Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Last week I entered two photos into the Sacramento Bride and Groom Magazine's cover contest,
as I do every six months. I am very happy to announce that BOTH of my pictures placed in the contest!!! There are 8 winning spots, 2 actual cover winners and then 2nd runners up to 6th runners up
(or 1st place to 8th place).

This one of Brittany and Greg from their wedding last April at The Citizen,
won 2nd Runner Up (4th place)

To check out their wedding on the blog go to:

This picture of Ashley and John from their wedding last September at Grace Vineyards,
won 5th Runner Up (7th place)

To check out their wedding on the blog go to:
The magazine featuring my winning pics will be out around the end of June. They will be on a page with all the runner ups! I will blog when they are out on stands!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Daily Shot of JOY!!! The RINGS!!!

Daily Shot of JOY!!!

Here is another new way to shoot the rings...
I always find a nicely written card with the bride and groom names on it. But this time I added the rings for an even more personal touch!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Top 50 First Dance Songs fm theknot...and MY PICK!!!

I decided to post the Top 50 First Dance songs of All Time from theknot. 

BUT first...I have to put in my own opinion ...because I wouldn't actually pick ANY of these! LOL!!!

My pick IS:


A favorite idea I got from a wedding a few years ago was not so much a favorite song BUT the dj had pre-recorded their words to each other in the song...
I have it on my website, you can check it out there:


Timeless. Classic. Reflecting several generations of brides and grooms, these oft-chosen first dance songs may feature wedding imagery or the heartfelt lyrics one associates with marriage and love. Here are 50 first dance song ideas that are still going strong.
1. "At Last" (Etta James)

2. "As Time Goes By" (from Casablanca)

3. "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Ray Charles)

4. "Because You Loved Me" (Celine Dion)

5. "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" (Elton John)

6. "Can't Help Falling In Love" (Elvis Presley)

7. "Chances Are" (Johnny Mathis)

8. "Close To You" (The Carpenters)

9. "Could I Have This Dance?" (Anne Murray)

10. "Dream A Little Dream" (Mamas & the Papas)

11. "Embraceable You" (Nat King Cole)
12. "Endless Love" (Diana Ross & Lionel Richie)
13. "Fascination" (Jane Morgan)
14. "Fever" (Peggy Lee)
15. "Forever and Ever, Amen" (Randy Travis)
16. "Forever" (Kenny Loggins)
17. "From This Moment" (Shania Twain & Brian White)
18. "Grow Old With Me" (Mary Chapin Carpenter)
19. "Here And Now" (Luther Vandross)
20. "I Finally Found Someone" (Barbra Streisand & Bryan Adams)
21. "I Only Have Eyes For You" (The Flamingos)
22. "I Will" (The Beatles)
23. "If I Loved You" (from Carousel)
24. "In My Life" (The Beatles)
25. "It Had To Be You" (Harry Connick, Jr.)
26. "Lady In Red" (Chris DeBurgh)
27. "Love Theme To Romeo & Juliet" (from Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet)
28. "Marry Me" (Neil Diamond & Buffy Lawson)
29. "One Moment In Time" (Whitney Houston)
30. "Our Love Is Here To Stay" (Billie Holiday)
31. "So This Is Love" (James Ingram)
32. "Some Enchanted Evening" (from South Pacific)
33. "Something" (The Beatles)
34. "Somewhere" (from West Side Story)
35. "The Best Is Yet To Come" (Frank Sinatra)
36. "The Rose" (Bette Midler)
37. "Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You" (Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson)
38. "True" (Spandau Ballet)
39. "Unforgettable" (Nat King Cole)
40. "Up Where We Belong" (Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warrens)
41. "Wedding Song (There Is Love)" (Captain & Tennille)
42. "Wedding Song (There is Love)" (Petula Clark)
43. "We've Got Tonight" (Bob Seger)
44. "We've Only Just Begun" (The Carpenters)
45. "When I Fall In Love" (Nat King Cole)
46. "Will You Marry Me?" (Vonda Shepard)
47. "Woman" (John Lennon)
48. "Wonderful World" (Louis Armstrong)
49. "You Are So Beautiful" (Joe Cocker)
50. "Your Song" (Elton John)
New York City professional DJ Nicole Batchelor, who has spun for celebrity clients such as Steven Spielberg and Alec Baldwin, helped us compile this list. To book her, contact nbatchelor@nyc.rr.com.