For this couple, pretty freaking DEEP !! Eugene and Gliezel have me totally smitten. They love photos ( which in my business is a very good thing ) so they had me do their ‘save the date’ photos. The clouds were looming but luckily they let up for this oh so happy spring session. It was just perfect ! I want to insert 3 or 4 more love song titles but enough already.
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.
Where TO begin when one speaks about the true love of Jenny and Meliss ! Darling, fun, very happy ladies, so full of life and love for each other and their new family unit. When they came to meet me at my studio they did not have a venue so we booked them at OUR VENUE ( O.K not really mine, but I rent the upstairs space ) Their wedding at The Antique Mansion Privee was so very heartfelt. Rick at Visions Entertainment rocked their reception like a hurricane. They did in fact ‘jump around’ and as you can see everyone had a blast. Please note Jenny’s Sparkle Bridal gown ! I love all things Sparkly and Sparkle Bridal is at the top of my list as they cater to the gals with curves. And a shout out to Simple Country Weddings for adding their beautiful touches to the mix. Enjoy this one in a million love story !
Aww my TREASURED ‘Awesome ‘ family is on the Bicycle built for Two blog today. Man alive have we gotten a lot of press from this wedding. Features in a few magazines and blogs, the public appears to not be able to get enough of this wedding. No one can blame the people as these two beautiful moms are THE BEST. Oh how we LOVED this wedding. The energy in the air was electric with love and joy. These two were meant to be together and everyone could feel the magic. They are a blended family and all about their kids. Fun fact, Kelly is a surrogate mother that not only carried her own 3 children, but carried 5 additional babies for other families. And shhh, keep it a secret but she carried Neil Patrick Harris’s TWINS ! One has to brag about Doogie when they can in life. My awesome friends Bryan from Music and More did the best job ever and my gal Jenifer from I make Beautiful did in fact make beautiful, and all at one of my favorite venues Scotts Seafood and the Westin. Please enjoy all of the joy.
I am coming out of the Dinosaur closet with this wedding to officially state my love of all things Dinos ! What was so funny to me when I did Ellie’s boudoir photos and I requested that she bring a few Dinosaurs as this was her theme, I actually had my own dinos ready in case she forgot. This wedding was a GEM and one of my favorites. Ellie and Spike ( Yes, SPIKE ! And Spike has a PHD ) were my dream couple. Kendra Pfeiffer from Pfeiffer Events assembled a dream team for this Fire House wedding. With my bestie Jenifer Haupt from I make Beauiful and my beloved Bryan from Music and More, this was the top of the Dinosaur charts ! Their theme was actually Jurassic Park and everyone dressed up to play the part. Usually we all wear black to try and blend into the background, but at this wedding I was wearing the bright yellow rain coat like The guy in the movie. The wedding was featured in the Real weddings magazine. I have been wanting to blog it forever and now seems to be the best time !
Three cheers to this Brillant ( yes they both have PHD’s ) couple and their BEAUTIFUL wedding at the Crocker Art Museum. I was thrilled to be chosen to shoot Cynthia and Andrew’s wedding especially when I heard the one and only Kate Whelan Events would be their event designer. And one of my favorite Masters of Ceremony S.J’s DJ would be running the show and Rev. Tan ( I am a fan ) rocking the ceremony. All fabulous things. But wait, don’t order yet as we had my beloved Lea from BGorgeous doing the hair and make-up and the talented Melissa designing her flowers. Winning. This couple was pure delight from the get go, I loved how they were so relaxed and easy going throughout the entire day. And I loved how the bride texted me the next day and told me I was a badass. Mama likes indeed.
Oh LAURA and ROBBIE, how do I love thee…let me count the ways. I was so honored when Laura choose me to be her photographer for her Forest House wedding next spring. She is a wedding planner for Alluring events so she had many photographers to choose from but I won ! Yay !!!! So as you can imagine the talented and creative gals at Alluring had some ideas and I had MANY ideas. Add that all t together and you have one fun filled jam packed engagement session ! We started at my studio and then had to add a bit of their favorite ice cream habit and then headed off to the stunning and unique venue Park Winters. Man alive is that place a photographers dream. This engagement session had it all ( said like Stefan from SNL ). See for yourself !
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 !!
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.
photos with heart and soul