Oh HELLO Vizcaya wedding! Why have I not blogged you sooner? I am not sure but you are up and running now so we are all good. Tim and Erin, some of the best people you will EVER meet. I will keep this short and sweet, enjoy!
Monica and Ryan voted most darling photogenic couple on earth! Boom, one fabulous first wedding of 2016, yes please and thank you. We LOVED this couple so much, they were bursting with fun and vibrant energy and they loved photos. We packed in every photo possible. The Citizen Hotel rocked as usual, we heart Melissa from All Dolled Up and adore everything about Visual Impact and their beautiful work. I am as usual so thankful to be able to document these special occations, for such an amazing venue and for my freaking AWESOME second shooter Sarah Torres. Yup, life IS good indeed.
Blog post title from one of my all time favorite shows 30 Rock:
So, sometimes I even annoy myself with my Pollyanna, blessed beyond my wildest dreams, life is good indeed self. That being said, here goes another rant about how blessed I am and how good life truly is… o.k I can spare you the rant and just post a ton of my commercial and portrait work favorites and we can call it a day. Deal ? From Bellies to boobies to babies, events, families, headshots, body builders to boxers, this gal does a wide array of work. Here are a few, o.k ALOT of favs:
What do I LOVE about doing an engagement session you ask ? Well it is first and foremost capturing a couples energy and essence. I want the images to feel like ‘them’. Then of course I love showing just how cool and beautiful our City of Trees truly can be. It is no secret that I am a huge ‘Sacramento’ fan, I LOVE it here and think it is the best place to live ever. We have it all here with a thriving city and pristine parks. I love working with the light, the colors and architecture. Adding all of the elements to one session and giving a lot of variety. Kolby and Nick sure did bring the perfect cheer for their engagement session and we were able to use all of the elements I LOVE. These two were as good as it gets as you can see by checking out the photos : )
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.
That thing when you get to do a group of gals wedding and you get to see them at each others weddings supporting each other. I LOVE this group of super cool gals and was THRILLED to be doing Savannah and Patricks wedding at The Croatian Center this past September. They were the sweetest couple, with the most fun wedding. I felt so at ease during the family photos as I had done Patricks sisters wedding. You sure can feel the love tonight and it was great to see the couples I had photographed in the past still standing ( on a roll there with song titles ). rump
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.
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 !
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 !!
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.
photos with heart and soul