Archive for September, 2011

Destination Inspiration | Jason & Jessica’s Real Wedding Feature

September 28th, 2011

Jason & Jessica’s lovely wedding got featured on Destination Inspiration wedding blog! These two show everybody how a gorgeous wedding is planned from across the country. I’m amazed how they pulled it all off. The wedding was fabulous!


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Jason & Jessica’s lovely wedding got featured on Destination Inspiration wedding blog! These two show everybody how a gorgeous wedding is planned from across the country. I’m amazed how they pulled it all off. The wedding was fabulous!

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Ryan & Heather | Warehouse District Engagement Sneak Peek | Fresno, CA

September 27th, 2011

I really, really, really enjoyed shooting this couple! Come on, they brought me cookies!!! Hello to a wonderful start to a wonderful day. ūüôā I love how they laugh together and while I was editing their pictures I couldn’t stop smiling so I wanted to show you just a small sneak peek of what’s to […]

 

I really, really, really enjoyed shooting this couple! Come on, they brought me cookies!!! Hello to a wonderful start to a wonderful day. ūüôā I love how they laugh together and while I was editing their pictures I couldn’t stop smiling so I wanted to show you just a small sneak peek of what’s to come.

Ryan & Heather, I can’t wait until November!!!

Enjoy!

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Jason and Jessica’s Tandem Bicycle Wedding | Fresno, CA

September 22nd, 2011

Jason & Jessica own a tandem bike. Living in Florida, riding their tandem, they decided to base their Fresno destination wedding on the things they love; the tandem bike and the color blue‚Ķ and of course their love for one another, their friends, and their families. Being from Fresno, CA it made sense to get […]

 

Jason & Jessica own a tandem bike. Living in Florida, riding their tandem, they decided to base their Fresno destination wedding on the things they love; the tandem bike and the color blue… and of course their love for one another, their friends, and their families.

Being from Fresno, CA it made sense to get married there and Jessica’s best friends family offered their backyard to host the wondrous event. It was perfect. Jason and Jessica had the loveliest mismatched table settings and chairs, their flowers were light and gorgeous, and the wedding party looked absolutely stunning and were a ton of fun! Everything was perfect. From the croquet in the front yard to the homemade photo booth in the backyard. From the tandem bicycle cake topper to the wishing tree where their guests hung customized book marks. The whole day was sewn together with unity, gorgeous elements, and the strongest bond any couple could have, love and laughter.

Angie and I had such a fun time shooting this wedding! Jason and Jessica, thank you so much for having Jennifer Eileen capture such an incredible day. I am honored to have been able to capture all of your amazing little details and sweet moments that you two had. You guys are absolutely wonderful! May your marriage be filled with love, laughter, and lots of bike riding!

I was completely amazed at what Jason & Jessica accomplished from so far away! ¬†Don’t you just LOVE her shoes? ¬†Her dress?! ¬†Her jewelry?!!! ¬†It’s so beautiful. ¬†She has really good taste, that is very apparent.


Jessica’s best friend and Maid of Honor, Claire, grew up in the home where the wedding took place. ¬†Claire’s mom also got married there and has a picture of her walking down these stairs in her wedding dress. ¬†Seriously, it’s such a privilege to be able to capture this moment in time that correlates with that moment in history.

I love the wishing tree!  The dragon drawing that Jason is holding up was created by his brother/best man for the tree.  That guy is so talented!

Brown Bunny Flowers really did a phenomenal job with this wedding.  Everything was gorgeous from the flowers lining the aisle, to the tiny vases hanging above the ceremony background, to the girls bouquets!  They truly were breathtaking.


I love Jason and Jessica’s energy. ¬†Come on, high fiving the guests on the walk down the aisle?! ¬†So awesome.

The details of this wedding were, for lack of better words, perfect. ¬†I love the small ampersand sign, the two J’s, and later you’ll see how gorgeous the reception site was with the cake, the table settings, and loads of other beautiful things!





We laughed a lot together. ¬†I really can’t tell you how much that I loved shooting the Gravano’s and their bridal party. ¬†They are all just. so. awesome!


Of course they had a bike!  And Jessica mastered it while wearing her wedding dress and high heels!  No bikes our outfits were hurt in these images.

Jason & Jessica made their own photo booth by setting up a camera, getting a remote, and putting chalkboard in there for their guests to write on.  After the wedding they downloaded everything and uploaded them online to share with all of their guests.  So brilliant.

I had to share a picture of the hosts.  They are so, so, great!

Did you see the cake topper? ¬†Please take note, it’s a bicycle with their names in the front tire! ¬†Super, ridiculously, cute and 150% perfect.

I fell in love with the reception and all of it’s details. ¬†Look at the chairs, the flowers, the settings, the calligraphy, the table numbers, the glassware… oh goodness, so lovely.


And they danced, partied, laughed, and enjoyed every moment of their wedding!

Venue: Private Residence
Caterer: The Four Roses
Floral Designer: Brown Bunny Flowers
Dress Designer: Watters and Watters
Makeup Artist: Amenities Spa
Photographer: Jennifer Eileen

To view the complete wedding and order pictures from Jason & Jessica’s wedding please visit their online gallery!

 

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James & Nicole’s Hobbs Grove Wedding | Sneak Peek

September 18th, 2011

Filled with yellows and grays with some handmade touches, James & Nicole’s wedding was a hit! I don’t want to share too much but I will say that the venue, Hobbs Grove, was a perfect fit and the florist, Fleurie, couldn’t have done a better job even if she wanted to (because the flowers were […]

 

Filled with yellows and grays with some handmade touches, James & Nicole’s wedding was a hit! I don’t want to share too much but I will say that the venue, Hobbs Grove, was a perfect fit and the florist, Fleurie, couldn’t have done a better job even if she wanted to (because the flowers were THAT perfect). James and Nicole, you pulled off such an amazing event! Angie and I loved being your photographers and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of hanging out with the two of you and your rockin’ wedding party!

Congratulations to you two!

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Today in the life of Jen | What I’m working on..

September 16th, 2011

Today I get to work on pretty things like this. I love me some Jordan and Kellye!

 

Today I get to work on pretty things like this. I love me some Jordan and Kellye!

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Mark & Calandra | Sonoma Wedding | Sneak Peek

September 9th, 2011

Love everything about this wedding! And I mean everything. The couple, the venue, the florist, the dresses, the design, the wine… me oh my! L.O.V.E.


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Love everything about this wedding! And I mean everything. The couple, the venue, the florist, the dresses, the design, the wine… me oh my! L.O.V.E.

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Destination Brides | Monterey Wedding Feature | Tim & Aykui

September 9th, 2011

It’s a lovely Friday to wake up and find that Tim & Aykui’s lovely wedding has been featured on Destination Brides! It’s fun to see/hear others loving the weddings that my clients pull off. I am so thankful to always be a part of such wonderful days!

 

It’s a lovely Friday to wake up and find that Tim & Aykui’s lovely wedding has been featured on Destination Brides! It’s fun to see/hear others loving the weddings that my clients pull off. I am so thankful to always be a part of such wonderful days!

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Products I Love | Hipstamatic

September 6th, 2011

Recently I purchased a new iPhone (you saw the short video about that right?). I am so thankful I made this jump. Now I don’t have to carry around my silly iPod and find wireless internet to retrieve clients phone numbers from my online management account. Life just got a little easier with it (and […]

 

Recently I purchased a new iPhone (you saw the short video about that right?). I am so thankful I made this jump. Now I don’t have to carry around my silly iPod and find wireless internet to retrieve clients phone numbers from my online management account. Life just got a little easier with it (and I’m an Apple junkie but so what!).

Anyhow, one of my favorite things about my phone is the camera. I’ve never been one to lug around my giant camera to take pictures while out hiking but now I can have my nifty little thing in my back pocket to document this and that.

One of my favorite cameras I use (cause you know, you can download different camera apps and not be limited to the one that automatically comes on your phone) is Hipstamatic. I paid $2 bucks for it and I’m lovin’ it. I can change lenses, film, and flashes to get the look I desire. (In all actuality, I just shake the phone which causes everything to switch to a random lens, film, and flash‚Ķ it’s pretty sweet.) I think it’s quite fun and I just had to share about it.

So that’s that. Here’s the website so you can learn more about them and I attached a few images from my Labor Day Weekend in the mountains at Hume Lake.

Enjoy!

If you use Hipstamatic, I would love to see some images you’ve created!¬† Or, if anyone knows of a gem of an iPhone camera do share.


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Robbie & Becca | Wolf Lakes Wedding | Sneak Peek

September 5th, 2011

One of the best Friday nights I’ve had in a while was spent with this crazy group out at Wolf Lakes in Clovis, CA. The whole day was filled with laughter. That to me is the BEST type of day! Congratulations Robbie & Becca! You two are amazing. There will be MUCH more to come […]

 

One of the best Friday nights I’ve had in a while was spent with this crazy group out at Wolf Lakes in Clovis, CA. The whole day was filled with laughter. That to me is the BEST type of day!

Congratulations Robbie & Becca! You two are amazing. There will be MUCH more to come of this wedding once I get it all edited. Stay tuned…

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Tim & Aykui | Destination Wedding | Monterey, CA

September 1st, 2011

Tim & Aykui met on eHarmony a few years back. Because I met my boyfriend via eHarmony, Aykui (pronounced Hi Queen without the ‘n’ at the end) and I immediately had things to talk about. She is level headed, cute as can be, sincere, smart, and has the biggest, most genuine smile I’ve ever seen. […]

 

Tim & Aykui met on eHarmony a few years back. Because I met my boyfriend via eHarmony, Aykui (pronounced Hi Queen without the ‘n’ at the end) and I immediately had things to talk about. She is level headed, cute as can be, sincere, smart, and has the biggest, most genuine smile I’ve ever seen. I truly have enjoyed building out friendship before her wedding.

I digress, this post is supposed to be about them two and I’ve turned it into a post about my friendship wit the bride! Oopsie. Back on track now…

This couple planned their Monterey wedding all the way in Texas. How they pulled something so beautiful off with such lovely details I’ll never know! I’m so glad I get to show off their wedding now.


I really loved the sign that Aykui had made. It’s beautiful and I’m sure is now a piece of art in their home!


Isn’t her dress lovely?! And her shoes were perfect. She did have two sets of shoes, one for the ceremony and one for the reception.



I really did love the rings. And doesn’t Aykui look phenomenal in her dress?!


Breathtaking church right? It’s elegant, warm, and has an old charm to it.





I loved their little wooden table markers that said Mr. and Mrs. on it. You’ll see them again with the gorgeous yellow flower centerpieces during the reception.


The flowers were beautiful! I really do love the yellow.





That mirror in the Bridal Room at the Perry House is one of the most lovely things I’ve seen. The whole suite up there is really remarkable.




Those bottle openers were awesome. If you can’t read it the tag says, “We Tied the Knot.”



Did you see the Mr. & Mrs. wooden table markers? So sweet!



The candy spread was so sweet, pun intended. It was bright, cheerful, and most importantly delicious.


I have to mention that the Perry House staff was one of the absolute best staffs I’ve had the opportunity to work with. It’s a gorgeous venue (newly renovated), delicious food, and filled with kind, easy going people. I highly recommend this place! Highly, HIGHLY recommend.


That cake was beautiful… and so tasty. ūüôā


I love this series of first dance pictures. Tim & Aykui are so in love and perfect together. You can see it on their faces.




DNA Entertainment really rocked the house! The whole evening was a blast and everyone was on the dance floor gettin’ down. It was so much fun.

Tim & Aykui, you two are wonderful! Thank you for letting me photograph your wedding and for making all of the right choices for your wedding day to pull off such an amazing event! Many blessings to you both.

If you’d like to see more images from this wedding or order any prints you can do that at their online Wedding Gallery.

Venue: The Perry House
Event Coordinator & Caterer: Events by Classic
Florist: Swenson and Silacci
Officiant: St. Mary’s By The Sea
Gown Boutique: Lasting Bridal Coutoure of Addison
Makeup Artist: Alecia Hernandez
Hair Stylist: Cielo Hair Studio
DJ: DNA Entertainment
Cake: Patisserie Bechler