Victoria's Quince

September 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

When a girl turns 15 it is one of the best and memorable  years for them.  Victoria had an amazing Quinceanera last weekend with her family and friends celebrating her birthday.    I always love seeing this family, they are so sweet , welcoming, and so much fun.  Victoria's mom threw her a beautiful party with delicious food that was perfect for the teenage crowd, a beautiful cake, and the cutest mini donut bar.  Everyone was having a great time dancing and showing Victoria how much she is loved.  Happy birthday to this beautiful 15 year old!!!! 

 

Here are some of the highlights of the evening...

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Zeke and Ashley's wedding

September 20, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Zeke and Ashley had the wedding of the decade last friday at Delta Diamond Farm.  There is so much to say about this amazing wedding from the beautiful venue, the colorful decorations, the fun music and the perfect bride and groom.   I have known Zeke for many years and I couldn't be happier for him that he found his perfect match.  Ashley, is kind, beautiful, considerate, and perfect for Zeke . Not to mention that she looked so gorgeous in her wedding dress.   Her dress had a beautiful long train that was attached to her dress by a sparkling belt.  After the ceremony she took off the train of the dress to dance the night away. Zeke looked so handsome in his custom made Charro suit.  His suit matched perfectly with the style of their  colorful wedding.  They planned to do a first look and they were both so anxious to see each other that they moved their first look up on their timeline.   He didn't want her to see him ,so when she was walking up toward him she had her beautiful bouquet in front of her .  When they saw each other for the first time I could tell it was the best experience  for them.   There were tears of happiness that fell and  love filled the air ; I couldn't help but smile and know that would be a moment they would remember forever.   After their tender sweet ceremony they had everyone in the room tearing up with the speeches that were toasted with shot glasses. They then  kicked off the night with the best first dances I have ever seen. They were so unique and fun and everyone surrounded them to watch.  They had a traditional first dance song and then it lead into a fun fast paced song.  They also had a fun swing dance for the father daughter dance and multiple songs for the mother son dance.   Towards the end of the night everyone was surprised with a delicious taco bar for their guests to enjoy.  The love Zeke and Ashley share for each other is undeniable and I am so happy I got to be apart of their special day.  I wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness.  

 

Here are some of the highlights of the night….

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Isaac and Katie's wedding

September 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Love begins in a moment, grows over time, and lasts an eternity.  Katie and Isaac shared their love for each other last weekend in front of all their family and friends at their beautiful wedding.   Over 250 guests and even pets gathered together at the Wilson's beautiful family property to witness Katie and Isaac tie the knot.   Family and friends kept saying how gorgeous Katie looked in her flowy dress and their adorable dog George was there for pictures dressed in his best bow tie collar . Family means everything to Katie and Isaac and they wanted everyone to feel welcome and comfortable .  The day began with a laid back cocktail hour before the ceremony started .  After Katie and Isaac's sweet ceremony,  guests were treated with delicious Paella for dinner which smelled amazing. I can't wait to see what life brings for this amazing couple and I wish them a lifetime of happiness.  I hope you both have a wonderful honeymoon in Hawaii !!!

Here are a few highlights from the wedding...

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The Stark Family

September 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I got to spend the morning with one of my favorite families last weekend!   108-111 degrees was the weather that weekend, so planning a morning shoot gave us a little relief  in the hot temperature.   I have been photographing Jalene and Dave from their engagement , to their wedding, to when Baby Austin was only months old.  Now Austin is a active one year old and as adorable as ever!     I love getting the opportunity to watch families grow and document all of their special life events. Thank you so much Dave and Jalene for spending the morning with me, Austin is a very lucky little boy to have two amazing parents!

 

Here are a few of my favorites...

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Eric and Laura's wedding

August 29, 2017  •  1 Comment

The day was filled with beauty and love at the Crocker Art Museum for Eric and Laura's summer wedding.    It was 105 degrees that day but lucky for us it was a indoor wedding and we got to celebrate their love with art masterpieces all around them.  Eric and Laura are so adorable together and I was so thrilled to be apart of their special day.  They decided to do a first look and Eric was mesmerized when he saw how gorgeous Laura looked in her dress.  A lot of people love the idea of a first look because it takes  lot of pressure off of them and they get that special time together before things get very busy with the wedding schedule.  I remember Eric said to me after their first look… "I'm glad we did that, I feel so much better."   They had  a pianist for the ceremony and a guitarist for the cocktail hour.  Everything about their wedding was very unique and personalized for them.   There was a little hick up during the reception when there was a power outage in Sacramento , but the wonderful staff at the Crocker Art got the power back on and the wedding back on track.    When Eric and Laura had their first dance, it  reminded me of a fairytale ball with a prince and princess.  They had an incredible wedding and I can't wait to see what else their fairytale love has planned for them. Congratulations Eric and Laura!

 

Here are a few of the highlights from their wedding...

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