Monica and Ryan, dream couple of all times. Monica was bursting with ideas for her engagement session. Dig her modern Breakfast at Tiffanies theme and a nod to Lady and the tramp with them both eating a licorice rope. They love everything related to comic books and are the ultimate movie buffs.I LOVED them and could have shot them for hours and hours. They are getting married this year at the Citizen Hotel and I for one can not wait to capture all of the fun. As you can see they are a blast !
You hear the term ‘ my knight in shining armor ‘ often, but in this case Jim LITERALLY was a knight in shining Armor in a video game when He and Elizabeth connected. The rest is a tale as old as time…Boy meets girl on game, meet in person, fall in love and get married with me as their photographer and live happily ever after. I LOVED this sweet wedding at Silva’s Sheldon Inn ( the owner are friends of mine ), what a darling venue with loads of great spots. One of my favorite florists, Scarlett and Grace made the most beautiful bouquet and the sunset was ever so delicious. I felt such gratitude for getting to be a part of this fun and magical day.
I have been searching for the right words to describe my joy regarding Allison and Scott’s wedding for some time. It will be hard to express my true love ( yes, cheesy plug inserted there ) for this wedding but I shall try. First off I have known Allison for many years, and her mom, Lora Ward and I go way way back. Lora Ward from A Day to Remember, is one of the most seasoned well known wedding planners in the area, and so for her daughter to have chosen me, out of ALL of the photographers they have worked with over the years was most flattering. And to add even more goodness into the mix, the wedding was held at my studio. Well not in my studio, but downstairs at Antiquities or “Tara” as I call it. The wedding was small and intimate and the details were FABULOUS ! So many of Lora’s peeps brought the heat, with the talented Kendra Pfeiffer at the coordinating wheel, Jennifer Gilchrist making the bride and gals oh so glamours, Jackson Catering making amazing food, Sarah from Cuttings making the event beautiful with her floral designs, my beloved Doug and Dara from Music on the Move rocking tunes and mastering the reception fun, and Mike Jensen capturing the magic on video. But with all of the beauty and well planned events, what touched my heart most was this couple. Allison is truly one of the most amazing gals on earth, she was the worlds best bride. And her very handsome husband was one of the most sincere stand up guys. I LOVED THEM SO MUCH. An amazing time was had by all. Life is indeed very very good.
Heading back to my roots with this one ! The Retro Blogging of my first wedding of 2014 ! This wedding was just a gem ! Working with some of my favorite peeps like Diana from Simple Pleasures catering and Matt from Extreme ProD.J’s, and these two love birds Ann and Logan. These two were just as precious as humanly possible, so sweet and in love ! We were all over joyed with this sunny January Day at the Flower Farm, and dig those oranges right. A shout out to Ann’s friend and make-up artist Summer Brazell. And Fun Fact, Diana Burke from Simple Pleasures Catering actually did everything for this celebration ! The flowers and designs were all from the gift we call Diana Burke !
I am not much of a Christmas person but LOVE heading into a new year, for me it is a very important time to re-group and start anew. I find myself extremely thankful for my many blessing at the end of 2014, and being blessed to be a part of so many weddings is pretty high on my list of things to be thankful for. Life is good indeed. One more gratitude shout out for my treasured Second shooter Sarah ! You rock sister. Here is to a fabulous season in 2015 !
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 !!
Yeah, I REALLY want to take full credit for how awesome this wedding turned out, but truly there were many factors that contributed to the magic that was Heather and DJ’s wedding. Like my AMAZING and talented partner Sarah Torres who I adore and takes incredible photos to add to the mix. The Stunning setting and incredible sunsets at Serrano Country club with Jennifer at the wheel making everything flow with ease, our talented florist Dawn from Natural Flair Custom Floral Design and my oh so beloved one and only Matt from Extreme Productions. Also one of my favorite officiants Cindie Wilding did their ceremony like a boss and my pals at All Dolled Up made this beautiful bride even more beautiful. And of course This delightful couple ! Man alive did I LOVE Heather and D.J ! So fun loving, delightful and all around chill. Fabulous families and friends, incredible skies, jelly beans and kittens happening on the very very special day ! I could write a small novel about this wedding and how much I loved everything about it, but me thinks if you are looking at my blog it is because you want to see photos, so lets get to the good stuff below already.
Yes, we did put the rings on a page of War and Peace ?
Alas my beloved Sasa and Gabino are wed. They were positively the most darling couple to grace this earth. They booked me pretty far out and since then I fell so in love with these two. Their Grand Island Mansion was a BEAUTY. With Jackies Flowers making the event beautiful and Showtime Entertainment running the show, everything ran so smoothly. Fun fact, they run beauty pageants so these two were well organized. They had so many cute details and great friends, but truly the best part of any wedding is seeing the happy couple truly in love starting their new lives together. Life is good indeed !!
Awww ! So many awesome and adorable things about Steph and Nesh’s wedding where do I start ? First off they got married in my studio, well o.k not IN my studio but in the same building at Antiquite Maison Privee’ ( We nicknames it Tara ala Gone with the Wind ), my studio is upstairs so they were able to use my cool studio for photos ! We all LOVE our building ! It is the gem of Sacramento with endless great places to capture true love. The next awesome things is I photographed Steph’s sisters wedding 10 years ago, so it was so great seeing the family again. And then of course the fusion wedding aspect with all of the amazing colorful and interesting aspects that brings. Their day was so very perfect with Jackson Catering knocking it out of the ball park with the perfect fusion meal and my buddy Sean at Music and More working his magic to make the event truly memorable . I truly LOVED this wedding !
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.
Time flies when a person neglects their beloved blog. Sorry, but now I am done with my bountiful fall of 2013 and have an abundance of wedding eye candy to tide you over for until spring of 2014. MAN ALIVE do I love this couple ! They were delightful in every way. Seriously , Lyndsey and Todd’s wedding touched my soul. About a year ago, she was the bridesmaid at another wedding and on that day she told me that when it was her turn I was her gal. Their wedding at Lake Natomas Inn had such an ease to it, everything was about as good as it gets. One of the best parts about this wedding was the group of friends Lyndsey and Todd had supporting them, just the coolest group of folks ever. And, it does not hurt that they keep referring me so I get to see them again and again. YAY ME !
I happen to personally LOVE her vendors, Shannon with Flourish designs, Rebecca and Hector with Sweet Cakes by Rebecca and Tom Fretwell with Fretty’s Limo and D.J service, they are all my peeps and did the best job ever !
Alas, a girl is blogging and then some:
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photos with heart and soul