Hinton Beau Pre Golf Course Wedding

Jesse and Malinda’s Beau Pre golf course wedding was absolutely beautiful. The guys started out the day with some early morning golf, while the girls all got ready together at a perfectly decorated private residence. The bridesmaids planned a surprise party bus trip to Round Table because Malinda loves Round Table Pizza. It was standing room only as Malinda walked down the aisle, and Jesse saw his beautiful bride for the first time. They visited with family and friends, ate a delicious steak dinner, followed by a chocolate Coscto cake (my fave) and Voo Doo donuts. Tephi Ziemke Henry did an amazing job as the wedding planner for the Hinton wedding and it showed in every detail. Jesse and Malinda got to focus on each other and their guests. It was a great celebration of love with friends and family.

Venue: Beau Pre Golf Course

Wedding Planner: Tephi Ziemke Henry

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Fun Filled Fortuna Rodeo Carnival Senior Session

I have been wanting to do a carnival shoot ever since I have started my photography journey and finally made it happen! I met up with my senior reps on the opening day of the carnival. We met at noon which is a tough time to shoot, but I wanted to beat the crowds and I wanted to challenge myself and get some bright images. I am in love with these images. They are so fun and colorful! My daughter also got in on the action. Who cold resist a carnival session? : )

Curtis & Katie's Sunflower Rosina Vineyards Wedding

I photographed a wedding at Rosina Vineyards in July of 2018. Not long after, Katie contacted me about shooting her Rosina Vineyards wedding the following July. Her plans were for sunflowers everywhere. Fast forward one year, and one pregnancy later. This mama got married not long after having a baby! Big props to Katie! Planning a wedding while pregnant and then having a newborn is definitely not easy! : ) Curtis and Katie’s wedding was on a very warm Southern Humboldt day. It was filled with sunflowers, lots of love, and even more laughter. Tears were shed, amazing dance moves were recorded, and lots of laughs were had. I hope you enjoy viewing their photos! : )

John & Laneil's Redwood National Forest Adventure Elopement

Laneil found me online and inquired about an elopement. She opted for an adventure elopement and I am so glad she did! We met in Trinidad for her first look and her ceremony, and then explored the Redwood National Forest in her wedding gown and John in his tux and got some epic pictures. But first, let me tell you where this adventure began.

Laneil was widowed in October 2013 and looking for a contractor for her lake house. She was referred to a Texas cowboy who had divorced one month later in November 2013. He lived near her town of Fort Worth Texas, but traveled south to work, so they talked on the phone and agreed to meet each other at George’s Bar in Waco Texas.

John saw Laneil get out of her smart car and stopped traffic for her to cross the street. They shared their life stories, and talked and laughed for hours. When time ran out on their meeting, Laneil still had a smile on her face while she was waiting at a red light not far from George's Bar. She looked in her rear view mirror and saw John walking toward her window. He had stopped behind her and was walking toward her car. She rolled her window down, and he bent down and kissed her right then and there. The rest is history.

This was the sweet beginning to their love story. I was so blessed that I got to be a part of one of their biggest chapters. We ended their adventure elopement on Trinidad State Beach, with the wind blowing in full force. It allowed us to be perfectly in the moment. There was no fixing the veil, or arranging the dress, as the wind would gust again and send them flying. Just like life, we can try to control things, but God has other plans.