Liz Berkley ( a.ka Liz Biz-zerk-ley as Shannon and I nickname her ) is not ONLY smart and pretty, she is ALSO a talented opera singer and quite possibly one of the nicest people on earth. Her now husband Joe, also super nice, is also a talented musician, so how perfect is that. He really held up well while taking photos in the extreme heat : )
This was one of the best weddings ever, a match made in heaven. Yes….Liz IS a nice Catholic girl….but that did not mean she was not up for some of my ‘funky stuff’ on her special day.
The amazing Shannon of Flourish and now Fancy Pants Weddings blog made the day beautiful with her floral art and fresh ideas. and Brandon and Kami from Sound Image are just a BLESSING to any wedding. Super duper great to work with, Kami was even helping me with my equipment whilst 8 months pregnant. I love my vendor friends, they make my life and photos more beautiful.:
Ahhh, there were sooo many of these from the Sac City Ink tattoo shop that I wanted to post, priceless. How much do you LOVE Liz Berkley ? The owners of this shop went out of their way to be nice to us. MUCH APPRECIATED !
See….I CAN shoot a super traditional style too : )
These are the moments that melt my heart !
Fun fact :
the lady with the great expression is my aerobics instructor, she is the BEST !
More fun facts you ask ? Liz’s friend handmade the earrings to match each girls personality
click HERE to see Liz and Joe’s special day.
One GIANT thanks to one of my best friend STEPHANIE SMITH for shooting this wedding with me, you rock !
And NOT the HEAT on Nicolle and Scott’s special day. The heat was brutal, but these two super stars did not let it spoil their special day. Their wedding at Lincoln Hills SUN City was a day to be remembered. Of course I ALWAYS LOVE Katie from Ambience Floral Designs work ( I am her biggest fan ), and Kami ( kam kam ) and Brandon from Sound Image are always a treat to work with. Through out the day Kami does so many extra nurturing things to make the day better, like when we all were about to die from heat exhaustion, Kami suddenly appears with a bounty of COLD water and snacks for everyone. Kami and Brandon make a great team, making any wedding a delight.
Scott was so very lovable and Nicolle, well her infectious laughter filled the day. She just beamed with joy. True love oh baby…TRUE LOVE :
My trademark ring in the berry….yes, sadly putting your ring into things is sort of my thing
This is one of my favorite shots from the day….sexy time for the beautiful bride.
Don’t be afraid to see your man before the ceremony gals, you get such great moments : )
Omg, I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PHOTO, such a ‘it’s hot’ statement.
O.k, how cute are the big beads of sweat on Scott’s face ? I love this !!!!!
One has to love the ‘mom look’.
The pay off from these hot summer days…wait for it…THE SUNSETS : )
Kristie and Adam were such a nice easy going couple. I was SO proud of them on their special day. They drew the ‘it is 106 degrees’ card. What I remember the most about their big day was the way the handled that extreme heat. It can be pretty brutal when you are wearing a long dress and black suit. But they did not let it spoil their wedding, we just plowed right through it.
Arden hills is always an amazing venue to work at, add my favorite videographer Eric from acti-video and the AMAZING Brandon and Kami from Sound Image and the dream team was in the house. A great time was had by all :
photos with heart and soul