Siobhan and Greg’s Downtown Sacramento Wedding {Elks Tower | Citizen Hotel Wedding Photographer}

Siobhan has traveled the world, been to more countries than most, and ended up falling head over heels for Greg. Greg is a down-to-earth, absolutely hilarious fellow who loves, cares for, and supports his new bride. They planned this very hip, very stylish, celebration to include their dearest friends and family. From the food to their Irish Whiskey, these two made sure their guests had an amazing time. Most importantly they were surrounded with so much love and affection from their people.

I love, love, love Siobhan’s style. Her bridesmaids were so funny, I was laughing to myself the entire day. They made Siobhan smile, took care of her all morning, and thoroughly enjoyed themselves! We started the day at the beautiful Citizen Hotel. After the ladies and gentlemen were ready, Siobhan and Greg shared a wonderful first look with their friends watching, smiling, and enjoying the moment. Greg led us on a walk to Capital Park before the ceremony, everyone laughing and chatting before the main event!

After the ceremony and during the reception, Siobhan and Greg shared in special moments with the grandparents, their parents, friends, and family. It was a joyous day and I was honored to document the day for this amazing couple. Their wedding day was elegant, lighthearted, sentimental, and perfectly theirs. From the moment I stepped into her hotel room until the time I left I could not help but smile. Congratulations Siobhan and Greg!!

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Special THANKS to my fabulous second shooter, Joanna Clark!

Hotel: The Citizen Hotel, Downtown Sacramento

Photos at: Capitol Gardens Park, California State Capitol

Venue: Elks Tower Ballroom, Elks Tower, Downtown Sacramento

Wedding Coordinator/Planner: Christina at Obsessed Events

DJ: Ken, aka The Saxman

Caterer: Hannibal’s

Baker/Cake: Dessert Buffet by About A Bite Bakery and Vanilla Bean Gourmet Cupcakery

Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander from Bliss Bridal Salon

Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal, assorted styles in Plum color

Tuxedos: Grey Suits (each groomsman chose their own)

April 22, 2014 - 11:23 pm

Colleen Garvey - Absolutely stunning!!

April 23, 2014 - 3:29 pm

Denny Edmondson - Captured the day perfectly!

April 23, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Caitlin Shields - So pretty!!! Love ya, girl!

Moira and Matt’s Wind Swept San Francisco Engagement {Palace of Fine Arts | Sutro Baths | Baker Beach Engagement Photographer}

Oh Moira. Your hair. Your smile.

I was smitten with these two the moment I met them in San Francisco for their engagement session. They flew in from Washington DC for a whirlwind trip to finalize a few plans for their fall Wine Country wedding. With weather putting a small damper on our plans we decided to reschedule our shoot and lucked out with a perfectly sunny, windy, and clear SF afternoon.

Matt and Moira are both world travelers, kind souls, and are spirited and FUN! They ran, played, kissed, and loved on each other with such pure joy that it made my photographer heart melt a little:)We decided to meet at the gorgeous Palace of Fine Arts to start our shoot. The pair was fascinated with the architecture in this tucked away SF gem. We wandered the grounds, laughing, and discussing Moira’s traumatic experience with a very broken, very heavy glass dish the night before the shoot.

After the Palace we headed over to Lands End to take in the wind swept, sweeping views over Sutro Baths. Sigh. Pretty cannot describe this location. Although they had been to CA many times and visited family who lives near the Bay Area, they had not spent time taking in the beauty of this exact location.

After the majesty of the ocean overlooking the ruins we ended our session at beautiful Baker Beach. Sunset and wind and a couple of fun-loving folks. I thoroughly enjoyed our time running…nay, frolicking:)on the beach! I left this shoot with the biggest smile on my face.

Congrats you two! I cannot wait for your wedding this year. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for trusting me with your engagement and wedding day images! Best of luck with the wedding planning from afar…and without further ado…meet Moira and Matt!

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