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Congratulations to Carmen and Scott!
Once again this past Saturday I had the joy of capturing the memories from a wedding. The wedding and reception were both held at The Victorian Gardens of Two Sisters in Kingsburg. It is an absolutely beautiful location. The owners are great to work with.
I started off the day taking a few bridal portraits of Carmen. Isn’t she gorgeous?
After Carmen it was the guys turn. They wanted to have a bit of fun with their pictures.
If I remember correctly this was called the human wall. If you’ve ever watched a soccer game, this stance should look familiar.
After the wedding I spent some time alone with Carmen and Scott. I love her smile, it’s absolutely infectious.
They got the almost kiss right too!
This was taken during their first dance. The couple tends to look towards me and “pose”, so I love when I have a second photographer with me.
Tracie helped me out with this reception. While the couple “poses” towards me, she’s able to get some absolutely wonderful candids!
This one is mine. I love catching those moments.
Carmen tossed the bouquet halfway to the moon! This was taken just after sunset, so I love the deep, deep blues still left in the sky.
Then came time for Scott to get the garter. The DJ told him he couldn’t use his hands.
Scott tossed the garter pretty well too, but I don’t think it caught as much air as the bouquet did. I love looking in the background and seeing Carmen’s son being hoisted into the air to catch the garter.
I thought the next few shots were hilarious. There were disposable cameras placed on the tables for the guests to use during the reception. I think they have about 30 pictures of me taking photos. This gentleman was the first. Then came little Joshua, and then little Mia. I had snuck up on Mia while she was getting some candy and took her picture. The rest of the night she’d run up to me with one o f the disposable cameras, snap a frame off and exclaim, “I snucked up on you!” It made me smile every time
Carmen and Scott, thank you for asking me to be a part of your special day by capturing the memories as they happened. It was truly a joy and I wish you much happiness together!
This weekend I had the pleasure of being Lisa and Jeff’s wedding photographer. We met before the wedding for the formal photographs. They were married at the Heritage Church of God just east of Kingsburg. I’ve been told the church building is close to 100 years old. The reception was out at The Kingsburg Gun Club.
Here are a few of my favorite images and memories from the day.
After finishing the formal portraits, I headed inside the reception hall to capture a few detail shots. A banner had been made for the couple. I loved this shot…….anyone remember Max, Buff, and Melvin?
I love asking my couples to pose in the “almost kiss.” BUT..it’s sometimes a challenge to explain and can take a few tries to achieve the look I’m hoping for. It’s not about the kiss. It’s about the moment just before. Lisa and Jeff got it right the very first shot!
I wish I could take full credit for the next shot, but I can not. So, here’s a huge shout out to my second photographer for the day, Tracie! Tracie has worked quite a few weddings with me. I was setting up the shot to capture it from a different angle. Tracie saw this angle and shot it. I LOVE the way this one turned out. Thanks Tracie!
You never know what’s going to happen when there are children taking part in a wedding. Little Wesley was great. We posed this one group shot with the men and Wesley wearing shades. The one below it is the same photo, just cropped in on Wesley.
Here’s one of Jeff and the ladies.
We had our share of laughs as well.
Both the flowers and the rings were gorgeous.
Lisa walked down the aisle hand in hand with her mom.
Once again, kudos to Tracie for this shot. Tracie was up in the balcony of the church during the ceremony.
I love watching for the little details while a couple is at the alter. I love watching their hands.
I stole the couple from the reception at sunset. This one is all them, not posed……..just a wonderful moment.
Four generations of Wesley. The youngest, “Little Dude,” his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. All named Wesley.
I was told there’s a story behind this shot, and that Jeff would get a kick of this. This gentleman’s wife sought out Tracie to have this shot taken. I think the tattoo on the finger is great.
Lisa and Jeff, thank you for letting me be a part of your special day. Congratulations!
Today I met with one of my upcoming wedding couples. We arranged to meet in Visalia at a little park near downtown. When we met, the sun was still a bit too bright for my liking. We got a couple shots off and then a full on bridal party in a limo pulls up. The photographer for the wedding party that arrived is a friend of mine, and fellow Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep photographer. I knew she would be working on a tight time schedule, so I started to look around for an alternate location to shoot.
In trying to find a brick wall, we noticed that across the street from this little park we were in is a beautiful red brick church. We decided to look closer. I am so glad that we did. What a beautiful little courtyard this little church has. I decided to run back to my truck and grab my new video light. The three shots below are taken using the video light for light.
Another shot from the little church courtyard.
It was then just about sunset. On my way to meet them I had passed a huge field filled with yellow flowers (ok, filled with yellow weeds….itchy yellow weeds!). We left the little church just in time to get to the field for sunset. Once again, this shot is lit with the video light.