Potbelly “Miss Bits” Visits my Studio

I had a very unique visitor to my studio this summer! Meet Miss Bits. She weighs 4 pounds and likes Cheerios or anything else that you will share with her.  She is clean, cute, VERY well-loved and ALWAYS entertaining!  Thank you Luan for bringing her in!

 

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Vanessa & Sean are Engaged!

I love hanging with positive people.  Vanessa and Sean are fun and fit and full of life! We had a great time in San Francisco taking their Engagement photos and I really look forward to their wedding next year at the Serrano Country Club !

We even had a pod of dolphins make a brief appearance while we were taking photos at Baker Beach! I’ve never had that happen before, so it was a real treat.  Here are a few images from our session…

 

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Engagement photos in San Francisco

 

Engagement photos in San Francisco

 

Engagement photos in San Francisco

 

Engagement photos in San Francisco

 

Cupids Span Engagement Photos

 

Touchdown! Cheerleader and NFL Tight End – Married!

Stockton native and former Oakland Raiderette, Ashlee Marks married her best friend, Tampa Bay Buckaneer’s tight end Brandon Myers at the beautiful Viaggio Estate and Winery this past weekend.
What a DARLING couple! Ashlee and Brandon met thru mutual friends when Brandon was playing his rookie year with the Oakland Raiders. Brandon proposed in March of last year on the steps of Union Square in San Francisco. Their wedding day couldn’t have been more ideal, warm but not hot, with blue skies and a slight breeze. The couple’s vision of how they imagined their celebration was perfectly orchestrated. Ashlee is a serious fashionista with excellent taste and a creative mindset. She spent the past 15 months planning, organizing and designing the details of their wedding day and the entire wedding weekend. It was an honor to be a part of their remarkable day! I’m still editing, sizing and sorting images, but here are a few of my favorites.
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Weddings at Viaggio Estate and Winery, Acampo, California; NFL players weddings
Weddings at Viaggio Estate and Winery, Acampo, California; NFL players weddings
Weddings at Viaggio Estate and Winery, Acampo, California; NFL players weddings
Weddings at Viaggio Estate and Winery, Acampo, California; NFL players weddings
Weddings at Viaggio Estate and Winery, Acampo, California; NFL players weddings
Weddings at Viaggio Estate and Winery, Acampo, California; NFL players weddings
Weddings at Viaggio Estate and Winery, Acampo, California; NFL players weddings
Weddings at Viaggio Estate and Winery, Acampo, California; NFL players weddings
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Weddings at Viaggio Estate and Winery, Acampo, California; NFL players weddings
Congratulations Ashlee and Brandon!

A HUGE shout out to the rest of the creative team who were a part of this amazing wedding:

Mac Makekup – Erica Jasso,

Hair – VIP Salon, Stockton – Missy,

Wedding Dress -Blossoms Bridal, Dublin

Bella Bloom Flowers  Vicky Marco

Marcus Preston (of the Oakland Raiders) and EMotion Films

Rocking Entertainment (DJ)

Something Sweet Desta Stenson

Hartman Studios (Chandeliers and Head Table Pieces)

Trio Maxim (Ceremony music)

The Find   (Lounge furniture rentals)

Mimi and Company     (Linens, bookshelf)

Melissa and Phillip Married! Delta Diamond Farm Wedding Highlights

It was great fun working with Melissa and Phillip at Delta Diamond Farm !  They are a darling couple and they had lots of great DIY details that they worked on WAY before their wedding date. Here are some of my favorite images.

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Weddings at Delta Diamond Farm in the Delta

 

Weddings at Delta Diamond Farm in the Delta

 

Weddings at Delta Diamond Farm in the Delta

 

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Ceremony Site, Gardens – Delta Diamond Farm

 

 

Sarah from Donnelly Floral and Event Design   designed the bouquet and flowers for the day and it really fit the style of the wedding.

 

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Weddings at Delta Diamond Farm in the Delta

The bridal party had a great time and I loved the parent toasts!

 

Weddings at Delta Diamond Farm in the Delta

 

Weddings at Delta Diamond Farm in the Delta

 

And then there was PIE!  Just perfect!

 

Weddings at Delta Diamond Farm in the Delta

 

Melissa and Phil performed a really fun and well-rehearsed dance. They had MOVES!

 

Weddings at Delta Diamond Farm in the Delta

 

Great fun and Congratulations to the newlyweds!

 

Weddings at Delta Diamond Farm in the Delta

 

 

Weddings at Delta Diamond Farm in the Delta

 

 

Valerie and Travis are MARRIED!

She’s just too cute! I LOVE my niece!

 

 

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Last weekend, Valerie and Travis were married at the University Club in Phoenix. They are very into each other and this makes me very happy!

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Val and Travis did all of the planning. My sister (Val’s mom) made the cake and all of us aunts all helped with something…Mae made Val’s necklace, bracelet and earrings from a piece of our mother’s jewelry.

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Another family member, Dave McIntyre, performed the ceremony. This was really special!

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Val’s cousin, Liz sang a solo. She has a beautiful voice!

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Congratulations Val and Travis! Best of luck to you both!

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Lord of the Wind Baja – Highlights and Photos

I had a fun shooting the Lord of the Wind Showdown here in Los Barriles last weekend. We had 2 days of pretty good wind allowing for course and slalom racing, the long distance “Showdown,” freestyle and big air contests. Congratulations to Brian Lake for winning the Showdown this year. And a huge thanks to the Rotary Los Barriles Cabo Este, Postal Annex, The Kiteboarder Magazine, and all of the other sponsors as well as the many volunteers who made the event possible. Here are a few of my favorite images…mostly from the freestyle and big air events.  To see ALL of my images, use this link: http://1609218630.pictology.com/    Use password 14low and then click on View All Images

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Adam Koch and Adam Withington wowed the crowd landing huge jumps using their foil boards

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Turtles Hatch during Wedding Ceremony!

I love beach weddings anyway, but this one I must say, was da bomb! Shelby and Mark are two beautiful people, inside and out. And when two people like this find each other I just think it’s magical.
They planned their wedding where Shelby spent her winters throughout her childhood, the small Mexican town of Los Barriles, about 90 minutes North of Cabo on the Sea of Cortez.  Although the day was hot and muggier than usual for this time of year, the pre-ceremony set up and photos went well and the ceremony was smooth as a good tequila.

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Shelby and Mark

Ceremony Site where the sea turtles hatched

Ceremony Site where the sea turtles hatched

After the kiss and Shelby and Mark took that first walk together as husband and wife, we were exiting the beach to lead the guests toward the cocktail hour, but that wasn’t to be. A guest came and grabbed me at this point “You’re not going to believe this but a nest of sea turtles started hatching while the ceremony was going on!” Holy Crap! This changed everything! I quick grabbed the bride and groom and we walked over to what was now a crowd of guests standing over a wiggling flapping nest of darling baby turtles!

Sea turtles still coming up!

Sea turtles still coming up!

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The nest

Apparently there were guests who witnessed the turtles beginning to emerge from the sand. At first they didn’t know what the heck it was, but they soon realized what was going on. They didn’t want to disturb the ceremony with this event so they made the decision to wait until after the ceremony to announce to those who hadn’t seen the hatch.

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In many cultures, turtles are good luck. They are a sign of creation, strength, longevity and fertility. What a great gateway into a marriage for Shelby and Mark! I wish the best for them and I think maybe they will have LOTS of kids!

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