The Ridge Club | South Lake Tahoe Wedding | Cherie & Chad

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There is something so idyllic and magnificent about Tahoe.  Every time I am afforded the opportunity to be there, I am rendered speechless at the insurmountable beauty that abounds from every edge of the area.  From the lake with its crystal blue and crisp waters…to the forests with its glorious redwoods that stretch into the mountains.  I always feel when I am there that I could totally go for a change of pace…and just live in a quiet little cabin, disconnected from the hustle and bustle of every day city-ish life.  And in that very same thought I remember…I am not a snow person, I am more than a little terrified of insects, and the thought of being further than a hop skip and jump from a wi-fi hotspot might be my worst nightmare.  But still…I find Tahoe to be one of the most romantic locations for a “not-so-far-destination” wedding.

Miss Cherie (who by the way is drop dead gorgeous) is yet another CHS cheerleader who’s wedding I have been fortunate enough to document—she makes number three.  It truly warms my heart to reconnect with my fellow Falcons and be a part of their forever.  Chad is Cherie’s ABSOLUTE perfect fit.  He is reserved in ways that she is giddy…and in his heart he feels that his bride has hung the moon and stars.  Almost exactly a year after meeting, these two tied the knot atop a most beautiful vista overlooking the Carson City valley.  Their love is like a ray of sunshine and their laughter is the warmth.  C+C…thank you both for allowing me to share in your special day–thank you for trusting in me and my vision (even with a shot that included dumpsters lol).  I had to most wonderful time with you and all of your friends and family. xo

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Raeanne & Anthony | Sacramento, CA | Maternity Session

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It was such an honor when Raeanne and Anthony asked me to photograph their maternity session.  Raeanne and I were great friends in junior high school…back in the day of  boy crazy, pre-teen shenanigans, and even back then I always thought she was so beautiful.  Now as a mama to be she could not be more radiant!  She and Anthony share a very sweet and fun sense of humor and its clear to see they are both OVERJOYED about the pending arrival of their sweet baby boy.  We had so much fun celebrating this special “season” of life and their last few months as a “twosome”.  Congratulations Raeanne and Anthony…I hope you love these photos as much as I loved being there to capture them! xo

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River Ranch Lodge Wedding | Lake Tahoe, CA | Mandi & Davin

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“Cooking is like love: It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” —Harriet van Horne
Mandi and Davin met while he was the executive chef for all of Guy Fieri’s restaurants, and Mandi was a food server.  Needless to say their romance was “forbidden”, but the heart wants what the heart wants…and these two hearts wanted one another.  Now as the owners of Krush Burger, yes THAT Krush Burger opening at Roseville Galleria, they can shout about their love from the tallest mountain!  Even with their CRAZY hectic schedules (including a trip to Dubai to open yet another Krush Burger location) they managed to plan a beautiful summer time wedding at River Ranch Lodge in Lake Tahoe.  The weather was absolutely perfect for Tahoe wedding — and they escaped the 106 degree heat wave that consumed the Sacramento area that same weekend.  Enjoy this peak into their special day….they could not be a more gorgeous couple!

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VENDOR INFORMATION

Ceremony/Reception: Rover Ranch Lodge, Lake Tahoe
Bridal & Bridal Party Hair/Makeup: Polish & Pout
DJ: DJ Circle Entertainment
Wedding Cake: Sugar Pine Bakery

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La Provence Wedding | Roseville, CA | Sherry & Justin

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Ironically enough…Sherry and I originally met because her older sister and I went to junior high school together.  Of course as adulthood took over, we lost touch as happens all too often, but low and behold we have many mutual friends and a few referred Sherry to me for her wedding!  We had so much fun reconnecting over coffee and chatting about her big day.  Sherry possesses a remarkable eye for detail and was able to perfectly execute her vision of her dream day.  The friends and family of Justin and Sherry were all so welcoming that it made photographing this large bridal party a breeze!  They were so much fun — and not to mention pretty dang great looking too!  Here are some of my favorites from this stunning early summer wedding….

VENDOR INFORMATION

Ceremony/Reception: La Provence, Roseville, CA
Bridal & Bridal Party Makeup: Shana Beals Makeup Artistry & Skin Studio
Bridal & Bridal Party Hair: Ericka Verrett & Jessica Mishler
Guitarist and Live Band: Doug Pauly
Wedding Cupcakes: Small Cakes Roseville
Wedding Favor Macaroons: Estelle’s Patisserie
Decor: Celebrations Party Rentals

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Priscilla & Phi | Lake Natoma, Folsom CA Engagement Session

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What happens when you combine an exquisite afternoon and two incredibly glamorous and beautiful people? Engagement session heaven!!!!!!  Priscilla and Phi are tying the knot and making it official on their TEN year anniversary…which I find so incredibly romantic.

I cannot wait to be a part of their lavish (and large) celebration this summer!!!!!

MUA: Sidney Le

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