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Like many couples these days, Jim and Mel wanted a destination wedding without the huge price tag. To add an extra twist, they wanted sneak away and elope. This is where I stepped in. During the initial telephone interview with the bride, Mel expressed their desires to make everything quick and easy by eloping and traveling to Scotland for the honeymoon. They chose Scotland because Jim’s parents’ families are from there. Mel was game for it because who wouldn’t want to see their man in a kilt!

In order to keep things on their schedule, we setup a photo shoot in advance of the elopement and in full dress. Mel had a plan and purchased a high resolution image of a castle they planned to visit while they were in Scotland and gave it to me to play with in photoshop.  So, with the lighting just right that afternoon and a little bit help from Photoshop, I was able to create the first shot of this post!

Mel used that first image from their photo shoot and made it into a postcard. Using the postcard as their announcement that they had gotten married, the new Mr. & Mrs. mailed the postcards out to family and friends while they travelled through Scotland. This way, the families had a postmark and an explanation. Easy, sweet, no hassles!

As proof they actually made it to the castle in the postcard picture, Jim and Mel sent me the actual picture of the two of them in front of Eilean Donan Castle, which I have included under the postcard portrait.  I also included the images we used to create the postcard…fun stuff!

Some other information about their “destination wedding” As a child, Jim’s mother used to be a sword dancer in the Scottish Highland games. Naturally, they used the tartan of his mother’s family, which is Royal Stewart. The sword in the picture is the actual sword that Jim’s mother used while dancing as a Highland sword dancer. Mel upcycled her dress and designed and sewed the tartan sash she’s wearing.

Love the creativity of my peeps!  Thank you so much Jim and Mel for showing me such a cool new location and congratulations on your union as one!

If you would like to book a session with me, please contact me HERE. If you would live to view more of my work, please visit my other websites HERE.

xoxo,

Jamie

 

 

 

 

 

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Jarin and Katie, loved your wedding in Fort Jones!  Gorgeous…love weddings that are held at a special place, such as your parents house!  Your family,  your friends, everybody was so kind and happy.  The two of you are so perfect together, Katie, you absolutely light up when you look at your man.  The moments shared between your mom and you were so touching…so special, I can’t wait to do the same for my daughters one day.

I should write more….but I have been working on this blog post WAY too long and need to move away from the computer!  Lol!  I will later though!

More info coming soon as far as everybody involved to create such an awesome day!  I can say that the food was the BEST we have ever had at a wedding and the cake…holy cow…delish!

Thank you so much Amy, my 2nd for the day and Lee, my trusty friend and assist for the day.

If you would like to book a session with me, please contact me HERE. If you would live to view more of my work, please visit my other websites HERE.

xoxo,

Jamie

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What a beautiful day over at Gover Ranch wedding venue of Anderson, California.  Maybe a tad bit on the hot side, but the gorgeous trees provided so much shade which I think everybody was thankful for.  This perfect day was chalked full of wonderful memories created by Frankie and Jennifer, along with their outgoing family and friends.  I wish you two the best in life, and I know you two will enjoy every second of it together!  This was such a fun wedding, full of adventure and energy!  There might of even been a little contest going on between the girls and the guys…who could be the most creative with a fish eye picture…I think the girls nailed the fish eye portrait, but the guys bringing a ski boat out as the ceremony was about to begin might get the A+ for effort.  Though, I think I do love the girls portrait that I am going to call “Wedding Day Girl Fight Club.”

More information coming soon on all the creative touches present in this wedding! {like who it is you need to call to help create your most perfect wedding day!}

As usual, I couldn’t of done this without my trusty friend Amy, who was my second shooter for the day!  Thank you Amy!

If you would like to book a session with me, please contact me HERE. If you would live to view more of my work, please visit my other websites HERE.

xoxo,

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Ashley of The Flower Pot messaged me today to see if I was available for a quick flower shoot tonight!  I happened to be, so we met up in the studio and played around for a little bit!  Loved her beautiful bouquets for her Palo Cedro bride, Shiree and her bridesmaids.  Shiree’s bridal bouquet is the white bouquet first featured in this post.  While her bridesmaids and below in pink.  The flowers she used to create such stunning works were dahlias, peonies, lisianthus, star of Bethlehem, dusty miller and spray roses.

Thanks Ashley for popping by!  Enjoy the wedding tomorrow!

If you would like to book a session with me, please contact me HERE. If you would live to view more of my work, please visit my other websites HERE.

xoxo,

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Thank you so very much Brian and Megan for choosing me to document your perfect day!  Megan, you were a stunning bride, as one of your bridesmaids said, a “Pintrest Bride.”  Brian, I absolutely adore your energy and happiness.  The two of you compliment each other so well.  Megan, you absolutely light up when you are near Brian!

 

The wedding day began at the Holiday Inn of Redding, CA.  Nikki  Gibson created Megan’s stunning hair, and makeup was created by Mariya Krutikova, a duo of sheer artistry.  After everybody was ready, we headed over to the First Presbyterian Church also located in Redding, CA for the ceremony.  Once at the church, one of the talented groomsmen, Ben, a pianist and composer played before Megan’s entrance.  Megan looked like a dream floating down the aisle with her handsome father, where she met her husband to be, and officiant Phil Vaughn.  After the ceremony, the limo driver, Jody of Shasta Premier Transportation took us to Redding’s City Hall for the formal portraits.  Then back to Holiday Inn for a beautiful reception and to party it up with the band, Lou White & The Band…who killed it!  The flowers were beautiful and created by Lasting Love Decor & Design.

 

As usual, I give a special thanks to my amazing team!  Thank you so very much Amy and Vanessa for always being there with me!

If you would like to book a session with me, please contact me HERE. If you would live to view more of my work, please visit my other websites HERE.

 

xoxo,
Jamie

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Such a sweet gentle couple, Evan and Kaitie!  Thank you so very much for letting my team and myself shoot your beautiful romantic garden themed wedding at the beautiful White House wedding venue of Redding, CA.  I have to say, that dress was so beyond stunning, especially on such a beautiful bride!  I thought it was delicate and perfect for you, Kaitie!  I know you and Evan will spend a life time together enjoying each other along the way.

Kaitie and Evan had decided to alleviate wedding stress and hired Gwen Edwardson of Weddings with Gwen…so smart!  Gwen coordinated the day perfectly and her decor is always the very best!  The evening ended with DJ Don Burton, who carried the reception along perfectly and whom I love to work with!  The food was catered by Etched In Elegance and the floral arrangements were created by the amazingThe White House Florist, Darlene.  Kaitie’s makeup was created by Brittany Martin, which is always so beautifully done.  Kaitie’s hair was styled by Lydia McAllister, and it was gorgeous.  To my team, thank you so much for your hard work and support!

Thank you again Evan and Kaitie for letting me capture your most perfect day!  Want to take a trip down memory lane?  HERE is a link to your Engagement Session and HERE is a link to your Rehearsal Dinner.

If you would like to book a session with me, please contact me HERE. If you would live to view more of my work, please visit my other websites HERE.

xoxo,

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Thank you Ashley for letting me take your senior portraits!  Loved your idea of a magical and playful meadow with your best friend, Carly.  Your dress…perfect for this look…LOVE.  The finishing touches were the gorgeous fresh flower crown wreathes that Ashley of The Flower Pot created for you.  Stunning!  Had so much fun getting to shoot at a few new locations, I think we hit up four different spots!

Enjoy your senior year, you deserve so much in life!  You are beyond sweet and I adore you!  Stay on the right path, which I have no doubt that you will!

xoxo,

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What a beautiful rehearsal put on by Gwen of Weddings with Gwen, Evan and Kaitie’s wedding coordinator.  The venue, gorgeous and perfectly manicured, was located at The White House of Anderson, CA.  Thank you so much Linda for asking me to document this love filled evening!  Later after the rehearsal, the families had booked a hall at the Gaia Hotel of Anderson, CA to celebrate.

Can’t wait to start editing the wedding!  TOMORROW it begins!

If you would like to book a session with me, please contact me HERE. If you would live to view more of my work, please visit my other websites HERE.

xoxo,

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A girl can dream of her special day.  This starts so young!  I had the privilege of working with Ashely of The Flower Pot the other day documenting some senior portrait wreaths she created.  My daughter was anxious to help me in the studio as I took some macro shots of the flowers.  Instantly she began pretending she was a bride.  Speaking of brides, Ashley is available to create one of a kind floral arrangements.  Below I have asked Ashley a ton of questions to help brides out there learn more about floral arrangements for their wedding day down below the portraits.

xoxo,

Jamie

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Thanks Ashley of The Flower Pot of Redding, CA for your gorgeous creations!  Took some shots of your flowers tonight as a thank you for your gift of floral artistry created for my senior sessions tomorrow!

Special thanks to my daughter Isa for helping me tonight…Daddy too!

If you would like to book a session with me, please contact me HERE. If you would live to view more of my work, please visit my other websites HERE.

xoxo,

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