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A photograph is …a moment in the present, captured for the future, to look back at the past.
A photographer is… the one who sees all three- in the same moment.
This is my take on wedding photography: precious are these moments, so much so, that a bride will look back on them and remember how happy that day was, how care free her love was, maybe even how small her waistline was when people wouldn't otherwise believe her. These are the moments that a bride and her spouse will look back at when they have a rough patch and they may be forgetting why they ever tied the knot in the first place. Even for some brides, because life is unpredictable, these could be the last memories they have with a mother, or a father, a friend, even their own husband. These are the captured memories that will be passed down to her children, and her grandchildren and the generations to come, to remember who she was or even learn about her for the first time because they never got to meet her. How would you want them to envision this day? Making a decision on your wedding photography is making a decision of how your wedding will be remembered for a lifetime.
16 years ago, as a favor, I photographed my first wedding for a family member. When we looked at them for the first time, everyone realized I had a natural gift for capturing moments between people. I then quickly enrolled in every photography class SCC had to offer so my technical ability could catch up to my natural ability.
For the next few years I did tons of family shoots and I did a few weddings here and there for friends and family and then about 12 years ago I did my first "REAL" wedding. It took me awhile to trust the HUGE responsibility I was taking on because I knew there was no "do-overs" in wedding photography.
I have photographed hundreds of weddings all over Sacramento, Tahoe, Monterey Bay, San Francisco and many different venues in between. I have photographed various venues including beaches, winery's, barns, firehouses, hotels, gardens, country clubs, golf courses, backyards and mansions. I have also photographed full Catholic weddings, Christian, Indian and Afghan weddings and many different kinds of weddings from the traditional to non-traditional. Every one unique and special and beautiful in it's own way.
One of the things I love the most about being a wedding photographer is getting to watch these couples grow into families and getting to photograph them as they do. I call them my happily ever after sessions! I have one of the best jobs in the world and I am honored to have been trusted with these important events and I would be honored to be included in yours.
A Moment of Joy Photography
Located in Elk Grove