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!
I never tire of visiting Yosemite, it's the most incredible landscape on earth and I'm beyond fortunate to live close enough to work there on a regular basis. Throw in an expressive, warm couple and a day couldn't be better. I spent a good portion of the day, really almost all of it, laughing into the back of my camera. Every family member, every friend was truly engaged and present with Helen and Nate and it readily shows in the pictures. So much love, so much laughter at every turn. Helen and Nate spend most of their free time climbing together, and while I'm not a climber, spending the day with people that have a love of Yosemite that matches
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
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...
Kelsey and Cameron were married in a ceremony at Pilgrim Armenian Church followed by a reception at the ever beautiful Wolf Lakes Park in Sanger, CA. Every detail was perfect carried out by the wonderful Cassandra of Weddings by Cassandra. It was a special day to work with so many people so totally present and engaged throughout the day in a setting that couldn't have been more beautiful.
Mandi and Ryan were married just a few weeks ago on a beautiful, early fall day. The high point had to be Mandi getting ready in her grandmother's home. It was an amazing time capsule, I don't think the selection of vintage decor could be done better if one tried. The rest of the day was relaxed and I had a great time hanging out with the two of them. I get asked frequently if I ever photograph weddings in churches, well yes I do, here you go...enjoy!
This wedding comes to you from the ever beautiful Wolf Lakes Park outside Fresno, CA. As gorgeous as it is, it takes on an extra special quality when the impressive surroundings mix with a truly special couple and their friends and families. Taylor and Connor are two of the most warm-hearted people I have had the pleasure of working with, and it really shows in these images. I loved working with them, and I hope you enjoy the results.
Sarah and Ryan's wedding comes to you from Elliston Vineyards in Sunol, CA just a few miles outside of Pleasanton. The vineyard was a fantastic, intimate venue with a great old estate providing a gorgeous vintage background to the wedding. I truly had such a blast with these two and their friends. Truthfully I'm a pretty big nerd and these two were a perfect match. And then, to top it all off, Ryan and his friends home-brewed all the beer served at the wedding and it was absolutely glorious! Take a few and enjoy a few of my favorites...
Melissa and Greg's wedding will definitely be a highlight of my year when I look back to all the new places I was able to shoot. This marks my first wedding in Sequoia National Park and I couldn't have asked for a better couple to experience it with. We were met with a stunningly beautiful day, and even though it was a special day in the park, crowds were light and we were nearly alone with the 20 or so guests in attendance. After a beautiful afternoon with their ceremony on Beetle Rock overlooking the Sierra foothills and Central Valley in the distance, we headed down to Three Rivers for their reception at an amazing jewel of a home set alongside