Posts from the ‘Engagements’ Category

A Perfect Time

It’s almost here!  Janell and Jordan’s wedding!  While Janell and I are talking regularly on the phone about the final details of the day, I couldn’t help but post some of their engagement images to kick off the celebration.

We decided to mix it up a little and head to Roseville and have a little fun with this amazing couple.  Jordan had found a little rural park area in the middle of a quiet neighborhood and it turned out to be absolutely perfect.

Oh, but we didn’t stop there.  This lovely pair play a mean game of golf.  But not the type of golf you are thinking of.

So, miniature golf it was.  We headed right to Golfland-SunSplash and really had a blast.  We were laughing so hard at times, I am not sure who had more fun.  Barry is definitely still talking about the day.

Even Barry’s creative juices were overflowing and he found a spot for one of his favorite poses.

The wedding is less than two weeks away and we are so anxious to spoil these two in every way possible.  Janell and Jordan are just completely fun and enjoyable and in love.  What a perfect blend of wedding bliss.

See you guys soon!


Warm Enough in Truckee

Before we give in with pure joy to the warmth of that Spring Sun we have been desiring for so long, I had to remind myself that there was a bit of joy for us in the snow this year as well.  One of our favorite towns, Truckee, California, was the hot spot for one of my favorite engagement sessions.  Meet Marika and Brian.

We timed the day just right and met them on their way up to spend a long weekend with family hitting the local ski slopes.  We were sooo jealous.  Maybe next year.

There are so many funky little spots to take pictures through out downtown Truckee and we could have hung out with these two all day.  Such an amazing time.  Lucky for us, Marika and Brian’s wedding is just around the corner.  Their two-day event is going to be an incredible experience and we are so honored to be able to share it with them.  Without a doubt, there will be more to post on these two very soon.

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.

Romance in the Rice


From San Francisco to the Rice Fields of Maxwell, CA, our Engagement Sessions are giving us something to write about.


Amanda and Brian wanted to bring a personal touch to their engagement photos by including a Combine Harvester, John Deere of course, for harvesting the rice fields.  The excitement came when we found out that this would be “During” the actual “Rice Harvesting” of the fields.   I don’t know who was more excited about the idea, my boys or Amanda and Brian.



But of course , they couldn’t forget the pups!  We actually found a few moments of “chillin” with the fur family members before they raced off into the fields of wide open spaces happy as can be.





This wonderful couple will be having their wedding  at the historic Ryde Hotel in Walnut Grove next summer.   We are already getting so excited for this event.  If their engagement session is anything close to how much fun their wedding day will be, we will be spoiled again.



Thank you Amanda and Brian for allowing us to take part of your new adventures with each other and to be able to document your story as you plan your incredible wedding. 


We would love to be challenged by anyone else to have their memories documented in a very unique fashion and at a favorite location.   This includes families and senior portraits as well as engagement sessions.  What are some destinations or memorable places you can think of for having your story told through pictures?  We would love to hear from you.

Escape to the City

FordFamilySF2At some point in the day, we all had to pinch ourselves.   While Sacramento and the surrounding regions were experiencing record heat in the 100’s, we were exploring the City of San Francisco for endless photo opportunities.




As expected, we didn’t have to walk half a block and found breath taking back drops and scenery including the park across the street from the Museum of Modern Art, The Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, the Clock Tower at the Ferry Building, Market Street, and so on and on.



We even adventured to a little park Tim and Tracy had one of their first dates near West Portal.  No kidding when we say the heat wave back home was the last thing on our minds.  We didn’t even stop to eat, we were having so much fun driving around this perfect city in 70 degree temps.  A little wedding review and comparing life stories made the experience that perfect.

Tim is a member of the Elk Grove Fire Department and Tracy works at Good Day Sacramento.  They will be having their wedding this coming September at Arden Hills Country Club.  If the wedding is anything like the day we just spent with this lovely and spontaneous couple, we are truly spoiled.




Thank you, Tim and Tracy, for such a perfect time and we won’t ever forget it.  Now, we get to start gearing up for the wedding.  We can’t wait to hear more of the final details as they become finalized.