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Allan and Genevieve are married! (teaser)

Allan and Genevieve’s Tahoe wedding was absolutely the best way to finish off our 2012 wedding season. First of all, the fact that we were able to even take any photos outside was nothing short of a miracle. If you recall last weekend and the torrential downpour that was the first storm of December, we all thought there was no chance of being outdoors. But as luck may have it , the rain held off just long enough for us to get some Tahoe mountain goodness. After that, we were honored to witness the union of Allan and Genevieve, after 14 years of courtship! It was seriously an amazing day.
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Clint and Kayla are married! (teaser)

Congratulations to one of our favorite couples, Clint and Kayla! Let me tell you folks, these are some good people right here. We absolutely loved being with all of their friends and family at their wedding last weekend at the Forest House Lodge. There is so much love and cuteness to share…more to come!CK Forest House Lodge Wedding 001CK Forest House Lodge Wedding 001 2CK Forest House Lodge Wedding 003

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John and Katie’s Granite Bay engagement session

John and Katie met each other while hanging out with friends, eating good food and playing games…and they pretty much never stopped! They are a fun, down to earth couple and we love that we are getting the opportunity to know them through being their wedding photographers. Their wedding next summer will be at Granite Bay Golf Club, which, not coincidentally, is less than a mile from their home. Katie told us that they are notorious for staying within “the radius” because all of their friends and favorite things to do are so close by to where they live. So, for their engagement session, we literally walked around the corner from their house to capture some of the gorgeous fall colors of the trees on the street.

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After that, we went over to the trail near Folsom lake where John and Katie go running with their dogs, Jack and Tucker. Speaking of running, congrats to Katie for running the California International Marathon this weekend! It was actually during a run that John asked Katie to marry him. We took the dogs out along the trail to the very spot where he popped the question.

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Can you spot the doggies in the photo below?

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Nolan and Lisa’s lovely Empire Mine wedding

Super exciting news, my dear readers! We are so excited to announce that one of our favorites client’s wedding has been published in the Winter 2013 issue of Real Weddings magazine! Congratulations to Nolan and Lisa! They worked so hard to create an utterly beautiful and memorable event and I’m so glad that future brides will have the opportunity to be inspired by their happy day. We’ve been waiting until the magazine hit newsstands to share this wedding on our blog, and now that it has, we are so happy to share it here. Lisa Nolan Real Weddings 003aLisa Nolan Real Weddings 002Lisa and Nolan’s wedding at Empire Mine State Park was nothing short of perfection, from the very fun bridal party, to the cutest little youngsters, to the abundance of gorgeous details and the beautiful garden-like setting. It was our first time photographing at Empire Mine and let me tell you, it is gorgeous! I could have just walked the grounds all day long. I started my day with the ladies at a nearby hotel as they polished, primped, and preped for the big day.LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 005aLN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 008This is such a funny story. As a prank, Lisa bought an old wedding gown that was stained ripped, and pretty darn gross. When it was time to get dressed, the look on her grandmother’s face was priceless when she thought the dress had been ruined by the cleaners. Lisa quickly let them in on the joke but it was a great photo op!
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Photography | The Goodness!
Ceremony and Reception Venue | Empire Mine State Park
Florist | Art in Bloom
Catering | Antonio Ayestaran Custom Catering
Cake | The Cake Artist
DJ| Music & More Entertainment
Bridal Hair | Halo Salon & Day Spa
Bridal Makeup | Rachel Elise Makeup Artistry
Photo Booth | The Shot Spot by The Goodness!
Rentals | Celebrations! Party Rentals & Tents