I got to shoot these two adorable human beings this year. Shot on my rooftop (finally!!) the results are just so beautiful. Here are some highlights from up above and also from within the confines of my studio.
Emily was a friend of mine in high school, when she reached out to me about shooting her wedding I was super excited about it! Meeting her fiancé over coffee and discussing her visions for their big day was completely full circle from giggling over boys between classes.
I am so honored to capture their sweet love story. Seeing the laughter and happiness shared between the two was a constant reminder that I love what I do. Below are some of my favorites curated. Enjoy.
With Mother's Day right around the corner, I started reminiscing about when I first became a mother. I remember being worried that I wouldn't know what to do. I still can recall the first night with my baby and thinking I shouldn't go to sleep--I thought I should be doing something (How silly is that?) I ended up watching my kid sleep and missing out on those precious hours that could have helped a few nights later! Oh well, first time mom mistakes! What I do know is that taking pictures, even though that is probably the last thing you want to do in the first few days, is so incredibly special. Babies change so quickly in the first weeks/days/hours. Having those images, you can recall just how you felt in that moment.
Below is a newborn session I never shared more than a few images despite how beautiful these pictures show mom and dad with their week old babe. I always have a heart for moms, but it gets worse at this time of the year. Share in it with me here through this session!
"And so the adventure begins"
I am so excited to share with you some highlights from Korryne and Keller's wedding! Marine and southern stud met Socal beauty Korryne, a no fess, laid back, say it like you mean it woman...Keller was hooked and how do they say it?--the rest was history! These two know how to have a good time and their wedding reflected just that. Priorities were made for this day and it was all kinds of fun, filled with dancing, laughter, and heartfelt tears. This is what love looks like!
Blessed by southern California rain in the weeks prior, the beautiful canyon where their ceremony took place was lush and green.
Chandeliers sparkled above their heads as they smiled, laughed, and shed a few tears.
Enjoying a few intimate moments together after becoming husband and wife.
Love capturing those in between moments like this.
Driven away in chic red falcon...
First dance goals.
Mother of the bride's tears matched her daughters as the father-daughter dance took place.
Bride and groom were surprised with these Mr. and Mrs. cups when they took their seats.
Grandma on the bride's side, shared with me she wore this same dress to her wedding and wanted to wear it here for good luck to the young couple!
A little selfie action on the dance floor.
Sharing special moments on their dance floor.
Ceremony Venue: Oak Canyon Nature Center
Photography: Sidney Kraemer Photography
Florals: Kat's Creations Floral Design
Reception Venue: Yorba Linda Community Center
Catering: Blue Agave
I had shot Korryne's pictures when she graduated from college. Then, after shooting her cousin's wedding, where she happened to be the maid of honor, Korryne and her mama reached out to me about doing her own wedding! Nothing makes me happier than when clients come to me repeatedly. It means they love my work and trust me!
Turning out to be the most laid back bride-to-be ever along with her super chill fiànce, Korryne and Keller showed up for their engagement session on the most beautiful overcast day in laguna. I love shooting on these type of days. I can't help but see these two as characters in a most intense love story.
This was one of those weddings were I went home and I was so happy with what I do. I am a firm believer that photography should be one of the biggest investments in your life. It might be from the many many times my family would look through the giant albums my mom made, but photographs have always been a big part of my life. I love looking back and being able to recall a memory because of a photograph or asking about an image that goes beyond me and learning something about my family history. When I began photographing weddings, I felt like a part of history. These are the images tell a family's real story.
Mikaylah and Evan's wedding was by far a favorite of mine. There was so much family, so much love throughout the day. The baby of all her sisters, Mikaylah was surrounded by her best friends for life. As the evening progressed the bride and groom danced surrounded by all their nieces and nephews. It was truly a sweet, sweet affair that will be remembered fondly from all different perspectives, all different generations.
Below are some highlights...
Venue: Plaza de Magdalena
Coordinator: EVENTS by Robin
Photography: Sidney Kraemer
Videographer: Ellie Meade
DJ + Lighting: VOX DJs
Florist: Fantasy Floral
Hair: Dry Bar
Cake/Desserts: Nothing Bundt Cake
Officiant: Jeremiah Ramer
Mikaylah was at a coffee shop, when mutual friends called Evan telling him there was this cute girl he needed to meet. They fell in love. Coffee + friends could there not be a more amazing set up. These two are absolute salt of the earth and there love for each other was glowing when I met them for their engagement session. With their wedding just around the corner, I wanted to share this beautiful story.
I can't wait so shoot their wedding!