Posts from the ‘Weddings’ Category

For Her Smiles Only

Honestly, sometimes I have a very tough time coming up with the right words for sharing my thoughts when showing  images.  This would be a perfect example because all I do when I see this gorgeous bride is smile.  From the moment I met Vanessa in January, she hasn’t stopped smiling.   Well, her wedding day was no exception. 

Ahh, but then there was Troy.  The true source of the smiles for this lovely bride. 

And look at this army of support!  There was no question how much these two amazing people are loved.

The day was beautiful at Morgan Creek Golf Club.  Trinity and her staff were wonderful and on top of everything.  We couldn’t ask for better timing with the sun setting and the cool breeze that kicked in as we took a few more quick shots of Vanessa and Troy on the grounds.

Troy was showing off a few more little tricks of entertainment. 

The Celebration was amazing and even included a beautiful cake from Sweet Cakes by Rebecca

Vanessa and Troy… Have a truly wonderful adventure and never forget how to keep each other smiling.  A true gift you both give each other every day.


A Lovely Summer Day

Another beautiful and lovely summer wedding at the exquisite Monte Verde Inn.  Summer weddings are ideal here with all the gardens and flowers in full bloom.  Kellie and Brad’s wedding day was no exception.  They even kept the color scheme to light and softer tones for adding a little more romance to the feel of the day.

Oh, and there was adorable little Presley. 

This little darling was a true angel.  She even had Barry wrapped around her finger. 

Kellie and Brad’s day was complete with family and friends relaxing and enjoying the incredible grounds and food.  Dancing under the stars was perfectly orchestrated by Larry with Extreme Productions.  It was a beautiful day and a perfect celebration for everyone.

True Love

Do you remember only a few weeks ago how the weather caught us completely off guard for the beginning of June?  Especially for all of the brides and the grooms that planned their weddings for the wonderful summer sun.

Yes, it rained, and it rained a lot.  But there was never a moment I didn’t see the sun with this amazing couple.  Patty and Pete were married in the beautiful St. Francis in Sacramento and their captivating reception was held at Catta Verdera Country Club.

Needless to say, “Nothing” stopped these two from having a spectacular time celebrating their day.  And the weather agreed.  It only added to the effects that made the experience that much more memorable and perfect for capturing.

What a gorgeous couple on a beautiful day.  A privilege to be part of a true romance that will be a story to write about for years to come.  Congratulations Patty and Pete!

Beauty by the Sea

I couldn’t resist putting a couple of images on the blog of Meagan and Phil as we head out the door for their wonderful wedding celebration Part II.  Their formal reception with family and friends is tonight at a the beautiful local Pescatore Winery in the foothills of Newcastle.  It won’t be hard to recognize that their intimate wedding ceremony was at an incredible location on the coastline of Carmel by the Sea  just a few weeks ago. 

Here are just a couple of shots to remind Meagan and Phil of the amazing moment in time they had with each other and some of their friends.  Just a little mood setter for tonight.   We were pretty speechless with the location too.  Let us know what the first word is that comes to your thoughts as you enjoy our little tid bits.

What a fabulous time with a fabulous couple that only make the people around them smile and laugh all the time.  I truly can remember the personal vows they share with each other and how much this day meant to them.    Congratulations again to Meagan and Phil on their beautiful future together.

Lovely Lakeside Engagement

As we spend a great deal of time with our brides and grooms, we are honored to hear about their own personal love stories.  But it even gets better when they take you to the location of their first date!

This is the very bench they sat on their first date.  How cool is that?  But the fun was just getting started.

We always talk about how weddings are Barry and I’s date nights, but I have to say, our engagement sessions are kicking some serious butt lately.  We had an amazing time hanging out with Leslie and Dan.  I love the early time we get to spend with our brides and grooms as they make their journey to their wedding day bliss.  And what an amazing wedding they will have at Catta Verdera Country Club along with some of the best wedding professionals around including Extreme Productions, Divine Desserts , and Floral Creations by Melissa.

Beals Point at Folsom Lake ended up being a terrific location for the session.  The Lake looked amazing with the water levels being so much higher after all of the winter rains.  The surrounding hillsides and landscapes were open and just breathtaking with the white mountain peaks in the back ground.  We even laughed about feeling like we were on Safari or somewhere else exotic since there weren’t any crowds and the scenery was breathtaking.

Thank you Leslie and Dan for a truly wonderful time.  You both are incredible people and make a phenomenal team.  Your wedding day is going to be stunning and remarkable. 

Part Two ~ Behind the Scenes

This is one blog I have been really, really excited to write.  A very long time coming since I have been seriously working on this idea for several years.  Yet, the idea is not new in any respect to that of innovation.  In fact, my Dad had this idea to share with our customers over 15 years ago.  But we all know where technology was back then. 

I am going to ramble a tad bit and share a few more images of Amanda and Brian’s wedding.  I’m sure you won’t mind since they were truly an amazing couple and our Part Two is about them too.

With all the hustle and bustle going on preparing for the largest bridal show in the area, (Sunday morning) we are constantly reminded on how important the details are for planning a wedding.  Even going through Amanda and Brian’s images, I have been remembering all the details in working out their timelines, family photo combinations, etc.  All part of the relationship we build with our brides and grooms.  The relationship and personal care that enables us to capture everything they wanted and more.

But how do we show that ahead of time?  We have been extremely fortunate and blessed to have the amazing support and following of our earlier brides and grooms and their families.  They spread the word about us and even go into great detail and lengths to share their experiences with others.  We will be spoiled with that support again by having Amanda join us at the Bridal Showcase this Sunday, January 9th at Cal Expo.  She is an absolute delight and will be very helpful giving first had advice on what worked for her on planning her amazing wedding.

Well, we didn’t want to stop there.  It has always been so important to Barry and I that everyone feels how much we value creating a relaxed and comfortable experience on wedding day.  We want our couples to savor every moment of the journey and relive that memory through their images.  So with that in mind, we had an additional short film produced to show a little of the fun and interaction we have with everyone. 


Visit our new short film and visit us at the Bridal Showcase.  We want to hear about your wedding plans and how we can personalize our services to you.

A Bright New Addition for the New Year!

This may appear like a typical blog about a fabulous wedding we typically shoot, but we have so much more to share.  We will of course, include a few favorite images.

We take a very personal role with each and every wedding we photograph.  To the point of explaining how important working relationships are in every detail from flowers, to cake, with the entertainment, food… You name it.  So, when this dear couple, Amanda and Brian came to our studio, there was no exception.  They were off to an incredible start with Melissa at Floral Creations and Joe with Sj’s Disc Jockey.

One of the best part of our relationships with our couples, is that the inspiration goes both ways.  Amanda and Brian wanted something they couldn’t find, and I, of course, had to figure a way to make it happen.  Don’t get me wrong.  We have been brainstorming this idea for some time on how to make it our own style and personal touch.  It just took the right couple and the talent of a great friend to help pull it all together.

Amanda and Brian’s wedding was at the Ryde Hotel with all the charm and features a photographer dreams about when capturing timeless moments for their couples.  And Amanda included a little spark of her own.

We find having some of our best moments of inspiration comes so naturally while working with amazing couples and extremely talented professionals. 

Our newest addition to our Ford Family Photography studio services will be a short film of wedding day highlights.  We can’t begin to thank our very dear friend and cinematographer, Sam Harnack, for his talented creation.  We are very excited to be able to offer another personal and customized service for our customers.  Enjoy!

Amanda and Brian’s Short Film