One look at Nicole and Todd and you can see that they are a totally cool, hip and fun loving couple. I absolutely adored this couple ! Their summer wedding at the General’s Garden at the Lions Gate Hotel was so relaxed easy breezy and fun. Nicole is so full of life and personality, I just loved her many expressions and zest for life. And Todd was so very enjoyable and…well, COOL ! I love being able to blog this during the winter to remind us all of the sunny Sacramento summers we love so much. So nice to work with Terry Stewart the house D.j, he and I go way back. And since his wife was so crazy preggo, I got to have the one and only gift they call Dustin Whitehead shooting this wedding with me. Dustin is such a talented photographer as well as one of my favorite people on this earth. Also the effervescent, passionate seasoned pro, Joan from Beautiful By Nature and one of my FAVORITE make-up artists, Jenifer Haupt, from Image Provocateur made me look good with their beautiful work. I am indeed lucky to work with professionals that make my job easier.
All good things for this happy couple’s special day :
I LOVE the ‘come hither’ look on Nicole’s face. She is such a beauty.
The photo of Todd on the left is one of my favorites photos EVER : )
What an absolutely precious moment.
I am a tiny bit obsessed with this photo !
For someone with no tattoos I sure like photographing them right ?
Their party was sooooo much fun !
Dig the Surewest satellite in the background.
FUN FACT : I Have known Nicole for many years and knew she had hit the JACKPOT when she introduced me to Todd.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME ??
That was the line that touched me the most in Jennifer’s e-mail to me after seeing their slideshow. Yes, it is official, I AM officially a ‘self absorbed’ blogger putting my brides nice e-mails to me on my blog. Jennifer wrote:
‘Awesome! We love them. You captured so many perfect moments. The one with my Dad with tears in his eyes at the ceremony … are you kidding me??? I started crying just looking at it. And some of the photos of the kids are hilarious. I can’t stop raving about these pictures. I really don’t have the words to thank you. James and I had a great time and we loved having you as our photographer.
thank you thank you thank you! Jen & James ‘.
But really, how many people get this much love for doing their job ? Again, I am SO blessed and fortunate.
Jennifer and James got married under the oak tree at David Girard Vineyards with PERFECT weather, the best sunset with one of the BEST d.j’s in the area, EXTREME PRO D.J’S.
What a class act this couple was, Jennifer, so totally relaxed and easy going and James, super cool guy with a huge smile that warms the soul.
James had 1.4 million nephews eating large quantities of all forms high fructose corn so as you can imagine, it was a fun party. Loved this wedding, this couple, sunsets and long walks on the beach :
Here is their super amazing SLIDESHOW
photos with heart and soul