Oroville CA, Wedding Photographer Honker Bay: Brian And Brandy Kerr

Brandy and Brian were such a fun couple to work with! We had had so much fun at their engagement session in Burney Falls and we were soo excited when the Big Day finally rolled around! As expected, their wedding was even more wonderful than the engagement shoot!!! 

Brandy is a naturally playful person and when she told us that she wanted to pull a prank on Brian, we were all for it! She had borrowed a, let’s say, dated, wedding dress from a friend and asked us to photograph her groom’s reaction during their First Look. Beforehand, she had told Brian how much she LOVED her dress and hoped he wouldn’t make fun of her and Brian, being the absolute sweetheart that he is, didn’t falter for a moment! Their First Look was so tender and sweet in a beautiful vineyard at their venue, Honker Bay. Little did Brian know that he was in for another surprise when she walked down the aisle in her REAL wedding gown!

Brandy was a vision as she walked down the aisle and only had eyes for Brian. They shared touching vows, a few tears of happiness and joy, then they were husband and wife!

Their reception was incredible; these two have so many people in their lives that care for them and the speeches given were all heartfelt and spoken with great love. Following speeches, there was a breathtaking sunset which beautifully framed Brandy and Brian as we stole them away for just a few more photos! The rest of the evening was full of laughter, dancing, and so much fun!!!

Thank you Brandy and Brian for allowing Jena and I to capture your gorgeous wedding! 

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: 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!

Anderson Wedding Photographer: Gover Ranch Jason and Holly Thatcher!

I JUST HAVE TO START BY SAYING WE HAD A BALL!  This wedding was incredible and a blast!  The day couldn't have been more beautiful, it was a sunny day that broke up the rainstorms that hit northern California.  Holly and Jason were both nervous the morning leading up to their wedding.  Their first look eased all of their nerves and love filled the air.  Holly's spunky sweet attitude complemented with Jason's quieter quick witted humor left Jena and I giggling throughout the day.  It is safe to say we were in wonderful company during our work day, so was it really work?!  I just love this wedding and I hope you do too!

Bodega Bay Photographer: Bodega Harbor Yacht Club Robert and Christina Zolotoff Wedding

Robert and Christina are two amazing people who are incredibly perfect for one another.  They both had some nerves before their ceremony but once they were together they it was clearly washed away with happiness.  This couple had to be incredibly flexible during their wedding due to the weather.  Their beach wedding was moved into the Bodega Harbor Yacht club where they exchanged their vows, kissed, laughed and danced the night away.   I am so happy to have been included in their wedding and I'm so happy for them in this new chapter in their life!  Cheers to Rob and Christina!

 

 

Nevada City Photographer: Schrammsberg Estate Wedding Ian and Caitlin

This wedding was incredibly special to me.  My cousin Ian and his bride Caitlin chose me to photograph their wedding.  I am so honored to have been such a crucial part of such an important day.  The day started with busy morning set up and moved into hair and make up.  The men were down putting the finishing touches on the ceremony site and once done, played a few games of corn bag toss.  The gals chatted and laughed, oohhh'd and Awe'd.  The air was electric with excitement and love.   The couple wrote letters, shared gifts, and relaxed with their closest friends.  The first look was like a scene from a movie, stunning all who witnessed the breathtaking moment.  Sharing unique and beautiful vows, hand fast with the family tartan, and married before family and friends; the Ferrell's shared a sureness, a depth, their love.  The evening followed with lots of dancing from slow, quick, to funky  because this couple knew how to get all of their guests on the dance floor.

CHEERS TO IAN AND CAITLIN!

I wish you both life long happiness!

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!