Lets rein supreme eating tangerines, I will be the keen photo queen, in 2013 ( and yes, I DID google words that rhyme with 13 to come up with that ). Just a bit of silliness to end the year 2012. Man alive do I feel blessed and filled with love as I write this last post. I am in the process of launching a new web site, so I have about 5,000 ( I wish I was kidding about that number ) favorites to pull from for an end of the year ‘ favorites’ post. Honestly I could post 575 images as had so many rad weddings this year. One million thanks to all the folks who let me take their photos in 2012. And even more thanks to the 2013 brides who have trusted me with one of the most important days of their life, I promise I will deliver the goods.
I have massed 4 gift cards for massages that have been beckoning me to use them for some time, I am planning on using them all before 2013. So I will be one relaxed photographer come the new year. Life is good and only getting better. Mama likes…mama likes indeed !
This was my last wedding of the year and by golly was it a beauty ! Jillian and Ilyan were so stylish, full of life and deeply in love. A blind man could see how much they adored each other and how happy they were to have found each other. Well I was sure elated to be the one shooting their wedding at one my favorite haunts , The Citizen Hotel. One of the things that touched me the most was how this couple had so many loved ones bursting with joy to share their big day. These two lived out of town so folks flew in from all over the United States and many parts of the world for this union.
I was also happy to have two of my favorite vendors there, Visual Impact and Encore Entertainment. It was the best way to end the 2012 wedding season with a big ol WOOOO HOOOO. Thanks again to my lovely and talented second shooter Michelle, I am so blessed to have you working by my side to create beautiful photos !
I have LITERALLY been waiting to blog about this couple for YEARS ! REALLY ! I will try not get too mushy here, but I need you to know my LOVE for this couple runs DEEP.
My first memory of them was …love in an elevator. I was heading up in the Citizen Hotel elevator,when Joaquin and Heather introduced themselves. They told me I had done a few of their friends weddings and soon enough I would be doing their wedding. Naturally I was VERY flattered. And indeed I was the lucky photographer to capture their unique love story. They were married at St. Ignatius Church and had their reception at The Sacramento Grand Ballroom. Positively fabulous food from our friends at The Supper Club, and a truly delicious dessert buffet from Ettores ( I can still remember how much we enjoyed those treats ). It was oddly an overcast day in Aug, but not to worry, we worked it out like nobodies business with some unique fun and funky photos.
I was so touched by this couples love for each other and kindness towards everyone else…I am getting a bit misty so here are the photos, talk amongst yourselves.
Yeah, note, this couple was ” sort of a big deal ” with their large amount of higher up clergy : )
FUN FACT : They are both quite the musicians, and sang to EACH OTHER during the ceremony. Not a dry eye in the house people !
photos with heart and soul