In case you are wondering why the sudden loyal blogging, well I accepted a blog challenge to blog every week lest I loose $100 and that is NOT going to happen. Great way to show my recent work and express my love and gratitude for my beloved wedding couples. I loved this wedding so very much. Kyla and Patrick were the bees knees of wedding couples. Their beautiful and classy wedding had so many fabulous elements such as my favorite gals at Alluring events ( they were so so awesome ), the arty historic Crocker Art Museum and the extremely hip Beatnik venue, the sweetest and best make-up gals at All Dolled Up and the truly talented Botanica floral. And we were lucky enough to get that delicious winter sun. Yay yay double yay for all of the beauty and love involved. Enough words, photos please.
LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this wedding. The Citizen Hotel, and Music on the Move, and Claire and Garret ! So many good things going for Claire and Garret’s oh so happy wedding day ! They were pure sunshine and delight, and their peeps were uber cool. Just slipping this one at the last minute to give these wonderful folks and 2014 one last shout out. Heading into 2015 with bells on over here. Lets get it started !!!!
This wedding day sure was California dreaming on such a winters day ! The rain held out and the SUN CAME OUT and everyone’s dreams came true for this super cool Old Sugar Mill wedding. Alanna and David were just about the best couple you could ever work with in the universe. I was over the moon to photograph their unique colorful loosely based day of the dead themed wedding. The weather seemed super overcast and dreary as I approached the wedding venue, but alas the Sun busted a move and gave us the PERFECT delicious sunset light. I am so thankful and honored to have been a part of this oh so special day. The couples friends and family were amazing, the Old Sugar Mill is a photographers dream venue, and Alanna and David were THE BEST !!
Talk about a great love story. Jessica and Doug have about the cutest love tale around. They met in…wait for it..5th grade. Their lives took them in many different directions, but for Jessica, who traveled a lot as a kid, Doug was always home ( ahhh I just got chills writing that ). These two are the real deal soul mates. When they interviewed me to be their photographer I wanted to book their wedding so hard. I must have played it cool, because I was honored to be a part of their most spectacular day.
Man live was the dream team in the house at this Wine and Roses ( a.k.a Guns and Roses ). Kendra Pfeiffer of Pfeiffer Event planning nailed this wedding, as did the very talented Audrey from Bontanica, superstar Bryan from Music and More, my girls Shana from Shana Beals Make-up Artistry and Tina Romo ( a.k.a Tina Romooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo )rocking the hair and make-up , and Corkie Matson as their heartfelt officiant. Love, joy, rainbows, bunnies and kittens all the way for the special day.
Fun Fact for the first photo, Jessica rented those super spendy earrings, and yes…I DID put them on a banana.
Whewwwwwwwwwwwwww ! The eagle has LANDED ! Alas the new OUR WEDDING magazine has launched. Click here to see the whole magazine on-line and Click here to get a free magazine sent to you. It does not get much better than this fashion shoot with hot fashion models from Cast Images. Our team knocked it out of the park with Sarah Kreutz the clothing stylist, Debbie Hurst the Art Director and Sherri Morris doing make up and Tina Romo doing hair. Well done team. I can not tell you all how much I appreciate being able to work with these ladies and for this magazine.
We were at the historic Masonic Temple, what a magnificent building, so many great locations and such an interesting backgrounds. And BONUS ! The perfect flowers from Ambience, LOVED her work for this shoot !
Here is the layout:
And a few more Gems:
A huge thanks to my assistant Fransico ( he has too many nicknames to even mention ), you are a blessing !
This baby is on ROCK AND ROLL BRIDE TODAY ! Triple WHOOT !!!! I LOVE getting on that blog, sort of on a mission to get published on Rock and Roll Bride’s blog as many times as humanly possible.
So CIRUS FREAKS ! Talk about a collaboration ! So many super cool ladies worked on this shoot ! We had planned for an outdoor shoot with a very different vibe, but it rained buckets so we headed indoors. If I tell you one more time how blessed I felt to be doing something like this would you be inclined to punch me in the neck ? Sorry, I can not help myself. I have the most creative friends ! It all started with my friend Dacy McWhorter having the idea to do a vintage Circus styled shoot. It was off and running from there. Please note the list of people who made this look like this below : ) ONE MILLION THANKS TO EVERYONE INVOLVED I I love you…I honestly LOVE YOU !
I heart :
Me, super cute photographer: True Love Photo/ Beth Baugher ( If giving myself a link is wrong I don’ wanna be right )
Stylist: Dacy McWhorter ( She LOVES it when you call her Daisy )
Planner/Designer: 2CHIC Events ( The CHIC-est EVER )
Make Up : I Make Beautiful ( She really does make beautiful )
Hair: Tina Romo ( Tina, she’s so hot right now )
Cakes: Sweet Cakes By Rebecca ( I want to go to there )
All things paper and graphic design: Honey Paperie ( Added a big splash of coolness to the day )
Rentals : The find and Celebrations ( Find a way to Celebrate people )
Floral Design: The Posh Posey ( Being posh 24/7/365 is not easy, but they manage )
Linens : La Tavola ( So glad you could come to the party )
Wedding Dresses : Miosa ( Sacramento’s own High Fashion Gift to brides )
Jewellery : Classy or Sassy on Etsy, Untamed Menagerie on Etsy, and Stella and Dot. ( The cool beans of the jewelry world )
Super hot fashion models : Julianna Steel, Chelsea Dixon, and Amanda Pacheco ( Loving these gal is easy cause they are beautiful AND super cool )
WHO PUT THIS UP ? A Clip of us celebrating our being published on Rock and Roll Brides blog, NOT COOL:
Circus Freaks Celebration Dance ( I do look good in a red baseball cap though )
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 )
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.
Yikes, I still have weddings to blog from 2010 ? Who does that ? Me I guess. This wedding was a gem I tell you, so it needed some time in the sun. There was in fact NO sun for Megan and John’s nov. wedding, but no worries, we worked it out like nobodies bees wax. If you look up ‘ soul mates’ in the dictionary, there is a photo of Megan and John. Loving these two is EASY cause they are positively one of the most terrific couples on earth. Their wedding at North Ridge Country Club ruled ! They had their Ketubha signing followed by a ceremony under the Chuppah with so many beautiful moments. Much love and joy filled their special night. And much joy came from the fact that my bff Sarah Maren ( yes, you heard it right ) shot the wedding with me. Lucky !!!
This was the credo of their favorite soccer team, you will NEVER walk alone ! True DAT !
I dig the little spider web inside the flower : )
One of my all time favorite photos EVERRRRRRRR
Love this shot by none other than Sarah Maren Whitehead.
So yeah, Kristen and Brian’s exceptional good looks are just a small part of their yummy goodness. They are just one impressive couple, as fun, kind, warm, and easy to get along with as humanly possible. I positively LOVE them !! We had an incredible time with their engagement session enjoying our beautiful city. And yes….Brain’s shirt was off within the first 3 minutes of the shoot, guilty as charged !
These two are getting married this may at the best venue EVERR, the Citizen Hotel. I for one can not WAIT !
YES….GUILTY of having Brian take his shirt off. His body art went so well with the background…yeah..thats why….
These were some of my favorites, you can truly feel the LOVE !
FUN FACT: Kristin told me we are photo soulmates when I blew up her facebook page with these photos : )
photos with heart and soul