Diane and Eric Married at Holy Cross!

Diane and Eric had a beautiful wedding at Holy Cross Church in Linden. After the formal photos we had a chance to stop at a relative’s ranch and take photos in the cherry orchards, which were in full bloom. It was a perfect day and you could just feel the happiness coming from this happy couple. The reception was held at Lockeford Springs Golf…

Snow White Engagement Session!

Our plan was to head to the mountains with our snowboarding gear, get some photos and then play for the rest of the day. But plans are meant to be broken. As it turned out we all had something going on back home mid afternoon so instead of cancelling all together, we decided just to make it a photo shoot in the snow. And…

Viaggio Weddings!

I’m really looking forward to my weddings at Viaggio Estate and Winery this season. I’ve been shooting lots of engagement sessions as well and Jennifer and Burak wanted to take their engagement photos on the property earlier this month. We had a great time and they were fun to work with. I love it when they come up with fun ideas…here’s one of my…

Nipple Ring Engagement

It was a pleasure photographing Val and Young in Scottsdale, Arizona a few weeks ago. The weather was perfect and we had an intense sunset. I liked Young right off the bat when he approached me with a big hug. But he had me a while back…when I first heard about how he proposed to Val. I liked him before I even met him….

i-Phone app for San Francisco Waterfront

I’m excited to let you know that one of my images was chosen for this very informative and useful app on San Francisco’s waterfront! Check it out: http://bit.ly/SFWaterfront

Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award 2011!

I’m thrilled to announce that Lori Makabe Photography has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for wedding photography! Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

Lori Makabe Photography stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

Viaggio Wedding – Zillian!

Jillian and Zachary’s wedding at Viaggio was pretty much incredible!  The food, flowers, the band, the wine…all were just fantastic.  Jill’s mom and step-dad hired 2 stilters (8-feet tall) who came in full costume and threw flower petals as the couple exited their ceremony and climbed up the steps toward the mansion at Viaggio. They added another dimension to the day.   Here are some…

Viaggio Wedding! Lauren and David

I LOVE photographing weddings at Viaggio Winery (www.viaggiowinery.com)!  And Lauren and David’s wedding was just gorgeous! They chose to see each other before the ceremony, so we set up a nice shady place for their ‘first look’.  It was really neat to see David’s reaction to Lauren in her dress.  She was BEAUTIFUL!  Here are some of my favorite images of the day.  …

Jarred and Lauren’s Lodi Ranch Wedding

It was such a pleasure working with Lauren and Jarred! Their mutual love and respect permeated the gathering…we ALL felt it. Here is a video of the highlights.

Delta Wedding! Melissa and Matt married at Stewart Ranch

What a fun couple! What a perfect day! Melissa and Matt’s wedding on Ryer Island in the heart of the Delta was a ton of fun! Guests arrived from near and far and all rode the ferry across one of the rivers or sloughs to arrive at Stewart Ranch. We took advantage of the situation and took some fun photos on the ferry.  The…