Little Tyler turned 1 Year Old! I Can't believe it...it feels like just yesterday that I was photographing his mom & dad's wedding!
The Fimbrez Family is continueing to grow....and I am so happy to be a part of it! Isaac came in when he was first born, then Diego was born...now little Armondo! And each one of them is just as cute as the one before...and all of them are BIG Rams Fans!
This little princess is Lara...her mommy and I went to elementary school together, and since then we have remained friends....I also photographed her parent's wedding a couple years back, and boy were they excited to have a GIRL! Jacquelyn said she had some tips for me to try and have a girl next time around...we'll see if it works!
Introducing the De La Cruz family....such a great bunch of well behaved kids...and their little sister is the sweetest! These boys are going to have their hands full when she gets older!
Our neighbors from down the street had a new baby...this is Kwest...he was an absolute angel! His unrully red hair reminded me of his big brother ;)
Thank you to all of our wonderful families that intrust us to capture their little angels grow through the years!
We look forward to the many memories yet to come and can't wait to be a part of it!
Rebecca Ward & Paul Dreiling had a beautiful Spring Wedding at Wolf Lakes Park on Friday April 12th.....the weather couldn't have been nicer and it was so great to see so many familiar faces!
Rebecca, her mom...and I believe her sisters too all either work or have worked for the Wolf family at the park for quite some years now...in fact that is how she and Paul met! You see, Paul is Paula Wolf's nephew...and well one thing lead to another and here we were!
It was so sweet to see Rebecca and her mom get to be on the other side of kitchen for once...and they were just glowing all day long!
Rebecca was a beautiful bride...and she picked the perfect color and dresses for her ladies...they were just stunning!
I have to admit...these little girls tried to steal the show!
She can really pull off that dark red hair......I couldn't wait for her groom to see her!
Paul was on time and ready to go! And his parents and family were so sweet!
The groomsmen were absolute characters! They really enjoyed mixing things up and added a bit of flare as we went...it was really fun to work with them!
The ceremony was just perfect...the gentlemen arrived by boat....
Rebbecca was escorted down the aisle by both her mom and dad.
They didn't make too much of a mess pouring the sand ;)
"We did it!"
As soon as the formal pictures were done we were able to catch the end of the sunset just in time!
Rebbeca's "blue" theme was just perfect for her adorqable yet simple cake design...and it looked so yummy!
Once the dancing began I saw a whole new side of these too....they really knew how to cut loose and have a great time!
I really enjoyed being a part of Rebbeca and Paul's wedding day...and I hope their families and friends will get to enjoy their pictures to their fullest! I look forward to working with them as their family grows and wish them the very best of luck and happiness for the future!
We had such a busy Baby month in February!!! I love each and every one of these little angels and so blessed that their mommy's and daddy's were willing to hand them over to me this month for some of my best newborn shots ever!
This is Jace...he's 3 Months olf now...and always sporting a great new hat!
If by chance you follow me on Facebook at all you would have seen that my cousin had a beautiful set of twin girls this past month...and I had the amazing pleasure to meet them and spend some real quality time at their side while they were only 1 week old....
This is Sage Elizabeth
And this is Sydney Danielle.....
Can you tell what this little prince is going to be when he grows up??
And precioius Armondo.....he was so soft!!
And we had these precious little sister come in too....early Easter Portraits
Now Alexia......she had the most beautiful eyelashes!!! They were so dark and long...just stunning!
What a blessing each of these sweet peas are....I can't wait to watch them grow!!!
I was so excited that Sky & Richard's wedding was finally here....we had been having so much fun since day one..and during their engagement shoot...so I couldn't wait to see what would come from the wedding!
Sky had really had fun with many of the details of the wedding...special inside jokes that came out in Richard's shoes...and just the pretty little touches of creativity that make a wedding "yours"
The girls were a great bunch...super fun and free-spirited and easy to capture on film
So I guess Sky and Richard have been together for quite some time...and the story behind these shoes was these were the same shoes that he wore....EVERY DAY when they started dating. Sky found them in a box in the garage and spiffed them up with a fresh coat of paint and some badazlement.....I don't thing Richard minded too much ;)
The fall is my absolute favorite time to photograph a wedding at Wolf Lakes Park...the colors just jump out at you and make the images really stand out form the rest.
The ceremony was in the Garden.....beautiful as usual!
I LOVE the color grey in weddings these days...I think it's so classy and elegant!
Once again....it was getting late in the year and the sun was setting earlier and earlier...had to run out to the dock for some last minute sunlight on the water!
The style for the wedding was very elegant and streamline....
The style for the wedding was very elegant and streamline-classic.....black and white all the way from their original wedding invitations and save the dates (which I designed and printed for them of course!) through to the details on the cake.
It was the end of another beautiful and magic night at Wolf Lakes!
Many blessings and best wishes to Sky & Richard! Thank you again for having me as your wedding photographer and I look forward to seeing you in the future!!
I hadn't been out to a wedding at D&D Ranch in Madera in YEARS!!! But it was exactly how I remembered and we had so much fun in the "Old West"....Saloon and all for Lauren and Travis' wedding!
Lauren was a true Burlap & Lace kinda girl...and I'm sure due to the help from the amazing Cassandra (wedding coordinator extroidinair)....you could see the great detail of her vision and style in every aspect of the wedding.
Cowboy boots anyone???
They had an absolutely beautiful wedding party, the ladies were stunning, and the color choices just perfect for the location!
Travis was a true country boy!! And despite the arm twisting I had to put him through in the beginning, he finally loosened up a little for some pictures too!
The blue jean and paisley tie was such a good look! One of my favorites of the year!!
The ceremony was held inside the large barn on teh property...and was quite a site with all of the hanging lanterns and chandeliers...just beautiful!
Yay!! They did it!!
Once again, had to do a bt of rushing to try and get all of teh pictures that Lauren was dreaming of before the sun went down...no problem!
Again, the attention to detail in the decor was just amazing...directly from a bridal magazine...great job!
The outdoor reception on the grass held all 400 guests...and during dinner the ceremony barn was transformed back into a dance hall...
So the last time I did a wedding at D&D Ranch I was an assistant for my dad, Van...and I remember us getting the entire bridal party into the Saloon for a great shot of everyone getting a little crazy on the bar....so it was a given that we would just HAVE to get back into the saloon again for another epic shot...unfortunately was was quite difficult getting all 18 bridal party members together at once so we just grabbed the bride and groom real quick and threw the shot together....This one is for you dad!
Congratulations to the new couple! Hope you have an amazing life together and thank you again for allowing me to be there with you along the way!
Special thanks to my assistant photographer Andrew Hunter and Weddings By Cassandra
I met Kady and her mom through a great freind and wedding coordinator, Cassandra.....what a blessing! Kady is such a sweet, sweet girl! And although I wasn't able to meet Tyler until a week before the wedding (he's in the Air Force)...I knew that he must be quite a guy from all of the wonderful things I had heard about him and was truely excited when the wedding date finally came up!
Kady was such a cute girl..and a princess at heart..the ladies were having way too much fun in the room...many cases of the "giggles"
We arrived at Copper River and put on the lovely wedding dress....with all of the make-up and hair, Kady looked just breathtaking!
Since it was the first week of January, we were in luck with a sunny and not-so-chilly day! Thank goodness!
But in the shade, the lasies insisted on using their handmade shawls (knitted by one of the bridesmaids as a gift)
The sun was just beginning to fall behind the club house as we finished Kady's portraits, and it was finally Tyler's turn....and for never really spending any time with the groom before the wedding, he did great by just relaxing and having fun with the groomsmen to ease the mood.
The ceremony started right on time! Just as the sun began to set over the golf course...and it was just beautiful!
As soon as the "I Do's" were said, we whisked the couple around to the front of the club house once again for some intimate portraits alone...just the two of them (before the sun was gone for good!)
And we really lucked out by getting to use Kady's Mustang as a great prop! We used them with the bridal party and the couple!! It was too fun!
You could tell that Kady & Tyler were just head over heels for eachother....it was such a breath of fresh air being around them!
The reception kicked off great, with the help from our friends at Haro Entertainment...and despite needing a bit of a nudge at first, soon the dance floor was full!
My favorite part of every wedding is towards the end of teh night when I get to take the couple to a different location at the reception and experiment with light and long exposures....luckily this couple enjoyed the time away from the crowd as well and we got to have fun with it!
Congratulations again to Kady & Tyler! I wish you only the very best and thank you for letting me be a part of your amazing day!
A big thanks to my assistant photographer Andrew Hunter & Weddings By Cassandra
This was my first time photographing at Tuscan Gardens......and how nice it was! I was really ezcited to work at a new venue, and Ashley and Edgar are not only a super sweet and adorable couple...but they are crazy about eachother and I have so much fun with coulples like them!
A big part of the wedding was incorperating not only the color schemes...but their "Chucks"...I am so out of the loop!
This group was not only colorful in their personalities....but there was a decent amount of "ink" between them all...and we had fun showing it off.
Edgars was surrounded by his close friends and family...I have to say....the love and support of family at this wedding was just fantastic ;)
The ceremony started off great...and soon became very touching and emotional, they had many personal stories and everyone in the crowd was moved.
But it didn't take long to wipe away the tears and start to have fun. The entire bridal party was up for anything and we all had a great time!
The vibrant blues used in the color scheme was great...what a statement it made....and really fit well along side the pool and water features that Tuscan Garden has.
It was a great time from the minute I arrived to the last of the dancing...and I hope that Ashley & Edgar have an amazing future together filled with all of the love and happiness that I witnessed at their wedding!