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!

 

 

Paradise Wedding Photographer Paradise Senior center: Eric and Ariel Janko!

Eric and Ariel, much like their Disney character counterparts, have had a fairy tale romance. They fell in love many years ago and finally decided to “dive into” marriage this year! 

Jena and I started our day by meeting up with the bride and her half of the wedding party. The wonderful thing about living in a small town is that so many of us grew up together and one of Ariel‘s bridesmaids is one of Jena‘s oldest friends. That, along with the way that Ariel glowed in anticipation of seeing Eric, made the day such a fun experience!

The weather that day was so beautiful; lots of sun, bright blue skies, and a stunning array of fall colored leaves! The combination created a lovely backdrop for her dress and jewelry; including her grandmothers vintage pearl necklace.

The gentleman arrived at the venue midday to finish setting up. After, they spent their time unwinding with a friendly, if a little competitive, game of beer pong. Eric‘s groomsman were a riot and had Jena in stitches most of the day.

The rest of the afternoon was a whirlwind of excitement! The First Look was full of emotion, Ariel was overwhelmed with love at the side of her groom and Eric could not stop smiling at his bride! Their First Look and wedding party pictures were taken at the aquatic park in our hometown of Paradise. With the  weeping willow and water at the park, we couldn’t help but be reminded of the “Kiss the Girl” scene of The Little Mermaid, how perfect!

The ceremony was as touching as it was charming. The reception was filled with tears and laughter during toasts and throughout the rest of the evening. From the handmade centerpieces, to the hilarious best man’s speech, it was plain to see how much love and care went into their wedding! 

Eric and Ariel, thank you for allowing us to capture the beginning of your happily ever after, we hope you love your photos as much as we enjoyed taking them!

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!

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!