Thursday, August 11, 2016

MENDOCINO COUNTY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY : POTTER VALLEY

Victoria tells me that when they met, it wasn't long before they realized they had something special. And, while it seemed they came from totally different Worlds? It's the Life they've created together that is, by far,  the most rewarding & important thing to them...especially when it comes to sharing it with their son, Sean.

The thing I love most about Victoria + Chris is that they are just 'real'. Not in an abrasive or obnoxious way...but, in a positively pleasant, un-stuffy & comfortable one. I absolutely LOVED spending this day with them + all the people they cherish! They love big...totally my kind of people!
 I met the ladies nearby while Niels caught up with the boys at their Family home...
 I didn't realize ahead of time that Victoria was Irish (I mean, I could have guessed) - homage to her Family roots in all directions.
 peek-a-boo
 Time to check in!
 Let's get dressed!
 ...video chat...
 Hey, Mom! Time for a quick picture...
 ...and, I have a little surprise for you...
 awww...
 Look at these girls! Gorgeous!
 Yup! Pretty much!
 ...the boys are almost ready, too!
 Lookin' sharp, gentlemen!!
 Sean! OMG! So handsome!!
 What!? the furr-kids did so great for our last shoot! hee hee
 Heading on over to the Wedding site!
 ...it IS kinda hot out...
...I just love seeing our photos everywhere! So touching! Happy photog!
 Okay...a few deep breaths...you can feel it coming on...
 ...no - really...it's HAPPENING!!!
 Oop - she's not the only one feeling it...
 ...I see a TEAR!! Love this moment!
 Okay - let's do this!
 ...proud...happy...that's the look of a content man...
 I know, buddy...long day...
 such a true beauty...
 Time for some Family photos!
 wait! rotate positions...we ALL love her most!!

 ...happy Groom!

 ...now, let's take just a few minutes before we let you get cozy...
 The exact spot HER parents were Married!
 Time to ENJOY!!
 I just LOVED exploring this place! So fun!
 ...her boys...
 caught ya!! xo
 ...such a perfect spot for a warm Summer afternoon!
 "could you push me?!" ohhhh - of COURSE!! xo
Hotties!
 Time for some love & laughter!
 I just adore catching moments like this...I told Victoria it was one of favorites of the entire day.
My own Stepmother is one of my very favorite people on the Planet. Hugs!
 ...that look!!
 Chris & Vic laugh...a lot...it's so apparently clear they enjoy Life!
 Dad's turn!
 awww...Momma gets a whirl...
 Group Family Dance! Tears in all directions!
...quick. Sun is down in like FIVE!
 THANK YOU guys for being so amazing during our mad-dash Session!
 awww...perfection!
 yup! Chris wins photo of the year on this one!

  Dang, you two!! SOOO stunning!
 "here! you dip ME!"
 Man down - Man down!
 THAT was too much!
 ...heading back in for the night...time to PARTY!
 Look at this Cake! Melissa Smith ALWAYS amazes!
 Viola!
 ...and, awaaay we goooo!
 What a GORGEOUS, beautiful, breath-taking day!! I can't believe how much happiness going through these photos this week put right back in my heart. THANK YOU so much for sharing it with us & for being such a great group to work with! I hope you both continue to love BIG, feel deeply & trust that you're doing all the right things. CONGRATULATIONS to you! Here's to your Forever + Always! xo
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Venue | Family Residence
Dress Design | Sophia Tolli
Bridal Store | Starlet Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses | Bari Jay
Hair & Make-up | The Parlor
Rings | Kay's Jewelers
Menswear | McNabs
Floral Design | Safeway
Officiant |  Dan McConnell
Catering |  Melissa Smith
Music | Runaway DJ
Cake | Melissa Smith Catering
Videography | Once in a Lifetime Films
Coordinator | Abby McConnell
Event Design | Bright Rentals
 
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