I strongly believe that when you are meant to be with someone, you will eventually be together regardless of time and distance. This holds true for Serena and Eric. Their paths crossed in high school and while they were friends, it wasn’t the right time for a relationship. And so they went their separate ways to college (Eric at UC Davis and Serena at UC San Diego). It wasn’t until their last year of undergrad studies that they started dating.
During this time, they were still pursuing their careers; but, they knew their partnership was something special and held on to each other as school continued. Serena, a California native, headed to the colder climate of the Northeast to work in Philadelphia and pursue her MBA; Eric also made the leap to Philadelphia to finish his doctorate in optometry.
I think there is something about the cold that draws these two together, although both claim to prefer the warmth of the west coast. It even followed them to their proposal. Eric’s plan to ask at sunset was darkened by a snow storm! And although Eric knew the timing wasn’t what imagined it to be, this time, he knew with his whole heart that it was exactly the right time to ask Serena for her hand in marriage.
And so they came back to California to seal their union as husband and wife, celebrating with both a traditional western ceremony and a traditional tea ceremony in an Arden Hills Sacramento wedding that honored their past, present, and future. It was so beautiful to see two people who are so giving, caring, and committed to each other completely uplifted by their friends and family.
We were all surrounded by a beautiful whirlwind of emotion. It was a day where a California princess and her sneaker king prince rode away happily ever after into the snow knowing that wherever life takes them it doesn’t matter, as long as they are together.
Videographer/Photobooth Vendor: Jensen Films – Zac Boyd
DJ: SJ’s Disc Jockey – Rich Carlson
Florist: Beautiful by Nature – Joan Pennebaker
Bakery: Ettore’s Bakery – Merebeth Bajar
Officiant: Rev. Jeri Murphy
14 thoughts on “Arden Hills Sacramento Wedding | Eric and Serena”
Wonderful full coverage and great use of light! Really nicely done!
Really clean, natural work. Loving the portraits…especially this one: https://teresakphotography.flauntsites.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/104/2014/08/Arden-Hills-Sacramento-Wedding-36.jpg
The wide angle shots in front of the trees look so good!
You did such a breathtaking job on those amazing details! WOW! And the emotion you captured…. absolutely stunning work, Teresa.
Amazing work Teresa, beautiful all round.
Stunning! Thank you for capturing such an amazing day for such an amazing couple!
SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! I am in tears!!!
Excellent work! You got some nice portraits!
There is some great comp here. Well done, especially the getting ready shots! Beautiful.
Love that sun flare!
Love the first look moment!
You both look gorgeous with those nice shots! Definitely have captured the most precious moments!
custom shoes ftw! they seem like such a fun couple! awesome portraits especially =)
What a beautiful ceremony! Eric and Serena must be so happy that you were able to catch these beautiful memories in these photographs for them to enjoy for many years to come!