Cause Karessa and Tyler are the new hot vampire couple in town. Kidding ! Omg, I am NOT just in love with this couple because they are so freakin’ cute ( although that never hurts ), I LOVE them because of they are the BEST ! Karessa wanted a ‘Twilight Inspired’ engagement session. Mission accomplished people. We we lucky to get the best sunset ever. These two are getting married next June at Le Rivage, so stay tuned for more of their incredible love story caught in photos.
O.K, not so Edward and Bella yet…wait for it…..
Of course we had to do a few of ‘my’ things before we could go super vampire : )
‘Keepin’ it real’ quickly became the nick name we gave our beloved Ashley Sondreal. Omg, she and Ryan had possibly the most adorable wedding known to man kind !
She had Shannon from Flourish and Fancy Pants Weddings AND the uber talented Kate Miller Events. Together they created Magic with the decor. And if that was not enough… My treasured Rachelle shot the wedding with me. Words can not express how much I love Rachelle, she is one of my dearest and most loved friends.
So much goodness involved for this special day !
The wedding was held at Ryan’s parents backyard in Grass Valley which was the perfect location. I LOVED the red barn and their super cute retro baseball theme. That Kate Miller….she is just the BEST !
I feel in love with Ashley from reading her facebook posts, she has the most delishious dark wit. And Ryan is a gem, one of the coolest people you will ever meet. Add their fun and happy bridal party made the wedding was a HUGE SUCCESS :
One of the MANY amazing shots by Rachelle
You see the benefits of seeing each other before, you are able to do cool random things like this funky guitar shop. I was over the moon with these shots
I absolutely LOVE this photo
See how captivating all of their little details were, again, go Kate Miller !
Miss Ashley collected these old coke bottles and did many ‘d.i.y’ projects to make the day special.
How much do you LOVE the barn in the background.
Oh how I LOVE the string light !
View their Radiant SLIDESHOW to see EVEN MORE photos.
Her STUNNING make-up was done by the STUNNING LEI LANI, great job as you can see ! They had cupcakes from a Icing on the cupcake…..mmmmmm good !
FUN FACT : I actually went to an on-line thesaurus to find another way to say ‘ADORABLE’ to describe this wedding.
Its not small…the BIG PICTURE in Sacramento Magazine that is. That is ONE of the reasons I LOVE shooting the BIG PICTURE for the pages of Sacramento Magazine, the other is that it is usually such a fun and exciting assignment. Also I LOVE shooting the back page as I want the magazine to end with a BANG !!
This was Sacramento’s lil miniture version of American Idol held at Pearl on the River. This gal won !
Sacramento’s own Mumbo Gumbo performing in the park. Sort of a cool hippy vibe in the air. A good time was had by all.
Miss Iris owns the coolest art gallery in Del Paso Heights, what a joy to photograph this woman:
Our very own ‘Green Grocer’ Michael Marks brought about 150 shirts with food on them to my studio. Great dynamic subject he was :
Here are a few more Images I LOVED from these shoots:
The man had some shirts…thats all I am saying…
The ‘winner in announced’ moment. Very exciting !
LOVE STORIES are just the BEST right ? Who does NOT love a great love story ? I am blessed to hear love stories galore from my treasured brides and grooms. But often I get to see a different love story on the wedding day, like the love story of mother and daughter. Tamara lost her dad when she was a baby, so it was just her and her mom Jackie growing up. Seeing mother and daughter on this special day was just priceless.
Tamara and Eric were madly in love. Just look at this wedding and you will wish you were there to experience their joy. This couple lit up the world with their love.
They had a spectacular wedding day at Arden Hills Country Club. I LOVED all of Tamara’s bling and her purple flowers and shoes. Katie from Ambience did her usual EXCELLENT job with her flowers. Katie is the kind of person that makes this world a better place.
A fanciful wedding filled with pure love….Mama likes !!
This ring bearer is not so sure about all this going down the isle business.
One of my favorite things in the world…one single tear rolling down the cheek.
How can you look at this photos and NOT love Tamara ? Soooo cute !!
FUN FACT : Tamara is a ‘ do-good’ lawyer and Eric is from Kenya.
photos with heart and soul