I LOVED this beautiful Country Engagement Session! The day could not have been anymore perfect! I had the chance to photograph Jenelle and Matt at their family property. A 6-generation, 102 acre home on top of a mountain. Nothing but fields of wheat and stunning pastures everywhere! The lighting was stunning for a late spring season! These two are so perfect for one another. I am so excited to be photographing their wedding this year! I hope you enjoy their session.
A couple of weeks ago it was about time for the two lovers to tie the knot. The April wedding of gorgeous Lena and Alex took place at “Wine and Roses” in Lodi, California. The faces of this lovely couple might be familiar to you. We did an engagement session with them back in January at a ranch park.
Lena’s custom made wedding dress looked spectacular! While the bride got ready in a signature bridal suite with a beautiful balcony view, the coordinator was reorganize the outdoor ceremony to happen inside. It was raining! Omw, we have not had much rain this year and we aren’t complaining about weather at all, but that would have been something sweet in this nice surrounded by vineyards and lush greenery, unforgettable luxury Lodi hotel settled in northern California’s wine country.
But Julie, the wedding coordinator had a lot of backup plans to offer so they moved the place for the ceremony inside a large canopy . It was tight for about 90 people but very emotional and touching.
Lena and Alex have been dating each other for 2 years and had a 2 year engagement. What makes them so perfect for one another is their passion to pursue the same dream.
For their wedding, they wished a very relaxed and laid-back atmosphere, people should only have fun without any time pressure and one thing happening after the other. And it exactly was like that. I could not believe how many really good friends people can have. Seriously their friends are such a fun group and they all know each other since ages.
One memorable moment was the bread/honey toast that the moms did, which is a traditional Russian culture; korovai is served as a blessing and torn in two to determine who will wear the “pants in the family” so to speak, and honey is to be eaten after the wedding to ensure healthy offspring and a sweet life. Can you guess who won this competition?
Alex’s mom enjoys belly dancing so she had invited her close friends to entertain the crowd throughout dinner, they love to party and know how to have a good time.
Being together for such a long time already and still in LOVE for each other is a gift and I am are very happy to have met you guys! Here is to wish you all the best for your future and thank you for having me.
These two lovers came from Santa Cruz, all the way to Sacramento to have their engagement session with me. We hit it off really well together, despite the high winds that afternoon we still managed with the pretty dresses she brought. They chose Gibson Ranch park, keeping it country and patriotic at the same time! Loved everything about the cute props they brought!! Too bad the bubble machine wasn’t a big hit, with all that wind, I loved how much props, outfits they brought! Maia and Dan were both dating at the time they knew one another, but Dan had no idea that Maia had a secret crush on him already. A year later, Maia was invited to Dan’s bonfire party. They were both single at the time, and true love sparked a fire in their hearts, and ever since these two have been madly in love with one another! I’m so excited to be part of their special moments and can’t wait till their wedding next year!! This time I’m coming down to Santa Cruz! Can’t wait!!