I love it when my wedding clients contact me to photograph their growing family! The Soriano’s were one of my first wedding clients and they will always hold a dear place in my heart. Please enjoy some of my favorite images from this fall family photography session set in Vallejo.
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!
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. Details from this wedding are shared at the end of this post.
Eric’s blue and yellow tie was the perfect color accent to his navy suit.
I had a little ring fun with Larisa’s custom wedding dress hanger.
You’re beautiful Larisa!
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.
I loved the bouquet!
This couple has so much love for one another!
Love is in the details.
This lemonade stand was not only super adorable with all it’s details but the lemonade was delicious – I can attest!
There isn’t only one way to say “I love you”
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.
A nice moment between father and son as the groom walks down the aisle.
The bride shares the aisle with two of the most important men in her life.
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.
I had to include this image as it shows Eric’s personality… “hmmm, should I say yes?” Yes!
They surprised us with a dip!
Eric being a bit goofy again. Both he and Larisa were in the happiest of spirits this day.
Sharing about the succulent in her bouquet with this little cutie.
A fun cousin picture that I had to include.
I have so many favorites from this couple’s wedding. They are so loving and elegant and up for anything at all.
The custom pie topper caught the eye of one little guy!
The toasts were tailor-made to bring smiles and tears.
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.
The aforementioned twinkle sticks brought such sparkle!
The couple invited their guests to dance with them during their first dance. I just love this moment in black and white.
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!
The vines are spectacular.
Time to party! TJ the DJ said this was the longest conga line he had ever seen. Everyone got into it!
Some light-painting fun and we end the wedding with a sparkler exit.
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
When I first met Kim and her mom to discuss her wedding photography I knew we were a match. Kim’s down-to-earth and kind demeanor resonated with me and I recognized we would work very well together. I was so excited when she ultimately chose me. I met Mike for the first time at their engagement session and could tell just how much this couple love and respect each other. And, of course, I love the Flower Farm Inn and knew their wedding would be lovely. The couple’s affinity for Dutch Bros coffee is highlighted with a coffee bar that served specialty drinks to guests and the chosen yellow and cream color scheme really pops and is oh so cheery. Details about their wedding are shared at the end of this post.
Kim had custom made cufflinks made for Mike. An initial to represent both of their names.
Her bridesmaid help tie the perfect bow.
Kim looked so elegant.
Her bridal gift? Her favorite perfume.
Her father wrote a sentimental note that brought tears to her eyes.
Kim with her beautiful parents.
I love the grey and yellow combination!
Kim and Mike opted for a Pie bar as they both don’t love cake. All of the pies were handmade by Mike’s mom. While I didn’t enjoy a slice myself, I heard they were delicious!
All of the silverware and plates were eco-friendly and compostable. What a unique and earth friendly thought!
Favors to guests were homemade jams. And
A happy groom see’s his bride for the first time.
This handmade wedding quilt was a special touch that this couple wanted included in their photos.
A little wedding fun.
Let the adventures begin!
The Dutch Bros coffee bar impressed and quenched the thirst of guests.
I loved these special “M” and “K” touches.
All of the heart-warming toasts kept guests laughing and smiling.
We end with a sweet moment between father and daughter.
Venue: Flower Farm Inn
Dress: Nordstrom Wedding Suite
Hair: Kristin Addiego
DJ: Nick Dekalb
Caterer: Randy Peters Catering
Pies: Mike’s mom
Invitations, jam favors, custom signs, place cards: DIY
Coffee: Dutch Bros Granite Bay
I love the water… oceans, lakes, the sound of rain… so any chance to photograph near it makes me a happy girl! Courtney and Brad selected the Spinnaker in Sausalito for their wedding. The day was gorgeous and so was Courtney. Brad looked handsome in his suit. Their genuine love for one another radiates. They are one of my all-time easiest couples to photograph. Please enjoy a highlight of their coastal San Francisco Bay wedding.