Gold Hill Gardens Wedding | Michael and Amanda

One of the things I love most about photographing weddings is the unique nature of each one. Every theme is different, each wedding party special, and every couple is one of a kind. I truly enjoy immersing myself in the experience and getting to see what makes the day so special, and the love worth celebrating.

I had so much fun at Michael and Amanda’s wedding. Michael is a total jokester and always keeps the mood light. Being able to make people laugh is such an amazing quality, and if you’re with Michael, there will be no shortage of laughter. When asked what he was most looking forward to on his wedding day, he quipped getting it over with. After endless months of planning, I’m sure many grooms share his jest and sentiment! Amanda is such a sweetheart and her and Michael complement each other perfectly. She was excited about spending the day celebrating with her loved ones.

The venue for their special day was absolutely breathtaking, and you would never know it was the hottest outdoor wedding I have ever photographed. Gold Hill Gardens provided the best scenery and backdrop for the beautiful event, and the weather didn’t stop everything from being perfect! A little heat wasn’t about to steal the joy of such a gorgeous couple, and all the loved ones there to celebrate them. Everyone was filled with happiness and spent the night dancing away and honoring the new bride and groom. I loved getting to know Michael and Amanda, and everything that made their love and story unique.

As I capture these special events, I find that I’m celebrating right along with everyone else, bursting at the seams with joy. I know Michael and Amanda will have many happy years ahead, and I’m so glad I got to witness the celebration that kicked off the start of it. Their hot, beautiful, perfect wedding day.

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As a Gold Hill Gardens Wedding photographer, I have captured many exchanges of love. Few compare to the love between Michael and Amanda. Congratulations you two!

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Vendors

Wedding Planner – Lora Ward with A Day to Remember
Hair stylist and Make-up artist – The Glam Refinery
Florist – Kate with Ambience Floral Design
Ceremony and Reception venue – Gold Hill Gardens
Caterer – Jackson Catering
Cake / Desserts – Donuts from Krispy Kreme
DJ – Function 45

Grand Island Mansion Wedding | Tina and Joe

Tina and Joe are two of the most amazing people I have had the pleasure of working with! These two are such fun and loving folks that never fail to make my day brighter. I was so excited to attend their wedding and capture such sweet moments for them. As a wedding photographer, I am always interested in expanding my knowledge of different cultures and experiences. I was so excited for this wedding not only because Tina and Joe are so dear to my heart, but also because their wedding was a very traditional Greek Orthodox union. In my opinion, there is nothing more beautiful than getting married to the love of your life in such a spiritual way. This wedding was definitely unique, as many guests traveled all the way from Egypt where Tina and Joe are from. Not to mention, the ceremony was breath taking with its awe-inspiring beauty.

The first time I met Tina and Joe was at their engagement session. They had a blended family, but not in the traditional way. Once they decided to tie the knot, their fur babies had to learn to live together as step-siblings, ha! It was adorable. I had such a wonderful time with these two, and I was so thrilled to work with them again.

When I first arrived at their venue, I was pleasantly surprised by the many traditions held by the Greek Orthodox union. The ceremony was gorgeous, and included crowns and robes that the bride and groom wore. The priest/bishop prayed over their heads, and Tina and Joe listened to the Bishop as he read the Gospel Deacons Bible passages. The wedding was a very holy experience, which was so important for Tina and Joe.

A reception followed the ceremony, and it was a super fun time for everyone! The guests enjoyed delicious food and dancing. The bride and groom appeared to be having a blast, smiling and laughing the entire time. It was so much fun! Congratulations, Tina and Joe! You two deserve all the happiness in the world!

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Capturing this Grand Island Mansion Wedding was an absolute honor. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for these two love birds!

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Vendors

Make-up artist – Irina Antonova
Hair Stylist – Karesha Buchanan
Florist – CL Decor
Videographer – Rogers Gallery Videography
Ceremony Venue – Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
Reception Venue – Grand Island Mansion
Limo / Transportation – Baja Limosine and Classic Car for Bride and Groom
Caterer – Grand Island Mansion
Cake / Desserts – Ettores
DJ – Dj Tempoe; Ryan Girgis

Sacramento Engagement Session | Rusty and Cory

I’m a hopeless romantic. All these gorgeous couples I have the privilege to photograph don’t help my case. I get to hear their stories, see them interact, and capture their love as my heart melts into a pile of mush over and over again. I’m captivated by each unique story and mesmerized by the connections I get to witness.

Cory and Rusty have each been through so much in their lives, and everything led them to where they are now. Straight to each other. They have amazing chemistry and I felt like I was in the audience of one of those cheesy love movies where you’re stuffing popcorn in your mouth to keep from crying. Their love is far from cheesy, but they really just embody those perfect, adorable couples you feel like are only possible in the movies.

They are so passionate about one another and there is a fire in their eyes when they look at each other. When Rusty covers Cory in his embrace, there is just a feeling of safety and love. They are the true embodiment of selfless and unconditional love and a love that never fails. Being in their presence will definitely make your heart flutter if you’re a hopeless romantic like me. Their engagement session was absolutely perfect, and I am so thrilled to shoot their wedding this April.

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Documenting this Sacramento Engagement Session was nothing short of absolute magic. Congratulations to this happy couple, I wish you both nothing but the best happiness in life!

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