Wedding

Michelle and Rhett | Allegretto Vineyard Resort Wedding | Paso Robles, CA

As promised, here's Michelle and Rhett's second wedding at the Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles, CA. After a small, intimate wedding at the Mission San Miguel on Friday, they did it all again, and they did it bigger, on Saturday for a few hundred guests. The venue was spectacularly beautiful, every detail was thought of and executed. Even though there was a whole wedding the day before, that didn't stop anyone from being fully present on the day and powerful, emotional moments were abundant. This was an amazing cap to a wonderful weekend with this family and it was a joy to photograph. As with the day before, my talented friend James Collier shot this wedding with me and

Hailey and Greg | Panoche Creek Wedding | Fresno, CA

I may be a little late to the party, but after photographing my first two weddings at Panoche Creek this year, it's quickly becoming one of my favorite venues in the Fresno area. The grounds are just amazing with massive, old trees, established orchards, and as I discovered at this wedding after the river waters receded, a beautiful meadow. To top it off I got to spend this day with the extraordinarily friendly and kind Hailey and Greg and their friends and family. Even though their bridal party was quite large, it was obvious that each and every person chosen had a close, personal, and unique relationship with them. Everyone was loose, happy and ready to have an amazing time

Emily and Gary | Sunnyside Events Wedding | Fresno, CA

I probably sound like a broken record, but working with expressive people is SO MUCH FUN! No shade towards Gary - who's a totally awesome dude - but Emily has an outsized personality that literally blows up any room she walks in to. Actually, everyone was a character at this wedding including Gary and Emily's little boys. So many great personalities all the way around, but I think the pictures are going to show you that. Enjoy my favs!

Erin and Erick | Moravia Winery Wedding | Fresno, CA

After photographing over 350 weddings since 2005, one of the things I'm most proud of is how often I'm hired by family and friends of past clients. This wedding was a perfect example after photographing Erick's brother's wedding a couple years ago (eventually I'll get to posting that one too!). It's so much fun to hang with familiar people and extend the stories started in past years. I love that Erin and Erick are both unabashed Star Wars fans and let all that come through in their wedding - from Han and Leia figures on the cake, Erick's Millennium Falcon cuff links, and the Rebel Alliance cuff links for the groomsmen. Enjoy a few of my favorite images from their wedding.

Nicole and Chris | Preservation Park Wedding | Oakland, CA

I first met Nicole and Chris at Sarah and Ryan's wedding a couple of years ago. I'm not going to lie, I secretly thought they were a really cool couple and hoped they would get married and hire me. Well the universe heard me and here we are! I love that they are as sarcastic as me, love beer as much as I do (probably even more), and have a sarcastic wit which can keep the banter going forever. It was an absolute blast hanging out with them and their friends for the day and I hope you enjoy looking at the pictures as much as I enjoyed making them!

Eunice and Chris | Paradise Springs Wedding | Oakhurst, CA

This wedding was touch and go for a bit - the Railroad Fire was bearing down on Paradise Springs for the better part of a month, but thanks to the amazing work by the firefighters, the venue was safe and Eunice and Chris had one hell of a wedding. Every wedding has moments, expressive people, beautiful surroundings, but I've rarely met a group of people so in tune to each other. It was a real treat to spend the day with everyone here - there were so many hugs, I truly felt I was among "my people" all day. Not even a 2 or so hour delay with the makeup could ruin the experience, and if you're a glass-half-full kind

Whitney and Connor | Moravia Wines Wedding | Fresno, CA

A couple weeks ago, for the first time, I had the opportunity to photograph a wedding at Moravia Wines. I've had, *ahem* plenty, of opportunities to spend some quality wine drinking and hanging out time at the winery, so I was excited for this one! To top things off, I got to reconnect with a family that I hadn't seen in several years. I photographed Connor's brother's wedding 9 years ago when I was still getting started at this career. THEN, on top of all that, my super-amazing-hot wife was a guest at this wedding - she's worked with Connor for a few years now. Enjoy a few of my favorites! FEATURED WEDDINGS

Michelle and Rhett | Mission San Miguel Wedding | Paso Robles, CA

Michelle is the 3rd, and last, of the Goodman siblings to get married and she decided to go large to finish it all off! This is the first of their TWO weddings from a few months ago. It was so great to see and reconnect with a family I have gotten to know over the past 7+ years and many weddings starting with her brother's wedding, her sister and cousin's wedding from last year, and another cousin a few years before that. This was a simple, intimate ceremony with family and closest of friends at the Mission San Miguel in Paso Robles, CA. They saved the big blowout for the next day at the Allegretto Resort which will be coming

Andrea and Jason | Wedding from Copper River Country Club | Fresno, CA

So if you plan a wedding, outside, in August, you know you're rolling the dice with the weather and Andrea and Jason rolled "super hot"! That was totally okay though, cause they were as hot as the day, and no one let any of it get in their way. The vineyard looked amazing, the expressions and moments were coming from every direction, and it was a fantastic day. Enjoy a few of my favorites...

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