I love a backyard wedding I do I do ! And Mindy and Jerrad’s was one of the best ! These two were so very easy going and very much in LOVE. I was thrilled when they choose me to capture their big day. Their home off the Sacramento river was ideal for this late September wedding. Luckily they snagged Karen from An Impressive Event. That woman worked HARD to put everything together just right. Also they got an EXTREMELY awesome D.J with Kevin from Extreme pro D.J’s. I also truly enjoyed working with the X-Sight Video crew. They were so full of life and fun to be around. The setting was ideal, with the late September weather being very cooperative and the moonlight doing its part, the serious moonlight.
Mama likes !
This is one of my favorite guy walking photos everrrrrr !
Such a lovely evening under the stars and moon light with some market lighting to set the mood. YUMMIE !
Think pink people. I have been jonesin to post these vibrant, happy happy joy joy and oh so PINK and colorful photos of Chonnie and Janoah ( Cha-no no and Ja no-no if you were needing their nicknames any time soon ). This wedding was a slam dunk with all its ‘bling bling’, loads of happy people and a couple MADLY in love with each other. I LOVED working with Joe from Extreme Productions, the sunset and view at Serrano Country Club, and of course this fun, vivacious and full of life couple. And yes… the DID have a bridal party of 20 people. The more the merrier for Chojo ( great celebrity name mash up right ). Please to drink the pink folks :
I love these behind the scenes shot my treasured second shooter get, go Michelle’s bells !
Serranno Country Club sure has a lot of great backdrops, we were in photographers heaven !
One of my favorite photos of all time : )
FUN FACT: Chonnie is a wrapper and did a full on song to her husband at their reception. It brought down the house : )
If you did not get enough, here is a link to their slideshow, just click HERE
And Nicole and Patrick waited to find it ! They were the sweetest, most kind and generous couple ever. I felt an instant connection the moment I met them. Truly a match made in heaven, their shared faith really touched my heart. They were wed on a beautiful day with breath taking views at our very own Helwig Winery. They had gorgeous flowers from Flourish and Fantastic food by Bocca, one delish cake by
Pretty Sweet and just the perfect amount of lighting by Extreme Productions. The sentiment, the blue skys, the amazing wine cave, top notch service from Katherine and her team at Helwig, a couple madly in love, just
crazy amounts of Awesomeness everywhere on this so very blessed day ( I am surprised awesomeness is a word and I spelled it right on the first go ? ).
Man alive was Nicole a great model, looking so very stunning on her big day !
I LOVE this shot my second shooter, Michelle got of Nicole and her dad walking down the wine cave, Go SHIFTY !
Of course I always love these ‘ moment of truth ‘ shots.
Whew was this a stunner ! Such a beautiful venue with so many cute details and the Cutest and Sweetest couple on earth. Cristy and Erik’s love was in the details. Just beautiful touches everywhere. I really enjoyed seeing these two interact, so happy to be getting married. They were married at The White House off Jackson highway. Wisely they choose on of the best D.j’s/ lighting companies in town. Larry from Extreme Productions tore it up. He is truly one of the best in the area. And my sweet tooth obsession, Sweet Cakes by Rebecca worked her usual magic. Not to forget my home slice Jenifer from I make Beautiful making the bride beauuuuuuu-te-ful and The talented team at Visual impact trying the whole vision together with their stunning flowers. A huge thanks for the team at Event Architects for doing such a great job running the show and feeding us all delish food. AND, my super valued second shooter Michelle Shiftlet for really doing a fantastic job on this event !
I am blowing up Cristy’s facebook page and she is writing the nicest thing about me so I can not sit on the blog post one minute longer !
Please enjoy this extra fab wedding:
YES I DO take this photo often : )
If you got it flaunt it.
Cristy with my sweet former bride Courtney, this was actually right on her one year anniversary. So happy to see her and her super cute hubby.
YES ! They had a riding bull : )
MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE images in their slideshow, click HERE to see MORE : )
Unbelievable love festival going on here people ! Yeah yeah yeah, Brian and Kristin are soul mates and madly in love, but the love between photographer and wedding couple.. that is my focus here ! These two are just dreamy in soooooooooo many way. Their wedding at the FABULOUS Citizen Hotel could not have been ANY better. With Matt from Extreme Productions doing their lighting and entertainment and my treasured bestie Sarah shooting the wedding with me ( this is likened to winning the bridal lottery ) , it was the best day ever. We are all making out as we speak. I know you do not want me to blather on any more about how awesome this couple was so bring on the photos.
The look on Brians face…priceless !
Of course we had to work my favorite alley spot.
LOVE the photo on the right, one of my favorites ever.
FUN FACT: Sarah and I joked that Kristen should write a ‘ how to be the coolest bride on earth’ guide.
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
Click to see their SLIDESHOW
photos with heart and soul