Friends are such a gift. They share similar interests, offer great advice, and help you navigate through this crazy journey of life. Some friends stay for a season, some last a lifetime, and some are lucky enough to get the title of “best friend”. If you’re really lucky, you’ll get to marry your best friend. It’s truly the best of both worlds.
I had the pleasure of photographing Jason and Kate’s wedding recently, and loved how compatible they are. Jason is a strong, handsome firefighter, and Kate is one of the sweetest and most beautiful people you will ever meet. These two are good friends with one of my besties in the business, Kim of Kim J Martin Photography, who was also a guest at the wedding.
I absolutely adore the bride and groom for so many reasons. I admire Jason for serving people and putting his life on the line everyday as a firefighter. I adore their humor and goofiness that made the day so much fun for everyone. I love how perfect they are together. But most of all, I love that when separately asked what they were most looking forward to on their wedding day, they both had the same response: “I can’t wait to marry my best friend.” Of course Jason added he’s also looking forward to eating cake, but who doesn’t get excited about the cake?!
I’m so glad these two found their best friend in each other, and get to share that for a lifetime. They are truly one of the lucky ones.
Wedding Planner: Georgia Barron
Make-up artist: Rosie Wescott Studio 55
Hair stylist: Lisa Rowland Studio 55
Florist: Perfect Parties by Mo
Ceremony / Reception Venue: Newcastle Wedding Gardens and Red Horse Barn
Caterer: Jackson Catering
Cake / Dessert: Devine Desserts
DJ: David Van Enger
I love watching love in action. I once heard that love is often mistaken for a feeling, when it in fact is an action- a decision. I couldn’t agree with this sentiment more. Feelings come and go, but when you decide to wake up everyday and love somebody you know you’re in it for the long haul.
And Jonathan and Nicole really are in it for the long haul. They’ve been together 13 years and have gotten the opportunity to go through so much of life together. They’ve celebrated wonderful achievements, such as Jonathan getting his masters degree in occupational therapy, and Nicole becoming a pharmacist. He actually proposed right after she graduated, and I shot their UC Davis Engagement session where she went to school.
They are certainly admirable individuals, and a power couple together! They were super sweet and a lot of fun to photograph. Watching them interact, it was clear they have the kind of love that is a verb, an action, and the kind that will last forever. I look forward to witnessing their vows soon as they promise to continue to love one another through the wonderful times and tough times, and carry on deciding to love unconditionally every single day. I can’t wait for their wedding….THIS WEEKEND!!
Traveling provides such a wonderful and unique life experience. Not only do you get to see beautiful views unlike any you may see in your own backyard, you also get the pleasure of being immersed in other cultures and traditions a world over. You gain the sightly views, but more importantly, the worldly views of openness and acceptance. We LOVE to travel and when I meet fellow travel bugs its always fun to hear their stories and experiences. And so it was with Nicole and Ryan.
These two lovelies are also from Folsom, just like me! They were engaged in Hawaii but wanted to be home for their engagement photos, because let’s face it, we live in a magnificent part of the country. Nicole and Ryan are so incredibly beautiful and sweet together, and seriously just plain amazing. We captured their session this fall up in the with an Apple Hill engagement session at High Hill Ranch. It is an amazingly iconic location, and the area draws tons of people in the fall here in Northern California.
The gorgeous fall foliage offered the perfect backdrop for this sweet couple’s photos. The way Nicole and Ryan interact makes it obvious how much they love each other. Their happiness is contagious, and you could literally FEEL their love and the way they care for one another just by being around them. After their session, these world travelers left to live in Poland for a few months for Ryan’s job. They’re continuing to build their love and travel itinerary abroad, but I can’t wait to see them again this fall for their wedding!