Sarah and Kurt were joy and love persononified. Their wedding was just like them, relaxed and easy going. They got married at the Casa de los Ninos this past fall. This is such a cute venue and all of the profit goes to the Sacramento Childrens receiving home so good ju ju was in the mix ! I LOVED their wedding, so fun and ‘chill’. Kurt is a personal trainer so it was fun to make him lift things… and yes I DID make him take off his shirt for a few of their engagement pics. A good time was had by all :
What a beauty Sarah is, I LOVE this photo of her pretty blue eyes.
I am OBSESSED with this photo of Sarah right before she walked down the isle ( taken by my second shooter Dana ).
Sarah’s mom was AWESOME !
The best man had the crowd rolling !
YES… I AM still blogging about 2009 weddings : ) I just have 2 more to go…
The moment a human being meets Lindsay Beth they LOVE Lindsay Beth. Shortly after meeting, we had pet names for each other like ‘lady bug’ and ‘bumble bee’. What a darling girl. Her now husband, Jason, and I shared a love of comic book art, so we were just the perfect match. My uber cool best friend Racoco shot this wedding with me so…SCORE ! We were so VERY IMPRESSED with everthing about this couple. Lindsay Beth, aka LBC, had her dream wedding with so many cute details, the white pumkins, receipe cards for favors, unique programs and countless other unique things.
Their wedding was at the Croatian Cultural Center in October. It was a beautiful day, just perfection !
Of course my favorite things are always the expressions of joy of which we had plenty. I bet just by looking at these photos you will fall oh so in love with this couple :
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Here is their SLIDESHOW : )
FUN FACT : JASON WORKS AT FOX 40 BUT DREAMS OF OPENING HIS OWN COMIC STORE ONE DAY
This wedding held a special place in my heart, my beloved Liz Raley ( aka Liz lemon, yes she IS a ‘Raley’ from the store ‘Raley’ family ) and I have been friend for many years. Liz is the most precious girl, warm, kind, beautiful, witty, and a fabulous designer. For years we talked about me shooting her wedding ( we had it all planned, just needed the guy ). Luckily Justin came along at just the right time. To know Justin is to love him. He is a doll.
Liz and Justin were made for each other, the perfect match. Her wedding at the Grand Ballroom was radiant with vibrant colors and touching details. These two have amazing families and were just a class act all the way. Liz reminded me of a young Grace Kelly, so elegant and timeless. My favorite part of the wedding was when Justin Grabbed the microphone and thanked his family. I love the gushy stuff.
Double extra bonus score of the year… THAIS of Love at First Click shot the wedding with me. Thais ‘Thais bo’ is also one of Liz’s design clients, Liz is the most amazing designer !
Sexy, fun, fab, flirty flowers done by none of than the Divine miss MARTHA of Blooms. Dig those pink balls Martha !
AND…. THEIR WEDDING WILL BE FEATURED IN THE NEXT REAL WEDDINGS MAGAZINE. I know…it just gets better and better right :
YES…. what shoot would be complete without me doing something weird with the rings.
GREAT SHOT by my beloved Thais ( Thai bo ) I am sort of obsessed with it…
See what I mean with my ‘young grace kelly’ comment ?
I LOVED the way Liz tied all of the colors together : )
Great shot of Liz’s nana
These moments are usually my favorite, the ‘moment of truth’.
We were able to go up on the roof top to catch the perfect sunset. It was wild being so close to the birds
I am so totally and deeply in love with this photo !
Do you love Martha’s balls, the pink ‘balls’ in the vase gave us endless fader about martha’s balls, they were alot more slippery than they looked This is one of my favorite photos in the world ever of all times. This says it all right ?
FUN FACT : Justin’s dad and his band sang their first song, and Liz’s dad built their candy cart, both very touching !
Here is their SLIDESHOW
Every vendor Jodi and Mikey hired for their special day ADORDED THEM ! A wedding photographers dream couple, they ozzed warmth, kindness, love, goodness and FUN. I was honored to have been chosen capture their Big day. I loved all of their funky details, like peacock feathers and blue chuck’s ( which Jodi added a massive amount of glitter, everything is better with glitter right ).
My dear friend Shannon ( shanona Rider ) from FLOURISH…how do I LOVE THEE….Let me count the ways, kicked arse with their flowers. I love the way she puts her ‘mojo’ on the flowers. Stunning work as usual.
Just the perfect wedding at Lake Natomas Inn, perfect weather, the perfect D.j, Dominic ( Omen )from EXTREME and the perfect photo booth from Encore. Added bonus….getting to work with my friend Eric ( Erisa bearsa ) from ACTI-VIDEO. He ALWAYS brings charm and warmth and some great ideas when he shoots a wedding.
My favorite part of the day was the toast, Jodi’s maid of honor did this photo montage with photos of her and Jodi from their youth, HILARIOUS ! The whole crowd was cracking up like crazy.
So much fun and love, chalked full of yummine goodness :
This was Eric from ACTI-VIDEO’S idea to make her ‘the runaway bride’. Eric rules, he is my fav. videographer : )
WOW ! How BEAUTIFUL does my little Jodi look, what a beauty. That girl could model like a pro !
What is SO funny ?
My second shooters get the BEST kid shots, go Nic ( Nickle Pickle )
Not too many things I love more in life than the ‘scrunchie’ smile.
Jodi’s maid of honor had the whole crowd cracking up with her toast, she did a video montage of photos of them growing up. It was solid gold.
This gal told me she liked my blog, so pretty much if you do that you are in : )
FUN FACT : Jodi and Mikey were best friends and roomates for a long time before realizing they were meant to be man and wife
ANOTHER FUN FACT : THEY MADE A HONEYMOON BABY : )
HERE is their SLIDESHOW
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VALERIE AND ALEX ( aka Valkerie and Alex ), they were like money and gum drops raining from the sky, and we are talking big bills and gourmet flavored gum drops people. Man alive were they a precious couple, so full of life and love….and ridiculously good looking . A fabulous love story, Valerie found her self a single mom with very two small children when she met her dream man Alex. They formed the most scrumptious family. Their wedding at the Citizen hotel ruled the world. With Martha Martha Martha from Blooms lavishing her talent in Flowers, and Doug L with Music on the Move’s expertice in entertaining, it was a slam dunk. Just the perfect day ! They were very ‘into’ getting amazing photos, so it was a win win in the photo department :
Dig this flower purse Martha from Blooms made, absolute coolness right ?
I am obsessed with the photo on the left, so ARTY SEXY COOL !
Such Cool spots all around the citizen hotel. And YES we MEANT to get this skateboarder in the shot.
My friend Carissa from Sugar and Spice and…. made this custom cake to match their invitation. She is the BOMB !
Every photographer LOVES working at the Citizen for shore !
This was a magical moment, the crowd went WILD when the newly weds were being introduced.
Boss the view…the view ( really old reference, sorry )
FUN FACT : Alex is a cop and he made Valerie think she was being arrested when he proposed to her, hence the handcuffs in so many of the photos below
You HAVE to watch this SLIDESHOW : WATCH ME
Raise your hand if you do NOT like a good love story. Everyone LOVES a touching love story right ? I am in the unique position to witness many a touching love story. The love between Carie and Dereck was palitable. They were a very special couple, so very happy and in love. But what touched my soul was the love story between father and son. Their son, Brady ( please tell me you now get my Brady Bunch reference of my title ), was lucky to have found the perfect dad in Derek. Carie told me ‘it was love at first site’ for ALL THREE OF THEM. Derek had such an amazing family growing up, on his wedding day he was surrounded by TONS of aunts and uncles that raised him, not having his dad in his life was not an issue, but that fact makes him want to be a better dad. Oh how I Adored this very special family.
Their wedding at Roseville Sun City’s Timber Creek Ballroom went off without a hitch, my beloved EXTREME Productions did the entertainment as well as the lighting. Three words about Extreme: Fab -u-lous ! As you may know, PHOTOGRAPHERS LOVE UP-LIGHTING ! Dominic ‘Omen’ from Extreme nailed it as usual. Love you Extreme folks !
Please to enjoy the following magic moments :
Ahhh, the BEST part of the day was the moment Carie walked down the isle with Brady by her side. Derek LOST it, I LOVE this part, hands down my favorite thing in the world.
Carie LOVED this image of her and her super cute husband, she said such nice things about her photos, LOVED YOU CARIE !
Both cool shots from my cool second shooter Dana ‘Inga’ Schuleth.
Derek’s Aunts and Uncles were a big part of the day, it took a whole village to raise Derek : )
Taking it back to my 1996 roots here : )
Total SCORE getting the sunset !
FUN FACT: Carie’s Dad officiated the ceremony
see MORE of their wedding by clicking on this word: SLIDESHOW
O.k TRUE STORY, I was BOOKED SOLID for this september. My plate was full and I was not going to take on one more wedding…then came Angi. I just fell in love with this girl right off the bat. She was such a happy joyful person, filled with life and love. Our first meeting was a slam dunk ! Angi’s fiancee James not only had movie star good looks, but was also delightful.
They were the most enjoyable couple to work throughout the day. Their wedding at Lake Natomas Inn was beautiful, Angi did a bang up job with the design. One of the best parts was…I GOT TO WORK WITH EXTREME PRODUCTIONS. They are one of my all time favorites. Dominic from Extreme puts his heart and soul into every wedding. My friends at V.I.P CAT did the the make-up, as I have said many times…love them, love their show. It sure does make my job easier to work with the top professional in the area.
Love this wedding, love this couple, love my life:
These photos have made me laugh out loud on more than one occation. FUNNY !!!!!
Dig that skateboarder ? A group of skater kids were doing tricks right by us and one agreed to skate by for this shot. That hill was STEEP too !
Oh how I LOVE the big ‘monkey laugh’.
THANKS FOR THE BIG PUFFY CLOUDS !
FUN FACT: Angi is the principle of an elementary school
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Maria and Issie… just pure goodness, light and love. Maria is my dear friends Shannon and Jim from Flourish niece. Jim’s family is from El Salvador so the day was rich with cultural tradtions. They had a church ceremony and then everyone headed off to La Provence for a delish dinner under the olive tress. What a stunning view we had of the sunset. It was magical. Maria and Issie were just so very gracious and kind. Such a warm and loving couple, I absolutely ADORED them.
My treasured Shannon ( A.ka, Nonnie butter, Non-ista, Winona Ryder, Shanna banana ) shot the wedding with me as well as did all the flowers. Shannon, owner of FLOURISH is one of the coolest people you will ever meet. I could go on and on about her attributes, but I bet you just want to see the photos right :
Such a precious moment with the bride and her Grandmother.
A magic moment, Issie alone praying, just priceless.
Of course these are ALWAYS my FAVORITE moments.
O.K….YUM ! YES please I would like a slice of that !
This image was taken by none other that Shannon from Flourish, it is one of my favorite images from the day.
Fun Fact : I photographed Shannon’s aunt wedding in the 19….well a LONG time ago, My rate was $375 back in those days : ) Who would have thought we would be come friends so many years later.
And NOT the HEAT on Nicolle and Scott’s special day. The heat was brutal, but these two super stars did not let it spoil their special day. Their wedding at Lincoln Hills SUN City was a day to be remembered. Of course I ALWAYS LOVE Katie from Ambience Floral Designs work ( I am her biggest fan ), and Kami ( kam kam ) and Brandon from Sound Image are always a treat to work with. Through out the day Kami does so many extra nurturing things to make the day better, like when we all were about to die from heat exhaustion, Kami suddenly appears with a bounty of COLD water and snacks for everyone. Kami and Brandon make a great team, making any wedding a delight.
Scott was so very lovable and Nicolle, well her infectious laughter filled the day. She just beamed with joy. True love oh baby…TRUE LOVE :
My trademark ring in the berry….yes, sadly putting your ring into things is sort of my thing
This is one of my favorite shots from the day….sexy time for the beautiful bride.
Don’t be afraid to see your man before the ceremony gals, you get such great moments : )
Omg, I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PHOTO, such a ‘it’s hot’ statement.
O.k, how cute are the big beads of sweat on Scott’s face ? I love this !!!!!
One has to love the ‘mom look’.
The pay off from these hot summer days…wait for it…THE SUNSETS : )
Tifni and Donnie ( aka Donnie Darko ) light up this world. Tifni was just one of the most precious, sweet and considerate bride. I LOVED this gal ! Donnie was funny and charming, I nicked named him ‘ Donnie Darko’ because of his dark sense of humor. Nothing I love more than a dark sense of humor : )
They were married this past Aug ( yes I AM that far behind on blog posts ) at Wine and Roses. The Big Bang did her flowers and Sonny from EXQUISITE ENTERTAINMENT ROCKED her wedding with great music and Stunning lighting. Everything was perfect. One HAD to love her Tiffany Blue cake, but the BEST part for me were the expressions of joy on Tifni’s beautiful face. Check out the photos from their incredible day :
Dig the bathrooms at Wine and Roses, coolness !
How cute is this gal ? LOVED HER !!!
The look on tif’s face is priceless, great shot from my ace second shooter Russell !!!
This is one of my favorite shots from the day, oh the JOY people !
My favorite family shots are always the ones that are taken by my second shooter in between takes.
I am guessing this kid did not appreciate the merriment : )
I told you, Sonny from Exquisite tore it UP on the turn table
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SUPER COOL SLIDESHOW
FUN FACT: We used some their handcuffs ( don’t ask ) for their engagement session. We accidentally left them in my car and I had to explain why there were 2 sets of handcuff’s in the back of my car to my boyfriend : )
photos with heart and soul