Tag Archives: Ripon Wedding Photographer

Alex + Abigail | Ripon Wedding

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Matt + Ali | Ripon Lucca Winery Wedding

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Scott + Jenna | Ripon Lucca Winery Wedding

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Bryan + Janet | Ripon Country Club Wedding

There was such a calm in the air as the day had finally arrived that Janet & Bryan would marry. There was a buzzing happiness that filled the rooms and everyone in them. Their families poured over them with love and support as they blessed this union. It was a beautiful sight. The day was perfect in everyway. Bryan & Janet, thank you so much for inviting me to share this day with you and your loved ones. I was honored to document it and wish you all the best as you ‘fly’ through this journey of life together.
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Adored her bouquet!

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Janet, you’re absolutely stunning!

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Work it girls…

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Oh this face!

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Always get a kick out of my groomsmen!

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Bryan and Janet met on an airplane one fateful day, so she weaved the theme into their reception so perfectly

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Another incredible cake by Deanna Moorehead

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We snuck out from the reception for a few sunset shots and I got to drive a golf cart for the first time. Not sure they knew what they were doing when they trusted me with that but I got the bride and groom back unscathed and had some fun!

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Such a fun and good-looking couple.

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Sweet love, these two were gitty to finally be husband and wife

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Troy + Melissa | Country Wedding, Ripon CA

I can’t say enough good things about this day and the couple who united as one. There were tears, laughter, surprises, wild fun and lots of love. Troy and Melissa have a deep bond and inspiring friendship. I love that they are one of those couples that loves to do anything and everything together. They were both anxious to see one another as the day grew, so I was super excited they decided to do a first look. Their family and friends are some of the best people I know and poured over them with love, support and some killer dance moves to celebrate properly! Thank you both for allowing me to share in your day. Every detail was considered and perfectly executed, the day was beautiful. I’m so excited to watch your adventure as Mr & Mrs! Much love.

AND a big shout out and thank you to Joni Griepp of Joni G Photography for second shooting, her eye and lovely images never disappoint and she’s always a pleasure.

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A love note to her soon-to-be…

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Always time for a little playing in the kitchen

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Melissa, you’re stunning!

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I love this sweet girl and all her beauty!

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Some studs right there!

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 We had some peeping Tom’s during the first look!

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These cakes were indescribable! Deanna, the bride’s sister-in-law (and my dear friend) made them as a surprise. Her talent amazes!

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I LOVE grand entrance dances!

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Troy surprised Melissa by singing to her, it very much deserved the standing ovation!

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Surprise #2, the guys did a performance to some good ole’ boy band and it was one for the books!

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Holly + Jason | Ripon Engagement

I had such a fun time getting to know Holly & Jason and hear more about their love story. They are really kind, down-to-earth and in love. I am super excited to be capturing their union this Fall! 2014-05-01_00012014-05-01_00022014-05-01_00032014-05-01_00042014-05-01_00052014-05-01_00062014-05-01_00072014-05-01_00082014-05-01_00092014-05-01_00102014-05-01_00112014-05-01_00122014-05-01_00132014-05-01_00142014-05-01_00152014-05-01_00162014-05-01_00172014-05-01_00182014-05-01_00192014-05-01_0020

Kenny + Toni | Ripon, Spring Creek Golf Course Wedding

Heavy grey clouds brewed in the distance as the girls got ready at a bridemaid’s house. I was certain it wasn’t going to rain on this early October day, I was employing positive thinking!  Toni didn’t let it concern her much as she enjoyed time with her girlfriends getting dolled up and sipping champagne glasses. By the time we had arrived at the venue and started the guy’s photos, the clouds were overhead and it poured. Of course it didn’t start until we were about a half mile away from any coverage as I was shooting the guys out on the open course. The guys were troopers and we were able to keep them mostly guarded under the canopy of trees. We all huddled there under the branches waiting for the rain to pass, frizzy hair and all (well for me anyway). We finally flagged down some employees and they came to our rescue with golf carts.

The rain wouldn’t let up so we decided to keep things on time we’d photograph the girls indoors. It wasn’t all according to the plans, but Toni stayed calm and joyful focusing on marrying her best friend rain or shine.

As the ceremony approached there was talk of moving under the awning with standing room only if the rain didn’t let up. And just like that the rain stopped about 10 minutes before guests started to arrive, just enough time to finish setup.

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Toni is such a beauty! Makeup by my favorite, Amanda Bertram.

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Some stunners right here!

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The fabulous ladies worked it!

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Just doing a little robot, no big deal.

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I love first looks. They are such a special moment between bride and groom and help the day run so much smoother.

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Love her reaction!

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Ceremony time!

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The clouds started to part letting through some beautiful sun during the ceremony.

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And to add to the perfection of the day, a rainbow showed up just as they walked down the aisle as Mr. & Mrs.

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Wedding parties are the most fun!

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Loved having the old car to incorporate in some of our photos. Such a beautiful couple.

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The girls did the flowers themselves and they turned out wonderful!

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Another amazing cake by the talented Deanna!!

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Deanna also surprised Kenny with this incredible groom’s cake that you could actually drink a shot of Crown from, seriously the coolest cake ever.

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Had a great time with many new and old friends at the reception.

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This guy had some serious moves.

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Congratulation Toni & Kenny! Your day was so incredible and I was honored to be a part of it. Wishing many blessings on your marriage.

Josh + Brittany | Ripon Wedding

I was so honored when Josh (my cousin) and Brittany chose me as their wedding photographer! I grew up with Josh as young kids and then we grew to be even better friends in high school/college years and I have some really crazy fun memories with him. When I met Brittany I knew this was the one he would settle down with. I could see the love he had for her and the joy they shared. These two are truly best friends and are always laughing. They’ve made a beautiful family together with their son Brayden and daughter Emma. I couldn’t be happier about two people finding each other and I was blessed to capture their love.

The day didn’t have that chaotic and rushed feeling that accompanies most weddings, there was a calm in the air and everyone was happy to spend the day celebrating. One of my favorite parts about documenting this day, was that Josh and Brittany fully trust and are confident in me. They are they kind of bride & groom that say ‘whatever you think is best, you’re the expert’! I really appreciate that and it makes my job so much easier and more fun. And another thing that made my job easier was the help of my sweet friend, Joni Griepp of Joni G Photography! She saved the day by second shooting along side me and I was so grateful for her assistance and wonderful eye/imagery.

The day started out with preparation of the ladies at Josh & Brittany’s home…

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The lovely Janie Sweeten did a fabulous job with the makeup artistry

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Mommy and daughter shoes

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and the guys getting suited up

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Josh works for Ripon Fire Dept, so it was fun to incorporate that personal detail into their day. Great idea Crys!

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Getting into a car in a wedding dress takes some serious skill and focus!

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The fabulous ladies!

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BEWARE! Trespassing in Ripon (even for a few minutes) is no joke, they’ll get you everytime!

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I’m pretty sure the guys thought I was off my rocker when I laid in the middle of the road for this shot

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The ceremony was held at Josh’s childhood church, Calvary Reformed in Ripon. Josh and Brittany did not plan on seeing each other before the ceremony and when we got to the church the emotions started flowing and Brittany really wanted to see her man before walking down the aisle. So of course everyone made it happen and setup an impromptu first look. Which ended up being a really special moment they shared and helped calm her tears as she reflected on their grandparents that watched this day from above.

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LOVED this wedding party!

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the beautiful Mr. & Mrs. Bodeson

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Such a cute candy bar and the gorgeous cake by my talented friend Deanna Moorehead

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First family dance, so sweet

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Let’s get this party started!

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Wishing you two a life full of love and friendship. Much <3