Kim and Kenton Wedding

Kim and Kenton are one heck of an awesome couple who brought me to tears at their wedding and again tonight as I watched their finished slideshow. These two are so perfect for each other it’s almost unreal! I was so honored to photograph their beautiful wedding.

We started the day off with Kim and her bridesmaids at the house the reception was being held at. I could tell right off that we were going to have fun. We did everything from walk through the streets to flag down an ice cream truck, to sexy shots on the sofa. It was a blast! Kim was just glowing!

Then I headed over to The Chapel in the Grove in Elk Grove, California to take pictures of Kenton and his boys as well as the venue and ceremony details. The boys were in great spirits and we took some fun pictures. Then it was time to get the party started and get these two high school sweethearts married!

It was a ceremony just how I love them – full of laughter and tears and unabashed joy! Kim’s grandfather married the happy couple and so there were stories to be told, and love just all over the place! I was thrilled that my sister, Kristin, was in town to be my assistant because she was up in the balcony of the chapel taking birds-eye view photos of the “I do’s” and she turned out such beautiful pictures of some amazing moments.

After Kim and Kenton were pronounced Mr and Mrs we headed over to a beautiful home in Elk Grove for a reception filled with dancing, great food, THREE margarita machines and a whole lot of fun. (Of course we did stop for some pictures in the AWESOME classic Chevy Impala they took from the ceremony to the reception!) It was a great party and the perfect way to celebrate such a wonderful couple.

Congratulations to Kim and Kenton!

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Helen and Jason Wedding

It was so much fun photographing Helen and Jason on Saturday! They are SO in love, and so enamored with each other that it made it insanely easy to photograph them despite the fact their wedding day was the very first time we met. They were willing to do whatever I asked, and when I said, “Okay… now make out for a bit” they were MORE than happy to oblige.

Helen and Jason were married on the garden terrace of their apartment building in Oakland, California. (I thought it was cool that I could see where I got married just a few miles off!) It was a beautiful and unique location that we had a lot of fun shooting in. Before the wedding got started we dragged the bride and groom around outside, and in the halls of the building for some really fun and sexy pictures.

It was such a pleasure photographing these two. They were amazing! Check it our for yourself by watching their slide show – just click on the picture below.

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Thanks to Helen and Jason and their wonderful family and friends for letting me be a part of your wedding day. Congratulations you two!

Happy Birthday to Dustin!

So today is my dear husband’s birthday and we are the same age for a few short weeks. He thinks this is really great. So, because Dustin has to work today we spent the day together yesterday doing things that we love to do. We went to the movies, ate yummy Greek food at the Kabob House and then we went to my favorite place in the world – the camera store. As I had bought Dustin’s birthday gifts weeks ago because I’m on top of these kind of things, I thought maybe I should get a little something more while we were at the camera store. So, I bought Dustin a new 10.5 f/2.8 fisheye lens. Really, it’s not for me at all! So for him, SO for him. See…

Okay, so maybe it IS more for me than it is for him, but still when I’m happy, Dusty is happy. :) So happy birthday dear Dustin. You are the love of my life, and the best friend I’ve ever had. I hope you love your new flip flops, iPod and speakers. You are the best! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DUDE!

Brooke and Bob Wedding

Brooke and Bob were married Saturday at The Sequoia in Placerville, CA. We started the day in the bridal suite as Brooke got ready. Brooke is so classically beautiful! It was so much fun photographing her as she got ready for her wedding.

After the bride was ready and the boys had arrived we took pictures of the bride and groom seeing each other for the first time. I love it when a couple sees each other before the wedding. It just makes for really cool pictures and relieves SO much stress for the rest of the day. We took Brooke and Bob around the venue and across the street to some fun places too. Bob was a little worried when I told him to snuggle with his wife-to-be as I took pictures, but he loosened up after a few shots and we got some really beautiful images.

Once pictures were done, Brooke and Bob had a few minutes to just relax with each other before their beautiful outdoor ceremony. After the “I do’s” were said, the party moved inside where there was much celebrating. I love receptions! And Brooke and Bob had a wonderful reception full of fun, laughter and love. (And I was REALLY impressed with Bob’s son Jett. That boy can DANCE!)

Thanks to Brooke and Bob for inviting us to join in their special day! Your wedding was as wonderful as you are! Congratulations!!

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Randi and Jason Wedding

Randi and Jason had an awesome wedding last weekend in Sacramento, CA at the home or Jason’s grandparents (the same place his parents were married) and then a reception at the home of Jason’s parents just down the street. It was a lovely ceremony under a canopy of trees in the yard. Randi’s mom walked down her down the aisle and gave her away. The light was so beautiful coming through the trees. It was just lovely.

After the ceremony we had a chance to take some very fun pictures with the bridal party and the bride and groom. I love it when a couple is as laid back and ready to party as Randi and Jason were. Their reception was no disappointment either.

Randi and Jason had a great party with lots of food, dancing, and fun. Randi’s favorite thing was the margarita machines! They were churning all night long!!

After dinner there was dancing and good times had by all. Have a look at the slideshow and see just how awesome these two are! Congratulations to Randi and Jason!!!

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