Auburn Engagement Session | Rebecca and Matt

Before they were man and wife, Rebecca and Matt were just a boy and a girl who fell in love and decided to commit their lives to each other. They wanted to document the start of their love story in a space with significant meaning, their home. And so we had an Auburn engagement session in the comfort and familiarity of their own backyard.

And what a backyard it was! The hills of Auburn were beautiful and their neighbor let us explore the adjacent property for some wonderful sunset shots. They ended the day dancing in their front room with the warm glow of the sun behind them and the promise of happily ever after ahead.

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Grand Island Mansion Wedding | Brandi and Jonny

When my dear friend Julie called and told me her “second-daughter” Brandi was getting married and after showing her my work really wanted Jon and me to shoot her wedding, I was thrilled. And after I met Jonny, Brandi and their families, I knew why they were so beloved to Julie. Brandi is a beautiful girl with an infectious smile, mischievous eyes, and heart of gold. And Jonny, well he’s one of those all-American guys with a tender heart and incredible strength all at the same time. One simply can’t help but be endeared to them quickly.

It was a windy day at their Grand Island Mansion wedding and these two (along with the wedding party and families) rocked it all day long! They even braved the strong gusts by the river in one of what is now one of my favorite portrait shots ever. Maybe it was foreshadowing for their ability as a couple to weather anything. Whatever it was, it was pure magic. A day filled with love, laughter, and all the happiness these two deserve, forever and always.

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Make-up artist : All Dolled up Hair and Makeup Artistry
Hair stylist : All Dolled up Hair and Makeup Artistry
Florist : Jackie’s Flowers
Videographer : Jensen Films
Ceremony Venue : The Grand Island Mansion
Reception Venue : The Grand Island Mansion
Limo / Transportation : Sentimental Journey ( picking up bride and groom after reception)
Caterer : The Grand Island Mansion
Cake / Dessert : cake provided by mansion/ Danny’s Mini Donuts
DJ / Band ; DJ: California Nonstop/ Live Music: Mersonacta Quartet
Linens: Celebrations!

Yocha Dehe Golf Club Wedding | Laura and Jeremy

Laura and Jeremy are such sweet and beautiful souls. Laura is a tall and classic beauty and her Jeremy is such a handsome and respectful gentlemen. It was absolutely adorable to see the subtle hints of nervousness in them both before their first look. Especially Jeremy, normally the calm and collected one. But the moment their eyes met and they embraced you could see every inch of nerves melt away, as it always does when it’s meant to be.

It was a warm day at the beginning of spring for Laura and Jeremy’s Yocha Dehe golf club wedding in Brooks, California. The rainy season wasn’t quite ready to turn over to the dry Northern California summers we are used to, which meant beautiful clouds and coolness on their wedding day. They said their vows under the cover of the Cache Creek Clubhouse, sheltered from the rain and surrounded by their closest friends and family. And when the rain broke, we headed up the hill for some lovely sunset images that captured the beauty of the Capay Valley.

It was an incredible day, filled with so much love and laughter and the promise of happily ever after forever and always.

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Venue : Yoche Dehe Golf Club wedding
DJ / MC : SJ’s Disc Jockey
Cake / Cookies- Timothy’s Bakery (Woodland, CA)
Florist : Buds for Life (Kim Collins)