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Brookshire Gardens | Suzuki GS500F | Recuperating

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Suzuki GS500F | Carlos Valentino PhotographyThis September has proven to be the busiest month of the year for me. I photographed Alyssa & Daniel and Sofia & Pedro at the Croatian Center and Liz and Nic at the Brookshire Gardens. I invested a weekend and received my endorsement from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, test rode the Buell Blast but purchased a Suzuki GS500F and got surgery!!! I’ve been recovering for a few days and now that I’m out of bed I am looking forward to editing my friends wedding images, having wedding consultations with engaged couples and in a few weeks going on a spin on the bike.

June Weddings

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Joey - My Assistant

I’ve had a pretty exciting June this year. I photographed Melissa & Greg, Nallely & Erick and Jesse & James. These couples were ideal clients because each had things happening on their wedding day that could have negative effects at any wedding but each couple took these bumps on the road in stride and decided to make their wedding day fun no matter what.

Melissa & Greg got married in the middle of a June rainstorm, the weather has been crazy here in Sacramento the last couple of weeks. June days typically are warm and pretty, great for an outdoor wedding, but this month the weather has been less than typical. The wind and rain was so strong that the wedding ceremony had to be moved inside and the tent felt like it was going to blow over at times. However, as soon as Melissa & Greg exchanged their vows the rain and wind stopped and made it possible for some great bridal portraits; it was like magic.

Nallely & Erick dreamed of getting married on the bay. When they hired me the plan was that they were going to exchanged their vows on shore of Tiburon in Marin County. However that morning it was raining hard, so much so that I trouble driving as I made my way down highway 80 to San Francisco. Nallely chose not to let the rain damped her wedding day and walk down the streets of Embarcadero in her wedding dress and like Melissa and Greg’s wedding the rain stopped after the bride and groom exchanged their vows. We had so much fun but don’t take my word for it, this is what they had to say.

The opposite happened with Jesse and James. Every time we meet prior to their wedding day it rained, but the day of their wedding has warm and beautiful. All was well but she showed up to the church an hour late because the limo broke down on its’ way to pick her up. That didn’t get in their way, they said their “I Do’s” and party all night long.

I had fun at these weddings and now I’m editing while dealing with a puppy and getting ready for the Folsom Bridal Show.

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