Archive for August, 2011

Tyler & Grecia’s Fresno Wedding | Sneak Peek

August 21st, 2011

The sweetest couple married yesterday and I’m privileged to show you a tiny sneak peek into their wedding. Congratulations Tyler & Grecia! May the Lord bless your marriage.

 

The sweetest couple married yesterday and I’m privileged to show you a tiny sneak peek into their wedding. Congratulations Tyler & Grecia! May the Lord bless your marriage.

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Forget Me Knot Weddings & Enjoy Events Co. | Featuring Jen & Brian’s San Francisco Wedding

August 19th, 2011

It’s a double feature sort of day!  Forget Me Knot Weddings Blog and sister company Enjoy Events Co are featuring Brian & Jennifer’s art deco chic San Francisco wedding! I love me some Forget Me Knot Weddings Blog and to get to have some work featured there yet again is pretty awesome. Megan, the Editor-n-Chief, […]

 

It’s a double feature sort of day!  Forget Me Knot Weddings Blog and sister company Enjoy Events Co are featuring Brian & Jennifer’s art deco chic San Francisco wedding!

I love me some Forget Me Knot Weddings Blog and to get to have some work featured there yet again is pretty awesome. Megan, the Editor-n-Chief, has such a great eye for all things beautiful and cool plus she designs absolutely amazing things! You have to see some of her work at her sister company Enjoy Events Co. If you’re ever in need to hire someone, hire this girl and her partner in design crime, Emily!

Anyhow, on to the reason for this season (did I just say that?)…

Enjoy!


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Brian & Jen | San Francisco Wedding | The Metropolitan Club

August 16th, 2011

Brian and Jennifer met via good ol’ myspace.  Their story of how they met and their romance was hilarious! (They shared it with their wedding guests during the toasts at the end of the evening.)  Instead of sharing it, I’ll try and get Jennifer to share it with us so that I don’t tell any […]

 

Brian and Jennifer met via good ol’ myspace.  Their story of how they met and their romance was hilarious! (They shared it with their wedding guests during the toasts at the end of the evening.)  Instead of sharing it, I’ll try and get Jennifer to share it with us so that I don’t tell any parts that I shouldn’t. 🙂

He’s Irish, she’s from California, their wedding was a celebration of who they are and their lives together.  Let me start by telling you this… Jennifer glows.  She glows when his name is mentioned.  She glowed when she saw herself in the mirror with her wedding dress on.  She glowed when she walked down the aisle with her eyes locked with his.  And it was then that I saw him glow.  When she was in his presence he was more then himself, he was complete.  Their love is tangible and wonderful.



I loved Jennifer’s jewelry. It was stunning and the red cases were classic, vintagey perfection.



I l.o.v.e. LOVE Jen’s wedding ring. It’s vintage circa 1915 and just breathtaking.


Check out her hair.  She got it done at Le Salon Cruz.  The style is so intricate, sleek, and absolutely gorgeous!



Something I loved is this Irish tradition.  After the ceremony the bride and groom stood in the back of the church and greeted each and every guest as they exited.  It was pretty awesome.  They literally exchanged words with everyone!  Pretty smart tradition if I should say so myself.



This bridal party is awesome.  The grooms sisters and his best man flew out from Ireland and they were so enjoyable!  In the group image below I told the bride and groom to kiss.  Problem was I didn’t specify who so one of the sisters (on the left) asked if everyone should be kissing.  I said sure, everyone kiss everyone and they all started laughing.  (Boy I’m a bad storyteller sometimes.  I promise, it really was funny when it happened.)



I love how well Brian and Jennifer fit together.  They truly are lovely.


Megan and Emily from Enjoy Events Co. helped Jennifer with the day of stuff.  They were (and are) absolutely awesome.  All the details were dealt with, everything was gorgeous, and the whole day ran so smoothly.  I tell you, having someone you trust who has good taste and is on your side is such a blessing on your wedding day.




Those mints that went on the tables after the guests enjoyed dinner, dessert, and toasts were absolutely delicious!  (Yes, I tried a few.)


Another brilliant thing about Irish weddings is the toasts.  Here is what Jen told me concerning the toasts, “Also to irish tradition, all the speaches are being done at the reception. I know that at american weddings, some of the speaches are done at the rehearsal dinner, but not so at the irish shindig! All the speaches are done after dinner, and people at the tables can bet on how long the speaches will go. I had never seen it before, but it is sooooo much fun…I even won once! $60 euros! Yeah baby!”



Brian and Jen, congratulations!  I loved being a part of such a special day and getting to spend it in San Fran with you two and the rest of your brilliant wedding party.

If you would like to see the whole wedding or order any images you can do see at Brian & Jen’s online gallery.

Event Coordinator:  Enjoy Events Co.
Venue: Notre Dame des Victoires Church
Reception & Caterer: Metropolitan Club
Florist: Church Street Flowers
Officiant: St. Veronica’s Church
Gown Boutique: Ramona Kaveza, purchased at Bridal Galleria
Makeup Artist: Alifa Wong
Hair Stylist: Le Salon Cruz
DJ: DJ Goyo | Uptempo Entertainment

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iPhone 4 | Finally

August 14th, 2011

Finally, I have the capabilities to do some more things that I’ve been wanting to do! One thing is this… In the truck introduction from Jennifer Eileen on Vimeo. It’s just an introduction. 🙂  Percy is driving by the way.  I will never take a video while driving.  Sometimes I’m a stickler for the rules.

 

Finally, I have the capabilities to do some more things that I’ve been wanting to do! One thing is this…

In the truck introduction from Jennifer Eileen on Vimeo.

It’s just an introduction. 🙂  Percy is driving by the way.  I will never take a video while driving.  Sometimes I’m a stickler for the rules.

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Website | What I’ve been up to lately

August 11th, 2011

This year is amazing. I have been floored with how God has allowed my business to grow. I’ve been working this morning on adding more of my recent shoots to my website. I have three new galleries yet I still need to get six more on there! Can you say overwhelmed? I can. I say […]

 

This year is amazing. I have been floored with how God has allowed my business to grow. I’ve been working this morning on adding more of my recent shoots to my website. I have three new galleries yet I still need to get six more on there! Can you say overwhelmed? I can. I say it all the time. Don’t get me wrong, I’m much happier being overwhelmed then being underwhelmed. 🙂 Anyhow, here’s some links to some new galleries of loveliness.  (Click on the image to head on over to their gallery.)

Now it’s time for lunch…

Enjoy!



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Zimmerman Family | Reedley, CA

August 10th, 2011

Love my neighbors! Thanks for believing in me and standing in the open, dead weed filled, ant ruled, marvelous field.

 

Love my neighbors! Thanks for believing in me and standing in the open, dead weed filled, ant ruled, marvelous field.



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Chapters | a new way to tell your story

August 5th, 2011

Easy, cute, eye-catching, and they come in collections so you don’t have to figure out how to make that wall of pictures work nicely. I love these suckers. Now you can order your favorite pictures that come mounted on a 2/3 standout board and are ready to hang. PLUS they come in specific collections. So […]

 

Easy, cute, eye-catching, and they come in collections so you don’t have to figure out how to make that wall of pictures work nicely. I love these suckers. Now you can order your favorite pictures that come mounted on a 2/3 standout board and are ready to hang. PLUS they come in specific collections. So you no longer have to guess what sizes will work together on that open space above the couch. You can check out the “Chapters”, pick the one that is right for you, select your favorite images, and once they’re in your hands just throw them up on the wall!

Anyhow, I love them and I’m so glad that I now offer this option to help my clients tell their stories. What Chapter fits you best?

A big thanks to Kim & Odessa!  I have samples from their unforgettable wedding that I show my clients.  (If you don’t know of Kim and Odessa, then you need to check out their multi-colored, ribbon and button wedding!)

And here are all of the Chapters offered.  If you want to check them out and see the prices on them a little better you can do that on my website!

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Kevin & Cayla | a bright, chic backyard wedding

August 4th, 2011

Kevin & Cayla tied the knot on one of the most beautiful days this valley has seen. It was absolutely perfect and everything was as the bride and groom dreamed it would be. They had the brightest colors, the largest, most genuine smiles, and everyone around was more than delighted to take part in such […]

 

Kevin & Cayla tied the knot on one of the most beautiful days this valley has seen. It was absolutely perfect and everything was as the bride and groom dreamed it would be. They had the brightest colors, the largest, most genuine smiles, and everyone around was more than delighted to take part in such a special day.

I have a few favorite things that I’ll point out throughout this post… my first favorite, this next image.  Look at Cayla’s face.  She’s glowing, serene, and so genuinely in love.  The light, the location, and the deep admiration for one another just made this moment all the more special.





During the ceremony I loved when the best man and maid of honor surrounded Kevin & Cayla and prayed for them.  There was such peace and joy in their faces and a calmness that came over them.


This wedding party was fan-tabulous!  There were a lot of them but they were great to hang around.  Everyone was easy going and willing to do whatever for Kevin & Cayla.  I love that!


The rings.  Such a strong symbol of a marriage.  I will never get tired of seeing couples wedding rings because there is so much meaning in them and it shows their tastes a little bit.  I mean, would you wear a ring that you thought was ugly?  I wouldn’t either. 🙂

The location was out of this world!  Check out that sky… I’m telling you, it was beautiful!  Kevin & Cayla got married at a friends home; ceremony in one yard, reception in the other.  It was beautiful.


Congratulations Kevin & Cayla!  I’m excited to meet all of your babies because I know that Cayla wouldn’t be the woman she’s meant to be if she didn’t have children. 🙂  So get to it!

Caterer: Luna Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant
Cake Artist:  Taylor Made Confections
Gown Boutique:  Madeleine’s Bridal Boutique
Hair Stylist:  Shelly Hinojo
Florist:  Dana’s Awesome Blossoms & Brown Bunny Flowers
Officiant:  The Well Community Church
Makeup Artist:  Shelly Hinojo
Venue:  Private Residence
Photo Booth: Charm Box Photo Booth
Photographer:  Jennifer Eileen

 

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Leather Albums | the most beautiful thing I ever did see

August 4th, 2011

If you could hold this album gently in the palms of your hands you would be as smitten as I am. I just know it. The quality can’t be matched. The feel, smell, and beauty that is seen can not be described (unless you’re a writer or are really good with words then you could […]

 

If you could hold this album gently in the palms of your hands you would be as smitten as I am. I just know it. The quality can’t be matched. The feel, smell, and beauty that is seen can not be described (unless you’re a writer or are really good with words then you could probably insert your own paragraph of praise right now). I am so pleased to now offer these gorgeous leather albums crafted by Madera Books. My world has changed (well, my photography world has changed) and your wedding album will be the Bell of the Ball (if books went to Balls). Now, I’ll stop writing and you can swoon. Enjoy.

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The Knotty Bride | featuring Kevin & Cayla’s hot pink & orange wedding

August 3rd, 2011

Totally excited to have a wedding featured on The Knotty Bride!  Kevin & Cayla’s brightest of bright weddings is being shown off and if you don’t close the page with a smile on your face, then it’s obvious you like muted colors.

 

Totally excited to have a wedding featured on The Knotty Bride!  Kevin & Cayla’s brightest of bright weddings is being shown off and if you don’t close the page with a smile on your face, then it’s obvious you like muted colors.

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Jordan & Kellye’s Wedding | Sneak Peek | Selma and Kingsburg, CA

August 1st, 2011

I am overwhelmed with emotions.  Most of the time I have no words to truly describe how I feel.  At this moment, I feel completely blessed.  What an absolutely amazing wedding I had the privilege of photographing this weekend.  Not only are the couple beautiful on the outside (as you can see) but their beauty […]

 

I am overwhelmed with emotions.  Most of the time I have no words to truly describe how I feel.  At this moment, I feel completely blessed.  What an absolutely amazing wedding I had the privilege of photographing this weekend.  Not only are the couple beautiful on the outside (as you can see) but their beauty is even more abundant on the inside.  It truly was a joy to photograph this crew on Saturday!  Jordan and Kellye, thank you for blessing me with this opportunity to photograph such an amazing bunch of people.  You two are wonderful!