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  • We started out yesterday bright and early to photograph Amanda and Matt's wedding day. When I left the house it was in fog, but by the time I picked up Tina and Kelly in downtown Sacramento it was sunny. We piled our gear in the back of my SUV and with coffee cups full, we made the road trip to Chico. Our first stop was at Stanford Oaks, where we caught up with Matt setting up for the wedding ceremony. I introduced the team to the guys and after quick hugs we were off again in the car to begin some photo site scouting at Chico State. Amanda had recommended Celestino's pizza across the street from the university - so we grabbed a slice at the end of our scout. New York style - oh YUMMY! Finally, we were off to meet the girls and begin the official start of our day.

    Amanda's invitations were made in Ireland. The hand drawing on them is simply amazing. While the girls were eating a bite, we captured her dress (a beautiful gown from Bella Donna Bridal), her colorful flowers, and the super fun individualized shoes of each girl - which matched the unique color and style of each girls' dress. Amanda wore a cross necklace that belonged to her grandmother, and Matt carried the pocket watch that belonged to his grandfather. Faith had on Napolean Dynamite socks - I had to take this picture to show Cory. Before finishing up with the details, I had Amanda and the girls gather around as I had fun capturing their reflections in her perfume bottle.Stanford Oaks Wedding PhotosStanford Oaks Wedding Photos2Stanford Oaks Wedding Photos3Stanford Oaks Wedding Photos4Stanford Oaks Wedding Photos5Stanford Oaks Wedding Photos6Stanford Oaks Wedding Photos7We took a few images of both Matt and Amanda (separately of course) before we headed over the Chico state where we had planned their first sighting. The anticipation of seeing Amanda as a bride was building and they both laughed as the moment arrived.Stanford Oaks Wedding Photos8Stanford Oaks Wedding Photos9Stanford Oaks Wedding Photos10The guys were handsome and the women beautiful. After finishing up some wedding party shots, we spent time with just Matt and Amanda. They were so easy to photograph and they trusted every idea I had - even a quick limo stop along the way to the ceremony to walk down a tree lined county road (you have to see the sneak peak for that shot!).Stanford Oaks Wedding Photos11Stanford Oaks Wedding Photos12Stanford Oaks Wedding Photos13The ceremony began just before sunset. I love hand shots - the first one is the bride and groom, the second is of Matt's parents in the front row (kudos to Tina for the 2nd shot). During the ceremony Matt had written special vows to read to Faith (their daughter) and they presented her with a beautiful silver locket. This is the image of her immediately after she returned to the girls' line-up - I swear I had to keep back the tears! Matt and Amanda exchanged their vows and rings and were pronounced man and wife just as the last rays of the sun came through the trees (kudos to Kelly for this amazing image).Stanford Oaks Wedding Photos14Stanford Oaks Wedding Photos15Stanford Oaks Wedding Photos16Stanford Oaks Wedding Photos16Stanford Oaks Wedding Photos17Stanford Oaks Wedding Photos17As the reception began, we took this family photo of Marci (bridesmaid) and her husband Kevin (event coordinator extraordinaire - seriously he was awesome!) and their new son. Aren't they cute!!!
    Stanford Oaks Wedding Photos18The cake was gorgeous and colorful to match the fall colors. And we could smell the chocolate for miles. Matt and Amanda played nice and laughed during their first few bites of cake.Stanford Oaks Wedding Photos19 Stanford Oaks Wedding Photos20You can check out more of Matt and Amanda's wedding "sneak peak" by going to our Clients page and using the password of "Amanda_matt". Thank you both for having us photograph your wedding and for trusting in us so completely. We love you guys!

    Some of the great vendors that Matt and Amanda used are: KTL Events (Kevin Lang), Bacio's Catering, Vino 100, Bella Donna Bridal, Dimensions Hair Salon, the Powder Room (make-up), Magik Entertainment, Floral Design by Anita Starr, Upper Crust Bakery, and accommodations at Hotel Diamond.

    And finally, meet Kelly (photo by Tina). She added a great touch to our team yesterday and I'm looking forward to spending more time with her in the future.Stanford Oaks Wedding Photos21




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  • Meet Michelangelo! Teresa only thought it fair that since I blog about our cats, that I share their new family pet. Teresa snapped this image as he was caught eating a pretzel treat!Sacramento Pet Photos



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  • Every year Teresa and her friends and family walk in the Memory Walk to fight against Alzheimers. Teresa lost her dad two years ago this November to Alzheimers and it's not easy to watch a loved one deteriorate over the years with this disease. The walk was this last Saturday at the Capitol. Teresa made shirts for the family to wear - the back had her dad's picture on it and the front said "In Memory of Leroy 'butch' Coe. Loving Dad and Papa." These were a few of the images from the day.Alzheimer's walkAlzheimer's walk2Alzheimer's walk3



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  • Tonight Cory and I had the pleasure of eating pizza and sharing a glass of wine with my good friend Penny of Penny Sylvia Photography. I'm so glad she was in my neck of the woods and could stop by for dinner and some great conversation. I miss seeing my friends more often. Thanks Penn for taking time time off to spend with us!



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  • In my continued obsession with photographing eyes, here is my 4th "It's all in the eyes." Eyes are the window to the soul and often the focal point of photos. It's been too long since I've last posted under this column. It's all in the eyes guest #4 is HarLee. This is one of Teresa's little girls. And you can see this was taken just after she finished crying. I love the tear on her cheek.Eye photos


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