Talk about a great love story. Jessica and Doug have about the cutest love tale around. They met in…wait for it..5th grade. Their lives took them in many different directions, but for Jessica, who traveled a lot as a kid, Doug was always home ( ahhh I just got chills writing that ). These two are the real deal soul mates. When they interviewed me to be their photographer I wanted to book their wedding so hard. I must have played it cool, because I was honored to be a part of their most spectacular day.
Man live was the dream team in the house at this Wine and Roses ( a.k.a Guns and Roses ). Kendra Pfeiffer of Pfeiffer Event planning nailed this wedding, as did the very talented Audrey from Bontanica, superstar Bryan from Music and More, my girls Shana from Shana Beals Make-up Artistry and Tina Romo ( a.k.a Tina Romooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo )rocking the hair and make-up , and Corkie Matson as their heartfelt officiant. Love, joy, rainbows, bunnies and kittens all the way for the special day.
Fun Fact for the first photo, Jessica rented those super spendy earrings, and yes…I DID put them on a banana.
Whewwwwwwwwwwwwww ! The eagle has LANDED ! Alas the new OUR WEDDING magazine has launched. Click here to see the whole magazine on-line and Click here to get a free magazine sent to you. It does not get much better than this fashion shoot with hot fashion models from Cast Images. Our team knocked it out of the park with Sarah Kreutz the clothing stylist, Debbie Hurst the Art Director and Sherri Morris doing make up and Tina Romo doing hair. Well done team. I can not tell you all how much I appreciate being able to work with these ladies and for this magazine.
We were at the historic Masonic Temple, what a magnificent building, so many great locations and such an interesting backgrounds. And BONUS ! The perfect flowers from Ambience, LOVED her work for this shoot !
Here is the layout:
And a few more Gems:
A huge thanks to my assistant Fransico ( he has too many nicknames to even mention ), you are a blessing !
This baby is on ROCK AND ROLL BRIDE TODAY ! Triple WHOOT !!!! I LOVE getting on that blog, sort of on a mission to get published on Rock and Roll Bride’s blog as many times as humanly possible.
So CIRUS FREAKS ! Talk about a collaboration ! So many super cool ladies worked on this shoot ! We had planned for an outdoor shoot with a very different vibe, but it rained buckets so we headed indoors. If I tell you one more time how blessed I felt to be doing something like this would you be inclined to punch me in the neck ? Sorry, I can not help myself. I have the most creative friends ! It all started with my friend Dacy McWhorter having the idea to do a vintage Circus styled shoot. It was off and running from there. Please note the list of people who made this look like this below : ) ONE MILLION THANKS TO EVERYONE INVOLVED I I love you…I honestly LOVE YOU !
I heart :
Me, super cute photographer: True Love Photo/ Beth Baugher ( If giving myself a link is wrong I don’ wanna be right )
Stylist: Dacy McWhorter ( She LOVES it when you call her Daisy )
Planner/Designer: 2CHIC Events ( The CHIC-est EVER )
Make Up : I Make Beautiful ( She really does make beautiful )
Hair: Tina Romo ( Tina, she’s so hot right now )
Cakes: Sweet Cakes By Rebecca ( I want to go to there )
All things paper and graphic design: Honey Paperie ( Added a big splash of coolness to the day )
Rentals : The find and Celebrations ( Find a way to Celebrate people )
Floral Design: The Posh Posey ( Being posh 24/7/365 is not easy, but they manage )
Linens : La Tavola ( So glad you could come to the party )
Wedding Dresses : Miosa ( Sacramento’s own High Fashion Gift to brides )
Jewellery : Classy or Sassy on Etsy, Untamed Menagerie on Etsy, and Stella and Dot. ( The cool beans of the jewelry world )
Super hot fashion models : Julianna Steel, Chelsea Dixon, and Amanda Pacheco ( Loving these gal is easy cause they are beautiful AND super cool )
WHO PUT THIS UP ? A Clip of us celebrating our being published on Rock and Roll Brides blog, NOT COOL:
Circus Freaks Celebration Dance ( I do look good in a red baseball cap though )
O.K change that to 2 backlights and a black background ( sadly I actually do think of blog titles like this and can not wait to get home to post them…..)
My super cool friends and I did a fun fashion shoot. I LOVE these gals, we LOVE doing fun shoots together to keep our creativity flowing.
Dacy Kolsky McWhorter styled our ‘ modern day Cleopatra ‘ theme shoot. Man alive is Dacy a talented lady. Sherri Morris, one of Sacramento’s Best make-up artists rocked the make-up and Tina Romo, my all time favorite hair person, did our super cute models hair. We were sooooooooooooo thankful to get such hot fashion model from our beloved Cast Images , as they well know, I am their biggest fan !
So here is what we came up with : A bit of cheesy for your viewing pleasure.
BUT WAIT…..DON’T ORDER YET, because I did one other 2 backlights and black background session that I am adding on when you call in NOW ( you just pay the shipping and handling ). This is one of my favorite gym instructors, Cathie Apple. She is a talented musician as well as one of the perkiest gym class instructors ever. I so appreciate her positive attitude every class she teaches. She is such an inspiration in many ways. Act now and get these :
Dig those back muscles right ? She teaches a weights class.
ITS OUR WEDDING !!! YEAHHHHHH ! First off, picture me in a quiet office area letting out a big YEAHHHHH when the good folks at the Our Wedding magazine told me I got the cover/ fashion shoot for their summer fall issue. I was thrilled beyond words, things were great and they were only getting better. If you have not been to the new Crocker Art Museum you really should visit, this place is stunning. So to be given the gift of shooting a high fashion shoot with amazing models and a top stylist, the best hair and make-up people with endless beautiful dresses, jewelry and flowers at the Crocker…I mean dream come true ! I loved the photos they picked for the magazine, and here are a few more:
So excited Shannon from Flourish got her super hot broach bouquet on the cover, go nono !
I can not possibly thank all the folks involved in this shoot enough, such pros !
Make-up : Brushworx ( I love what they call Sherri Morris )
Hair: Tina Romo ( aka Tina Roma, inside jokes )
Stylist to the stars: Sarah Kreutz
Dresses: Caren Templet
Flowers: Flourish ( Shannon has about 8 nicknames, nono being the most current )
Magazine Art Director/ Designer and loved one: Gabe Teague
Models Michelle Casagrande and Beck Trumbo from Cast Images ( really the best agency ever, love love love them )
Beautiful hot fashion models and cake, come on ! Now that is a winning combination. FUN FACT: this shoot is on ROCK AND ROLL BRIDE BLOG TODAY !!!
No words can express how grateful I felt to be involved with such an amazing and talented group of girls while photographing our super fun ‘ Let them eat cake’ Marie Antoinette inspired fashion shoot ( aka Put a bird on it )
Where to begin ? The queen of make-up, Sherri Morris from Brushworx Make-up Artistry had the concept, she got one of the most talented and creative stylists, Dacy Mc Whorter on board and we were off and running. Add my beloved hair lady Tina Romo and of course I wanted my treasured Shannon from Fancy Pants weddings blog and Flourish to do the flowers. I could not believe it when Rebecca from Sweet Cakes by Rebecca said she would make us some cakes, and man alive did she make us some cakes, she did about 100 times more than I ever expected. And we would have been no where without the Miosa dresses, Jewelry by Tabaybei. HUGE shout out to Crystal Cunagin for getting us the best location possible at the last minute and Deborah Baron letting us use her house. Did I leave anyone out ? YES !!! THE HOT FASHION MODELS from Cast Images , Amanda Price, Lauren Dimarco, and the world famous Ellen Hancock. WE sooooooooooo appreciated having such beautiful and talented girls.
We had a lot more help from other folks to pull of this super cool shoot. Man alive mama soooo likes:
Annie did such a great job on two of the girls make-up, she flew in from L.A to help out !
MONDO thanks to Crystal for scoring us the perfect location, we had planned on another spot but were not able to shoot there due to the rain.
Cool hair piece made by none other that our own creative gem Shannon of Fancy Pants weddings blog and Flourish
photos with heart and soul