Windmills and Weddings




Oak Farm Wedding Hightlights Video

Michele and Ivan’s Wedding at the Ryde Hotel

Here’s a highlight video of Michele and Ivan’s wedding at the Ryde Hotel in Walnut Grove, California

Trash the Dress? Or not!

I’ve had several after wedding photo shoots where the bride didn’t really care if she ruined her dress or not.  This was a fun one in the Central Valley. Tammy was a very willing subject and after I dragged her and her husband all over the Delta, we ended up in her backyard pool in Ceres! She did a great job, we were all exhausted, but I got some great images. Here are a few of my favorites.Tammy in the Pool




John and Sarah: A+ Ceremony and Reception at Amorosa Inn and Gardens!

John and Sarah had a really sweet ceremony and reception at Amorosa Inn and Gardens in Lodi last month.  Here are a few highlights of their wedding day.  Congratulations to this happy Lodi couple!

John and Sarah

John and Sarah

The Gals

The Gals

Sarah and her Maid of Honor

Sarah and her Maid of Honor



Sarah ready to head outside

Sarah ready to head outside

On the Bridge

On the Bridge

Some clouds moved in and we had a dramatic sky!

Some clouds moved in and we had a dramatic sky!

In the Vineyard

In the Vineyard

Kyle and EJ married!

I had a great opportunity to work with Kyle and EJ a few weeks back in Rio Vista.Kyle and EJ 01

EJ the Model

EJ and Gift

Nice Legs

Tammy and Matt tie the knot in Ceres

Tammy Clark and Matt Wills had a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Evanshire Gardens in Ceres on June 20th.  What a neat couple they are!  Good food,  good fun and it even got a bit crazy a few times, like when one of her brothers and some friends jumped in the pool!  Managed to keep my cameras dry, but certainly wasn’t expecting that! Tammy and Matt

Tammy Clark

The Guys

The Gals


Brother in the Pool

Janice and Reza’s Wedding!

Janice and Reza are true fun-seekers! When I arrived to start photographing Janice getting ready, her bridesmaids showed me her three pairs of shoes she would be wearing throughout her wedding and reception.   What a kick!

Their ceremony was held at St. Peter’s Chapel on Mare Island.   St. Peter’s  was built in 1901 and is the oldest Naval Chapel in the country.   The chapel has cozy, old world feel and charm, yet surprisingly holds 200 occupants.  It is well- known for its large collection of original Tiffany stained glass windows.

More to come! Check back for some fun and funky formals and the Persian Ceremony and Reception at Travis Air Force Base

Erin and Sean’s wedding at Oak Farm Vineyards, Lodi, California

Erin Ness and Sean Soulsby tied the knot on May 16th at Oak Farm Vineyards in Lodi.  What a beautiful wedding!  Surrounded by family and friends in 100-degree temperatures, Erin and Sean’s love and respect for each other was evident.  The huge barn at Oak Farm makes for such a great venue and backdrop for photos.  The vodka bar, buffet and wine all hit the spot and everyone had a great time on the dance floor.ES113

Erin and Sean at Oak Farm Vineyards


Inside the barn at Oak Farm

Erin and Sean's table settings

Sunset photos at Oak Farm Vineyards, Lodi

First Dance

First Dance 2

Boogie Down!

Last Dance

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