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.
This was my last wedding of the year and by golly was it a beauty ! Jillian and Ilyan were so stylish, full of life and deeply in love. A blind man could see how much they adored each other and how happy they were to have found each other. Well I was sure elated to be the one shooting their wedding at one my favorite haunts , The Citizen Hotel. One of the things that touched me the most was how this couple had so many loved ones bursting with joy to share their big day. These two lived out of town so folks flew in from all over the United States and many parts of the world for this union.
I was also happy to have two of my favorite vendors there, Visual Impact and Encore Entertainment. It was the best way to end the 2012 wedding season with a big ol WOOOO HOOOO. Thanks again to my lovely and talented second shooter Michelle, I am so blessed to have you working by my side to create beautiful photos !
LOVE FEST 200O ALL THE WAY with my treasured Jennifer and Scott. Omg did we have a soul mate connection. Jennifer has the big hearty laugh that lights up the world. Such a dream wedding for me as we got to take them to some super cool places in the midtown area before heading to the Firehouse for them to do their vow. Loved their bright and beautiful flowers by Visual Impact and their lounge singer Lee diamond. Just pure love pouring out to these newly weds.
One more big shout out to my talented and adored second shooter Michelle. She is such a blessing to have at any wedding. I am so very thankful to have her on my team !
One of my all time favorites. Large indeed : )
I just ADORE this photo of Jennifer, such a beauty !
This was a don’t touch my hair moment.
So many great spots in Old Sacramento, I LOVE so many aspects of our beautiful city.
Yes…we DID steal this idea from pinterest !
LOVE this shot my second shooter got of the bride and her dad before the ceremony.
Whew was this a stunner ! Such a beautiful venue with so many cute details and the Cutest and Sweetest couple on earth. Cristy and Erik’s love was in the details. Just beautiful touches everywhere. I really enjoyed seeing these two interact, so happy to be getting married. They were married at The White House off Jackson highway. Wisely they choose on of the best D.j’s/ lighting companies in town. Larry from Extreme Productions tore it up. He is truly one of the best in the area. And my sweet tooth obsession, Sweet Cakes by Rebecca worked her usual magic. Not to forget my home slice Jenifer from I make Beautiful making the bride beauuuuuuu-te-ful and The talented team at Visual impact trying the whole vision together with their stunning flowers. A huge thanks for the team at Event Architects for doing such a great job running the show and feeding us all delish food. AND, my super valued second shooter Michelle Shiftlet for really doing a fantastic job on this event !
I am blowing up Cristy’s facebook page and she is writing the nicest thing about me so I can not sit on the blog post one minute longer !
Please enjoy this extra fab wedding:
YES I DO take this photo often : )
If you got it flaunt it.
Cristy with my sweet former bride Courtney, this was actually right on her one year anniversary. So happy to see her and her super cute hubby.
YES ! They had a riding bull : )
MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE images in their slideshow, click HERE to see MORE : )
It is true, once you go Little Black Book there is no turning back. DOUBLE WHOOT. We are on Style me Pretty’s Little Black Book ! This is such a thrill. Great job EVERYONE ! I Could post my usual 45 images and rave for a solid 45 minutes on how I love each vendor so deeply, but Style Me pretty already did the work for me and I have a shoot in 20 minutes and still need to eat lunch ( over sharing ? YES ! ) Plus there is a slideshow with TONS more images if you can not get enough of Lenora and Jim : )
So here is the link to our feature:
Style me Pretty
And My super cool Slideshow :
Omg, Allison of ‘Jeff and Allison’ was just the dream bride of all nations. Miss Allison works at one of my favorite places 3-Fold Communications which is just about the hippest company on earth. She booked me over the phone and tole me she only had one request : NO STRESS. I LOVED that about her, she knew what she wanted did not feel to need to adhere to old traditions. Upon meeting Jeff I was instantly smitten, he is the kind of person you want to hang out with for the rest of your life. They were greatest couple to work with, so fun, relaxed and full of life and love ! Their photos truly reflect the ‘ no stress’ feel of the day. I say ‘have it your way on your special day’ gals.
Their wedding was at Capital Park and The California History Museum ( the coolest venue EVERRRRRRR ). They snagged the amazing and talented Visual Impact as their florist ( I am a huge fan ) and the Super COOL ‘In the mix 96 as their d.j’. Great vendors make for a great day !
Try looking at their photos and not thinking ‘ life is good’… I dare you : )
Allison’s sister was super preggo : )
This photo cracks me up
See why I LOVE them ?
I LOVE this photo of Allison their ceremony was so touching and memorable.
This is one of my favorite photos from the day.
Yes, this salsa was as good as it looks.
This dude looks like Jason Segel right ?
A MONDO THANKS TO NATALIE DAILY for referring me, YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE !!!!! Referals rule.
AHHHH, could this blog post be any longer right ?…..but if you STILL want more, view their slideshow by clicking HERE
photos with heart and soul