Chico CA, Wedding Photography CARD Center: Madeline and Taylor Robertson

Madeline and Taylor, Where to start?  This couple is extraordinary.  They have a very kind and down to earth nature that made them both great to work for. Jena and I started our day meeting up with Madeline and her bridesmaids.  Jena went to The CARD center to capture Taylor getting ready.  There was so much excitement and love throughout the day it was easy to get swept away into the bliss.  Jena and I captured so many great moments but one of our favorites was when Madeline saw her father for the first time.  They both were overwhelmed with emotion and it was a purely magical moment between father and daughter.  Soon after Madeline and her father walked down the aisle,  Taylor was in awe of Madeline and he radiated pure joy at the sight of her.  When they stood at the alter Madeline giggled with excitement.  They shared a sweet ceremony with many giggles and smiles.  The evening proceeded with dancing, Madeline and Taylor seemed to let the world fall away during their first dance leaving them the only ones in the room.   When all the formal dancing was done they showed their playful sides and mutually smashing cake in each other’s faces, sealed with a grinning kiss.  When walking away from weddings Jena and I usually share our favorite moments; This whole wedding was our favorite.  The people were all so kind and genuine that the “work” part of our day was clearly a privilege.

 

Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Robertson!  

Cheers to you both, we wish you many years of happiness.

Chico Engagement Photographer: Madison and Logan

This couple!  OH MY GOODNESS!  There's some people you meet in life and a bond is instantly formed.  For Madison this could not have been more true, we met at the Chico Bridal show and instantly hit it off.  Madison was enjoying the show with her mom and swung by the booth and filled out my questionnaire.  She got stuck on the "What's you favorite movie/show?"  her mom responded "Grease duh!"  We got to chatting and instantly we just clicked.  Jena and I left with her being one of the last brides we talked to and we were stoked "If she's the only bride we book today it's a win in my book."  A few weeks later BOOM!  I had a message from her in my inbox! YESSSSS!  We set up a meeting to meet with Logan and talk about packages and pricing.  Some times meeting with the groom for the first time he may be a little quiet will let the bride talk mostly, but Logan was equally interested in getting to know us and like Madison created an instant bond.  It is no question as to why Madison and Logan have chosen forever together, they are absolutely perfect!  Logan is super laid back and fun and the way he looks at Madison its as if the world stands still for a moment.  Madison and Logan have faced many obstacles in their relationship and have grown so much closer from them it is very clear they are best friends as well as in love.

Jena and I are both so incredibly excited to capture your wedding day!  

I hope you love these images and weren't too terribly covered in mosquito bites!

 

 

Chico Wedding Photographer, Bella Rosa Farms: MR. & MRS. Spencer!

There is nothing quite like photographing a wedding for someone who has been a longtime friend. I have known Jordon since elementary school and was so excited when he and Lauren asked me to be their wedding photographer!

They are both such warm and kind people and their wedding really reflected those qualities. It was such a joy to be a part of their day!

Our day began at the historical Hotel Diamond here in Chico, Ca. where we met with Lauren and her lovely wedding party. We whisked her dress away for photos and were awestruck when we opened her dress bag— her Art Deco inspired dress was such a stunning surprise as was her custom made head piece and classic jewelry. Hotel Diamond created a beautiful backdrop for her wedding attire.

Lauren and Jordon chose Bella Rosa Farm as their wedding venue; a first for us to photograph and we were certainly not disappointed! From the charming creek, old pickup truck, and tree fort to the outdoor dance floor, lantern strewn trees, and vintage furniture scattered amongst the grounds we were enchanted!

What was the most enchanting, however, was the bride and groom’s First Look. The way that Lauren and Jordon compliment and treasure each other was very clearly represented in the touching moments they spent together before their ceremony. They were up for anything and so beautiful to photograph! Jena and I had so much fun laughing and joking with them as they happily climbed trees, clambered into trucks, and simply had fun having their pictures taken! They chose to keep the ceremony itself short and sweet before finishing up photos with their hilarious (and quite photogenic!) wedding party and moving on to the reception.

The reception had wonderful food, great dancing, and some very heartfelt toasts given by family in honor of the newlyweds.

We would also like to give a big shoutout to their amazing wedding coordinator Veronica Enns owner and operator of The 530 Bride, She and her team were not only helpful to the bride and groom but also to us! They were professional, organized, and (most importantly to us) very friendly!

Lauren and Jordon, thank you so much for letting me capture all of the loving kindness of your wedding day! We love you guys

Chico Ca Wedding Photographer Tuscan Ridge Golf Course: Mrs. & Mrs. Rhodes

Cheers to Amy and Renee finally tying the knot!  I am beyond happy to have been a part of your wedding!  Jena and I have had the pleasure watching both of you through your journeys.  Since meeting each other it is clear you both have found your match; growing together, encouraging each other, and being the best for one another.  May you have many years of happiness!  

Please enjoy!

Burney Falls Engagement Photographer: Brian & Brandy September 2017

What a session!  I am in love with these shots!  Beautiful people, beautiful scenery, and great lighting!  When Brian and Brandy first met with me we spoke about where they might want to do their photos, I don't even think I let them complete their thoughts before I said "YES, LETS GO THERE!"  For months I have been looking forward to this shoot and it did not let me down.  The day was perfect!  We were able to enjoy our walk around the falls without the weather being too hot and there wasn't too many people out.  When we went out to Brian's childhood home the sun was just down enough for what photographers call "golden hour".  Brian and Brandy matched the beautiful light with some very natural sweet moments which was a pleasure to capture.  I'm pleased to share these with you all!  I hope you enjoy them! 

Chico California Engagement Photographer: Sarah and Jack Upper Bidwell Park

Jack and Sarah are two people I absolutely love being around!  We have had two consultations and we talk business for about the first 10 minutes and end up closing the restaurant we meet at.  Time just flies by when we're chatting and I honestly can say that the connections we've created shows in this very relaxed and comfortable shoot.  I am so pleased to work with these two and gain them as friends.  Please enjoy Jack and Sarah's Engagement photos.

Chico Wedding Photographer: Lakeside Pavilion & Forest Ranch Baptist Church: Mr. & Mrs. Giglio!!!!

This couple was surrounded with joy and blessings from their family and friends who traveled many distances to support the newlyweds.  John and Sarah's wedding was so unique, from beginning to end.  The weather worked with us by providing an incredible moment where John and Sarah's first look stunned Jena and I with the raw love and joy resonating between them.  The day continued to surprise us with snow, more sunshine, and so much more love!  The ceremony was traditional with a personal flare where John and Sarah shared their first communion together and John's brother(AKA best man) and future sister in-law preformed and led the guests in the couples preferred hymns.  After the ceremony we all met down at Lakeside Pavilion and continued the evenings festivities where they danced, laughed, and smashed cake in each others face!  At the end of the evening the guest lined up the walk way and sent Sarah and John off in style.  I hope you enjoy their images and story as much as we do!

  Sarah and John we wish you all the happiness in the world!  It was such a pleasure to capture your wedding day.

 

 

Chico California Engagement photography: John and Sarah

I am so excited to have met this adorable couple.  While long distance planning is new to me, I am so pleased to be trusted by them.  On our first in person meeting  a month right before their wedding we fortunately had a beautiful day up at upper Bidwell Park capturing some precious moments.  I learned that John and Sarah are kind fun loving people with a great sense of humor.  I couldn't be more excited to celebrate their wedding day with them in just one more month!  Please enjoy!

Chico Wedding Photographer: TJ Farms Estate. Mr. & Mrs. Williams!

Jeff and Krystle had a very lucky wedding day.  The weather was raining most of the week and was projected to be raining all day of their wedding.  The Weather graced us with a window to do outdoor photos and soon after resumed the pitter patter.  Watching these two connect through out the day was inspiring and electric with happiness but calm with their comfort in each other.  I am so pleased to have met the both of them and their friends an family.  Please enjoy some of their wedding photos.  

Cheers to the both of you and many years!

Mr. And Mrs. Lucanic!

Upon meeting this couple I could see how they compliment each other.  During their ceremony their officiant/friend said a few words about the relationship between Jim and Megan, he spoke about how when Megan spoke of Jim she would light up, and for a quiet person she sure had a lot of good things to say.  As for Jim people openly spoke about the kindness and love he shares with Megan and how he has clearly fallen head over heels for her.  Their story of how they met was wonderful and was explained during a rap from their bridesmaid Ashley,  She spoke about how Megan transferred to chico dispatch and she caught Jim's eye.  It was just a little time before they would be walking down the isle and sharing their vows.  So here we are, please enjoy Jim and Megan's wedding day! 

Chris and Emma

First off I would like to state how awesome Chris and Emma are!  They made this session so comfortable and easy by joking and laughter.  I absolutely love coming to a shoot where theres ice cream, hammocks and wonderful company.  I have some of the best wedding couples, these two are no exception!  

Please enjoy!  

Mr. & Mrs. Coomes

Shelly and Tyler's wedding was so much fun and such a beautiful day.  We started our day at Hotel James where the girls got ready.  We then went to TJ Farms to start the beautiful ceremony followed by a wonderful reception.  Shelly and Tyler shared very personal heart felt vows stunning all of their guests with laughter, tears, and joy.  They completed their night dancing in each others arms seeming to get lost together.  Please enjoy this lovely couples beautiful wedding.

Mr. & Mrs. Holland

This wedding was such a joy to be a part of!  Jena and I started out morning off with the groomsmen down at Chico's Barbershop with great company and many laughs.  Often in weddings I unfortunately don't have near as much time with the Groom capturing his excitement and joy on his wedding day but having this hour to spend in the barbershop truly brought another perspective.  Once the men were cleaned up we then went to the Bride's grandparents house where she and her bridesmaids were getting ready. Melissa was glowing, she beamed with happiness, and true beauty.  Her bridesmaids were wonderful complements to her mood and supported her with love.  Melissa and Michaels vows we true and sweet not leaving a dry eye in their audience.   The evening proceeded with laughter, drinks, and lots of dancing! 

Thank you Melissa and Michael for having Jena and myself be such and important part of your wedding day!  

Duston & Katie's Spring Engagement!

         These two are wonderful people, and I am so excited to be a part of some of their most important moments this summer when they tie the knot!  I had so much fun with them this past Sunday, while we waited out the rain.   We were really lucky to have such lovely light!  

 

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