Bethany and Austin’s most special day. Also Dustin Whitehead of SARAH MAREN PHOTOGRAPHY, thank YOU for all of your amazing photos this blessed occasion. This wedding rocked my world, Bethany was an uber bride, spunky and cute as humanly possible…and down for some fun times. We went to target and were kicked out like we were criminals : ) They actually threatened to call the cops on us and escorted us out. Lighten up Roseville Target, we were just taking photos.
Austin’s was a dreamboat groom, his grooms men were THE BEST. We went crazy doing TONS of fun silly shots at Lincoln Hills Sun city Orchard Creek Lodge. Then, as if things could get ANY better…we had Chris from Encore Entertainment lighting, photo boothing, and D.j ing. Who could ask for ANY THING more ? Chris is one of my Favorites, he takes his work personally, oh…he WILL get the crowd dancing !
Ahhhh, I could go on for HOURS….but again… I am thinking you would rather see the photos to prove it :
I LOVE this photo soooo very much ! One of my fav’s also : )
So…I am thinking of starting a life with this photo..it just does not get much better than this right ?
Great shot by Dustin Whitehead !
Hey they can not be ALL sunshine and roses people !
VIEW their sexy fun SLIDESHOW by clicking HERE
Sure, you did feel like you were going to meet your demise whilst traveling down the narrow twisty turney steep gravel and dirt road to Cirada Retreat, but once you got to the end it was as though you arrived in paradise. A lush riverside area that you just wanted to stay at for a week. The sights, smells and sounds instantly made you remember why you loved nature. Tage and Josh were the perfect couple and this retreat was the PERFECT venue for their big day.
Tage works for ALL SEASONS ALL REASONS so Josh, their main man head cook went a bit crazy with the menu. No joke, this was the best wedding meal known to man kind. I am still thinking about it as I write this post….YUMMMMMM !
Immediately on arriving one felt the ‘Tage and Josh’ love, their friends were so very attentive and focused on making this a special and memorial day. Everyone was ‘GLAMPING’ ( glamours camping ) for the weekend. So there was this amazing hippie celebration vibe in the air. One of my favorite florists in the world, Katie from Ambience did her usual beautiful job on the flowers.
I LOVED LOVED LOVED this wedding and LOVED LOVED LOVED this couple, both were people you want to know and be friends with forever. Sure I got 2 huge mosquito bites on my face that looked like mammoth zits…but I ALSO got these :
This was one of my favorite photos, mama likes.
I LOVE this photo of Tage, of course she had many nicknames…’OUT-TAGE-OUS being only one of them.
GREEN LUSH landscapes with a river running behind us ? HEAVEN !
Wendy and Carrie are so very much in love and ready to get married. Lora Ward from ‘ A Day to Remember ‘ in their cordinator. Lora is the bomb, end all be all cordinator. I LOVE LOVE LOVE working with her, truly the BEST. They will say their vows at the Citizen Hotel this November, it is going to be quite the shin-dig ! I am so HAPPY they choose me to be a part of their big day.
We had a blast with these lovely ladies and their family. Of course they are big supporters of everyone’s right to get married. Wendy is…well…sort of a big deal in the fight for equality.
I am amazed that in the year 2010 so many people are not given this basic right. I loathe this particular discrimination ! I could go on and on, but instead I will delight you with these super cute photos of this SUPER CUTE family:
I know you have seen a bunch…but if you want to see MORE click HERE
A HUGE THANKS TO MY AWESOME BOYFRIEND BRAD HAYNES FOR HELPING ME WITH SO MANY ENG. SESSIONS ! May is a rough time in the life of a wedding photographer, My Brad is the ONLY way I could ever make it through any of this : )
I did cyber stalk Lindsey and Clay on facebook a lil bit. I was just so obsessed with their photos, I posted their slideshow on Lindsey’s facebook page and then checked in over and over to read all of the lovely comments. The day just rocked my wedding photographer world with such goodness, light, love, music and delishious carbohydrates.
The had their wedding in their uncles giant backyard, Lindsey was stunning. Such a fun, warm, witty, beautiful girl, I LOVED her and her whole family. Clay was adorable, so very lovable. He works as manager for Classique Catering, so the food was to DIE FOR. Yummie !!!!
Their friend Sarah from the UNDERCOVER CATERER worked her magic on the cupcakes and their band, Q-balls rocked out under string lights ( i have a thing for string lights ) with a cobalt blue sky…did I mention my obsession with these photos ? So many great moments, details and their LOVE captured to enjoy for a lifetime.
Thanks soooooo much Lindsey and Clay for making me a part of your big day !
Yes…. sadly i DID ask that kid at the garage to take off his shirt. He was overwhelmed by all of these super hot girls.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this photo !
Are you seeing why I was so obsessed with these photos, come on, these are GOLD !
If LOVING the ‘one single tear’ rolling down the cheek at the toast is wrong, I don’ wanna be right.
Lindsey’s mom was the party !
VIEW THEIR SLIDESHOW : here
photos with heart and soul