Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Engagement Session {Jennifer & Mike}

Meet Jennifer and Mike. Their story is one so sweet I can't hardly stand it! Jenn worked at Taylor's Market with Mike's brother. Jenn constantly heard about Mike and was gently nudged at the prospect of meeting Mike...but Jenn wanted nothing to do with it. day Mike came into the store and saw Jenn from across the store...their eyes locked on each other and she shot him one her penetrable vixen stares and that was it. It was love at first site in the produce aisle. You'll see in the show we tried to recreate that moment in time back at Taylor's...I think we came pretty close! Jenn and Mike...I had so much fun with you both and again...I can't wait for all the yummy details you have in store for your wedding in October. Your love for each other is delightful and inspiring. Thank you for sharing yourselves with me.

Click the last image to view their love story.

Slideshow music courtesy of Sacramento locals, The Bennys.

The Red Corduroy and The Furry

It's about 2am and once again I am burning the midnight oil trying to catch up on all my wonderful weddings. My super cute sidekick Sushi is curled up in her favorite red corduroy chair sleeping right now and I am so jealous. I'd like to trade lives right about now. Oops...I think I just disturbed her slumber.

On a personal note...I am trying to make more time for myself and have decided to join a Bootcamp to jump start my physical activity that has been severely lacking. If it weren't for the stairs up to my flat I wouldn't even have that to claim in my excercise defense. Trainor Kenny is going to develop a 4 week-3 days a week program specifically geared to kick my butt. This is a group bootcamp so if anyone is looking to join me in my butt-kicking sessions - please email - I would love the company. I'm a bit scarred though...he mentioned something about parachutes...not sure what that's about but I am sure I will be finding out all too soon. I'll report back!

Update on Sushi...I have apparently ruined her good night sleep with my typing and/or poor music choice...she has since relocated to her favorite furry rug.
Back to the personal note...I'm also trying to work on my eating habits as well...which rank right up there with the physical un-fitness. I am announcing open season on me and any pleasurable foods. If you see me in public and I am not eating something that was picked from a tree or plucked from the have my permission to take it from my willpowerless hands! And I promise not to be mad...for very long.
Sorry for the midnight ramblings. Back to work...

Friday, July 25, 2008

Monte Verde Inn Wedding {April & Grant}

WOW!!!! Talk about a beautiful couple in love. Their passion for each other is obvious and April's adorable giggle is infectious! April and Grant were married at the charming Monte Verde Inn. The food was amazing and no detail was spared by April. The couple had an intimate and wonderful ceremony that was just perfect and then headed off to Alaska for a honeymoon cruise. April and Grant - I have had such a wonderful time getting to know you both (and Bruizer!) and feel honored to have been a part of one of the most memorable times of your lives.

And now on to the show....

details, em!

sassy blue shoes...they look so striking against that yellow!

I just love the raw expression on her face as she see's April in her gown for the first time .

Super cute flower girl...gotta love her!

Super cute couple...gotta love em!

Meet Mr. and Mrs. Harris!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Auburn Wedding {Bob & Horti} Teaser!

I am a big believer in positive energy...and that which you give you will receive. Well...this couple excuuuudes postive, caring, respectful and loving energy! Bob and Horti were full of smiles that day and Horti is is quite the hugger. I don't think one guest left without getting a hug and a smile from the bride! Here are a few teasers from their wonderful intimate wedding up in Auburn. Stay tuned for more.....

Bob and Horti had the most yummy wedding cake. It was a beautiful arrangement of mexican wedding cookies drizzled with white chococate! If anyone is ever thinking of a delectable gift for me...this would be it...and you would definitely be my absolute favorite person! If you haven't tried one of these...get to your nearest bakery ASAP...and pick me up on the way!

Engagement Session {Jennifer & Mike} Teaser!

Mike...this is for you buddy! Jen...I hope you get a few giggles from these. Tune in soon for the full photo love story on Jen and Mike...there's a real cute story behind these two! I'll be shooting their wedding in the fall at Wilson's Vineyard and can't wait...we're already plotting and planning some creative photo ideas!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Engagement Session {Charity & Shane}

Charity and Shayne met at church...and their's was a love affair that slowly grew. I think Shayne was immediately taken by Charity though - which you can see why - she's absolutely gorgeous. And - she is the most sweet, caring and giving person you could meet. They both love the outdoors so we headed up to Auburn for their e-session. I always love it when I arrive for an engagement session and the guy says "we're gonna take like 7 photos...right...and then we're done." Poor guys don't know what they're in store for! I definitely take more than 7 photos...but they always end up having more fun than they think they will. Shayne was no different. He was such a ham for the camera and he had the all important job of keeping a smile on Charity's face...which I think he did quite well. Charity and Shayne were married at Catta Verdera Country Club...which I will be posting highlights from very shortly. Thank you Charity and Shayne for letting Crystal and me be a part of your beautiful day!
Here are a few of my favorite shots from that on the last picture to view the full slide show.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

CD cover shoot in the Hills

Hey Folks! Well I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing 4th of July. I took some much needed R&R with my boyfriend and family this weekend but I couldn't stand to not shoot during the whole holiday weekend so I managed to squeeze in a fun assignment for an upcoming CD.
Miss Lisa Phenix here is lookin a whole lotta americana sexy for the debute of her 2nd CD release. I had the pleasure of shooting her first cd 4 years ago and it was so much fun to get back together to collaborate on her 2nd album. Her album should be out before the end of the year and will be available on CDbaby.
I must send many many thank you's to Tina and Dean out in El Dorado Hills. I scouted the location the day before the shoot and they were the most gracious angels to open up their property to us (complete strangers and on short notice) - to allow us to shoot.
And one more thank you goes to my lovely assistant, Crystal, who is less out-doorsy than me! She's the most stylish and most awesome human sandbag and horsefly swatter any photographer could ask for!
Here are a few of my favorite shots from the shoot...let me know what you think? Not sure if these will make the cd but they are definitely high on my list of contenders.