Chelsea & James - Grace Vineyards, Galt CA

When planning a wedding you go into a lot of thought on where you want your big day. Chelsea and James came across this location while trying to find a layback, backyard feel and man was this place amazing. It was so relaxed and beautiful and had vineyards for that napa feel and wide open country lad for that backyard BBQ feel. Grace Vineyards is a new up and coming wedding venue that has so much to offer.

I was lucky enough to attend high school with James and when it was time to marry the love of his life Chelsea I was so grateful and honored that they reached out to me. Watching him grow up to be the man he is today is truly a gift and can see why his mom had a smile on her face the whole time. Chelsea and James, thanks again for choosing me to capture your big day. :)

Katherine & Chi Chi - Engagement session at Legion of Honor - San Francisco

When you want a WOW factor for your engagement session, San Francisco Legion of Honor is the way to go. Katherine and Chi Chi live in San Francisco so they wanted something local in their own backyard, and man we picked a great location. I mean these picture are STUNNING. Katherine and Chi Chi met in college and their friendship grew into an amazing relationship. Chi Chi popped the question on their 5 year anniversary at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. They are beyond excited for their wedding day and to spend it with their family and friends.

Tina & Weldon - Rancho Solano, Fairfield CA

Ohhhh man where to start .... An amazing venue, an amazing couple and the band Tower of power ... say what!!!!!! This wedding was filled with so much fun, love, and laughter that I was not ready to go home. Tina and Weldon were married at Rancho Solano surrounded by friends and family from all around the world.

When I asked Tina what her favorite part of the wedding was she said "My favorite part of the wedding was seeing Weldon at the ceremony. I was nervous once I came walking out & saw everyone looking at me. But once I started walking down the aisle, I locked onto Weldon's eyes and saw his big smile! That turned my feelings around from being nervous to being super excited!!

I also asked her if she had any tips for future brides and she said "My advice for future brides is to get to get organized, get to know your vendors, & HAVE FUN! Being organized helps not only yourself, but everyone involved with the wedding planning. It helps for everyone to get on the same page as you & your vision. Getting to know your vendors made planning so much easier and was more meaningful to us. We felt that they really understood what we were trying to do & helped bring our wedding dream into a reality. Knowing your vendors helps with the flow of your entire day. RELAX! I know it's easier said than done but it's true. You will get stressed out moments which is natural. Be stressed for a few minutes but don't let that be the main feeling you get when planning the wedding. That will kill your excitement! Just know everything will always work out & sometimes, better than you initially thought!

Amanda & Curtis - The Bayley Barn - Pilot Hill, CA

My love for old building and gorgeous brides was making this day pretty amazing. It was such an honor to capture Amanda & Curtis wedding at The Bayley Barn, An old historic home The Bayley house that was built in 1861 hopping to be the next grand hotel in Pilot Hill but Central Pacific railroad decided to go up Auburn and not Pilot hill so the hotel flopped.

When I asked Amanda what was her favorite part of the wedding was she said "Everything" "I loved walking down the isle with my dad and dancing and my sisters speech, it really touched my heart" I also asked Amanda what advise she would say to future brides and she said " Dont stress the small stuff, everything always comes together and to just enjoy every minute. When we found out we left the wedding rings back at the hotel and I was starting to have a melt down, I had to stop and remember I'm about to marry my best friend and all those little things dont matter I still got to marry the love of my life and we still had a beautiful ceremony" 

Thank you again Amanda and Curtis for choosing me to capture your amazing day :)  

Katelyn & Ian Engagement in Hope Valley

I had the pleasure of chatting on the phone with this amazing couple before we got together for the engagament session, they had me at Hope Valley and Husky for their session. This super cool couple was so kind to meet me and drive me up with them the rest of the way ( I hate driving in the snow ) We chatted and laughed for hours about beer, dogs, and weddings. The snow was perfect, the day was perfect, and Katelyn and Ian were perfect :) Can't wait to capture their big day. 

Katie & Steve - Scott's Seafood on the river - Sacramento

When you spend your days playing on the river then having your wedding next to the river was no question. This location was truly magical, with a perfect hotel right off the Sacramento river and cool breeze coming off the water that was walking distance it was really a perfect day. Katie and Steve were married at Scott's Seafood on the river with their two perfect children by their side. Congratulation you two, thank you for choosing me to capture your lovely day. 

Lyndsey & Terry - Taber Ranch event center - Capay

Sometimes the wedding day is not about just the bride and groom, sometimes is about a family becoming one. This amazing family become one last weekend and I can not tell you how beyond happy I was to capture it. Not only at one of my favorite venues Taber Ranch but on the most perfect of fall nights. Lyndsey and Terry were married by their closest friends and family and with Alexis by their side the day could not be more perfect. 

Katie & Josh - Green Valley - Backyard wedding

Every bride dreams of the perfect location for their wedding day. Whether it's the perfect country chic setting, or glamorous ballroom, we all have a vision in our heads. But when Katie and Josh were leaving a wedding venue that just didn't feel right, they noticed a few feet from the venue was this perfect little house for sale. Not only trying to plan the perfect day they decided to buy their dream house on top of it :) I cannot tell you how honored I was to capture there amazing backyard wedding. Surrounded by friends and family and Alamo they tied the knot in their own backyard where they can spend the rest of their life together. 

 

Mimi & Joey - Vintage Oaks - Vacaville CA

I get the pleasure of meeting a lot of brides and I fall in love with each and every one of them :) I laugh with them and cry with them and try my best to help them along the wedding planning way. When Mimi needed a little help in the wedding planning I was beyond happy to point her in the right direction, to helping her find the Venue, flowers, and the amazing Dj, I was beyond excited to watch everything fall in place for this amazing couple's big day. Mimi and Joey were married at Vintage Oaks in Vacaville. I love everything about Mimi and her personality and wish her and Joey years of minion love.