Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Oreos & Milk...Chocolate & Peanut Butter...some things just compliment one another PERFECTLY, right?! Dan's a little bit shy - Shari's a whole lot of 'not'...together - they are absolutely IN LOVE!!!

For their Engagement Session, we first met at the Property in Santa Rosa where Shari currently lives - which is also where he proposed...

I'm sure having your Best Friend right there with you during a Photo Shoot helps when you're a bit nervous in front of the lens! The candids I captured Sunday are my favorite - their personality together just translates!
Somehow Niels knew ALL about this fabulous ring already when I started gushing about how GORGEOUS it was!! My man keeps up on the Wedding World more than I was aware!! "-)
With an amazing Photographer for a Sister & a career firmly rooted in the acting World, Shari's used to being in the Spotlight - she knows just how to 'work it' for me effortlessly!
Next - we headed off to RailRoad Square Downtown for some new backdrops...
Okay, yes - I am quite obsessed with shoes & the women who choose them...me? Flats...flip-flops...anything that doesn't HURT!! LOVED these on her!!!
I sure hope you guys had as much fun as I did on this cute, little E-Session! I can not WAIT for the Wedding later this Season!!! See you adorable peeps SOON!! xo

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


I just KNEW this was going to be an Amazing + Fun + Spectacular day!! I've been waiting for almost a year now & I was sooo right!

I first met Andrew & Courtney at another super-fun Wedding last year - they were both in the 'Out of this World' amazing Bridal Party & we kept in touch on FaceBook afterwards...(Happy 1st Anniversary Matlicks - you adorable hotties, you!! xo)

As we headed out for another beautiful, Summer drive through the sprawling Redwoods into the Mountains, I realized it must only rain on Saturdays in Humboldt County!? hee hee

We arrived to a hall full of spectacular 'Details' & a pumping Brides-Maids-Only Suite - where the girls all looked AMAZING!!! Loved the mix of Chocolate & Corals + having crazy-fun music to lighten the mood is the perfect way to start the day! YAY!
Oh! This Bouquet!! Courtney had certainly done her homework! Beautiful!
As I was jumping in & out of the room - trying my best to get some outdoor shots...the rain caught up to my driving - but, was not about to darken the mood!
 Tell me this girls' smile isn't totally infectious!! I wish we'd had so much more time together!!
I don't normally post a ton of photos from each Wedding on FaceBook, but knowing we'd be gone the following week for our own 15th Wedding Anniversary & I wouldn't be getting to their Blog Post right away - - I just couldn't help myself! So, a lot of these have already been shared. But, this Wedding was just too fun to keep to myself that long! "-)
Okay - we're done - let's get inside & ENJOY this Party!!! PS ~ PhotoBooths ROCK!! 
Ohhh - you guys...you make me smile...you make me laugh...I hope your Life is full of nothing less than Adorable Perfection - just like you!! xo
Venue | River Lodge
Dress Design | Maggie Sottero
Dress Shop | Promises Bridal
Shoes | Chinese Laundry
Hair | Yanghui Song @ New Creations
Make-up | Angela Gimaldo @ Like Nobody Else
Mens Attire | Tuxedo Den
Floral Design | Denise Holdway
Cake Design | Becky @ Sweet Bee Baker
Catering | Moonlight Catering
Photo Booth | Forget me Not
Day Of Coordination | One Fine Day

Friday, July 6, 2012


15 years ago today - I married my Best Friend. We were Best Friends then...we're Best Friends now...

We met when I was a Freshman in High School - he a Sophomore. We started dating after a year of flirty Friendship & have been glued at the hip pretty much ever since. We work hard, we play hard & we most certainly laugh hard...

It was such a fun coincidence that we happened to work last week with our own DJ that even recalled our Wedding + the date...and, as our Wedding song by Journey played across the dance-floor - I snuggled into my man...
For our 10 year Anniversary we wanted to renew our Vows...a HUGE Event that was to include everyone & anyone we know - a full on 'redo' of the Wedding we wished we'd been able to have...(which is why I so often tell my young friends to just GO FOR IT! Plan the biggest affair you can - no regrets!!)

But, as the date approached, we decided to just spend the time ourselves at Disneyland - really not finding the time in our busy Wedding schedule to put together a full Event...and returned home that same weekend to find out we were adding a littlest Larsen to the Team!! YAY!! No wonder I spent the entire trip sick & just MISERABLE!! "-)

For 15 yrs? I thought we'd plan that Vow Renewal. Nope. I thought we'd take a Family Vacation to Hawaii! Nope. I was quickly out voted & here we are once again...at our Happiest Place on Earth...loving every moment - - in true Larsen style!!
Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
Can I just say? It was SO hard to find a Wedding photo to share...we have just (75) 5x5 Proofs from our Photograper - and about 1/2 of them are out of focus! arghg. Wonder if this has anything to do with why I go so Bonkers each & every Wedding we attend to make sure our Clients get the best I possibly have to give? xo
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