Looking at the end of 2015 and pondering my many blessings. Again and again I contemplate my good fortune and how I am blessed beyond my wildest dreams. Getting a few of my favorites from this year together to refresh my wall art at my super cool studio and so I had these on the ready. And I am in a blog challenge to blog every week so here goes. THANKS 2015 and to all of the folks who let me be part of their big days.
Oh what warm heartfelt thoughts come to me when I think of the marriage of Sara and Edward. This Salt of the earth couple kept it simple yet they had 250 people attend. Sara had such a great style and sweetness and Edward was just a gem throughout the entire day. This was my last wedding of 2012, it was held at the historic Pioneer Church and the lovely Hyatt Hotel in Sacramento. My treasured Katie from Ambience Floral did the flowers and Joe from SJ’s D.j provided the photo booth which was a HUGE hit ! We were so lucky to get some sun in the winter : )
I really enjoyed getting to know this couple and experiencing some of their Ukrainian customs. I am so thankful to have been a part of their big day.
O.K teaser ! Leonie and Rich or ‘RI-ONI’ as their friends cal them ! WOW ! JUST THE MOST PERFECT WEDDING EVERRRRRRRRR !
I can not wait to post 74 of my favorite images ( always overkill as you can see ) but for now here one of my favorite images and their SLIDESHOW
O.k MORE on this MONTE VERDE INN wedding soon : )
O.k this was just supposed to be a ‘teaser’ meaning just one photo….but I already had some photos picked out that I submitted to the ‘Our wedding’ magazine of these two. Sarah told me she could not wait to be on the blog so that made so excited to put a few up ( yes, self absorbed blogger all the way these days )
Really…how CUTE are these two ? I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THEM. Just the most delightful, warm, fun loving couple ! I was actually ‘SOLD OUT’ for the year but the minute I talked to Sarah I fell madly in love with her. Her finacee’ Joey was such ‘dream subject’, just jumping up on things like a super hero, really going where no man had gone before.
I can not WAIT to share more of these images. But here are a few to tide them over : )
heather and matt were so easy going and ‘go with the flow’ for their wedding at lake natomas inn. matt is in the service and heather works for the police department so they knew how to keep everyone in order. their wedding was so fun and enjoyable for everyone involved. a&a music and events tore it up on the dance floor and joan from naughty by nature ( really it is beautiful by nature ) made some beautiful flowers.
i was touched at the reception when someone mentioned about 1/3 of the people in there were going to have to serve another term in iraq. how admirable to have the bravery to serve our country in this way, i am amazed my their courage. i loved this couple and i think you will see why :
if you can not live without more of heather and matt’s big day check out their uber cool SLIDESHOW asap !
i was so fortunate to be able to shoot lila reyna, the writer of ‘quiet mind, warrior spirit’. brandy hart ureel of hart and soul studios/marketing was the ultimate art director for this super fun shoot. our goal….to capture her soul. i lurve this kind of shoot ! we started at her house in neveda city where we tapped into her ‘quiet mind’ side with the beautiful wilderness, and even got to hold her baby bunnies. then went downtown and ended at the martial art school she owns . this woman could kick and kick ass. the images were just what we wanted, to show the many sides of lila:
kristen r…oh how i adore this kid. this is our third shoot, so she feels like my niece at this point. i mean, come on, how freakin’ beautiful is this kid ? and inside and out too. very easy going and fun to be around. she loved modeling and has an interest in photography, so we were just meant to go and get images like this. this was her birthday present. i felt honored that she choose a session with me as her #1 gift:
am i really going to post photos of my cat…um sadly yes.
she is our ‘orange slice of heaven’. circa, oh how we adore you. obsessed with you to be more accurate. the sun sets and rises on circa. we treasure her. she has attended the finest schools on ‘cuddling’ yet she has never mastered it. we have a short ‘snuggle’ window and then someone is likey to be bitten. we understand and attribute many of her characteristics to her being ‘spawned from a tiger’.
so behold ‘circa’ ( aka beana, bean-baylin, beanzelle washington, little arew, arewbenstein, areuben, rabbit paws, creme brule’, orangina, orange gift, orange fluff, pumpkin spice, and steve gutenberg )
i felt instant love for jodie and mike. these two are the whole package. after having so much fun on their engagement photos i am so excited for their oct. wedding. very vendor jodie has LOVES her. what a delightful couple !
i know you want more more more more moreeeeee ! check out their uber hot SLIDESHOW
alex…come on. is there anyone cuter on earth. it was such an honor to do her senior pics. i have known her for 5 years and have watched her grow into such a beauty. i love this kid !
her session was so crazy good. we had a BLAST !
photos with heart and soul