ITS OUR WEDDING !!! YEAHHHHHH ! First off, picture me in a quiet office area letting out a big YEAHHHHH when the good folks at the Our Wedding magazine told me I got the cover/ fashion shoot for their summer fall issue. I was thrilled beyond words, things were great and they were only getting better. If you have not been to the new Crocker Art Museum you really should visit, this place is stunning. So to be given the gift of shooting a high fashion shoot with amazing models and a top stylist, the best hair and make-up people with endless beautiful dresses, jewelry and flowers at the Crocker…I mean dream come true ! I loved the photos they picked for the magazine, and here are a few more:
So excited Shannon from Flourish got her super hot broach bouquet on the cover, go nono !
I can not possibly thank all the folks involved in this shoot enough, such pros !
Make-up : Brushworx ( I love what they call Sherri Morris )
Hair: Tina Romo ( aka Tina Roma, inside jokes )
Stylist to the stars: Sarah Kreutz
Dresses: Caren Templet
Flowers: Flourish ( Shannon has about 8 nicknames, nono being the most current )
Magazine Art Director/ Designer and loved one: Gabe Teague
Models Michelle Casagrande and Beck Trumbo from Cast Images ( really the best agency ever, love love love them )
‘Keepin’ it real’ quickly became the nick name we gave our beloved Ashley Sondreal. Omg, she and Ryan had possibly the most adorable wedding known to man kind !
She had Shannon from Flourish and Fancy Pants Weddings AND the uber talented Kate Miller Events. Together they created Magic with the decor. And if that was not enough… My treasured Rachelle shot the wedding with me. Words can not express how much I love Rachelle, she is one of my dearest and most loved friends.
So much goodness involved for this special day !
The wedding was held at Ryan’s parents backyard in Grass Valley which was the perfect location. I LOVED the red barn and their super cute retro baseball theme. That Kate Miller….she is just the BEST !
I feel in love with Ashley from reading her facebook posts, she has the most delishious dark wit. And Ryan is a gem, one of the coolest people you will ever meet. Add their fun and happy bridal party made the wedding was a HUGE SUCCESS :
One of the MANY amazing shots by Rachelle
You see the benefits of seeing each other before, you are able to do cool random things like this funky guitar shop. I was over the moon with these shots
I absolutely LOVE this photo
See how captivating all of their little details were, again, go Kate Miller !
Miss Ashley collected these old coke bottles and did many ‘d.i.y’ projects to make the day special.
How much do you LOVE the barn in the background.
Oh how I LOVE the string light !
View their Radiant SLIDESHOW to see EVEN MORE photos.
Her STUNNING make-up was done by the STUNNING LEI LANI, great job as you can see ! They had cupcakes from a Icing on the cupcake…..mmmmmm good !
FUN FACT : I actually went to an on-line thesaurus to find another way to say ‘ADORABLE’ to describe this wedding.
Liz Berkley ( a.ka Liz Biz-zerk-ley as Shannon and I nickname her ) is not ONLY smart and pretty, she is ALSO a talented opera singer and quite possibly one of the nicest people on earth. Her now husband Joe, also super nice, is also a talented musician, so how perfect is that. He really held up well while taking photos in the extreme heat : )
This was one of the best weddings ever, a match made in heaven. Yes….Liz IS a nice Catholic girl….but that did not mean she was not up for some of my ‘funky stuff’ on her special day.
The amazing Shannon of Flourish and now Fancy Pants Weddings blog made the day beautiful with her floral art and fresh ideas. and Brandon and Kami from Sound Image are just a BLESSING to any wedding. Super duper great to work with, Kami was even helping me with my equipment whilst 8 months pregnant. I love my vendor friends, they make my life and photos more beautiful.:
Ahhh, there were sooo many of these from the Sac City Ink tattoo shop that I wanted to post, priceless. How much do you LOVE Liz Berkley ? The owners of this shop went out of their way to be nice to us. MUCH APPRECIATED !
See….I CAN shoot a super traditional style too : )
These are the moments that melt my heart !
Fun fact :
the lady with the great expression is my aerobics instructor, she is the BEST !
More fun facts you ask ? Liz’s friend handmade the earrings to match each girls personality
click HERE to see Liz and Joe’s special day.
One GIANT thanks to one of my best friend STEPHANIE SMITH for shooting this wedding with me, you rock !
I remember the first time I saw shannon, it was MANY years ago, she was bringing in her flowers to show the bride. The joy on her face was so memorable, like a kid bringing home an art project to their mom. She obviously had so much pride in her work.
I have often wanted to blog about my super cool vendor friends, but wondered…
How in the world could I EVER do a blog post about Shannon from Flourish. It would be impossible. First off we have done 1.4 million jobs, so how could I post just a few photos. And how could a person sing her praises, it would be a like a novel to read…
O.k I will try. Shannon rules the world. She is : adorable, funny, smart, beautiful, talented, creative, kind, loving, giving, witty, and one of my best friends.
Talk about a renaissance woman, she is this amazing florist, mother, wife and friend, but wait a minute, don’t order yet, because you also get budding photographer, card maker, and now BLOGGER.
Her new blog FANCY PANTS WEDDINGS is the talk of the town. Get clicking people.
I like to keep my posts short and sweet and filled with loads of photos, here are a few images from our last ‘hot fashion model’ shoot:
And alas… Shannon ( aka Nonnie butter, Nonista, Shannona rider ):
MAKE UP BY THE FAB SHANA BEALS, love you Shana !
FANCY PANTS GRAPHICS BY THE TERRIFIC STEPHANIE J DESIGNS
FUN FACT : Shannon and I give all of our mutual brides nicknames, so if you hire us both..you have a nick name : )
photos with heart and soul