When I met Jessica and Kayla we literally sat at Starbuck’s and laughed our hiney’s off! They are so much fun and absolutely hilarious together. They have the perfect combination of sweetness and playful teasing that makes the chemistry between them bubble over. It is very evident that these two were made for one another. We spent the one anniversary of their engagement date exploring Grass Valley and capturing the celebration of their love. I am so honored that my dear friend Tanya (Memories by Tanya) referred them my way when she found out she was expecting. I truly believe it was a match made in heaven! SOOOOOO excited for what I know will be an epic wedding this May!
Brittany is as bubbly and adorable as can be and although Blake doesn’t love being in front of the camera, we had a great time together shooting their engagement session! What started as an overcast and grey afternoon soon exploded into one of the most jaw droppingly gorgeous sunsets I have been fortunate enough to photograph in awhile! Having these two gorgeous people as my subjects certainly didn’t hurt either! I can not wait to be a part of their Forest House Lodge Wedding next year…it’s sure to be stunning! xo
The word the comes to mind when I think of Nicole and Eric is “laughter”. These two have one another cracking up and laughing ALL. THE. TIME! It is so clear that they are truly one another’s best friend and soul mate. From the moment I met them…there was laughter…and a lot of it. I am often asked…what makes a wedding amazing in terms of photography? And contrary to what people might think…it isn’t all about the venue , the details, the dress, or even the flowers (although Nicole and Eric’s wedding included the most gorgeous selection of all of those things). But what makes a wedding truly spectacular in my eyes is the chemistry between my bride groom. I can pose people all day long, but when a couple’s chemistry shines through and they are just naturally sweet, affectionate and IN LOVE with one another—those photos blow any posed photographs away!!!!! Nicole and Eric are this kind of couple….just perfectly suiting one another and constantly touching, moving, laughing and kissing each other. This is a photographer dream come true! Their Morgan Creek Golf Course wedding in Roseville, CA was the perfect backdrop for their opulent and glam wedding. There were full blooms of hydrangeas that paired beautifully with their black, ivory and gold decor—it was stunning and everything sparkled and glittered just perfectly.
This blog post is dedicated to Eric’s cousin, Kevin Rudi, who celebrated with us in spirit with as “paper Kevin” and via Skype but who sadly lost his battle with cancer in November. May God Bless you and your family and friends.
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Photographer: Jessica Roman Photography
Videographer: Christian DaCosta
Venue: Morgan Creek Golf Club
DJ/Master of Ceremonies: Jeremy Burgess of SJ’s Disk Jockey
Hotel Accommodations/Getting Ready Space: Thunder Valley Resort Casino & Hotel
So…what exactly happens when you combine a bride and groom that are ridiculously great looking, their obviously adorable children, and 750 (no, that is not a typo) of their closest friends and family? Duh…a P-A-R-T-Y! Priscilla and Phi were married on their 10 year anniversary and celebrated in the most perfect fusion of ancient Chinese culture and Americanized style. Steeped in tradition, the tea ceremony is one of the most sacred rituals of Chinese nuptials. Priscilla and Phi honored their families, and their cultural background, by serving tea and feasting on roast pig and other amazing delicacies before heading over to their guest filled reception. There was more food, several bottles of Louis XIII cognac, and more champagne sprayed in the name of celebration than was probably drank. Ok maybe not—but you get the point—It. Was. Seriously. FUN!!!! Priscilla and Phi…your family is beautiful and your children the sweetest and most polities littles ever! Thank you both for allowing this little ol’ photog to capture your dream come true day! – A special shout out thank you to the talented Wendy Hithe of Wendy Hithe Photography for being my second this day! xo
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