And their wedding was a BLAST. Elyse and Josh were filled with such exuberance to be marring each other at her parents home on such a lovely, yet windy day. I was so thrilled to be the person to capture their love with a camera. I loved how Elyse posted on her facebook page that this was the happiest day of her life, indeed !
Super double bonus was being able to work with Doug and Dara of Music on the Move, Man alive these two are seasoned pros. They sure put in the extra mile. Enough with me talking and more with me posting photos : )
I did eat said box of Good and Plenty after this shot, call it research.
Hot cakes indeed : )
When I work with the lovely and talented Lora Ward from A Day to Remember, we call it ‘ A day of TRUE LOVE to remember’. Lora or ‘L.w’ and I go WAYYYYYYY back. Many times when working with her, I stop and notice all the MANY special touches she does for a wedding, She is your ‘O.G’ coordinator, time after time working with Lora I see her put her heart and soul into a wedding, it is truly her passion.
This home wedding in Orangevale, was STUNNING, SO many awesome details, such beauty and joy everywhere you turned. Becca and Dustin were just about the cutest human beings to ever roam the earth, just an absolutely precious couple. They were madly in love and so happy to be married ! Their families were the BEST. Their cakes by Carissa from Sugar and Spice Speciality Desserts was a work of art. If you are lucky enough to have Doug and Dara of Music on the Move as your D.j’s, you have totally SCORED, they are just the greatest to work with. GORGEOUS PHOTOS of this special couples special day !!! This photo brings joy to deep inside my soul, super cool and just plain weird all at the same time. I love these magic moments : )
Dig that butterfly in mid flight, rad shot !
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FUN FACT : I shot Carissa from ‘Sugar and Spice and….’ wedding and encouraged her to start her own business, Now she is HOT STUFF. I have told her I am proud of her 17 billion times.
Other awesome and loved vendors :
Jensen films ( Mike Jensen rules )
Make-up by Shana ( I am her biggest fan by the way, Love me some Shana Beals )
VALERIE AND ALEX ( aka Valkerie and Alex ), they were like money and gum drops raining from the sky, and we are talking big bills and gourmet flavored gum drops people. Man alive were they a precious couple, so full of life and love….and ridiculously good looking . A fabulous love story, Valerie found her self a single mom with very two small children when she met her dream man Alex. They formed the most scrumptious family. Their wedding at the Citizen hotel ruled the world. With Martha Martha Martha from Blooms lavishing her talent in Flowers, and Doug L with Music on the Move’s expertice in entertaining, it was a slam dunk. Just the perfect day ! They were very ‘into’ getting amazing photos, so it was a win win in the photo department :
Dig this flower purse Martha from Blooms made, absolute coolness right ?
I am obsessed with the photo on the left, so ARTY SEXY COOL !
Such Cool spots all around the citizen hotel. And YES we MEANT to get this skateboarder in the shot.
My friend Carissa from Sugar and Spice and…. made this custom cake to match their invitation. She is the BOMB !
Every photographer LOVES working at the Citizen for shore !
This was a magical moment, the crowd went WILD when the newly weds were being introduced.
Boss the view…the view ( really old reference, sorry )
FUN FACT : Alex is a cop and he made Valerie think she was being arrested when he proposed to her, hence the handcuffs in so many of the photos below
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photos with heart and soul