Justin and Amy’s wedding was filled with a lot of familiar faces through Tim and Jade’s wedding from the summer prior. Looking back and remembering the love and support for the bride and groom at this particular wedding will always be a precious memory for me, but even more so for the bride and groom.
Daniel and Michelle told me during our consultation that they had just gone to the mountains with their two huskies so that they could enjoy the snow and cold weather. When the suggestion arose to have their engagement session at Pinecrest Lake, I could not contain my excitement. If you have never been or heard of Pinecrest Lake, you have to visit! Summer and Fall are hands down the best seasons to explore. However, because it is a favorite place, more people are around for their family vacations so in this scenario a Pinecrest Lake winter engagement session became the unexpected ideal.
Every couple wants the WOW FACTOR when it comes to shooting their engagement session. If you have never been to San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts, you would know that this place is the definition of stunning! Derick & Christine had said that they wanted a formal engagement and I knew that this was the place I had to recommend them. Although far away, Christine’s dress in this shot is killer and brought sexiness to a broad perspective view that can completely lose the main subject altogether.
Chris & Kylie decided that they were going get married at San Fransisco’s City Hall. Because they traveled from the east coast, getting married at SF’s City Hall became their destination elopement wedding. Fortunately, the majority of their family and friends live in the west coast, so guests were easily accommodated to travel relatively locally for a weekend.
Weeks out from Trey and Jaclyn’s engagement session at San Fransisco’s Baker Beach there was a constant watch over the weather reports and predictions for the day of the photo session. San Fransisco is of course known for unpredictable weather patterns, so hoping that the day you’ve chosen to travel to the iconic city with the Golden Gate bridge can be a gamble. Thankfully the day chosen was partly cloudy enough to allow in enough sun for their weather perfect engagement session at Baker Beach!
“Tell me your story.” Your story is the unique component that makes you, you. Stories have power. It draws out the emotion behind the event or element. It reveals a person’s character, hopes for the future, and reminds yourself and those who hear who you are as a person. Although a casual and non-provoking question, the stories shared becomes the outline of the visual story Karissa Wright Productions prepares and creates through our wedding photography and videography.
Hands down, the most beautiful weddings to be a part of documenting are the ones where anyone could tell that there has been much anticipation and excitement for this wedding day both by family and friends but especially by the bride and groom. This Flower Farm wedding outside of the East side of Sacramento in Loomis, CA, hosted the most enthusiastic couple to be married and start a life together: Kyle and Mia.
Having two wedding ceremonies and a wedding reception on the same day can feel very overwhelming and stressful to remember everything that happened. Lipika had reached out to me months before her wedding and wanted to make sure that their day would be captured perfectly with film. It was necessary to her and Alex to have vendors whom they could trust to make sure that nothing will be amiss. The significance of marriage is of value by everyone involved both family and friends to have remembered and passed down to future generations years to come.
Pedro and Susan chose to have their wedding day ceremony at University of Pacific’s Morris Chapel in Stockton. Words cannot express the preciousness these two people are to me personally and how much joy they bring in reminding me of why I do what I do. Their hearts are outwardly expressed even through the craziness of their wedding day; there was nothing that shook them from showing their love for one another and others around them.
Karissa Wright Productions had an outstanding opportunity to photograph and film at Oakdale’s The Reata for Zared and Jennifer’s August summer’s end wedding. Years, months, days, and hours were prepared and executed to make this one day of celebration of their union possible. However, for every story, there is a beginning, so let’s start there!