For this couple, pretty freaking DEEP !! Eugene and Gliezel have me totally smitten. They love photos ( which in my business is a very good thing ) so they had me do their ‘save the date’ photos. The clouds were looming but luckily they let up for this oh so happy spring session. It was just perfect ! I want to insert 3 or 4 more love song titles but enough already.
Monica and Ryan, dream couple of all times. Monica was bursting with ideas for her engagement session. Dig her modern Breakfast at Tiffanies theme and a nod to Lady and the tramp with them both eating a licorice rope. They love everything related to comic books and are the ultimate movie buffs.I LOVED them and could have shot them for hours and hours. They are getting married this year at the Citizen Hotel and I for one can not wait to capture all of the fun. As you can see they are a blast !
What do I LOVE about doing an engagement session you ask ? Well it is first and foremost capturing a couples energy and essence. I want the images to feel like ‘them’. Then of course I love showing just how cool and beautiful our City of Trees truly can be. It is no secret that I am a huge ‘Sacramento’ fan, I LOVE it here and think it is the best place to live ever. We have it all here with a thriving city and pristine parks. I love working with the light, the colors and architecture. Adding all of the elements to one session and giving a lot of variety. Kolby and Nick sure did bring the perfect cheer for their engagement session and we were able to use all of the elements I LOVE. These two were as good as it gets as you can see by checking out the photos : )
Engagement session are one of my favorite gigs. I love being able to do ‘ all the things ‘ our beautiful and vibrant city has to offer and capturing the couples essence. This Engagement session was one of those times. Kyla and Patrick were simply the best. Coffee lovers and madly in love, we were smitten with them from the go get. They will be married NEXT WEEKEND at The Crocker Art Museum ( yay ) and my friends at Alluring events will be there to keep it all together. Stay tuned for part two of this happy couple when we get to show off their wedding photos. Whoot !!!!
Oh LAURA and ROBBIE, how do I love thee…let me count the ways. I was so honored when Laura choose me to be her photographer for her Forest House wedding next spring. She is a wedding planner for Alluring events so she had many photographers to choose from but I won ! Yay !!!! So as you can imagine the talented and creative gals at Alluring had some ideas and I had MANY ideas. Add that all t together and you have one fun filled jam packed engagement session ! We started at my studio and then had to add a bit of their favorite ice cream habit and then headed off to the stunning and unique venue Park Winters. Man alive is that place a photographers dream. This engagement session had it all ( said like Stefan from SNL ). See for yourself !
Ahhhh Kelly and Erin they did know that it was much more than a hunch. Man alive are these ladies in LOVE. Their love for each other fills up the entire room with joy.They are quite possibly one of the happiest couples I have ever had the good fortune to photograph. And now that they are afforded equal rights they will be blending their families this coming April at Scott’s Seafood / The Westin. I for one can not wait !
Fun Fact, Erin posted the first photo below on a Facebook page with the title ‘ sometimes moms marry moms…get over it’ and it got almost 8,000 likes. I was over the moon at 2,000 but those likes just kept on coming. I was practically George Takei ( you have to be pretty Facebook-y to get that referance ). Here are just a some of their engagement photos showing their love and Brady Bunch-esque blended family.
I am not sure why I had them posing like this ?
Not really, more like she was in a pageant and he was the pageant director. Fast forward 10 years later and Gabino and Sasa are madly in love and getting married next September. O.K I know…if you are actually reading my poorly written blog words vs. just looking at the photos, you may say, yeah yeah yeah, Beth, you ALWAYS say how much you love your couples and how super awesome they are. But on the real though, I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this couple and they TRULY ARE SUPER AWESOME. They are just the kindest, most adoring, likable couple on the earth. It did not hurt the situation that they were super good looking and really just trusted me to do my thang. Here goes the photos:
Now THAT is what I am talking about. The photographers dream engagement session of Miles and Nina… how do I love thee, let me count the ways. I want to write a novel on how cool Miles and Nina are as a couple. Miles can match me ‘Friday‘ movies quotes and is about the most genuine, super cool person you will ever meet, and Nina is pure love and delight and totally un-aware of her beauty. I LOVE them and was so happy to be able to photograph them before their big day.
My beloved Jenifer Haupt from I make Beautiful did the hair and make for this session, so worth it to get your hair and make-up done folkds ! We started at my cool studio I affectionately call ‘Tara‘ and headed out to Green Acres as Miles and Nina LOVE to landscape. This session left me feeling so very blessed to be able to do what I do for a living. So much fun and joy below :
DESA AND JARED for the WIN ! I was on the biggest high after shooting their engagement photos. We started at their super cute house and ventured out from there. This is one of my favorite ways to start an engagement session. What I love the most about shooting is an engagement session is to be able to capture the true essence of the couple. I felt we NAILED it with these two. They were ideal in every way. Good times galore !
Please to enjoy Desa and Jared’s true love and my passion and joy below:
WHEWWWWW ! Alas my new web site AND new blog are alive and kicking. Can I just share that I have wanted a new web site for about 130 years now. O.K maybe closer to 4 years, but to FINALLY have it up and running is a HUGE deal for me. For years I would go in and pick my favorite photos and have 2,000 images ( I wish I was joking or exaggerating ). Reigning it in something that is not one of my strengths, I am now and forever the queen of Overkill. Alas the journey has come to a head with my new cool web site and sexy new blog. One billion thanks to Ms. Stephanie J from Honey Paperie for her unique graphic design skills and Ted Angel for pulling the whole dream together. Life is indeed GOOD !
That all being said, here is my FIRST blog post on my new BLOG ! Fitting as this couple is so special to me. Sarah and Chris made me feel so special when they called me first to see if I was open before setting their date. I photographed Sarah’s Mom’s wedding when I first went into business, and now I get to capture Sarah and Chris’s big day this fall.
We had a delightful time shooting their engagement session in Loomis starting at their HighSchool where they first met. This darling couple was just so easy breezy and effortless.
Thanks for checking out my new site and my new blog : ). I appreciate so many things in life and this is one of them !
photos with heart and soul