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 !
A fun bright colorful super hero themed birthday party ? YES PLEASE !! One of my favorite parts of my job is to be able to capture events of all kinds. This birthday party did not disappoint ! With a magic show, face painting, a balloon artist, character drawing, games of all kinds and all manor of sugary treats. KMK designs rocked this event with their attention to every detail. Beautiful little Amrita had a day she will now remember with these jamming photos:
Add drumming to yoga and you have AMAZING. I was over the moon to do this commercial shoot for this start up company Yoga and the Beat. I enjoyed these two yogis more than words can express. And I for one can not wait to try this cool fun new class. Life is good indeed. Heather and Nate are the real deal. Husband and wife and loving life. Their new site will launch very soon and I can not wait to see how they used these images. Oh happy day !
Engagement session are one of my favorite gigs. I love being able to do ‘ all the things ‘ our beautiful and vibrant city has to offer and capturing the couples essence. This Engagement session was one of those times. Kyla and Patrick were simply the best. Coffee lovers and madly in love, we were smitten with them from the go get. They will be married NEXT WEEKEND at The Crocker Art Museum ( yay ) and my friends at Alluring events will be there to keep it all together. Stay tuned for part two of this happy couple when we get to show off their wedding photos. Whoot !!!!
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.
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.
photos with heart and soul