Apple Hill! Camino, CA Summer Wedding

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I admit it, I am a little behind in blogging weddings! It is not summer, it is winter. But you know, a girl gets busy and blogging gets put to the bottom of the to-do list. So here is a summer wedding to warm you up, since it is cold and rainy here in Northern California. And yay for rain and snow! Keep it coming, we don’t like this horrible drought.

There is not much I love more than the mountains, so this wedding was in the perfect foothill location in Camino, CA…right in our very own Apple Hill. Most people know this area for it’s apple pies, like mama Vicky makes at Apple Pantry Farm, which we passed on the way there. The wedding was at a private residence, which was surrounded by wooded areas and amazing greenery. When your neighbor has a Christmas tree farm, you can consider yourself pretty lucky!

This wedding was a group of friends that we had already photographed weddings for, so it was nice to see familiar people and catch up since we last saw them. I had trouble picking photos for this blog…the people were awesome and the scenery was pretty great too.

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Instead of regular seating for the ceremony, they gathered a bunch of quilts and spread them over the grassy hill. It made the ceremony very casual and unique.

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It was a beautiful and emotional wedding ceremony and I could see that afterwards, everyone was ready to party celebrate! ūüėČ

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This wedding was one where the toasts stood out to me. You didn’t need to be an insider to see how strong these friendships are…they all had me tearing up!

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Here’s to many more years of celebrating for these friends and families. I wish them the best.

To see more of this and other weddings, please visit my website…HERE!

 

 

Lindsey & Trevor at Lake Natoma Inn

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I met with the brideLindsey and her mom early last year to go over the wedding details and I think we ended up laughing the entire meeting, so I knew the wedding would be fun. As a wedding photographer, it’s so nice to relax and enjoy yourself and it’s also great when your client feels comfortable around you.

The wedding was in Folsom at Lake Natoma Inn. The hotel backs up to a beautiful spot on the American River. We only had a short time for photos before the sun went down, so we went down to the river path and let Lindsey and Trevor have a little alone time before the big party started. The two of them were so cute together. You could see the happiness when they looked at each other. Lindsey had told me they liked to joke around a lot, but there was sure a lot of romance happening on their big day!

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This was such a beautiful wedding, it was really hard to pick my favorite photos! To see more samples of my wedding photography work, go Here! (more…)

Pleasant Hill Spring Wedding

Noemi & Joe 

Pleasant Hill, CA 

What can I say, Noemi and Joe are such fun and laid back people! They were so nice…it was a pleasure to be their wedding photographer! ¬†This wedding was in the beautiful town of Pleasant Hill, CA. ¬†Luckily, the bride and groom had some great ideas for wedding party photo locations and actually went to scout them out ahead of time. ¬†This was awesome for me, as they picked out a couple of really great spots! One was the taproom at¬†The Hop Grenade¬†(one of their favorite places to get a cold beverage and hang out), the other was the beautiful Briones Regional Park.¬†
 
I quickly learned that when Noemi and Joe first met they shared many interests, including reading and, most importantly, Harry Potter.  Therefore it was natural that they pick Harry Potter as their wedding theme! There were carefully crafted decorations, flower bouquets, boutonnieres, arrangements and centerpieces. 
 
The ceremony was at Christ The King Catholic Church in Pleasant Hill. Afterwards, the reception was at Pleasant Hill Community Center. To call this a community center is misleading.  The high ceiling and wall of windows made a perfect backdrop for the reception.  It was a fun filled evening for everyone, including delicious food and craft beer. The night concluded with the most high energy dancing, I wanted to throw my camera down and join in!
 
I wish Noemi and Joe the best of luck and forever happiness!  They truly deserve it!  ~Julie

And they lived happily ever after!  
 
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