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Brooke & Jason | Engaged

Brooke and Jason are getting married THIS Saturday!  (at a particularly awesome location too – Union Hill Inn in Sonora, CA!)  This couple is beautiful inside and out, they are truly so much fun to be around and I can’t wait to photograph their gorgeous wedding this weekend!  Oh lucky me : )  Love you guys, early congratulations and I’ll see you soon… !!!

Hank Sowers - Hi darling, Christine and I had fun going through your amazing creative and professionally captured images! You have a unique style and it shows in your art the desire to capture the moment as it unfolds not predetermined. I”m very proud to be your Dad. Love.

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Lindsey and Ossama have the kindest hearts, they are truly in love with each other and their easy going attitude and willingness to laugh at anything (see later photos…) cannot be matched.  I had so much fun taking photos of these two and following them around on their wedding day.  What a beautiful day it was in a private vineyard setting!  Big barn, check, stripped straws and mason jars, check, beautiful lacy wedding dress and a reception hall that looks like a fairy tale came true, check.  It was gorgeous, but I think the sweet smiles and spirit of this couple and their truly loving friends and family really made the day – perfect.

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STORY TIME.  That’s when I get to stop the nice flow of this beautiful wedding to tell a true story.  Stop peeking ahead.  Right after that vineyard shot I spied a beautiful garden with wildflowers galore and a sweet little wooden bench – the perfect place to take some close-ups of this cute couple.   Ossama was nice enough to tread into the garden a bit and grab me my prized wooden bench – and and on the way out, kicked, tripped, elbowed, I’m not sure, (does it matter?), an irrigation pipe!  Water was everywhere in seconds – spewing IN. THE. AIR. All over Lindsey and Ossama.  I literally froze and after what seemed to be a full minute of me standing there saying (out-loud mind you), “what do I do? What do I do?”, Lindsay and Ossama had to pull me out of my shock by saying, ‘well you might as well take a picture of it!’  Look at these faces?!  Now do you know what I mean about loving this couple to death?  They are THE BEST.

Lindsey’s dress was blow-dried, make-up was touched up and to this moment I still believe that no hair was hurt on account of the irrigation spewage.  Phew.  You guys earn the most jolly couple of the year award!

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Enter: The biggest  dance party the world has ever seen……

Congratulations Ossama and Lindsey!!!!  Wishing you all the best in your years of marriage to come!

Matti and Norma Saad - Beutiful pictures. Thanks for sharing the nice memories.

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Thomas & Carolyn | Married!

Thomas and Carolyn do things in their own unique style. Set among gorgeous cliff-side views of the ocean in the small coastal town of Gualala, CA the couple and their family enjoyed the day relaxing in cottages, playing lawn games, feeding chickens and listening to live folk music by the campfire. WHAT?! Is this a dream?!?! I can’t believe I just typed that many comforting words into one sentence! In one word, this wedding was … peaceful : ) Take a look at this truly unique and beautiful wedding with Carolyn, Thomas and their sweet family ….

I’m pretty sure I’m booking my next vacation here… or at least I dream about it : ) … at the Mar Vista Cottages!

STOP.  You thought this wedding couldn’t get anymore awesome?  Well did I mention yet that the entire family present (most of them hailing from Canada!) were on a week long road trip across California’s coastline … driving MINI COOPERS?!  Awesome.


Congratulations Thomas and Carolyn – you know how to have a wedding! : ) Wishing you the best in the many years to follow!

Grace Cabalka - Ellie. THAT was amazing. You do such wonderful work. Where was this??? I gotta show Steve the mini coopers. What a unique setting and day. I say we have a reunion vacations there! love you Els.

Tasha - Peaceful, awe, now that is a word that doesn’t normally go with wedding. I’m glad you got to enjoy such a beautiful wedding.

Shirley De - This is absolutely one of the most beautiful down to earth set of wedding pictures I have seen and you did a wonderful job capturing it. This is my favorite part of Ca. coast and it made me want to go there again.

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