Oh my, I am finally catching my breath and breathing again. What an amazing end to last year and a very exciting beginning to this one. I had the busiest Christmas season ever and am so grateful to my faithful clients who return year after year. I am in the middle of a new website makeover that is taking about three months longer to complete then we had planned for. So if you are looking for my site guess what, you are not going crazy. It is unavailable until its big reveal. Here are some images that stole my heart. All Images taken at The Humphrey Estate
Part two, I just could not help myself. The Secluded Garden
I feel like when I am looking at these pictures that I am feeling that day over again. I hope Heather and Erik you can feel it too.
I knew this was going to be fun wedding. The venue was at the Secluded Garden in Temecula, a private estate that rents their property for events. I was very excited to see this venue since I have worked at many private homes in the valley and I could add this to my list too. There was lots of texture and detail to work with and lots and lots of walking. There are three levels to navigate, it was a workout to say the least. It also has a dramatic cliff right behind the gazebo where the bride and groom said their vows. I thought more than once, one wrong step and I am going over. I wonder how that would have gone down. Wedding photographer plummets over cliff during ceremony.
This darling couple was spicy and so in love. They needed no prompting, as soon as they laid hands on each other it was pure magic.
Thank you, Heather and Erik for letting me capture something so beautiful.
I am a detailed oriented person. I love them, and I love being part of an event where the bride and groom love them too. Not a thing was missed, the ambiance was yummy, and romantic. The Humphrey's leave no stone unturned. Here's a small taste.....
I told you the details were delicious!
Thank you Holly and Randy for letting me be part of such a special day.
The Humphrey Estate never disapoints.
I hope you take the time to notice the little details in your today and that you are beautifully blessed by them.
This was a perfect way to start the summer. Spending the day with my own family at the beach then walking over to the pier to shoot the most darling twins. I have been taking their picture for a few years now and every time I see them they make me melt. The energy and joy these two have is priceless. I never know what surprises I have in store for me, especially that little Kate. She keeps me on my toes!
What I pleasure I had making memories with your family.
I hope your are having a wonderful summer.
Oh how I adore this couple, they just photograph with such a timeless and natural way with each other. Here is a sneak peek at some of my favorites
See what I'm saying. Happy tears, happy, happy tears. Not to mention I love a chic with a tattoo sleeve. And look at the bridesmaid behind her, joy, laughter. Love it. This was before the darling bridesmaid in the background almost fainted and had to sit down by the way. But you know what, all that stuff makes for great wedding stories later on.
Then we were off to a location down on the golf course for some bride and groom shots. It was a wild ride that had me laughing so hard. I had to sit on the maid of honors lap, she had to hold me for dear life as the wedding planner drove us down some scary steep hills. I should have known this would be an adventure when the wedding planner said you need to put both cameras around your neck and grab the rail of the cart with both hands and then boom she was off. Mr. Toads wild ride. No joke.
And then the wedding planner forbid us to do any more. She was one tough cookie that made us stay exactly on schedule. I had a million more shots I wanted to take but this was their wedding after all and a party was definitely next on the agenda. Congratulations, to both of you. Thank you for letting me be a part of such a special day. Now off to work on the rest of the gazillion pictures I took that day.
Oh my, I for the life of me can not keep up with this blog. So much going on, I thought wedding season may give me a break but they just keep rolling right along. I have been working like mad on albums. They are so very time consuming but I want each client to be captivated by their images. I want them to relive the emotions of their day every time they open it.
This couple captivated me. Their love for the Lord was so evident. I have worked with them many times since their wedding and wanted to share them with you. I may have shared them before, I just can't remember. This was a two day affair both days at different estates in Rancho Sante Fe.
I wish I could explain to you the estate on day one. When I drove up, I was giddy with laughter. Well let me tell you, day two. Shazam!!! I kept driving past it thinking I was lost. I honestly thought it was a hotel. That estate almost made me pee my pants. Yes, I did say that. I am just keeping it real. And can you guess what celebrity was their? I did not recognise him at all. Ok, tomorrow I will share that estate or maybe today even. It's worth a check back.
Here is celebrity hint: He is not my "Godfather"?
I don't have a lot of time to write anything fun or snarky. This couple keeps hitting refresh on the blog to see if their sneek peek is up yet and then texting me to tell me they don't see anything. So I figured I better do something so I can keep working. LOL! Loved this couple, loved the surprise of getting to the house to scout it out before we scheduled a session and peacocks greeted me by the pool. Yes, I said peacocks. Damn, those birds are big.
Anyway, this couple has some serious chemistry, take a look for yourself....
See, I told you. Thank you Holly and Randy for letting me be a part of your beautiful love story.
Which one is your favorite?