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I recently met the Stiles family for their fall photography session.  They just relocated back to the area and were very excited to have photos taken with all four of them (usually it’s just the kids as mom is always behind the camera).  I loved getting to know this family – here are some of my favorites from their portrait session.

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In looking back at my portrait sessions, this is also one that slipped between the blogging cracks.  So I must share now!  I’ve known the Harvels for quite some time now.  I worked with Shawna back at my first job out of college in 2003.  She was such a fun person to chat with daily about work business and I was so happy that I had the opportunity to photograph her family even after I left the company and started my own.  They live in the Bay Area but met me in Old Town Sac for their session.  It’s been some time since I’ve seen them – time flies – and I sure do hope to get the opportunity to do another family session with them soon!

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This is a post I had forgotten to share- oops!  Sam is a bride of mine from a couple of years ago.  She had been pursuing her degree the whole time I’ve known her and finally graduated!  I’m so happy and proud of you!  Her mom came along for the session and Sam wanted to have a special photo with her as well as a reminder of how thankful she was for her mom’s support along the way.

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Fall mini photography sessions are here!  These are perfect for your annual family photo, a mini session with your beloved significant other and for holiday cards to send out to friends and family.   All orders must be submitted by December 1st for guaranteed holiday delivery.  Photo sessions will be held at local Sacramento (Roseville, Rocklin, etc) area parks.  If demand arises, I may make a San Francisco day for bay area clients!  Book now while space is available!

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I’ve photographed a number of weddings at the Flower Farm Inn and each one is uniquely different and special, just like the couples who plan them. Larisa and Eric’s did not disappoint. Going a bit against the grain, Larisa chose blue and gold as their colors and the end result, along with their thoughtful decor, was an elegant display that was warm and inviting. Opting out of a standard wedding party, the couple embraced each of their guests with just as much importance. Photography was their most valued part of their day (no pressure for me! Haha) so we were able to set a lot of time aside for photos. I adore this couple (they’re runners too!) and am so excited to see how their love and life unfolds.

Venue – Flower Farm Inn / Wedding Coordinator – Obsessed Events / DJ – TJ Jurado / Officiant – Eva, their family friend / Hair & Makeup: All Dolled Up / Dress – Maggie Sottero, De La Rosa’s Bridal / Flowers – Blooms / Shoes – Nina (and then comfy flip flops) / Caterer – Rayna’s Gourmet Catering / Favors – The Knot / Rentals – It’s All in the Details, Megan Hodapp / Pies – Nugget  / Pie Topper – Hand made by Eric’s Aunt and Cousin / Pickle Jar Labels & Welcome Sign – Hand drawn by Eric’s Cousin / Photobooth – Michael Smith Photography
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Eric’s blue and yellow tie was the perfect color accent to his navy suit. Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-004 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-005 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-006

I had a little ring fun with Larisa’s custom wedding dress hanger. Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-007 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-008

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I love it when couples decide to have a first look.  We have so much more time to photograph and this also allows couples to have these moments be a little more private. You know, like not in front of a hundred guests.  Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-012

I loved the bouquet!

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This couple has so much love for one another! Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-018 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-019 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-020 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-021 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-022 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-023 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-024 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-025 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-026

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This lemonade stand was not only super adorable with all it’s details but the lemonade was delicious – I can attest!  Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-029

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I loved their unique centerpieces of twinkle light branches.  They created a nice ambiance during the reception.  Here’s a fun tidbit:  The pickle jars used as centerpieces were real jars of pickles puchased at Costco. The couple gave the pickles to friends and family to eat and asked they return the jars for their wedding. Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-031 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-032 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-033

A nice moment between father and son as the groom walks down the aisle. Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-034

The bride shares the aisle with two of the most important men in her life. Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-035 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-036 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-037

They included a unique tree ceremony during their vows.  The pear tree was given water from Folsom Lake and the couple’s non-chlorinated pool.  Soil was shared from each of their fathers’ backyards.  The tree will be a wonderful addition to their backyard and, as it is nourished, grows and deepens its roots, so will Eric and Larisa’s love and relationship grow in their marriage. Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-038

I had to include this image as it shows Eric’s personality… “hmmm, should I say yes?”  Yes!

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They surprised us with a dip!  Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-040

Eric being a bit goofy again.  Both he and Larisa were in the happiest of spirits this day. Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-041 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-042

Sharing about the succulent in her bouquet with this little cutie. Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-043

A fun cousin picture that I had to include. Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-044 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-045

I have so many favorites from this couple’s wedding.  They are so loving and elegant and up for anything at all. Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-046 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-047 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-048 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-049 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-050 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-051 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-052 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-053 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-054 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-055 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-056 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-057 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-058 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-059

The custom pie topper caught the eye of one little guy! Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-060

The toasts were tailor-made to bring smiles and tears. Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-061 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-062

Here, Larisa’s mom is saying she picked a good guy because he had a car, a job and a bike.  Superhero status for Eric!  This was a fun moment.

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The aforementioned twinkle sticks brought such sparkle! Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-065

The couple invited their guests to dance with them during their first dance.  I just love this moment in black and white. Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-066 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-067

Their photography was one of their most valued parts of their wedding so we were able to ensure lots of time in front of the camera.  I pulled them out at dusk, just after dinner, for this final session of the day.  The red truck is so fun!  Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-068 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-069

The vines are spectacular. Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-070

Time to party!  TJ the DJ said this was the longest conga line he had ever seen.  Everyone got into it!

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Some light-painting fun and we end the wedding with a sparkler exit. Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-073 Flower Farm Inn Wedding Loomis Photography-074

 

  • Larisa Perryman - Simply amazing images, Heather! I love that you captured every detail in a beautiful way, and you even let us do some awesome light painting at the end! Working with you was our pleasure, and I look forward to treasuring these images forever!

  • Terri Grosse - As the Mother of the Bride, my heartfelt appreciation to you for such a successful documentation of such a great event! The day was awesome! Your photos are absolutely beautiful! Of course the bride and groom are pretty darn happy which showed! When I got married my photographer showed up over an hour late so I fired him. I have no good pictures. Pictures are so much more important than most people realize. Anyone choosing you for their event will be very impressed. Thank you so much for these beautiful memories and your team going above and beyond. Terri Grosse