Bear River Casino

Ringler Wedding|Ferndale|Parky'sPicsPhotography|HumboldtCounty

Mai and Chris got married on a wet day on July 1st.  We began the day at the Bear River Casino where Chris, his two sons, the groomsmen and best woman were getting ready. Then it was off to the brides house to get some getting ready photos. It was great to see the family actively involved in the whole process as the men were outside preparing the meat for that nights dinner. 


We were originally going to do a first look on the beach, but with the wet weather we headed to the bluffs above Centerville Beach.  Chris and Mai have such an great connection and it is apparent in their first look and couples photos. They were both so calm and collected. I love the way he looks at her (like they do in the movies) and she just lights up when she is around him. 

The ceremony took place at The Church of the Assumption in Ferndale. It was a beautiful traditional catholic ceremony attended by many guests.  An abundance of family members were a part of the ceremony and the  el lazo was wrapped around them in a figure 8 to represent Mai and Chris's futures now being forever intertwined. 


After the ceremony we headed over to a nearby house for some quick family photos and then it was off to the reception.  

Here the bridal party got the party started by shimmying in with some silly dance moves.  Throughout the entire reception I was so moved by how much family and support the couple received. It was so rich in Mexican tradition. There was the traditional money dance and the "La Vibora de la Mar." a dance where the wedding guests  dance in a circle around the couple while holding hands, then duck under a bridge formed by the bride and groom. It was  great way for the guests to get involved in the ceremony and it was so cool to see the couple being surrounded by so much love and support and in this way they got to individually interact with each of their guests. 

It was an amazing day! Thank you Chris and Mai for allowing me to be part of it!  

SeniorSunday|2017Parky'sPics Photography|SeniorBoyWrapUp|HumboldtCounty

Senior sessions are my favorites! I had the special privilege to shoot these awesome senior boys this 2017 school year. They attended schools as far south as South Fork High School, all the way to St. Bernard's Catholic School, with a few Fortuna High and Ferndale guys sprinkled in. A few of them made the trek to Tooby Park, Garberville Community Park, and the Benbow Inn down in my neck of the woods, while others were shot on their own properties that were special to them. I was also blessed to shoot in Old Town,Eureka at the Bear River Casino, and Husky Football Field. We got to play with guns, race cards, ride motorcycles, and had lots of laughs. I am truly blessed that they gave me the opportunity to capture these special moments for them. I love seeing what they are passionate about and capturing their love for it. There were a few all star athletes who excelled on the playing field,  as well as some award and scholarship winners. What a crew! Good luck 2017 Senior Boys! I wish you the best of luck!