Archive for September, 2009

Friday was a gorgeous evening spent at Bogle Vineyards with the lovely Wendy and Corey for their engagement session. Here is a little preview of what’s to come! Can you tell the light was loving us?


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After a week at Disneyland, Geoff and I returned home just in time to spend a wonderful day with the super sweet Shawn and Lindsey on their wedding day! I’ve got to start this post out by giving HUGE props to Shawn who planned the WHOLE thing! Wow! Not too often you hear about a groom taking on that task. Shawn and Lindsey’s wedding was held at the lovely Wilson Vineyards in Clarksburg, just south of Sacramento. I started the day off capturing some of Lindsay’s details.

I loooooved Linsdey’s dress. She looked amazing in it!

Emotional mamas always warm my heart!

Nothing wrong with getting a little sassy!

Geoff hung out with Shawn and his guys.

It wasn’t long before it was time to tie the knot!

Shawn and Lindsey had us make an Engagement Session Guestbook featuring photos from their engagement session.

Bride and Groom belly bump = best grand entrance ever!

The delicious food was provided by none other than California BBQ, who catered our wedding too!

After dark things got a little wild. I LOVE this part of weddings — everything you stressed about before just doesn’t matter anymore and all you have to think about is celebrating and having a great time! And oh they DID!

Thank you so much Shawn and Lindsey for choosing Geoff and I to capture your wedding day. We had so much fun getting to know the two of you and know you will go far in life! Good luck in Georgia enjoying that southern hospitality!

Click here to view a selection of images from Shawn and Lindsey’s Wedding

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Adam and Tuesday’s wedding was such a wonderful event filled to the brim with personality! This is a couple that truly gets what a wedding is all about: involving your friends and family as much as possible and inserting personal touches where ever you can. We had so much fun and cannot wait to share more images from the day.


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We rocked out an amazing engagement session with the fantastically adorable Lance and Kimnan on Friday in William Land Park. I just adore the light and the love in this image. More photos so come, stay tuned!


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When it comes to wedding planning, “they” always tell you not to get caught up in the details. Well I say the details are the fun part! Being engaged got me so excited not only about marrying the man I love, but about all the fun craft projects in store! I’m am HUGE on do it yourself (why buy when you can DIY?) and Geoff was on board with the projects and even willing to help. You already know I made my own wedding dress, veil, bridesmaids dresses and invitations and all the paper goods. Well, there is more, my friends.
Our wedding’s theme was fair / carnival / circus / summer BBQ but mostly the theme was FUN. We just wanted everyone to have a great time, and indulge their inner kid a little bit. Start with the tables. All of our centerpieces were kids board games. We had everything from Operation to Hi Ho Cherry-O to Perfection to Hungry Hungry Hippos to Battleship and so many more!

Our escort cards were High Hill Ranch’s DEEElicious caramel apples.(Ummm…apple farm, no question!) They fit in perfecltly with our theme. We also had homemade caramel corn made by my mother (she makes the BEST) and animal cookies, snow cones, and cotton candy. Cocktail hour was a sugar rush for sure!

Each place setting had a placemat we made, about 140 of them, cut out from different green patterned fabrics. When I get around to it, I want to make a quilt or a picnic blanket from them.

In addition to the games we had our DIY mustaches on a stick at all of the tables and orange and yellow Dahlias in Strauss Creamery (the best dairy EVER, period) cream bottles.

Speaking of flowers Brandi of Party Petals created our beautiful bouquets and ’bouts. She did such a great job, Geoff and I give her the highest recommendation!

Our decorations would not have been complete without the BALLOONS! I loved the pops of color they brought, How can you not love balloons, they are just so fun and cheery.


Geoff took on the task of making our (cup)cake stands. We scoured the thrift stores for candlesticks and platters, pie pans, trays and anything else that was flat and pretty. A couple tubes of epoxy and several cans of spray paint later, and you have our cake stands. I loved how each one was unique and they were all very affordable to create! (I WILL make a tutorial soon!) By the way if you want the BEST CUPCAKES IN SACRAMENTO (ok, ok, best anywhere) check out Babycakes on J street. Geoff and I go there a couple times a month at least. They are sooooo yummy. Easy choice for the wedding!

Our elephant cake toppers were purchased from bunny with a toolbelt on etsy.com. I do plan on buying one of her adorable sculptures for each of our children.
Of course I designed our guestbook! I took the design from our invitations and incorporated it into our own guestbook. Its very similar to the ones we offer our clients. Geoff and I still love reading through all the messages our guests left us.

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This post wouldn’t be complete without talking about Geoff’s ring. Or should I say RINGS. Geoff’s first ring, the one he wears the most, we bought from etsy.com seller Stout Woodworks. It is made out of Zebrawood, so beautiful and completely unique. Geoff is always getting comments. Now, although it is a lot sturdier than you might think, a wooden ring is not always practical so that is why we also purchased a titanium ring from another etsy seller Zoe and Doyle. We love that both rings are handmade and one of a kind. I LOVE the ring shots Sarah took of all the rings.

One more wedding post to go! Coming up next…the PARTY!


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The Richards Family Portraits

September 21, 2009

Choosing a florist for our wedding was an easy decision once we met Brandi Richards of Party Petals. Not only did she do an amazing job for our big day but she just so happens to have a big family full of wonderful people! When she told us she was interested in family portraits, Geoff and I were happy to oblige! We had a ton of fun hanging out with all 14 of them at Southside Park in Sacramento. Each family had their own personality and we had a great time getting to know all of them.

The two that started it all!

Is this baby not the cutest you’ve ever seen! She is such a sweetie!

My FAVORITE!

Thank you Richards and Company, for introducing us to your amazing family! We hope you enjoy the photos as much as we did creating them!

Click here to see all of the Richards family portraits


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