Pear Valley Winery Wedding Reception – Jack & Courtney

Cheers to the new Mr. & Mrs. Dendy!  What an incredible wedding day they had – full of sunshine, family, friends, amazing wine, beautiful views and lots of love!  They picked an incredibly picturesque venue in Paso Robles, Ca – Pear Valley Winery and brought in an incredible team of vendors from their hometown of Bakersfield, CA.  I am so honored to have been able to come back ‘home’ for Courtney and humbled to get to photograph their special day!!  There were so many beautiful moments so this is yet another long blog post FULL of photos, so relax and enjoy!! If you missed Part 1, there are a ton of photos of the ceremony, family and wedding party available – so scroll back up after you’ve seen this post and click here: —– VENDORS: Ceremony/Reception:  Pear Valley Winery – Paso Robles, Ca                             Wedding Planner:  Colleen Bauer, Fairy Godmother Photography:  Jessica Frey Photography                                                                 Floral Decor: House of Flowers 2nd Photographer:  Jennifer Williams                                                                      Stationary:  Matinae Design Studio Wedding Dress:  Ladies & Gents Bridal     Pronovias                                      ...

Pear Valley Winery Wedding – Jack & Courtney

Pure elegance, smiles, a sense of calm – that’s what greeted family and friends who traveled to an incredible winery/vineyard in Central California to celebrate these two!  Both Courtney & Jack were so wonderful to work with and when your bride trusts you completely and surrounds herself and family with a dream team of vendors – magic happens!  Courtney’s vision of vintage timeless-ness with soft pinks and grays was perfect and definitely fit their personalities.   I couldn’t be happier to see my friend Courtney get married and bring together so many of my favorite vendors from Bakersfield out to the lush vineyards of Paso Robles.  Their venue, the gorgeous Pear Valley Winery had a hilltop ceremony location with one grand beautiful oak tree and views of vineyards for days!  It made for gorgeous photos…and thankfully the rains passed through just in time for the sun (and wind!) to come out.  I feel so honored to be Courtney & Jack’s photographer and am so happy for their perfect day…and to now share part 1 of some of my favorite images from the first half of the day!  Make sure to come back on Monday to see part 2!  Love and hugs to all the incredible vendors listed below….and congratulations Courtney & Jack!! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together and many beautiful adventures!! VENDORS: Ceremony/Reception:  Pear Valley Winery – Paso Robles, Ca                             Wedding Planner:  Colleen Bauer, Fairy Godmother Photography:  Jessica Frey Photography                          ...

Noriega House Bakersfield Wedding Reception – Robert & Allie

Congratulations Robert & Allie!!  What a fun day full of sunshine, perfect weather, family and friends!  (friends with amazing dance moves and vaping skills!) Check out Part 2 of their wedding at one of my favorite Bakersfield venue’s – The Noriega House!  If you happened to miss Part 1, scroll back up here when you’re done and click on this link:         Vaping?!?!   Wedding Photography for couples who believe that love is worth celebrating!! Now Booking Austin/Texas/Destination Weddings for 2015! Email for availability & investment information:

Noriega House Bakersfield Wedding – Robert & Allie

Congratulations Robert & Allie!! I’m so honored to be able to fly back to Bakersfield and get to capture your special day at one of my favorite venues – the Noriega House!  Their recently newly renovated bridal suite was just gorgeous and I’m so excited to share some of my favorite images.  It was the perfect day with the sun shining, a calmness in the air and lots of smiles and laughter! Wishing you two a lifetime of adventures and happiness – I hope Hawaii is treating you well this week!!         We’ll end this part 1 blog post with a very cool shot my awesome second shooter took of Robert & Allie – Jennifer Williams, I love it!! Such a wonderful double exposure!! Wedding Photography for couples who believe that love is worth celebrating!! Now Booking Austin/Texas/Destination Weddings for 2015! Email for availability & investment information:

Real Brides – Advice for New Brides!

1) What is the best advice that was given to you when you started planning your wedding?  Take a minute to stop and enjoy the process. It can get stressful but you have to slow down and think about it because how often do you get to try on gorgeous dresses and taste cake for free?! 2) What is one thing you think every bride should know that you learned while planning your wedding? Everyone always says “It’s your day, you should get everything your way” and while that is true, there are a lot of family and friends that this wedding means a lot to. Learn to pick your battles and know that a little concession goes a long way with a grandmother or future in-law, but don’t be afraid to say no if you really don’t want something. 3) What were your wedding colors and is there a story behind why you chose them? Green, beige, and white. I like green and earthy tones and my pinterest was filled with pictures of green foliage and lots of burlap. The first thing I pinned was a table centerpiece that we ended up using and our florist did an amazing job putting that together. 4) What’s your favorite detail you chose for your wedding that representing your love story? We are big Disneyland fans so my mom got us a Mickey & Minnie cake topper that just makes me so happy every time I look at it. It’s so us. Also, the shot glasses we gave out as wedding favors were a nod to our early dating period that...
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