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Miss W is a stunning bride of mine that has decided to give the gift of boudoir to her groom!  We custom designed her album and, let me tell you, her man was SHOCKED when we gave it to him.  Shocked with happiness of course! I’m sharing only the images that keep her identity hush-hush.  Enjoy this beauty!

Michelle and Tom are an adorable couple getting married later this fall.  Michelle and I have a long history of friendship… we were bff’s in elementary school!  We were friends for several years and parted ways as so many young friendships do but Facebook brought us back together.  Once Tom proposed, she contacted me about her wedding photography and I was so honored and excited that I could be there for them!  They have a beautiful daughter named Jorja and it was so nice to include her in the session.  We met in Coloma one extremely hot morning and had a great time!

And a little before & after:  The 3 photos below are from a couple of birthday parties of Michelle’s – I’m the dorky kid on her left in the top two and the one smiling on the right in the last.  I know I have a bunch more taken at my own parties but I need to raid my mom’s photo albums to find them:)

And us all grown up!

  • PJ James - Great shots…beautiful exposures!

  • Gayle - Really good photos, guys….love the ones of Jorja!

  • Jennifer Bareis - I love all the pictures!Heather you did an awesome job..love the locations. Congratulations Michelle,Tom & Jorja too!!

  • Michelle - Wonderful!!! What a great group of photos! Had a great time taking them :-) Love how the “old” ones turned out.

Danielle and Dominic are an easy-to-be-around laid back couple getting married in Brentwood in just a few short weeks.  We met at the arboretum in Davis for their session and I had such a great time photographing them in all the little niches this venue has to offer.  The evening light was gorgeous and I just love how their photos turned out.  Danielle has been texting me photos of details she’s planning for her wedding over the last several months and I’m looking forward to seeing how everything comes together!

Makeup by Christi Reynolds Makeup Artistry

Danielle, you’re seriously gorgeous!

Love this tender moment…

I just love this light…

  • danielle Tedford - These pictures are just awesome! =))))

The love of nature, music and creativity are just a few things this sweet couple have in common.  Not only do they actually make music together (Michele plays the ukelele and Keith plays guitar – both sing) but Michelle paints and Keith is a talented wood craftsman.  Many of the details photographed in their wedding are actually lovingly homemade.  The weather in Foresthill was absolutely perfect and Michele glowed in her lace wedding gown.

Venue: Forest House Lodge
Floral: Bryan’s Florist
Dresses: David’s Bridal
Hair (bride): Marcie Arnold
Hair (bridesmaids): Michele Anfinson (bride)
Cake: Monica at Forest House Lodge
DJ: Chris Feigles
Classic Guitar: Daniel Radu

Michele became a little teary eyed after viewing herself in the mirror and realizing she was soon going to marry the man of her dreams!

Michele you are simply beautiful…

Remember how I mentioned all the handmade details?  Well, these necklaces Michele gifted to her bridesmaids were all different and all crafted by hand.  How sweet!

Keith made such a handsome groom!

Keith’s family was fun and my second shooter Chris caught this image before walking down the aisle.  I think it shows a little bit of their personality :).  Keith’s brother, Kevin (on the left), is also a local wedding photographer (along with his beautiful wife Stephanie – also a bridesmaid).  Ack, the pressure!  I totally know they were watching me the whole time like a hawk – I would have done the same thing!

Check out Keith’s expression as he watches his beautiful bride walk down the aisle…

Their vows were emotionally moving…

I just love this sun bleached shot!

A quick hug from her dad…

Showing a little of their personalities:)

It just so happened the Western States 100 mile run was happening the day of their wedding and the course passed right in front of the Forest House Lodge!  We had a little fun and got a couple of photos along side one of the runners:)

Pen cup handmade by Keith…

A first for me, a two sided wedding cake!  Loved it!

Adorable ukelele and guitar wedding topper…

Hand painted by Michele – beautiful!

The darts were a gift to the groomsmen and also handmade by Keith.

The wedding favor was a cd of music written and recorded by this sweet couple – the cover images were favorites from their engagement session…

The favor disc was a replica of the hand painted art displayed by the wedding cake…

Those adorable cowboy boots were also hand painted by Michele!

A tradition in Michele’s family is to pass out jordan almond confetti to guests…

The best man, Keith, giving his toast…

and it was funny…

Michele’s dad wanted to share some words, a toast and cigars with the guys…

A big thanks to Chris Cooke (my second photographer) for getting this shot while I was inside covering the dancing!  You pretty much made my night:)

  • white daisy photography - Stunning images Heather! Great job!

  • Stephanie Anfinson - Beautiful work, Heather!

  • Marleen Hirton - Absolutely beautiful pictures, Heather. You captured everything. Especially personality And you made us all feel so relaxed. You Rock!!

  • Wendy Cevola - We were sad to have missed this beautiful wedding day. Seeing the photos made Dan and I feel that we didn’t miss out entirely because we now know what it looked like and we can see the love and joy between these two newly weds. Cheers, Wendy and Dan

  • Doug - These are incredible. I love some of the artsy stuff with sun and smoke those really blew me away. They look like something out of a magazine.

  • Corlis Batalo - Lovely wedding and beautiful shots capturing the wonderful event!
    Uncle Wayne and Auntie Corlis

  • Lucinda Serynek - The photos are amazing and beautiful! They exquisitely captured a beautiful bride and handsome groom!

  • Cheryl - So beautiful! If I were the bride I don’t know how I would pick my favorites! These truly capture the personalities of Michele and Keith. Amazing work!

  • Betty Lewis - What awesome pictures of a stunning bride and her handsome husband!

  • Anne DeStefanp - Loved the pics of the guitar and the girls in the cowboy boots. I am glad to see black and white photos are still in. All the pictures are great. I like the variety and not just all pictured of people. Thanks for sharing. Anne

  • Janet Radford - Made me cry all over again reliving that special day with my special god-daughter and her amazing husband. What an addition to the family. And he plays a mean Bocce Ball!!!

  • Madalyn Craviotto - Fantastic! Beautiful and imaginagtive.

  • Michele - Everything about this gives me chills. Heather is so tallented and passionate. She is so amazing to work with, calm and positive :) heather i respect your art! The pictures really do capture how absolutely special and happy our day was! I have been saying that i wish we could relive our day. Now that we have pictures like these, we actually can. Xoxo Thank you!

  • Sue Murray - Such beautiful pictures of a beautiful & talented couple!! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Linda Tyler - What a beautiful wedding. Michele & Keith are such a precious couple. I love the CD they made together!! These pictures are just amazing, so fantastic and fun.

    Linda Tyler

  • Tom - Great photos of a fantastic day!

  • Cheryl Davis - Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple on a beautiful day!!!

  • Jane Rasmussen - Beautiful pictures that really captured the magic of the day!

  • Melodee Orsolini - The photos were beautiful and captured the magic,joy and true love of the couple,family and time honored and treasured event. It was truly a special day. The bride and groom were gorgeous! xxoo Roger and Melodee

  • Sue Anfinson - What a great day! The wedding was wonderful and looking at your beautiful pictures was like re-living this special event. Good work Heather!

  • Pat Anfinson - Beautiful pictures Heather, thanks so much!

  • Susan Priest - These pictures are truly beautiful and the weeding couple look so happy and so much in love.

  • Judith Vaughn - These images are so full of feeling…..they reflect the love Michelle and Keith Share! Thanks for sharing!