eureka wedding photography

Alyssa's Eureka High Softball Sportrait Session

Softball season is in full swing, and it is bringing back memories of Alyssa’s senior Sportrait session last year. Alyssa, her mom and myself met at the Eureka High softball field and had fun creating some memories together. We got a great combination of some more natural poses as well as some more dramatic off camera flash images.

Ford Wedding|Baywood Golf Course

Anthony and Jillian married on a cool overcast day at Baywood Golf Course. Friends and family traveled from all over as far away a Louisiana. A great time was had by all. There were funny faces, plenty of tears, and some pretty amazing dance moves out on the dance floor. Vendor team

Groomsmen Tuxedos- Men's Wearhouse, 

Hair-Robin Smith

Make-up-Emy at Slay Studio 

Catering-Baywood GolfCourse 

D.J- Accurate Productions 

NorthCoast Event Rentals 

Videography- FVP Solutions

Thomas & Jessika's Romantic Rosina Vineyards Wedding

Thomas and Jessika's  gorgeous Rosina Vineyards wedding was full of charming DIY details and stunning vineyard views. Using beautiful light rose and pastel tones, the couple created a romantic ceremony, and were married under a beautiful arch adorned with flowers by Flora Organica designs. Following the heartfelt ceremony,  the couple had a relaxing outdoor reception dinner party catered by Moonlight Catering under, with beautiful linens provided by North Coast Event Rentals under  a canopy of cafe lights. The bride chose a beautiful dress from Promise's Bridal, which she paired with rustic cowboy boots. Overall, the details were beautiful, and the couple danced the night away with family and friends with the DJ stylings of DJ Rundat

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!