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The moment I met Jen & Paul, I knew they were as sweet as could be.  Their love story goes right along and proves that sweetness to be so very true.  Jen & Paul began as friends, meeting as music students at Epic Bible College.  They went from being strangers to acquaintances,  acquaintances to good friends, and then from good friends to being head over heels for one another.  As time grew on, their love grew stronger, and then Paul took the step to making Jen his forever love.  A romantic date out to Old Sacramento, but Jen noticed he was acting a little off that night.  As they headed over to the bench they called theirs, Paul began to tell Jen everything he felt in his heart about her.  Their friends brought him his guitar and they began to play “Golden,” a song they came to know as theirs.  Then, getting down on one knee, Paul proposed to Jen.  I bet you’ve figured out her answer was yes!

I’ve only known these two for a short while, and I am SO excited for their wedding that is just days away!  Jen & Paul will be tying the knot this very Saturday, and I cannot wait to spend the day around the love that these two share for each other.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed for some live music from these two soon to be newlyweds!

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  • August 27, 2015 - 5:52 pm

    Jodi - Jen is my niece. A very special girl. She has decided to follow in her dad’s steps with worshipping the lord. I am thankful that she has been able to find her love in this man. I wish them a very fruitful and happy marriage.ReplyCancel

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Oh Katie & Jacob… Another fantastic couple that I am just SO excited to get to work with!  These two came to me as a referral from my little brother’s girlfriend & her mom and I couldn’t be happier – Thanks, Holly & Tina!  As we walked through the UC Davis arboretum for their engagement session, we chatted about anything and everything.  These two have known each other since middle school, dated for a short time then, and even went to Senior Ball in high school together!  Jacob proposed in front of Katie’s ENTIRE family on Thanksgiving day, with very few family members knowing it was going to happen.  It’s so fantastic that their love story has had such a journey so far, and their biggest day is yet to come!  October is sneaking up on us all, and I am so excited for these two to continue their fairy tale together.

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  • August 19, 2015 - 4:53 pm

    Vanessa - The pictures of my son Jacob and soon to be daughter n law Katie are breath takingReplyCancel

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I can still recall my first memory with this bride.  It was June of 1997, and we were both sitting downstairs at Grant High School awaiting our turn to go on stage to dance with our Dads.  Nearly 20 years later, Dallis’ dad Pat walked her down the aisle to marry the man of her dreams.  Dallis & Chris’ love story is sweet.  It started in middle school, meeting through mutual friends.  They parted ways for awhile, and then reconnected a few years back.  Chris proposed to Dallis by writing on the ceiling with glow in the dark paint.  As she settled down to watch a movie for the evening, Chris got down on one knee, popped the question, and that took us to where we’re at today!  These two tied the knot on none other than the Fourth of July!  The Sequoia Mansion in Placerville was a perfect little venue for the occasion, creating a cozy atmosphere for them and their closest friends and family.  I cannot go any further without commenting on her shoes.  Her love for the Wizard of Oz was pulled in to their big day with these gorgeous ruby red slippers, that were 100% bejeweled herself!  I was SO amazed by how gorgeous they turned out, and commend her for the time and details put in to making her wedding day perfect. It was such a wonderful time having this second “ballerina bride” of mine for the year and celebrate their new life together.  Congratulations again, Dallis & Chris!  This will absolutely be a Fourth of July to remember!

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  • August 15, 2015 - 4:00 am

    Pat Applewhite - Awesome pics, Emily. Thank you so much for being a part of this wonderful day.ReplyCancel

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Mia is one of my brides this year that I feel like I have known for longer than forever, which truly excites me.  Getting to be there for these “little girls” that grew up around dance costumes and ballet shoes as they turn in to beautiful brides on their wedding day is a feeling that I cannot describe.  Each time I met with her to discuss wedding day plans, I was amped up and ready for June to come.  The day came and it was time to venture out to The Ridge in Stateline, Nevada and see Mia become the beautiful bride she’s always been destine to be.  I met Donald for the first time that day, as he jumped over his patio and came to greet me.  The moment I walked in the bridal room, it was a moment I cannot forget.  Mia’s brother was the one styling her hair, the bridesmaids were gathered around just as excited as Mia was for her to finally marry Donald after all these years, and her sister Tessa was gushing over how gorgeous of a bride Mia was.  The day turned out gorgeous all around and thanks to a rainstorm, full of good luck and happiness.  Congratulations again, Mia & Donald!  It was wonderful to spend your day with you.

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Around the beginning of March, I came across a wonderful marketing opportunity through my Yelp account, and absolutely jumped at the chance.  Included in the opportunity was the ability to have a video featuring myself & my work to give a more realistic introduction as to who I am and why I love doing what I do.  After much thought, I decided that instead of just being static and interviewed the whole time, I wanted to have the video show me actually doing what I do best!  After a few bumps in the road of landing a location to use and settling on a date, I was lucky enough to have Tori send me an e-mail saying she was totally interested and up for anything!  We met up on a Tuesday afternoon out at the Bywater Lavender Farm in Lincoln, and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to meet for the first time on this occasion!  Tori & August were wonderful to work with, and I couldn’t help but LOVE her subtle Disney themed dress.  It was clearly meant to be.  I was impressed with the Lavender Farm, since all these images were shot in one very small location and there was SO much more that we could have used as well!  Tori even had the idea to bring along a few little props to make this mini session that much more special all around.  Here are a few of my favorites of these two and all their cuteness!
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cdBLOG-1The moment I met Carley a few months back, I instantly loved her and was excited for her wedding day.  Her personality was so bubbly and energetic, she was so much fun to be around!  I wasn’t able to meet David until the day of the engagement session, but spending time with them felt like we had known each other for years.  These two were SO much fun to spend time with as we explored Ancil Hoffman park together.  The day may have started off crazy and rainy, but when it came time to get down to it, the sky could not have been more perfect for an engagement session.  Narrowing down the photos to just a few favorites was incredibly hard!  These two were just simply adorable, and clearly head over heels in love with each other.  After an evening of wandering the area (and even getting in to the river!), I am SO pumped for their October wedding.  Seriously.  You’ll love them just by looking at them:)

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