Camera shyness is something that plenty of people struggle with. Whether you’re getting your photos taken at an event, for a professional portrait, or at an impromptu photoshoot, the butterflies in our stomach flutter like crazy when the camera shows itself. If you belong with the shy crowd, this post is for you. Stick around […]

December 30, 2020

Camera Shy to Camera Confident: How to Overcome Photo Anxiety

10/10/2020 was by far the most requested date in wedding history and we were absolutely honored to photograph Tessa and Justin for their intimate wedding ceremony at Scribner Bend Vineyards. Their original wedding plans had been more than two years in the making, so when 2020’s you-know-what, they worked directly with Jessica Dressel at Scribner […]

November 10, 2020

Intimate Wedding at Scribner Bend Winery | Tessa and Justin | Sacramento, CA

Sarah and Skyler’s love story started when both were attending California State, Long Beach. Sarah was a co-host for the student run show called “Game Time,” where she interviewed athletes and sports teams at the college, including her favorite sport: Hockey. Skyler, was one of those athletes. During a Breast Cancer Awareness night, fate lead […]

September 21, 2020

San Luis Obispo Wedding Ella’s Vineyard | Sarah and Skyler

2020 has been a year of alternate wedding ideas, and this week we are celebrating our beautiful couple Veronica and Adrian who decided on a Bay Area Micro-Wedding instead of their originally planned large wedding. They wanted to keep their wedding as close to their original plans, within the government restrictions of course, so they […]

September 4, 2020

Bay Area Micro-Wedding | Veronica and Adrian

Earlier this year, Jessa and Bryan realized their dreams of a big wedding was not going to happen in 2020 due to the covid-19 pandemic. Instead, they decided on a Lake Tahoe elopement with only Dee and Kris, and their incredible officiant Meredith. Following all government restrictions and safety precautions, these two said “I Do.” […]

August 12, 2020

Lake Tahoe Elopement | Jessa and Bryan

Life During the Pandemic Covid-19 may have driven us into the bunkers of our homes, but that doesn’t mean that the world has ceased to move forward.  Every day strange and amazing things happen along with the ordinary, and a few brave photographers have put their lives at risk to document our covid existence.  But […]

August 10, 2020

Should I Hire a Photographer During Covid-19?

When Marc and Cassandra heard the devastating news that their April 18th wedding was not going to happen due to the coronavirus, they had to quickly make other arrangements. The love that these two share helped them over come one of the most difficult situations they had ever feared. They quickly decided they would postpone […]

August 5, 2020

Scribner Bend Micro-Wedding | Marc and Cassandra | Sacramento, CA

The wedding industry is changing day by day and engaged couples are adapting and find new ways to take control back over their wedding plans. The 2020 trend that is taking over: Elopements! By postponing the big party celebrating your marriage and choosing to elope now opens the door to so many possibilities you might […]

July 7, 2020

Downtown to Greater Sacramento Elopement Ideas | Elope Now, Party Later!

Throughout history, we have seen rise of elopements during tough periods and time after time, we’ve watched love come out stronger than ever. During the Great Depression, couples eloped out on necessity. There was not enough money for elaborate parties. Then, during World War II, couples rushed to get married without a large wedding because […]

July 2, 2020

Elopement Ceremony Locations | San Francisco, Napa, and Tahoe

Wedding After Session

In a world filled with uncertainty when it comes to planning weddings, we are seeing more and more couples plan alternatives to a big wedding ceremony. We’ve discussed elopements and micro-weddings, but this week we wanted to bring you something new: A wedding after session. What is an After Session? An after session, or often […]

June 20, 2020

After Session: The Benefits of a Post Wedding Photo Shoot

When the world went into shut down due to Covid-19, many couples began the process of rescheduling their wedding. However, for Kelsey and Joe, one thing was for sure: they were to be married on May 24, 2020. So they ditched their big wedding plans and decided to say their vows in a simple Tahoe […]

June 13, 2020

Squaw Valley Elopement | Kelsey and Joe | Shirley Canyon

Vezer Vineyard Wedding

For many couples, Napa Valley is the dream destination wedding location. Napa Valley is home to hundreds of wineries and some of the most incredible wedding venues Northern California has to offer. If you’re looking for magical Napa Valley Wedding Venues, we’ve compiled some of our favorites that we’ve had to honor of photographing in […]

June 12, 2020

The Best Napa Valley Wedding Venues

Dee and Kris Photography are Lake Tahoe and Truckee photographers who travel throughout Northern California to photograph beautiful weddings. They often photograph weddings on the West Shore and South Shore.

June 5, 2020

The Best of Lake Tahoe Wedding Venues

Whiskey the black lab was Samantha and Clint’s first fur-baby together as a couple. They planned to get married in 2020 with Whiskey as the ring bearer. The most important piece to their big wedding plans was the three of them together. Unfortunately, due to Whiskey’s declining health, it became more and more clear that […]

June 2, 2020

Sacramento Dog Photographers | Whiskey

These two love birds had a dream of starting a family together soon after getting married so we weren’t surprised to get the call that they were expecting a beautiful baby girl in the spring! If there is one thing this couples loves more than each other, it’s Disney. When speaking with Rachel, she said […]

June 2, 2020

Disney Themed Maternity Shoot

We are in the middle of one of the most stressful national emergencies to rock the entire world, and if you plan to get married during this time, we understand you have lots of questions. Dee and Kris Photography teamed up with one of Sacramento’s best non-denominational minister, Reverend Jeri Murphy to answer all the […]

May 15, 2020

How to Legally Marry During Covid-19 | Sacramento Country, California | May 15th, 2020

Sacramento Wedding Planner Events by Kristina Elyse at Catta Verdera

Love is always stronger than any kind of disaster the world can throw at us. It’s no secret that the coronavirus has changed the wedding industry in ways we never saw coming. We are starting to see more couples cancel their big wedding and instead choosing to elope with a small group of 10 or […]

May 15, 2020

Turn Your Elopement Into a Magazine Worthy Styled Shoot

San Francisco Elopement Photographer

Many little girls dream of a big fancy wedding, complete with all your family and friends. In 2019, The Knot estimates the average number of wedding guests in the United States was more than 130 guests. However, due to covid-19 and the every changing world, we expect guest counts to drastically drop for the remainder […]

May 13, 2020

7 Ways to Turn your BIG Wedding into an Elopement!

Wedding Dress Styles

For most women, the wedding dress is one of the most important details for her wedding. After working with hundreds of brides, we have seen some beautiful wedding dresses of all styles to fit any bride’s personality. Since we are all still working from home, due to shelter in place orders, we wanted to take […]

April 17, 2020

2020 Wedding Dress Trends We Can’t Wait to See More | Dee and Kris

For many couples, sparklers are high on the list of things they want to celebrate their grand exit. We’ve all seen those beautiful pictures of guests holding a sparkling glow of light, but here in California, sparklers pose a real danger. Today we are talking about grand exit ideas that still have that WOW factor! […]

April 15, 2020

Grand Exit Ideas | Dee and Kris Photography

For most young women, Senior Prom is one of the important events in your life. You spent your entire Senior year dreaming of getting all dolled up, slipping on the prettiest dress you’ve ever seen, and dancing the night away. The social distancing order in the state of California has put a strain on huge […]

April 9, 2020

6 Ways to Take Back Your Senior Prom Experience with Dee and Kris Photography

Wedding Macarons, desserts

Let’s get real, the most delicious part of your wedding day are those sweet sweet bites of dessert after becoming Mr. and Mrs. The traditional concept of a large white wedding cake will always be a classic but more and more we are seeing brides and grooms opt for a smaller wedding cake and more […]

March 29, 2020

Wedding Desserts | Sacramento’s Best

Pam and JD wanted a quiet morning brunch wedding to celebrate with their family and closest friends. Pam chose a two-piece wedding dress with a jeweled belt and added a subtle nod to her Punjabi heritage by accessorizing with red and gold bangles. Pam’s incredible makeup and hair was done by Miriam Segura. Their ceremony […]

March 23, 2020

Brunch Wedding at The Citizen Hotel | Pam & JD | Sacramento, CA

2020 started off with our lovely couple Dionna and Sean! They held a very intimate wedding at the Old St. Mary’s Chapel followed by a wine and dine reception at Cante ao Vinho! For Dionna and Sean, this was a travel destination wedding for them. A lot of their family lives in the Sacramento area […]

March 21, 2020

Old St. Mary’s Chapel Wedding | Dionna & Sean

Wedding insurance for wildfires in california

You’ve been planning your wedding for a year (or even longer), and there is no possible way to predict an emergency. From California wildfires to pandemics, canceling a wedding or event is not an easy decision, especially since you’ve put so much time and money into this one day. There are two things that can […]

March 14, 2020

Wedding Day Insurance and Why You Should ALWAYS Have It

Top 10 Downtown Sacramento Engagement Loactions Downtown Sacramento is a classic for engagement pictures, there are so many locations to choose from it needed its own blog post! All of our recommended Sacramento engagement locations are super close together so we can pick two different locations to get the perfect collection of images! The Crocker […]

March 2, 2020

Top 10 Downtown Sacramento Engagement Locations

Why should you ask your photographer for your wedding timeline? You don’t get married every weekend… we do!

February 29, 2020

Why You Should Seek Your Photographer’s Help With Your Timeline

Folsom Lake Maternity Session

Leo and Lauren have been long time clients turned friends in the Dee and Kris family. We had the opportunity to do their engagement session at the UC Davis Arboretum, their wedding at The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, now we get to be a part of their new addition to their family with a […]

February 28, 2020

Folsom Maternity Photographer | Leo & Lauren

What better way to celebrate this fun couple than with a Sacramento Mural Photoshoot! We started at one of our favorite restaurants, Cantina Alley, (Tacos? Yes Please!) Then we went on a Sacramento Mural walk! After hanging out and photographing at a few of our favorite murals, we headed down to the river for sunset!

February 28, 2020

Sacramento Mural Photoshoot | Jessa & Brian

6 Ways to Incorporate Pantone’s Color of the Year Into Your Wedding By Kim Hess Pantone calls it “calm, confidence, and connection.” The 2020 Pantone Color of the Year — Classic Blue — is the color institute’s choice to set the trend for the new decade. You can begin married life as a trendsetter by […]

January 24, 2020

6 Ways to Incorporate Pantone’s Color of the Year Into Your Wedding Day

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