Who amongst you does not love a potluck ? Well this was a potluck of super cool chicks and sweets. My dear friend Shannon from Flourish and Sacramento’s top wedding blog Fancy Pants Weddings had a dream….a dream of a yummie couple with a stylized photo session with the theme from the movie ‘au chocolaut’. I brought my ridicoulsly good looking couple Jared and Ashleigh, Shannon brought her unique ideas, flowers, handmade items and au chocolaut, The one and only TEAM KATE MILLLLLAAAA of Kate Miller Events brought the AMAZING with all of her cool props and ideas, and Nicole Solarez brought her making people beautiful ablities and made our couple look fabulous. Arlene from Kate Miller Events did much of the styling and got us the wardrobe. It was, well DELISHIOUS ! Ideal COUPLE and group of wedding vendors dare I say !
And BONUS ! KATE MILLER GOT US PUBLISHED ON ELIZABETH ANNE DESIGNS. So sexy and sweet right !
LUCKY !! Sacramento was the proud hosts of super cool wedding photographers Zach and Jody Gray this past week. These two darling and TALENTED hot shots had so much to share. Carmen Salazar set up the whole gig which was held at my stu stu studio which I affectionately call ‘ Lucky Star Studios’. Everyone kept thanking me for hosting this event, but really all I did was say ‘ O.K’ when Carmen asked : ) She did ALL of the work !
What an amazing workshop these two dynamo’s gave ! Loved it and learned LOTS !!!!
ONE MILLION thanks for sharing your gifts with our town. Here are a few pics….one of the things they taught us was not to make our blog posts short and sweet, I will try, but that is not my strong suit:
SO MUCH LOVE AND LUCK IN THE HOUSE for my first wedding of 2011 ( YES, I DO have more 2010 weddings to blog, I am still milking them ). Gina and Rhett were so obviously made for each other, what an honor to capture their special day !
Just so many delicious ingredients for the valentines days wedding ! Gina, a remarkable girl, is so full of life and spunk AND A DOCTOR to boot. The minute I met her I desperately wanted to shoot her wedding. Add her now husband, Rhett to the mix and it was just the ideal wedding. These two had one of the BEST venues, The Citizen Hotel, one of the VERY BEST coordinators, the lovely and talented Lora Ward from A DAY TO REMEMBER. Matt Bryce from Extreme Productions did the lighting ( love ) , D.j -ing and was their officiant ( and coat check guy and he was a mid-wife to 3 children born that night…kidding ). I loves me some Matt Bryce, thats all I’m sayin’. And if things could not have gotten any better, Katie from Ambience made the day most beautiful with her flowers. But wait…don’t order yet, because we also got mr. sun shining his face to make our light oh so yummie and I was able to bring Carmen to shoot the wedding with me. Carmen is such a cool gal as well as a very talented photographer. I could go on and on, but suffice to say…MAMA LIKES :
Just Endless places to shoot in an around the Citizen Hotel, really a photographers dream location.
Yes…the alley can be a bit ‘pungent’ at times : )
How cute is Rhett. Just sheer delight to work with !
I LOVE this shot Carmen got of Gina reading her vows before the ceremony. Priceless !
Dig at the expression on Matt’s face !
I LOVE this photo !!!
The dance floor was so packed the guest were literally dancing all over the place.
FUN FACT: MY last wedding of last year and first wedding of this year was at the Citizen Hotel with Lora and Matt, dare I be so bold to say ‘ The dream team was in the house’.
photos with heart and soul