I can’t tell you how excited I am for my first Roseville wedding! These two are an amazing couple inside and out – I had an awesome time hanging out with them at this beautiful PARK! When they first asked if we could go there for the shoot I had to drill them on what this “park” looked like – you see, in Bakersfield, a park means golf course grass with stick trees… I should have trusted their better judgment – get ready for the park of my dreams and yellow galore! yes! (I guess I’m going to have to get used to this in NorCal!)
**Update: stay tuned for a really awesome video at the end of this post by Curtis Nemetz!**
Karisa and Arvind have such a unique and special story, I have been holding my breath over here to finally post these images! The couple met in India – Karisa on a long term missions trip and Arvind serving in the country full-time. It wasn’t until Karisa’s last day that Arvind made his feelings known, and today they’ve made it past the hurdle of a long distance relationship all the way to their marriage vows on the first of August! They will both serve as full-time missionaries in India together in just a few short months! This was a wedding that will come back to me over and over again, the joy, the tears, the true and piercing beauty that radiates from faithful servants fulfilling their calling…
I really just can’t get enough of these shoes – green! yes!
Karisa, you are SO beautiful!
They met each other for the first time that day on the train tracks!
When the guys “flowers” arrived I couldn’t believe it – so ingenious!
A little leapfrog never hurt anyone…
I love this moment of worship during the ceremony
The reception was awesome (and it was just outside the church building- so creative)! Casual seating arrangements so everyone had to mingle a little
every table was unique…
complete with a kids table…
and a CUTE photo booth…
While guests were enjoying chai tea and coffee we ran out to a hill behind the church for a few more photos!
The reception at night!
I felt truly honored to be a part of this wedding – thank you THANK YOU Karisa and Arvind – God bless you both and your ministry in India!
********** Here’s a little plug for my favorite videographer on the planet – Curtis Nemetz – Take a look at these moments through his eyes… so amazing!
I traveled back to my hometown to shoot this one – and not just my hometown, but “downtown”, are you ready for some good old Bakersfield backgrounds?! I started off with the groomsmen in their favorite bar…
Love this shot of the groom!
Headed over to meet the girls getting ready in “the pink room” (as I call it) at the church…
I love stained glass windows!
Off to the park for the photo montage!
And then there was the reception!
This reception was a PARTY – this next slew of photos is dedicated to awesomely embarrassing“moves”…
What a sweet night! Thank you Paul and Whitney for letting me a part of your day, it was beautiful!
Here’s a cute little family that I’ve grown to love since my moveI’m still loving the nature of Roseville, so fun to photograph in! Fun fact: this is actually one of the most “normal” photo shoots this family has ever experienced – I was told that in most of this families photographs Mickey Mouse sneaks his way in somewhere, and more than likely a costume change two! … next time….
Meet Kingsley. I’ve been waiting a long time for this little one! I can’t believe the Grovers finally have a dog! YES!! There are plenty of people who needed a sneak peek of this little guy so I thought I’d put him up here for the world to see, he deserves to be seen by the world after all… wouldn’t you agree?
Meeting our cat, Owen
First bath – I’m excited, he’s…
Kingsley and his new favorite toy/brother Jerry – He doesn’t discriminate.