Archive for December, 2009

Happy New Year to Our 2010 Brides!

We truly wish everyone a Wonderful and Safe New Year.    A perfect time for new beginnings and great opportunities.

And with the New Year, everyone in the wedding industry is buzzing with excitement and anticipation for the upcoming bridal shows.  When I say upcoming, we are talking in the next two weeks!  And the Countdown begins!

Bridal Shows can be hectic, stressful and a bit overwhelming.   But we really want to encourage brides and grooms, family, wedding party and friends to jump in and check them out.  The shows are truly an incredible opportunity to save yourself time running around town and making appointments with a variety of services from caterers, florists, Dj’s and, yes, yours truly, photographers.  We are there to help answer questions, show samples of our work and just spend time with you learning about your wedding day plans.

So, mark your calendars and pass the word around to all your friends to join you at the Bridal Showcase on January 10, 2010.  This is the biggest show of the year at Cal Expo in Sacramento, California.  We can wait to see you there and show off our newest backdrop and specialty albums.  We really have a surprise for you!

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Destination California?

Normally, we encourage our brides and grooms to hold off a couple of months to have their engagement pictures taken since Spring is right around the corner.  All the flowers and trees will be in bloom and full of life.   But Madison and Ben had other plans.  They decided to have their destination wedding at the incredible Monte Verde Inn over the holidays.  Yes, California was the destination since our wonderful couple are from Texas.  Madison and Ben had come into town a couple days before the wedding and we took advantage of the clear weather and the downtown charm of Old Town Auburn.

It just goes to show you that it really doesn’t matter what season or time of year it is,  your engagement session is as unique as you are.  There are so many locations all around our region that can offer amazing backdrops and inspirations to match your personality and desires.  Where would you like to have your engagement pictures taken? 

Had to include this last shot of the holiday ornaments for the Christmas spirit.  Madison and Ben were wonderful and we couldn’t wait for the wedding in two days.  Here are two sneak peeks from the wedding.  A perfect beginning to the holidays.  Merry Christmas and Congratulations to Madison and Ben.

Our Own Snow Day at Home

Every 5 to 6 years, we get a perfect dusting of snow that usually melts in a couple of hours at our little foothill location.  But this year was a real treat since we still have snow on the ground after three days. 

The boys couldn’t get enough of it and there were even some tears as the snow began to melt.  But, the they still managed to build a snowman, slide down our hills and just play.  Oh, our adorable Dakota was just as excited to keep up with the boys.

Playing for me meant getting pictures of the boys and our amazing property covered in a white blanket.  Enjoy.  

Share your images and snow day memories.  Let us know if you are up for a family or portrait session in the snow.  Our mountains are minutes away and ready for winter fun!

 One of my favorite of the grounds.

It’s Here!

It’s that time of year again when the buzz is in the air and the excitement is building and the anticipation of …

Oh, and you thought I was talking about {Christmas}.

Sacramento Magazine’s “Our Wedding” spring/summer 2010 issue is out for your enjoyment and wedding planning.   Get regular news feeds on their blog for the latest in trends, activities and specials happening in the local Sacramento wedding industry.

Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen, we are full swing into the booking season for 2010 and it looks like another amazing year of stunning style, fantastic color, and just absolute fun.  Please share with all of us your inspirations and wedding plans.  We would love to hear about the newest ideas and color combinations.  I will be posting some sample ideas for everyone from shoes to cakes and flowers to food and everything in between.

So, let us know when you can come by the studio and visit for a while to chat about your wedding plans.  We are offering several booking bonuses until the end of the year including custom designed guest signature books and engagement albums and so so much more.

Happy Holidays and we will see you on the next blog.