Category: Weddings
Under Water is my Art

This one is my art…..

I saved up for over a year to afford my first underwater housing. I worked a retail job I hated. I knew underwater photography was something I had to experience, something I had to get my hands into, something I HAD to create. And so it begins… This time a ten feet deep swimming pool was tarped at the top for this underwater styled shoot. The models were scuba certified and their training allowed them to feel very at ease underwater and be able to commit themselves to movements that would cause them to stay under for periods of time. A weighted vest kept me, underwater while the models danced through our underwater world.

The definition of art  is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. This embodies what my underwater photography becomes. Emotion evoked. Models, Savannah and Lauren embraced our creativity when they agreed to shoot with us. As they embraced the dance like movements underwater we could see what was once imagined come to life. The white dresses worn give way to an ethereal beauty as a mysterious world is traveled to underwater. The vintage wing foot bathtub prop created an odd balance adding complexity to the art piece. Anything with vintage flair adds to my style of romance meets modern contemporary. It’s safe to say, this one, underwater photography is my art.

UnderWaterBrides 1UnderWaterBrides 2UnderWaterBrides 3UnderWaterBrides 4UnderWaterBrides 5

Jake and Brittany’s Park Place Wedding

When Jake and Brittany approached me about photographing their wedding, I was overjoyed. Not only do we have mutual friends, but they are total goofballs and some of the happiest people I know. For their wedding, Jake and Brittany chose to have a first look. Jake was so excited when he learned that Brittany was coming to see him, and I was right there to capture the magical moment on film. If you want to see more of their first look and their fun personalities… Josh filmed it. Check out www.evermoorefilms.com

The wedding itself took place at Park Place. Brittany wore a princess ball gown, complete with a giant hoop skirt. She accessorized with a waist length veil, a sparkly headband, and layered necklaces. The day was beautiful and warm, perfect for this lovely couple.

 

parkplacewedding 1parkplacewedding 2parkplacewedding 3parkplacewedding 4parkplacewedding 5parkplacewedding 6parkplacewedding 7parkplacewedding 8parkplacewedding 9parkplacewedding 10parkplacewedding 11parkplacewedding 12parkplacewedding 13parkplacewedding 14parkplacewedding 15parkplacewedding 16parkplacewedding 17parkplacewedding 18parkplacewedding 19parkplacewedding 20parkplacewedding 21parkplacewedding 22parkplacewedding 23parkplacewedding 24

Cinematographer: Evermoore Films

Venue: Park Place

DJ: JC Cota, All Sounds Music

Flowers: Elizabeth Bleadseau

Caterer: Cesars Deli

Cake: Sweet Surrender

Dress Shop: Enchanted Bridal

Dress alterations: Mary Rita Nommenson, Sew Elegant

 

Are you looking for a wedding photographer?  Contact Us for a consultation

 

 

 

Ballet Bride

Film photography and ballet are quite possibly two of my favorite things so it made perfect sense to put those loves together for a styled shoot!  We teamed up with Mint Design and Enchanted Bridal Boutique to capture the beauty and simplicity of dance and flowing fabrics on film.  The late afternoon sun gave us some amazing light and we had so much fun photographing this ballerina bride.

 

Ballet Bride-1Ballet Bride-2Ballet Bride-3Ballet Bride-4Ballet Bride-5Ballet Bride-6Ballet Bride-7Ballet Bride-8Ballet Bride-9Ballet Bride-10Ballet Bride-11Ballet Bride-12Ballet Bride-13Ballet Bride-14Ballet Bride-15Ballet Bride-16Ballet Bride-17Ballet Bride-18

 

John and Samantha’s St Francis Wedding

When we arrived at the Four Points Sheraton, where the bride and groom were getting ready, everything was in full swing.  Samantha was getting her hair done while John was getting ready and anxiously awaiting their first look.  Samantha wore a “not too Cinderella-ey” mermaid cut lace dress and John wore a classic black and white suit.  The bridesmaids wore black lace mermaid dresses while the groomsmen also wore classic black suits.  The beautiful black and white flowers, by House of Flowers, brought the entire look together perfectly.  From their first look to their reception, Samantha and John never stopped laughing and were up for pretty much anything, including some super fun bar shots with their bridal party.  They said I Do at St. Francis Church and danced and celebrated the night away with family and friends at the Petroleum Club of Bakersfield.

 

Petroleumclubwedding 1Petroleumclubwedding 2Petroleumclubwedding 3Petroleumclubwedding 4Petroleumclubwedding 5Petroleumclubwedding 6Petroleumclubwedding 7Petroleumclubwedding 8Petroleumclubwedding 9Petroleumclubwedding 10Petroleumclubwedding 11Petroleumclubwedding 12Petroleumclubwedding 13Petroleumclubwedding 14Petroleumclubwedding 15Petroleumclubwedding 16Petroleumclubwedding 17Petroleumclubwedding 18Petroleumclubwedding 19Petroleumclubwedding 20Petroleumclubwedding 21Petroleumclubwedding 22

 

Getting ready venue: Four Points Shearton

Ceremony Venue: St Francis Church

Reception Venue: Petroleum Club

Cinematographer: Evermoore Films

Florist: House of Flowers

Planning and Styling: Fairy Godmother

Cake: Gimme Some Sugar

Band: Gale Arias

 

Are you looking for a wedding photographer?  Contact Us for a consultation.

Michael and Alycia’s Stockdale Country Club Wedding

Alycia and Michael were married in a beautiful ceremony on the south lawn of Stockdale Country Club. The wedding was intimate, with family and close friends to witness the marriage. Alycia wore a fitted dress with lace detailing, her hair in a classic up do, and her unique ring featuring a teardrop setting surrounded by yellow diamonds. Michael wore a black suit and tie. I especially loved the flower girl dresses worn by her daughters and nieces.  The flower details on the belts finished their looks perfectly. Before heading inside to the reception, the couple hosted a cocktail hour on the south lawn with games like cornhole and giant Jenga for the children to play. The pink accents continued inside with a custom candy bar, gorgeous sugar flowers on the cake, and table arrangements full of roses. After cake and toasts, Alycia and Michael danced the night away.

StockdaleCountryClubWeddingBakersfield 1StockdaleCountryClubWeddingBakersfield 2StockdaleCountryClubWeddingBakersfield 3StockdaleCountryClubWeddingBakersfield 4StockdaleCountryClubWeddingBakersfield 5StockdaleCountryClubWeddingBakersfield 6StockdaleCountryClubWeddingBakersfield 7StockdaleCountryClubWeddingBakersfield 8StockdaleCountryClubWeddingBakersfield 9StockdaleCountryClubWeddingBakersfield 10StockdaleCountryClubWeddingBakersfield 11StockdaleCountryClubWeddingBakersfield 12StockdaleCountryClubWeddingBakersfield 13StockdaleCountryClubWeddingBakersfield 14StockdaleCountryClubWeddingBakersfield 15StockdaleCountryClubWeddingBakersfield 16StockdaleCountryClubWeddingBakersfield 17StockdaleCountryClubWeddingBakersfield 18StockdaleCountryClubWeddingBakersfield 19StockdaleCountryClubWeddingBakersfield 20StockdaleCountryClubWeddingBakersfield 21StockdaleCountryClubWeddingBakersfield 22

Venue and Flowers: Stockdale Country Club

Styling: Heather with Fairy God Mother

Cake: Couture Cakes

Rentals: Walker Lewis Rents

 

Are you looking for a wedding photographer?  Contact Us for a consultation

Jeff and Stephanie’s Park Place Wedding

It is so unusual here in Bakersfield to have a rainy wedding day that I consider it a lucky charm. Jeff and Stephanie were blessed with a beautiful wet and misty February day, and I couldn’t wait to shoot in the soft light. The bridal party got ready at the historic Padre Hotel. The bridesmaids wore Tiffany blue wrap dresses and all had Toms painted with their favorite Disney movie, while the men accessorized their gray suits with burgundy vests and rose boutonnieres. You all know I love a Disney theme, and Stephanie certainly brought that. She wore an Alfred Angelo dress inspired by Sleeping Beauty, with delicate flowers and beading on the bodice. The rain let up for a brief moment, so we were able to take some pictures downtown, but we chased the storm into Shafter and by the time we got to Park Place everything was wet! We improvised and were able to do some fun photos, even using an umbrella as a fun prop to document the rainy day. After the heartfelt (and indoor) ceremony, the rain let up enough to let us take pictures by the gazebo and some gorgeous sunset shots by the water.

 

ParkPlaceWedding 1ParkPlaceWedding 2ParkPlaceWedding 3ParkPlaceWedding 4ParkPlaceWedding 5ParkPlaceWedding 6ParkPlaceWedding 7ParkPlaceWedding 8ParkPlaceWedding 9ParkPlaceWedding 10ParkPlaceWedding 11ParkPlaceWedding 12ParkPlaceWedding 13ParkPlaceWedding 14

 

Vendors

Dress Shop: Enchanted Bridal Boutique

Dress: Alfred Angelo

Alterations: Mary Rita Nommenson

Getting ready venue: The Padre Hotel

Ceremony/Reception venue: Park Place

Florist: Flower Bar

DJ: Kevin Rush

Cake: Gimme Some Sugar

 

Are you looking for a wedding photographer?  Contact Us to schedule a consultation