Sometimes during our sessions, I enjoy playing word association games with my couples. I asked Andrew, what is the first word you think of when I say "Alicia"...his response was, "gift". You guys, could there be a better response? Could there be a better way for a man to think of his partner other than a precious gift? To be treasured, and adored and loved in such a meaningful way? These two captured my heart during this session, and I can wait for the GIFT of their wedding at the beautiful Vizcaya this Spring.
It really is hard to believe that 2017 will soon be over, and 2018 will arrive full of promise, hope and a new set of goals! In 2017, my team and I were fortunate to photograph all over California, and even in gorgeous Hawaii! Each wedding we witnessed holds its own special place in our hearts, and we could not feel more blessed. Dang, I love you guys!
We could not have had such an amazing year without some of our very favorite vendors--we love you all, you know who you are!
So, without further ado, here are some of my wedding favorites from this year (in no particular order)
Venues: Haiku Gardens, Oahu // The Palm Event Center, Pleasanton // Vizcaya, Sacramento // Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, Sacramento // The Citizen Hotel, Sacramento // Catta Verdera, Lincoln // Mulvaney's Building & Loan, Sacramento // Wine & Roses, Lodi // Studio 817, Sacramento // Napa Valley Marriott, Napa // Greek Orthodox Church, Sacramento // Mountain Terrace, Woodside // Flying Cloud Farm, Petaluma // Newcastle Wedding Gardens, Newcastle // The Ridge Golf Course, Auburn // Grace Vineyards, Galt // Grand Island Mansion, Walnut Grove // Lover's Point, Pacifica // Granite Bay Golf Club, Granite Bay // Whitney Oaks Golf Club, Rocklin // Gold Hill Gardens, Auburn // Gardens at Heather Farms, Walnut Creek // Hyatt Regency, Lake Tahoe
Being a part of documenting your milestones is such a gift. From engagements, to maternity, in home lifestyle, young families and extended generations...they all deserve to be captured beautifully and with integrity. Thank you to everyone who stood in front of our lens this year, and trusted us with your memories! You all played a role in filling our hearts and we are so grateful!
So, in no particular order, here are some of my favorite portrait sessions from 2017!
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