Citizen Hotel wedding | Downtown Sacramento | Daniel + Carol

Daniel and Carol are such a sweet couple, so easy going and laid back. I just knew their wedding was going to be great after spending time getting to know them over the course of their engagement. These guys are both serving our country in the Air Force working in the medical profession. Yes Mom, she married a doctor. But let’s not forget that Carol herself is a NP. Hello, can you say POWER couple?

The day was absolutely perfect. February in Sacramento can basically go three ways…foggy, rainy, or sunny. And I am very happy to report it was a very mild winter’s day with plenty of sunshine.

The wedding was in downtown Sacramento at the Citizen Hotel. The venue is beautiful! I actually recommend the hotel for boudoir sessions since the rooms are so lovely. I can safely say it’s a great place for weddings now too!

Before I go on to the pictures, I want to give a big shout out and note of thanks to my regular second shooter and partner in crime, Oliver of images by Oliver. He’s really great to work with and helps me ensure that not a single moment is ever missed. I ALWAYS shoot with a second, but this time I also had the opportunity to work with an assistant/third shooter, Gavin of Gavin Farrington photography. I am so blessed to work in a profession where people share knowledge and genuinely want to help and support one another.

And now the best part, the wedding pictures!

photographer downtown sacramento Daniel and Carol - Sacramento Valentine's Day wedding, the Citizen Hotel, Sacramento Wedding Photographer Teresa K
photographer downtown sacramento Daniel and Carol - Sacramento Valentine's Day wedding, the Citizen Hotel, Sacramento Wedding Photographer Teresa K

Carol’s daughter and son were both in the wedding. Here’s her daughter practicing her part reading Ephesians 3:14-19 for the ceremony.

photographer downtown sacramento Daniel and Carol - Sacramento Valentine's Day wedding, the Citizen Hotel, Sacramento Wedding Photographer Teresa K

One of the benefits of working with two photographers is that during the getting ready portion of the day, my second shooter can be capturing the action in the groom’s suite. Check out this great shot Oliver got of Daniel.

downtown sacramento photographer Daniel and Carol - Sacramento Valentine's Day wedding, the Citizen Hotel, Sacramento Wedding Photographer Teresa K

Carol and Daniel opted for a first look. If you don’t know what that is, it just means the couple sees each other before the ceremony to do their pictures. It takes some of the stress off the day and allows for less picture taking time after the ceremony (and less waiting time for the guests).

Because it was so nice, we were able to go outside and get some great urban images in and around the hotel.

downtown sacramento photographer Daniel and Carol - Sacramento Valentine's Day wedding, the Citizen Hotel, Sacramento Wedding Photographer Teresa K
downtown sacramento photographer Daniel and Carol - Sacramento Valentine's Day wedding, the Citizen Hotel, Sacramento Wedding Photographer Teresa K
downtown sacramento photographer Daniel and Carol - Sacramento Valentine's Day wedding, the Citizen Hotel, Sacramento Wedding Photographer Teresa K
downtown sacramento photographer Daniel and Carol - Sacramento Valentine's Day wedding, the Citizen Hotel, Sacramento Wedding Photographer Teresa K
downtown sacramento photographer Daniel and Carol - Sacramento Valentine's Day wedding, the Citizen Hotel, Sacramento Wedding Photographer Teresa K

That’s the Citizen right across the street. I promise I didn’t make them walk too far!

Daniel and Carol - Sacramento Valentine's Day wedding, the Citizen Hotel, Sacramento Wedding Photographer Teresa K

And I will say, I’m so glad we stopped at one of our rainy day back-up spots for these images. Carol just looks AMAZING.

downtown sacramento photographer Daniel and Carol - Sacramento Valentine's Day wedding, the Citizen Hotel, Sacramento Wedding Photographer Teresa K

Daniel looks pretty dapper himself, yes?

downtown sacramento photographer Daniel and Carol - Sacramento Valentine's Day wedding, the Citizen Hotel, Citizen Hotel Wedding, Sacramento Wedding Photographer Teresa K

The ceremony was beautiful and moving.

downtown sacramento photographer Daniel and Carol - Sacramento Valentine's Day wedding, the Citizen Hotel, Citizen Hotel Wedding, Sacramento Wedding Photographer Teresa K

You can tell they are so happy together!

downtown sacramento photographer Daniel and Carol - Sacramento Valentine's Day wedding, the Citizen Hotel, Citizen Hotel Wedding, Sacramento Wedding Photographer Teresa K

Carol and her daughter also shared many special moments together throughout the day. You could really tell that both of the kids were happy to officially have Daniel in their lives.

For the record, this image was caught by Gavin. See now, I only work with the BEST because that’s what my brides and grooms deserve.

downtown sacramento photographer Daniel and Carol - Sacramento Valentine's Day wedding, the Citizen Hotel, Citizen Hotel Wedding, Sacramento Wedding Photographer Teresa K

After the ceremony we ducked outside for some quick group shots before the light was completely gone.

downtown sacramento photographer Daniel and Carol - Sacramento Valentine's Day wedding, the Citizen Hotel, Citizen Hotel Wedding, Sacramento Wedding Photographer Teresa K

Tough guys…do you believe it?

downtown sacramento photographer Daniel and Carol - Sacramento Valentine's Day wedding, the Citizen Hotel, Citizen Hotel Wedding, Sacramento Wedding Photographer Teresa K

The first dance was beautiful. You could tell that these guys had been practicing together and everyone really enjoyed watching them.

downtown sacramento photographer Daniel and Carol - Sacramento Valentine's Day wedding, the Citizen Hotel, Sacramento Wedding Photographer Teresa K

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a couple having this much fun cutting the cake…

downtown sacramento photographer Daniel and Carol - Sacramento Valentine's Day wedding, the Citizen Hotel, Sacramento Wedding Photographer Teresa K

Check out this little princess who caught the bouquet. Call me in about 2035 sweetie and I’ll be happy to shoot your wedding day!

downtown sacramento photographer Daniel and Carol - Sacramento Valentine's Day wedding, the Citizen Hotel, Sacramento Wedding Photographer Teresa K

Thank you so much Daniel and Carol for allowing me to capture one of the most important days of your lives. I hope you treasure these images for years to come.

To see more of Daniel and Carol’s Valentine’s Day wedding, be sure to check out the slideshow!

52 thoughts on “Citizen Hotel wedding | Downtown Sacramento | Daniel + Carol

  1. What a wonderful post, Teresa. "For the record" I too had a great time working with you and Oliver. You're both so talented. I sincerely hope we have many more opportunities to work together in the future. (If that working involves more trips to Temple Coffee, so much the better!)

    Daniel and Carol are a lovely couple, and I'm sure the future holds many fantastic years for them. Congratulations to them both.

  2. Teresa, you are such a treasure to work with …and those men! Oliver and Gavin, that was an awesome addition. Thanks for all these shots…now comes the decisions….

    Carol

  3. ROFLMAO.. Why was Angela and Sofia so fricken stressed out at putting the veil on???????? You women! Sorry Dan.. welcome to the life of us men! 😛 Awesome Pics btw…

  4. These are gorgeous! May God bless you and your family! =] <— smiley face!

    Love,
    Sunshine (or Shine), Michelle, Nicole ♥

  5. Beautiful photographs of such a lovely wedding. The variety gave those of us who could not make the wedding a glimpse of what we missed. Beautiful bride and handsome groom. Loved the bright reds which added so much to the photos.

    Karen

  6. Great job. Your team captured the hearts of wedding party very well. I know these will provide many treasured memories for years to come.

    Janie Crisp (Carol's Mom)

  7. Amazing photos–you guys have captured that day perfectly. It doesn't hurt to have such photogenic subjects either!

  8. the wedding was a pleasure to attend. the pictures remind me how wonderful the event was. thanks for the good memories.

  9. Beautiful Pictures and a beautiful wedding!!! =) You guys look so happy!! Wish we could have been there…we love you…JD, Lesia, Ben, Sammie, & KIKI!!

  10. The photograph of the couple by the cake is fantastic, I love the expressions. 🙂

  11. The pictures were great. It was almost like being there. I am Carol's second cousin. I spent most of my childhood with her mother's family. Don Johnson

  12. Teresa, How you made two beautiful people look even more amazing I will never know. The pictures are so wonderful. Now, about the little girl that caught the bouquet… isnt she a doll… Bobi

  13. I have to say I look like a piece of candy wrapped in sugar. I had a blast on the dance floor. I will miss you Aunt Carol! Love the little girl who caught the bouquet! Kalli

  14. Very beautiful, i really enjoyed the slide show, and the photograher took great shots of the beautiful couple. Wonderful!!!!

  15. I have never seen such beautiful wedding pictures. My very favorite was the one with Carol and her daughter. Now that was priceless. Imagine what her daughter will feel when she is an adult and she looks back at that picture. It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it. Great job capturing all the special moments.

  16. The photographer really captured their happiness in these photos. All seemed so relaxed and natural. Beautiful!

  17. Great shots…I like the choice of locations and also approach. A very natural approach. You have done a great job at getting them to relax and be themselves…

  18. I really like the wedding pictures. The one on the staircase was very elegant. The lighting in the pictures was great there very crisp and clear. You all look very happy. Congrats again!

  19. Beautiful pics all of you. It's great to see what a perfect family you will make. I still believe the modest ones always last. Will miss you all..
    @)-)—
    Nate

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