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A Backyard Wedding on the Sacramento River

I am left completely speechless by this amazing wedding. Miranda and Kari are the most beautiful people on the inside and out! Here is what Miranda had to say about the big day;

"We held our Wedding at a private residence on the Sacramento River. We lucked out finding a place that would allow us to have our Wedding there. It worked great because we had many out of town/state friends that were able to stay with us the days leading up to the Wedding. We were able to spend so much more time with our Bridal Party and made amazing memories before our big day! We were inspired to throw a party for our friends and family for our Wedding. We wanted our guests to enjoy the environment, eat delicious food, dance to great music. Kari’s favorite memory from our big day is dancing with me (Miranda). The DJ was playing so many great songs! The mixture of the perfect outdoor temperature, the sun setting beautifully and being completely surrounded by love made for some unforgettable moments.

My favorite memory is when Kari changed out of her dress and into her power suit and made a grand entrance. I had to pick my jaw up off of the floor. She looked AMAZING!

If you’re planning a Wedding now, hire a Wedding Coordinator. It is worth every single penny. We worked with Events by Wise out of Woodland, CA. Shari and Dani are amazing at what they do. Many things happened the day of the wedding that we didn’t know about until the following day. We were truly able to sit back and relax on our Wedding day. It was perfect. We’re still gushing about how magical it was and how beautifully our friends showed up for us.

Another one of our favorite memories is of you! You danced with us, you drank a beer with us, you cried many happy tears. It was amazing working with you and I’m happy you were able to have a bit of fun too."

 

Thank you Mir and Kar for letting me be apart of your day. It was way more than a bit of fun and I am so happy to have been there!

Monday, May 26, 2014 - 1 comment.

Jen and Zane Get Married!

You know that giddy butterfly feeling you get when you hear a song that knocks you off your feet? Between the instruments and the words, you have this explosion of feelings that well up inside you. If you're like me, you may completely stop whatever you're doing to take it all in (and have a good cry, whether it's a happy song or a tragic one).

Well, when I put together these photo stories, that's the feeling I get. It's why I photograph people. Their lives, their stories, their moments are magical and I get to catch some of that for them. It's the most amazing thing I get to do for other people. It's kind of the most amazing thing I get to do for myself, too.

Check out the delightful Jen and Zane's wedding day story! It's a new favorite.

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Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013 - 3 comments

Ben and Olivia Got Married!

There are so many amazing things that I could tell you about Ben and Olivia's big day. Like how they decided to have an Indian food buffet for dinner, or how Spice Girls came up multiple times through the course of the day, or how Olivia's brother and sister re-enacted the battling speech seen from bridesmaids as their speeches, or how they decided to forgo a wedding cake for otter pops... Instead of doing that, however, I'm going to share an excerpt from The Velveteen Rabbit that was read during their ceremony, because this is what the day boils down to. This is the most pivotal part of this phenomenal day.

"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"

"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real."

"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.

"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."

"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?"

"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 - 3 comments

Olivia and Ben

There are many reasons why I am not a nature photographer. For one, I'm not a big fan of wild animals. Being in the perfect place at the perfect time (usually the crack of Dawn) just isn't my thing. Mostly though, it just doesn't call to me. Sure, I can admire my nature photography friends work, and really appreciate the work they put into capturing the majesty of the wild in one frame. But for me, people are what I love. Finding a person's story and getting a snap shot, showing the world a bit about them is my passion. Relationships between people; couples, families, friends... Creating a visual story of that bond that fully captures that connection in just a moment... That is my bliss. To be honest, Olivia and Ben made that easy for me! We met at Cline Cellars, a winery in Sonoma, and Ben and Olivia got to share a bottle of wine together while they showed me around and we got to know each other! Seriously, I think all my engagement shoots should involve a bottle of wine from now on!