Monday, November 28, 2011

Picture of the Day - 11/28/11 - "Moment's Captured of the First Dance"

I have adored this picture from the first time I saw it right after John and Ashley's wedding! So I chose it as my picture of the day...This is why I LOVE the first dance at weddings..usually if you wait and watch you will almost always get s a picture like this one!

Since I missed a few Picture's of the Day due to Thanksgiving,
I am adding a few more favorites of the first dance!

I just love watching the little Ladies in Waiting at weddings...

My second favorite I think....enJOY the rest of the pictures!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Picture of the Day - 11/26/11 "The First Moment of Seeing the Bride"

I picked this picture as my picture of the day that I took at my wedding yesterday. I probably picked it because of the emotional connection I have with it because it is fresh in my mind. The ceremony was at 5pm and sunset was at 4:30...SO this requires pictures first!
Knowing I was going to have to create what photographers call a "reveal", I immediately knew when I saw the staircase THIS was where we would be doing it.

I normally DO NOT suggest that a bride and groom see each other before a wedding, mostly because I believe most little girls picture herself walking down the isle for most of their lives (I know I did) and I will not subject what my be easier for me as a photographer to ruin a dreamed about moment!!!
All of the bride and grooms family were already gathered for family photo's so I asked all of the family to gather around. I then asked the mother's if they would like to be at the top of the stairs or the bottom. (I suggested that the groom's mother be at the top to see her son's perspective and the bride's mother be at the bottom to see her daughters) It was a beautiful reveal shared with the whole family and wedding party!

It was spoke about in the toasts how special the moment was! I am so glad to have been apart of making special a moment that was dreamed about....different BUT special!

"The First Moment of Seeing the Bride"

Here are a few more pictures of the beautiful moment...enJOY!

Congratulations Simeon and Andrea!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Picture of the Day - 11/23/11 "The Moment It All Begins"


For today's pick I am choosing this picture I found the other day. When I saw it, the first thought I had was "This is when it begins!" Sometime "people" don't understand how long some of us DREAM about our wedding days. This is how it starts.

"The Moment It Begins"

This was the flower girl and niece of the bride. This is what she was watching:

Too cute!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Voted number ONE from The Knot!!! Whoo hoo!!!

Just got good news from The Knot!!!

This was in the email I just got:
"I am delighted to inform you that you've been selected as a recipient of The Knot Best of Weddings 2012! Congratulations on being voted #1 in your market! We're officially announcing the Best Of pick’s to our brides on January 23, 2012."

And I even get my own plaque to hang on my office Starbucks!!!! Lol!

Monday, November 21, 2011

PICTURE OF THE DAY 11/21/11 "The Moment Before Everything Changes"

With wedding season winding down...that means that the editing and album making to get all pictures done by Christmas the crunch is on and consuming so much of my time. Therefore I don't have much time to post weddings on here.

I seem to fall in LOVE with a picture everyday out of the 500 or so that I find myself editing per day. So until January when things will be slower...I am going to try to do a picture a day as "Picture of the Day" post. Wish me luck! EnJOY!

I love dad's hands touching his daughters arm
just moment's before walking her down the isle...LOVE IT!

"The Moment Before Everything Changes"

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


I am so excited to announce that this morning I got a phone call...I won the cover of Sacramento Bride and Groom Magazine!!! I have come close in years past (5th runner up and last year tied for 3rd runner up) This was one of those things I had aspired to do a few years ago when I first stepped into the advertising world. Last years placement was cool (tied for 3rd) because the photographer I tied with...was someone "I wish I could be like someday" that was cool! BUT THIS NEWS IS AWESOME!!! My cover will be on stands sometime around March 2012...look for it!!!

Here is the awesome picture of Scott and Meghan that won!!!