sara and dustin {wedding}

October 7th, 2010
Filed under: Wedding, Weddings

Oh Sara and Dustin… you are amazing and I adore you and your wedding was the BEE’S KNEES! Sara and Dustin not only have totally awesome names, but they are totally awesome people. They made loads of time for their pictures, had cool places chosen for their first look and for their bridal party pictures and basically made my job incredibly enjoyable. I LOVED this wedding! And I really, really love Sara and Dustin. I started out with the ladies at Sara and Dustin’s home.
And Dustin headed over to a hotel to capture the fellas… oh and they made a little stop at BevMo too… lucky!

Then it was first look time. Sara and Dustin chose a really lovely spot under a fabulous oak tree to see each other for the first time. It was just beautiful! I loved it.

They also exchanged gifts to with each other in front of their bridal party – Dustin gave Sara a beautiful emerald ring and Sara gave Dustin an album of images from her Closed Door Boudoir Session. Yeah… Dustin liked that a lot. :)

Then it was off to Sogno Winery in Shingle Springs, California to get some more pictures and oh yeah, to get these two married! Hooray!

Sara and Dustin chose to put together a box with a bottle of Sogno wine and letters that they had written to each other about why they loved each other and why they were marrying each other. The box is to be opened if they should have a hard time or on their 5th anniversary. I think it will make it to the 5th anniversary for sure.

Sara and Dustin had a super personal ceremony that was absolutely amazing to witness. They said their own vows – Dustin’s included the promise that turned into a surprise honeymoon to Peru! They also read “Oh The Places You’ll Go” so yeah… this ceremony was FULL of win! But wait! The cherry on top… after the kiss the WHOLE WEDDING PARTY (including parents!) DANCED up the aisle. It was awesome!

Then we rocked out some portraits of our happy couple in some YUMMY light before heading into their wonderful celebration.

Thank you most wonderful Sara and Dustin for being so darn delightful!! We just adore you, and feel so blessed to have been a part of your wedding. Check out their SLIDESHOW HERE or below for more pictures of their perfectly awesome day!

Wedding ceremony and reception venue: Sogno Winery
Florist: Natural Flair
Caterer – Hannibals Catering
Officiant – RoxAnn Conley of Marriage Minister
DJ - AllStar DJ
Hair & Make-up – Nicole Lara of Elite Beauty Concepts

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  1. Mom (Patty)

    Wonderful photo’s–easy couple to click photo’s of–Awesome celebration

  2. Maria Corrales

    How beautiful! I totally cried watching the slide show. Absolutely beautiful. The love between you two is so full, complete, and apparent. Congratulations.

  3. Pammy

    LOVE! the pictures… good job Sarah & Dustin… Honored to be part of the bridal party… and both of you did an awesome job! Love the bride and groom to by the way! hahaha kisses from Argentina!

  4. Joann Leaming

    Very beautiful wedding Sara and Dustin! As always, you always do a great job Sarah and Dustin! ;-)


Gloria and Brent {wedding}

September 7th, 2010
Filed under: Wedding, Weddings

Wonderful Gloria and Brent! Our first wedding back after my maternity leave was just plain wonderful. We LOVE these two, and were so excited to be a part of their beautiful wedding at Arden Hills Country Club. They are a wonderful couple who not only have the love of each other, but of one heck of a supportive family. It was a joy to be surrounded by them and all those who love them for their big day. Gloria is SO my girl when it comes to bling… she and I are on the same page when it comes to sparkle.

Gloria and Brent decided on a first look and I’m so glad they did! I loved using the beautiful staircase at The Villa’s at Arden Hills. It made for a really great moment.

The first thing Brent told her was she looked like a princess. Good job Brent! Then we got down to the business of group portraits. Gloria and Brent sure picked some fun people for their wedding party. It was HILARIOUS photographing these wild ones!

Then it was ceremony time! The Villa’s courtyard is such a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony. One of my favorite parts of the day was that Gloria’s whole family gave her away… mom, sister, and two brothers! It was pretty awesome.

Then we rocked some sunset pictures of our beautiful Mr. and Mrs. before heading into their lovely reception in the Heritage Room.

Gloria and Brent, THANK YOU for having us be a part of your beautiful wedding! We are so happy for you! Check out the SLIDESHOW HERE or below for more from this fabulous wedding.

Wedding and Reception Venue: Arden Hills Country Club
DJ: Baltazar
Hair: Omar Antonio
Makeup: Shana Beals
Singer: Ilon

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  1. Chris Stewart

    WOW!!! Great Ring shot and just great work all around!!

  2. Fearon

    What a wonderful couple! They looked amazing. I got the pleasure of working with this couple when I worked at Arden Hills and when they called looking for draping, I was able to work with them again. I love the picture of the heritage room with the chandeliers. That will have to go up in the studio! Great photos!


stacy and gavin {wedding}

July 26th, 2010
Filed under: Wedding, Weddings

Oh the adorableness that is Stacy and Gavin! Talk about a couple in love! These two are head over heels for each other, and did it ever show at their wedding. I seriously adore them, and am so glad Ben stayed put in my belly so I could photograph their big day. With the help of my most beloved husband and my most beloved Beth Baugher we were able to make some beautiful images of this beautiful (inside and out) couple. Bethie and I started with the ladies over at the Vizcaya. Stacy is a TREASURE! We knew she had arrived because we heard her laughing before we saw her. What is not to love about that?
ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!!??! Hello beautiful! I could seriously photograph this girl ALL DAY! Stacy had a pretty rockin’ group of bridesmaids too… so of course we had some fun with them.

Of course Dustin was with the fellas as they got ready as well. One thing I love about Gavin is his sense of humor. I laughed out loud when I was going through Dustin’s images and came across this one.

Stacy, aren’t you happy to know Gavin had clean ears when you got married? :) I also LOVED Gavin’s cuff links – they rocked!

Because pictures were so important to Stacy and Gavin they chose to have a first look and do their couple portraits prior to the ceremony. OH MY GOSH did we have fun with them. They were so up for anything, and I have the pictures to prove it! I just love everything about their portraits!

Then it was time to make it official and get these two married! Again… how much do we love these two? Their whole ceremony was laughter through tears… the best emotion ever in my opinion. I loved their vows, and how personal everything felt. Just the way a wedding should!
Then is was party time! And party they did! It was so fun to hear family and friends celebrate these two… because let’s be honest… they totally deserve to be celebrated!

Stacy and Gavin THANK YOU for having us be there to witness your wedding! We loved every second of it! Check out their SLIDESHOW HERE or below for more of this lovefest of a wedding!

Wedding and Reception Venue: The Vizcaya
Florist: Visual Impact
Cake: Ettore’s
Officiant: Rev. Shane McDow
DJ: Billy Lane
Hair: Hana Kim
Makeup: Shana Beals
Stationary: Angela Del Bon

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  1. Angela Dal Bon

    These photos rock! You really captured Stacy and Gavin’s personalities here!

  2. Karen Brown

    I am a huge fan of the Wake Up Call….I love Jason, Gavin & Katie…

    I really enjoyed looking at all of Gavin & Stacy’s wedding pictures….they are all so beautiful. I love the clowning around pics…..the faces they both made are so adorable… did a fantabulous job capturing all the different aspects of their wedding…..too bad I’ve been married for 30 years. I would hire you on the spot to do my pictures. My uncle took mine & man was that a mistake. Fabulous job on the pictures & CONGRATS to Gavin & Stacy once again.

    Karen Brown


allyson and ben {wedding}

February 15th, 2010
Filed under: Wedding, Weddings

I don’t think there are enough words for how freaking awesome Allyson and Ben are. They are AMAZING and we LOVE them. Dustin and I were thrilled to shoot their wedding a little over a week ago. They were amazing to work with, and made our job so dang easy! It was fabulous. We arrived after most of the getting ready was over, but I loved catching a few shots of Allyson’s final preparations. Her mom and sisters were such a big help to her!

While I was busy with the ladies, Dustin got right down to business photographing the fellas. They are one handsome bunch.

And then it was First Look time. Oh how my heart flutters with first looks! We were afraid it was going to start pouring rain in the middle of them seeing each other, but Allyson and Ben braved the outdoors to see each other. Seriously, this is one of the best first looks we have ever witnessed… there was just electricity in the air. Ben was so anxious to see his bride – and I can’t blame him!

Already emotions were running high, and it was just out of this world! We had lots of time prior to the ceremony starting for portraits of our beautiful couple and their awesome bridal party. I so enjoyed every single one of them! It was a blast!

Then it was time for a little photo lovefest with Allyson and Ben. Holy moly these two are photogenic. I felt like I could do no wrong… just point and snap and MAGIC!

as I mentioned in their sneak peek, we did some of their portraits at a gun store. Thanks to the staff of Just Guns who were so cool with us crashing their story on a stormy Saturday. They let us do whatever we wanted and they pictures turned out super fun.

And then it was time to get these two married! I loved their ceremony… they read letters to each other, had friends share quotes and had a lot of tears and laughs. Perfect way to begin their lives together!

Then it was party time! And how cute is all the origami? Allyson’s cousin made their super cool cake topper and they had a tree full of paper cranes. I loved it!

I LOVE this picture of Allyson and her dad as they started their dance… and I even MORE love that Allyson’s mom joined in on the dance half way through. I’m TOTALLY doing that when my Lauren girl gets married.

Allyson and Ben THANK YOU for being so freaking over the top amazing. We LOVE that your wedding was the start of our 2010 season. Thank you for sharing your love with us, and for making us feel so much a part of your family. We love you guys and wish you a lifetime of happiness! Check out the SLIDESHOW HERE or below for more images of Allyson and Ben’s fabulous wedding.

Wedding and Reception Location and Catering: Croatian-American Cultural Center
Flowers: DIY
DJ: Family Friend with mad skills
Cake: Freeport Bakery
Bridal Hair and Makeup: Jessica Stine Spanish Fly Hair Garage

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  1. Beth Baugher

    YAYYYYY ! GREAT WAY TO KICK OFF 2010. rock it out sister the way only you can do ! love this post, i was jones-in for smp fix over here.

  2. April

    Amazing photos….you’re photos are always amazing! I want to get married over and over again every time I see photos.