Anne & Dj - Yolanda Ranch, Woodland CA

Holly Molly what a wedding :) I’m in love with The Yolanda Ranch, What a perfect location. Anne and Dj meet at church and their love grow from there. This amazing, sweet, loving couple are truly in love.

When I asked Anne what her favorite part of her wedding was this is what she said “Hands down my favorite part of my wedding was having all of our favorite people in the same place at the same time. DJ and I had a moment at dinner to take everything in and watched our loved ones enjoying themselves. We felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude that they were all there to celebrate us.

When I also asked if she had any tips or recommendations for future brides, this is what she said “My tip for future brides would be to take in every moment because it goes by so quickly. Eat the amazing food, drink, dance, hug as many people as humanly possible and HAVE FUN!

Venue The Yolanda Ranch and St Joseph Catholic church, Makeup: April Lopez, Food: Anderson catering, Second shooter: Christopher Cook

Ugne & Wyatt - Park Winters, Winters CA

Ugne & Wyatt were married at the park winters, in winters Ca.

When I asked Ugne a little on their love story and how they met, this is what she said “Wyatt and I met doing the thing we enjoy the most in our free time: Video Games. At that time, we were living eight hours away while I attended college. In between studying and work, we would spend hours a week playing games together, first with a group of friends and then later between just the two of us. Video games turned into Skype calls and about half a year later, we met for the first time in person at Six Flags with some friends of mine. Since I had to go back to college, we continued spending time online every day and saw each other a couple times a year. Things weren't easy, but we stuck with each other for three years before we finally moved in together. This year, we will celebrate six years together and our first wedding anniversary and we still play video games on a regular basis together. “

When I asked about her favorite part of the wedding this is what she said, “My immediate family lives on the other side of the country, and the remaining relatives overseas. Most of my family hasn't met Wyatt's side of the family, so for everyone to come together for the first time was truly heartwarming. Looking back at the photos and wedding video, having the people we love the most be with us was an incredible joy.”

I asked Ugne if she had any tips for a couple planning their wedding, this is what she said, “Do what works best for you and your husband. There seem to be many unwritten rules and expectations in online communities, and there is no problem in glancing there for inspiration, but it is not a cookie cutter. Take your time to look for good vendors and know what you expect of them. Our vendors all were incredibly amazing, but it took some time to find them. And remember what matters the most: That at the end of the day you and your husband will be married and you got to celebrate with people you love. Mishaps will happen, trust your professional vendors (Hiring a wedding coordinator is a MUST, even if you planned most of the details of the day yourself, a lot of the day-of stress will be relieved if you know that someone is keeping an eye on everything for you).”

Location: Park Winters, Food: Park Winters, Day of coordinator: Risa James Events, Makeup: @ChristiReynoldsBeauty, Flowers: Full Belly Floral, Second shooter photographer: Christopher Cook Photography.

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.

Ugne & Wyatt - Park Winters, Winters CA

When you find someone that loves video games as much as you do, you never let her go … NEVER :) Ugne and Wyatt had the cutest little intimate wedding at The Park Winters. With family coming from all around the world, you could differently feel the love. Venue: Park Winters, Second photographer: Christopher Cooke Photography, Event Planner: Risa James Events, Flowers: Full Belly Floral, Cake: Freeport Bakery, Table rental: Blossom Farm Vintage Rentals. 

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 :)  

Rachel & Nick - Shiloh Church - Vacaville Opera House

Church from 1875, bird seed, and a gorgeous bride ....ummm YES please. This day could not of gotten any better for me. Not only do I love weddings but I LOVE old buildings and the history behind them. The Shiloh church was built in 1876 and the minister arrived by boat up the Montezuma shough and picked up by horse and buggy. The Old graveyard behind has the remains of John Bird and the early pioneers of Solano County. But enough of me geeking out and more about this amazing couple that was married in this amazing Church and celebrated their reception at the Vacaville Opera house. Rachel and Nick thank you for being the most laid back, amazing couple every. Capturing your wedding was amazing. 

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. 

Alicia & Logan - Vacaville Opera House

When you find someone as corky, fun and outgoing as yourself you never let go :) This amazing couple was down right amazing and I loved everything about their day. From the haunted mansion save the dates to the wrestling belt custom made for the groom. Alicia and Logan were married at the Vacaville Opera House surrounded by friends and family with the best turkey dinner ever. Congratulations you two :) 

location: Vacaville Opera House, Flowers: Green Valley Floral, Hair: Carrie Bailon from BMax Hair Studio, Makeup: Cecily Comer, Cake: Studio Sweets, Food: Merchant & Main, Second shooter: Kearston Vargas. 

Stephany & Aaron - Delta Diamond Farm - Isleton, CA

My fun rockabilly awesome bride got married this month and man of man was it a party. Not only did she bring classic cars but also the heat. It was the hottest wedding i've ever capture at, a fun 116 degrees. Stephany and Aaron had me laughing the whole time and loving the day. I really can say I missed them as soon as I left. There were married at Delta Diamond Farm with best friends, family, and the sweetest dog by their side. I miss Stephany's laugh and Aarons fun personality, Congrats you too. Can't wait to watch your love grow.