Annette Hanna & Nader Estefan celebrated their love story with friends and family in Stockton, at the beautiful Golf Course...it was spectacular!
We began our very full day at the hotel...hair and make-up taking place for all of the ladies, and Anette left no detail untouched, down to each individual personalized gift for all of her bridesmaides.
The gifts for the groomsmen were a bit more...FESTIVE!
You can see how I had a bunch characters to work with...thankfully they also knew how to clean up a bit too :)
This was my very first experience at an Egyptian wedding ceremony..it was so neat to see all of their traditions for the very first time...and the singing was magical!
Once we were finished at the church we whisked them off to the country club...Nader loved his new hat!
We were able to catch the sun just in time for our pictures...thank goodness!
Then it was back on the golf carts and back to the party!
Dinner, cake, toasting and dancing....everyone was having a wonderful time!
The night came to a close too soon! It was so much fun working with these two and their entire families...I wish them the very best in the years to come!
Rebecca Ruckman and Jon Heryford took the "Plunge" at the beautiful Tuscan Gardens....a perfect match between a local country boy and his Texan princess!
The dress was a classic lace design....and I was a huge fan of the sleaves and peek-a-boo back detail
Inside the home gave us many great portrait opportunities...so much wonderful light!
The great landscaping in the surrounding yards was the perfect back-drop for our formal portraits.
Jon was so excited to see his bride, he could hardly contain himself!
After a few quick "sips" we got the couple ready for their reveal.
Jon's reaction says it all!
Then it was time for the real deal! (once the paster found his way :) )
It was a beautiful ceremony...
Such a great group of friends and family....
This VW Bug is a family heirloom...passed from one Heryford to the next....currently I think it belongs to Jon...but regardless we got to use it for pictures!
We got our feet a little dirty in the vineyard...but that was ok...now it's party time!
We had a really great time catching some great images with this couple, and I hope they continue to have as much fun in their marriage!
Congrats you two!
Daniela Amaya & Isreal Torres were our beautiful South Valley couple...who spared nothing in creating the perfect fairytale wedding!
We began with Daniela at her home....the dresses...the flowers...hair & Make-up!
Then we packed up and headed to the church to meet with Isreal and his family.
The curch was warm and inviting....and all of their family had gathered to whitness their new commitment to each other!
Once the "I do's" were said...it was time for more pictures with the Jag outside!
Then we took a little trip...the newly weds in their classy ride...to the reception at the Kingsberg Gun Club next to the river for some great sunset portarits!
Once everyone arrived the festivities began!
I wish the two of them the very best and hope they absolutely enjoyed their beauitiful day!
Robyn Brooks & Alden Klemm tied the knot at the beautiful China Peak Mountain Resort...on a not so weatehr friendly day...but despite the thunderstorm, they still had a smash hit of a party and the love and support of their family and friends to share in their day!
Robyn went with a very elegant vintage style lace dress....it was lovely
Succulents used in much of the floral arrangements and personals.
We even had fun getting toted around in an old vintage truck.
As we were taking all of these preliminary portraits...the thunderclouds began rolling in....thankfully Alden kept his cool!
In the original plan, we were all scheduled to ride a chairlift to the ceremony site, overlooking Huntington Lake....However, with lightning striking we had to move the location to the Creekside Grove location....and instead of a chairlift, Robyn & her dad rode in their vintage truck.
A marriage under the canopy of the pines :)
I was so happy that all of the wedding party were good sports and hiked down into the creek for these ones!
Then the thunderclouds parted for just long enough to drive up to the would-be ceremony location for some special portriats just of our bride and groom.
Robyn & Alden put so much time and energy into all of the handmade decor....
And we had fun through the night....sparklers and all!
Congratulations to the beautiful bride & groom and hope all of your dreams come true!
I have been working with Lindsey and Ryan for almost 18 months in preperation for their wedding...and I was also their coordinator at China Peak, so we really got to know each other very well befor the big day & I think everything came together just perfectly!
Lindsey has so much personality....and so did each of her bridesmaids...what a crazy group of girls!
Ryan is a totally nice, down to hearth kinda guy....I'm pretty sure he's the one that keeps Lindsey grounded!
And for those of you who don't know...when you get married at China Peak Ski Resort...you have the choice to get married via ski lift to a lookout over Huntington Lake!
The weather was just perfect for a crystal clear view of the lake & sailboats below!
These kids were so adorable!
Once the gusts began shuttling down the mountain, we were able to take a little stroll to a pond for some great sunset shots!
Such a pretty cake!
That dress was lush and beautiful!
Again, what a great couple and what a great day in the mountains for a wedding! So happy to have been a part of it!
I love weddings at Paradise Springs...becasue I feel like I'm working in my own backyard....6,000ft elevation is my "happy place"
So I was so excited to book Kristy & Brian at Paradise!
Kristy is an absolute doll....I am just adorable, super sweet, and she had such a great vision for the wedding and it all came together perfectly!
Every little detail!
I loved this photo spot idea...and it was very handy for some fun shots!
Brian was the sweetest guy....and so handsome too!
I was so glad that all of teh guys were such good sports for all of the things I was making them do!
The ceremony went absolutley perfect..and just beautiful
except the wind wouldn't let the unity candle stay lit....
These kids were soooo cute!
The reception was cozy & intimate inside the Bella Pavilain...
And their friend did an amazing job with the Groom's cake!!
So much love & intimacy with this couple and their friends and families...so glad I ciould be a part of it!
I know Anita from my Rotary club in Madera for the past 5 years..and when she got engaged to Dan, it just made sence to work together for her big day!
And...when she told me she was getting married on the pitchers mound at the Grizzly Stadium...well I was all in!
She was a beautiful bride (no suprise!)
Her kids were a big part of every moment!
You could see that Dan was already part of the family ;)
And we were so thankful that his kids were able to make it to the stadium a little later!
Anita walked down the aisl, led by her son....
Dan even added a special song & dance in the middle of the ceremony
Then after a few pictures is was off to the VIP box for the light reception!
I am so glad that Anita has found her love with Dan, and I am so glad I was able to share in their day together!