Blog post title from one of my all time favorite shows 30 Rock:
So, sometimes I even annoy myself with my Pollyanna, blessed beyond my wildest dreams, life is good indeed self. That being said, here goes another rant about how blessed I am and how good life truly is… o.k I can spare you the rant and just post a ton of my commercial and portrait work favorites and we can call it a day. Deal ? From Bellies to boobies to babies, events, families, headshots, body builders to boxers, this gal does a wide array of work. Here are a few, o.k ALOT of favs:
Engagement session are one of my favorite gigs. I love being able to do ‘ all the things ‘ our beautiful and vibrant city has to offer and capturing the couples essence. This Engagement session was one of those times. Kyla and Patrick were simply the best. Coffee lovers and madly in love, we were smitten with them from the go get. They will be married NEXT WEEKEND at The Crocker Art Museum ( yay ) and my friends at Alluring events will be there to keep it all together. Stay tuned for part two of this happy couple when we get to show off their wedding photos. Whoot !!!!
Who does not like a good How I met your mother story ? Since I am in the business of shooting weddings I get to hear stories a plenty, but I especially enjoyed Ramie and kenneth’s how they met story. Here is my best recollection : During a fun filled night partying, Patrick was ever so slightly drunk and needed a ride so they wrote on his hand “need ride”, he was never able to shake the name and she was never able to shake the big crush on him from there on out. These two were one fun and super cool couple, I loved how their group of friends were so loyal and dedicated to them. Their wedding was at one of my all time favorite venues, The Vizcaya, so of course the wedding went off without a hitch. My friends at Visual Impact helped beautify the place with their gorgeous flowers and their d.j and Mr. Bart from Music to Memories rocked the house with his unique music stylings. Joy, true love, and happiness all around, see below for further illustration:
Fun Fact: In my youth I was on the fringe of being punk rock. More New Wave really, so I felt right at home with this group.
Ahhhh Kelly and Erin they did know that it was much more than a hunch. Man alive are these ladies in LOVE. Their love for each other fills up the entire room with joy.They are quite possibly one of the happiest couples I have ever had the good fortune to photograph. And now that they are afforded equal rights they will be blending their families this coming April at Scott’s Seafood / The Westin. I for one can not wait !
Fun Fact, Erin posted the first photo below on a Facebook page with the title ‘ sometimes moms marry moms…get over it’ and it got almost 8,000 likes. I was over the moon at 2,000 but those likes just kept on coming. I was practically George Takei ( you have to be pretty Facebook-y to get that referance ). Here are just a some of their engagement photos showing their love and Brady Bunch-esque blended family.
I am not sure why I had them posing like this ?
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 !
Not really, more like she was in a pageant and he was the pageant director. Fast forward 10 years later and Gabino and Sasa are madly in love and getting married next September. O.K I know…if you are actually reading my poorly written blog words vs. just looking at the photos, you may say, yeah yeah yeah, Beth, you ALWAYS say how much you love your couples and how super awesome they are. But on the real though, I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this couple and they TRULY ARE SUPER AWESOME. They are just the kindest, most adoring, likable couple on the earth. It did not hurt the situation that they were super good looking and really just trusted me to do my thang. Here goes the photos:
Since I am contantly begging Jpegs from the good folks at Sacramento Magazine, I figured I better get them on the blog. Here are some of my recent published works. One point three MILLION thanks for letting me do my ‘ dream come true ‘ job and shoot for you and then for letting me relentlessly bum jpegs from you to put on my blog.
This was an absolute delight to photograph, I mean come on, taking photos of a bunch of healthy, happy, ripped people. Life is good indeed.
Great information on how to get some great deals on cool stuff in Sacramento. Mama super likes.
And lastly, this assignment was soooooooooooooooooo fun ! I highly recommend checking some of these places out.
I bought this book and highly recommend it !
And since it is apparently not possible for me NOT to do an epic blog post, here are few more favorites from these assignments.
OH how Mama likes ! Such a cute engagement session. We had a blast. Beautiful and vivacious Kacee is going to marry super cute and completely adorable Micah next January at my beloved Citizen Hotel. Since they are going to get the cool urban feel for the wedding she opted for the sunny country feel of her childhood home for their engagement session. They love to cook hence their fun save the date idea. A big thanks to my much appreciated college intern Carrie for helping me out for this shoot, she is graduating this May from Sacramento State College and I am very proud of her.
Here is their love in photos :
Um…the cutest !
Kacee said I could put the ‘ I do ‘ stuff anywhere except on their faces. LOL.
I CRAZY love this one !
Oh what warm heartfelt thoughts come to me when I think of the marriage of Sara and Edward. This Salt of the earth couple kept it simple yet they had 250 people attend. Sara had such a great style and sweetness and Edward was just a gem throughout the entire day. This was my last wedding of 2012, it was held at the historic Pioneer Church and the lovely Hyatt Hotel in Sacramento. My treasured Katie from Ambience Floral did the flowers and Joe from SJ’s D.j provided the photo booth which was a HUGE hit ! We were so lucky to get some sun in the winter : )
I really enjoyed getting to know this couple and experiencing some of their Ukrainian customs. I am so thankful to have been a part of their big day.
THIS FUN AND COLORFUL SHOOT ! What a lovely collaboration of vendors. Shot at one of my favorite venues,
David Girard Vineyards, I loved the way the ladies at Mimi & Co Luxurious Linens pulled this whole thing together. Their intention for the shoot was to show off their beautiful linens, mission accomplished. My beloved Beth Sogaard from Beth Sogaard’s Catering created some incredible culinary delights, Super star cake artist Rebecca from Sweet Cakes by Rebecca made that fun cake, and the talented and effervescent Jajuan from Design with Florae’ did the florals. Much thanks to Celebrations Party Rentals for lending us their goods. Girl power all the way. This felt like a great way to brighten this cold rainy winter day and give all of the spring and summer brides some great colorful ideas :
Beth Sogaard looking super cute !
photos with heart and soul