bonievee and erik {wedding}


Super cute Bonievee and Erik were married just 10 short days ago at St. Catherine’s church in Vallejo, Ca. Dustin and I loved spending the day with them and photographing all the fun that was their wedding day. These two have been together for over 10 years, and they LOVE each other… not just love but LOVE… ya know what I mean? We started things off with the ceremony (a first ever for SMP) so the first time I saw Bonievee was as she came down the aisle, and the girl was STUNNING!

One of the things I love most about these two is their sense of humor. Even their first kiss was fun.

Then we were off to Travis Air Force Base for their reception and some picture time. It was, of course, loads of fun with these two and their hilarious wedding party.

Then it was time for some couple love!

And then it was time to get our party on! With everything from special songs from family and friends to Bonievee’s brother, Ben doing an awesome Michael Jackson dance to the most hilarious (and generous) money dance I’ve ever seen it was just one heck of a great party celebrating these two lovely kids!

Thank you Bonievee and Erik for a WONDERFUL wedding! We loved being a part of your big day. Check out their SLIDESHOW HERE or below for more images.

Wedding Ceremony: St. Catherine’s Church – Vallejo, CA
Reception: Travis Air Force Base Officer’s Club
Flowers: Stephanie Smith
Cake: Sugar Bowl Bakery
DJ: Jeff de Guzman
Catering: Nannette Wells
Videography: Christopher Cruz

tibby and tom

“Dear Sarah and Dustin,

First, the pictures are GORGEOUS! We get bajillions of comments and compliments when we show them off.

What a day we had on the 28th! When Tom and I were home later that night and reflecting on the day, I said my only regret was that I never took a minute to be in the moment. Then we got your pictures. As we went through them I kept thinking, “I remember them taking that!” They made me realize I was a lot more int he moment than I could recall that night. The pictures brought it all back and will ensure the day stays with us forever. Thank you SO much for that.

Always, Tibby & Tom”

lisa and steven {esession}


Lisa and Steven are just delightful! We had such a lovely afternoon hanging out with these two! They are getting married in Yosemite in May and we can’t wait to be a part of it. Their wedding is being coordinated by the wonderful Kate Miller Events so it’s bound to be flat out stunning. And with a couple as sassy as this, how can we go wrong?

Lisa and Steven THANK YOU for being so awesome! We loved hanging out with you, and seriously can’t wait for your wedding. Check out the SLIDESHOW HERE for more pictures of this fabulous pair.

Hey! Look what I’m making! {personal}


So I’ve been going back and forth about writing this post for a couple of months. Part of me wants to shout it from the rooftops, and then there is another part of me that wants to keep it to myself. The rooftop shouter won out, as she so often does with me. That’s right, I’m making a person! A little boy to be exact who will be joining us sometime in July. While we are SUPER excited for him to come live with us, he was not what I would call “planned.” I mean, do wedding photographers plan to have babies in the middle of the summer? The answer to that is no, no they don’t. But planned or not we are excited for this new addition to our little family. I mean, hello! Look at this face! What’s not to love?

I’ve never thought of myself as someone who liked being pregnant, but I must say this one has been pretty darn easy. No sickness, no weird cravings (though I am HIGHLY susceptible to suggestion when it comes to food), not even feeling too crazy tired. All and all it’s been a pretty awesome experience and I’m really over the moon. I’m shooting weddings right up until the end, but luckily I’m getting lots of help from my wonderful husband and my really amazing photographer friends who are shooting along with me in my final weeks. I can’t tell you how blessed I feel to be so supported by my partner in life, my dear friends and my sweet clients. Thank you all for being so awesome during this time. I’m taking a short maternity leave after my July 1 wedding and will back in action for fall weddings. We have three spots still available for 2010 so feel free to send us an email if you’re still looking for a photographer.

aimee and jarrod {esession}


I seriously don’t even know where to start with Aimee and Jarrod. I guess we could start with how much I freaking love them, how awesome they are, how they are seriously one of the cutest couples I’ve ever met in my life. I kinda adore everything about them. Add to that the fact that Aimee is my go to girl at Real Weddings Magazine, and her wedding is nothing short of a dream team of some of my favorite vendors ever, and really what is NOT to love? It’s pretty darn close to perfect if you ask me. And their eSession has made me SO excited for their wedding this May! I’m over the moon with these two!

Could these two have more gorgeous eyes? I was mesmerized the whole shoot! Plus, it’s always a joy shooting people who have crazy chemistry and won’t even BLINK when you tell them we’re basically shooting all day in places where our lives might be in moderate danger. I LOVE THEM!

I seriously love that last picture… Dustin grabbed that one and as always it’s one of my faves from the whole shoot. I love shooting with him because he sees things SO differently than I do.. it’s very fun.

Aimee and Jarrod! We adore you! And we are seriously so excited for your wedding this May! It’s going to be amazing! Thank you so much for having us be a part of your team. Take a look at more of their hotness in the SLIDESHOW HERE or below!