Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Colleen & Tommy, San Juan Bautista Mission, San Juan Bautista CA

I had a really really tough time choosing images for my blog for this wedding. I loved this wedding sooooo much. Not only was it just a gorgeous wedding, with beautiful dynamic people, but it was so much fun, I just wanted to try and show how much fun I had! Colleen and Tommy, my wonderful bride and groom, came to me as a referral from Leilani and Matt Drost, a couple whose Halloween themed wedding I photographed a few years ago. Leilani and Matt, incidentally, introduced Colleen and Tommy to each other, and when sparks flew, love was born, a marriage plan was made and my adorable Leilani said: "Hire Sonia!" And man, am I glad she did, I was just over the moon with this wedding. The details from the shoes to the bouquets, by Precious and Blooming in Los Gatos, and the ambiance of the San Juan Bautista Mission, were all awe inspiring. Colleen was a knock out, she and Tommy were so much fun to shoot, just like in their engagement session; playful and sooo sweet. Their whole wedding party (including Leilani and Matt) we're such awesome sports, and we got some great pictures because of it. Oh and the Stormtrooper outfits used for my traditional 'closing shot of the night' were priceless! Seriously I could go on, but I'll stop. Thank you to two of the raddest wedding couples I've had the pleasure of working for!

 ^ That one's for you, Leilani. Just like the shot I took of you and Matt!
 ^ Leilani and Matt!!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

La Wanda & Zachary, Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley CA

La Wanda and Zachary came to me from Chanda Monique at A Monique Affair wedding planning. Once I started working with Chanda, I just knew this would be a memorable wedding. La Wanda and Zachary's choose Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley for their wedding and I definitely approved. This is probably one of the most picturesque venues I've had the privilege to photograph. La Wanda was lovely and so graceful as she walked down the Ivy tunnel to the ceremony stage. The sky was baby blue with big beautiful brush strokes of clouds. The reception was amazing with line dancing, and again, the food! So, so yummy, plus there's nothing cuter than cake pops for dessert!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Dana & Matt, Brix Restaurant, Napa

Be still my heart! Dana and Matt are so in love, it felt wonderful to photograph them. Rarely do I have a couple that need hardly any direction in posing, and they were that couple. Matt was so tender with Dana, holding her face in his hands gave me shivers. Dana's beautiful brown eyes glowed in pictures, emphasized gorgeously with make up by Carrie Aldous. Again, Brix Restaurant was just perfect; soft late summer light danced in the vineyards as the sound of a harp played in the distance. I loved the community "family style" tables in the garden and the touches of potted herbs as decoration. It was a beautiful, perfect day.