That was just ONE of the many blog titles my boyfriend, Brad Haynes ( he loves to get a mention ) came up with for this Desiree and Mario’s wedding. ‘When you wish upon a star’ and ‘Cinderella…eat your heart out’ were a few of the other titles in the running. Are you getting the disney theme yet ?
Let me break down the absolute awesome-ness that was this wedding :
Des and Mario just ooze oggy googy love yummie love. They are positively soul mates, so very cute and happy. Mario is a special guy with star quality that it is hard not to fall in love with and Desiree is just about as nice a person as you can find. The world is a better place with these two in it.
The gorgious Whitney Oaks golf club on 10-10-10, their receiption ROCKED with music and lighting one of my all time favorites, Chris Terry from Encore Entertainment and photo booth, the best officiate everrrrr, Rev. Jeri Murphy made the ceremony so very special. I LOVE Miss Katie Edwards from Ambience Floral, she NEVER FAILS to do an awesome job. And man alive did Rebecca from Sweet Cakes knocked this one out of the park with their Disney Cake, it looked like some award winning cake you would see on a t.v show.
And the Super cute and talented Tiffany Torbick shooting with me. Just dreamy and perfect !
This moment will forever be in my memory, it was as if time stood still when Desiree walked down the isle. The look on her face was PRICELESS and of course the look on Mario’s face was gold. Yes, he DID do the ‘ulgy cry’. It was truly magcial !
I LOVE the look on Rev. Jeri Murphy’s face. I adore that woman, she is the BEST officiant in town.
There were like 15 photos of this moment I would like to post, but I had to pick one.
Yes….sadly I DID make them do the mickey mouse ears…
Desiree’s dad getting down on the dance floor.
And this is why photographers LOVE up-lighting
Fun Fact : This was NOT their car
View their SLIDESHOW by clicking HERE
Within moments on meeting Kelly and Jason it is evident they are made for each other. I instantly fell in love with this cute, fun, happy, vivacious couple. On Jason’s facebook page he wrote ‘we are not perfect, but we are perfect for each other’. No truer words were ever spoken.
So for their shoot I drank a cup of coffee which is not out of the norm, and the coffee had a ton of sugar in in. I am normally pretty hyper…but add coffee and sugar, well we went a bit nuts with their shoot loosing track of time as we were all having so much fun. I am so honored to be their wedding photographer for their wedding at the Vizcaya in next may.
Kelly is such a beautiful girl inside and out, I am so smitten with her !
Look at Jason working it like a super model, He was such a great subject, down for anything ! Love you Jason !!
How cute is this couple ? I mean really !!
This is one of my all time favorite photos of all times !
O.k end of the year and perhaps my blog titles are not so witty….. go figure.
I say this again and again, often I ponder that I can not believe my good fortune. In life, love and work, I am blessed indeed. Shooting for Sacramento Magazine is truly one of my favorite things to do, I love getting a peek into peoples lives. Here are a few of the assignments I have done over the past few months :
Deirdre Fitzpatrick from KCRA , omg did we LOVE this lady, beauty was just one of her attributes, she is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. We had a great time shooting this on the Citizen Balcony. One of the best make-up artists Sheri Morris owner of Brushworx Makeup Artistry was in the house making me look good with her great make-up work and she brought the talented and uber cool Dacy Mc Whorter to help style the shoot.
Here is the one that ran in the magazine:
A few more of my favorites :
Are you kidding me with that delish sunset ?
And Nick Adorno, just the cutest kid ever ! What a treat getting to take his photo. We took loads of photos at the theatre, but the image they choose was shot at my beloved Image Provocateur’s salon in downtown Roseville. My friend Dana Schleth was doing a fashion shoot there so I horned in and used some of her lighting. Dana Rules. Again here is the one the magazine ran and a few favorites:
Talk about a dream job ! Louis Warfield from Rhino Design Studio gets to design and construct cool stuff and get paid for it. I was fascinated by his cool toys. A giant robot AND elephant, come on !
AND…. the Effervescent Melissa Crowley from News 10 Sacramento and Company was just pure joy to photograph ! Just a delightful gal full of life and spunk. The good folks at at California Backyards in Natomas were kind enough to allow us to use their lavish Christmas display for the shoot. Fun fact, the jumping and clowing around, that was ALL Melissa !
So I LOVE it when my brides tell me they blog stalk me. Ali told me how addictive blogs were for brides…and now IT IS HER TURN to be on the blogs. Ali and Daniel were a joy to work with, such up-beat and lighthearted couple. Their effervescent yet easy going personalities set the tone for the whole day: relaxed and fun ! These two were ecstatic to be getting married to each other. Their ceremony was to perfect and filled with so much emotion and sheer joy. With the beautiful Lakes of the Pines behind them during their vows, they were so full of great expressions and love. Daniel was trying so very hard not to cry but I knew those tears would flow. I felt so very fortunate to be the one chosen to capture their big day. My LOVE for these two ran deep ! Here is a peak into their special special day:
I LOVE this photo of Alison ! She is just stunning on her special day.
I LOVED this moment my second shooter captured right before the ceremony.
Do you LOVE slideshows ? Well then click HERE to see more of their happy fun day.
A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO MICHELLE ‘shifty’ SHIFTLET for doing this wedding as well as TONS of weddings with me this year and doing SUCH A GREAT JOB every time. You are a blessing and any bride is LUCKY to have you shooting her wedding ! You are an amazing photographer and I am super grateful to have you shooting with me !!
O.k if LOVING this couple and these photos is wrong…. I don’ wanna be right. I was over the moon when I was editing these photos, particularly the ones where Megan and John were playing in the water.
We did the session at their home just a week before their big day at Northridge Country Club. They had so many fun toys and cool stuff to play with, we had a blast. They are the biggest Liverpool F.C soccer fans on earth ( and corny as it sounds….I am their biggest fan ). The tag line from that soccer team, ‘you will never walk alone’ , sums these two up…they will NEVER walk alone as they have found each other.
Here are a few photos from our funky session:
Someone on face book commented you and literally see the joy from these two in this pic.
photos with heart and soul