Thomas and Laura tying the knot in a garden! When I first heard about the location for this wedding I had a hard time visualizing how it would all fit, but all I can say now is, WOW! Watson’s Veggie Garden on Main Street is definitely a tucked away gem. Even the drizzle of rain could not steal anything away from this quaint little spot. In this garden, Pastor Travis Aicklen officiating at the ceremony, brought this man and woman to husband and wife.
This vintage inspired wedding included flowers from Sweet Memories, with some of my favorites! One of the valley’s favorite places to dine, Fugazzi’s catered the wedding with delicious food.Musical stylizing for the processional was provided by the unique beard and voice of Jerrod Turner of the Gospel Whiskey Runners.
Now, let’s bring together the best of two worlds, Taylor’s Hot Dogs and Brewbakers beer! These late night dogs were a nice topper to the hungry bellies on the dance floor. Watching all the dancing feet, I couldn’t help but notice Thomas and his groomsmen ‘s feet, which were all fitted into a pair Toms Shoes. To add a sweet touch to the evening, there was a dessert table full of homemade goodies. One of the popular desserts of the night was the Oreo balls, enjoyed on unique plates that were collected from various thrift stores.
I can’t thank Thomas and Laura enough for having such a unique and beautiful wedding, and thank you for letting me be apart of it and thank you for making my job easy.
You made it to the end! Check out their engagement photos here.
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The following images were shot in Yokohl Valley. This was also one of the first times I got to use my new mobile lighting kit, two strobes, stands, softbox, gels, radio triggers, and lots of other trinkets, that all fit into one back pack… pretty cool!
View her entire set here! (if you have the password)
Loooong blog post on its way, I just wanted to get these images up fast for the couple, happy turkey day everyone!
This was an interesting situation, I only met Soledad a week before her wedding. She was having some health issues and was going to postpone her wedding, but at the last minute she was feeling better and everything was falling into place to go ahead with the same date they had planned before. Except for booking a photographer, luckily I had that weekend open. Soledad and Victor got married at Peoples Church in Fresno CA. The reception was held at a little golf course tucked away in Fresno called San Joaquin Valley County Club. I wish I could have had more time to get to know everyone so I would have had more to blog about. But, what can you do, I was happy I was able to help with her beautiful last minute wedding!
My long time partner in crime just got married, ill let him tell you all about it. Zach, get on here and finish this blog post. Congrats buddy.
I went to college at Letourneau University in Longview TX. An experience that I loved, and one of the things that made it so enjoyable for me was the staff of the university. Staff that would call you on your cell phone when you didn’t show up to class to tell you to wake up and get to class (annoying and hilarious at the same time, especially because the whole class waited for me to show up before starting). In the case of Corey, he would stay up late and come meet with me when I was having trouble with something and needed advice. Corey really took the time to invest in the students and consequently is loved across the board by anyone who has gone to school there (the guy has 2600+ Facebook friends).
So as you can imagine is was very flattered to receive the call to fly out and shoot his wedding. I got to see lots of old friends, and eat at all my favorite restaurants from my college days. Congrats Corey and Patty! Thanks for letting be a part of your day!
More content coming soon, just wanted to get some stuff up for you and the couple too see!
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We have been married five years and dated for five years before that, and we’ve enjoyed every bit of it. We’re both from Ontario, Canada. I (Michelle) teach high school English and Norm is the product manager of Springfree Trampoline, a company which makes safe trampolines without springs. We love to see new places together, and we’ve been on trips to Mexico, the Caribbean, China, Italy, Florida, and now the Southwest U.S in August 2010. We had a fantastic time on our road trip exploring the Utah parks, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, and Sequoia National Park. We were going to get photos taken for our fifth anniversary in June, but when our initial photographer didn’t work out, we thought, since we were taking this trip in August, why not wait until then and have the Giant Sequoia trees as a backdrop? We hope to continue to make wonderful memories together.
-Norm and Michelle O’Hara
I have been wanting to get up to the mountains for awhile now, and you know how it is… even though its only a 1.5 hour drive from Visalia, just couldn’t find the time… So thank you Norm and Michelle for giving me the chance to get up there! My favorite part of the whole thing was the “shock and awe” that they experienced when they first saw the Giant Sequoias. Consequently they spent a lot of time looking up , so I decided to play of of this theme. Sit back and enjoy some samples from there “vacatiportraits”.
For you scouting photographers/tourists out there here is where all this was shot:
Sequoia National Park, Crescent Meadow, Morro Rock, Tunnel Log, and Parker Group.
Thanks for the referral Kevin!]]>