Have you been thinking about planning a micro wedding? Whether you’ve dreamed of a lavish wedding with 300 guests since you were a little girl or always knew you would rather elope, things can change between dreaming and when it’s time for the real thing. In 2021, nearly 50% of couples reduced their guest list […]

February 14, 2023

How To Plan a Micro Wedding in 2023

The feeling is familiar; spring is in the air, and as the birds begin to take flight in the northern hemisphere, we focus on weekend plans with friends and family! It’s grilling season and Father’s Day is right around the corner! Accordingly, golf courses across the country are filling up and the air is full of […]

June 10, 2022

Best Gifts for Grill Season | Dee and Kris Photography

Have you been dreaming of your wedding since you were little? Whether you’re newly engaged and diving into the planning process or anticipating a wedding soon, you’ll need to determine the overall vision, create a realistic budget, and hire all your help. There’s a lot to be done before you can tie the knot, so […]

April 14, 2022

Tie The Knot: Dream Wedding Guide | Dee and Kris Photography

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 […]

March 27, 2022

Camera Shy to Camera Confident: How to Overcome Photo Anxiety

Sacramento wedding photographers, Dee and Kris, Answer The Knot’s 15 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer! 1. What styles do you specialize in? We describe our works as very journalistic. We will always capture those formal family portraits, but we photograph your entire day as it unfolds naturally. You’ll also find that our final delivered […]

March 7, 2022

The Knot’s 15 “Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer”

Cute matching robes or pajama bottoms make adorable gifts for your bridesmaids, plus makes for the best photo opt. before getting into your dresses! Here are a few of our favorite bridesmaid getting ready outfits to give you some ideas for your big day! Silk Robes The most popular getting ready outfit is a classic […]

March 1, 2021

Fun Getting Ready Outfit Ideas for your Bridesmaids!

One of the main elements to planning your portrait session is choosing the best place photograph, and if you found us on this site…. you must be searching for help from the pros! We are here to help, by bringing you 8 of the best photoshoot locations in Sacramento. At Dee and Kris, we always […]

February 2, 2021

The Best Photoshoot Locations in Sacramento

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scribner Bend Vineyards  9051 River Rd, Sacramento, CA 95832 Follow the river 12 miles down the Sacramento River and you’ll stumble upon this little gem of a wedding venue. Scribner Bend Vineyard is one of the leading winery wedding venues in Sacramento. With a guest capacity of 250, this garden venue is perfect for an […]

January 21, 2020

Sacramento Garden Venues | Dee and Kris Photography

Luxury Wedding Venues in Sacramento

Luxury Wedding Venues Sacramento has some of the best wedding venues in Northern California but today we want to take a virtual walk through of some of our favorite luxury wedding venues! These all-inclusive venues might be some of the more expensive venues in Sacramento, but each one offers value and extravagance that can’t be […]

January 9, 2020

Luxury Wedding Venues | Downtown Sacramento

Dee and Kris’s 2020 Tips and Tricks It’s that time of year again, engagement season. You’ve seen your friends and your friend’s friends share that special news in the years past, we all know it’s THAT season. She got her ring on Christmas, or he proposed at midnight striking the new year. But this year […]

January 6, 2020

New Year… New Tips and Tricks

Wedding sign for dessert bar

One of our favorite parts of the wedding (other than getting to spend the day with our fabulous Brides and Grooms) is the Wedding CAKE! There are so many options for cakes, from the cake flavor, the frosting, the decorations, and of course… the cake topper. This year our couples have created a variety of […]

December 5, 2019

2019’s Top 5 Wedding Cake Trends | Dee and Kris Photography

Now that we are coming up on the end of November, and you probably have your holiday decorations adorning your home, (Don’t lie, we know you set up the day after Halloween) it’s time to start thinking about gifts for your best friends and those who are most important to you! Today we wanted to […]

November 20, 2019

Gifts for Your Best Friends… (and MORE)

More likely than not, you’ve been to a couple of weddings in your life. Keeping that in mind, there are some modern wedding traditions that even someone who’s only attended a single one would know. Though, have you ever thought about where these traditions have originated? Why does the wedding cake represent a fundamental part […]

November 6, 2019

Wedding History – Barbarian Origins from Ancient Times

You’ve got the ring, your wedding date, maybe your wedding venue, now it’s time to start thinking about your engagement photos! And most importantly, thinking about where you want to have your engagement pictures created! Are you looking for the best place in Sacramento to photograph the sunset or lush green portrait locations? We know […]

September 9, 2019

Sacramento Engagement Session Locations |Dee and Kris Photography

It’s traditional for the bride and groom to have a guest book for their family and friends to sign and wish the happy couple well. But, if the classic guest sign-in book is just not your style we’ve gathered 10 super fun and unique wedding guest book ideas that will wow your guests! 1. A […]

August 12, 2019

10 Unique Wedding Guest Book Ideas

Wedding welcome sign at the beginning of the ceremony

Wedding Welcome Signs For most of our couples, the little details are so much fun to plan! One of the first details your guests encounter is a welcome sign for your wedding. I made sure to learn how to hang a banner with your names, wedding date or a cute phrase which is a great […]

August 1, 2019

Wedding Welcome Signs

Here at Dee and Kris, we take great pride in making high-quality heirloom wedding albums that are meant to be cherished for a lifetime by our clients. We use only the best printers to deliver the best products for you. Printed in New York, theses contemporary flush-mounted albums are designed to display your wedding in […]

July 10, 2019

Your Dee & Kris Wedding Album

Your big “I do” is also a big to-do — maybe the biggest party you will ever plan, and certainly one of the most important. It’s easy to lose sight of your big day once you get mired down in choosing invitations, venues, and cake flavors. But if you break your wedding day down to what your guests will remember most about your milestone moment, it can make the task a lot easier. By designing your wedding for all five senses, you can create an epic event people will be talking about for years.

June 18, 2019

How to Design Your Wedding for All Five Senses

black and white wedding photography, long veil pictures

Bridal Veil Trends for 2019 Wearing a bridal veil is a long-standing tradition that is connected to a similar symbolic meaning as the bride wearing a white dress. While the history and meaning behind wearing a veil vary amongst religions and point in time, it’s most well-known meaning is to hide the bride’s face while […]

June 13, 2019

Bridal Veil Trends for 2019

It’s no secret that your wedding shoes are almost (but not quite) as important as your wedding dress and we usually think of two things when deciding on shoes. First, appearance, definitely very important but also not as important as comfort. Think about it, you’re going to be wearing this pair of shoes for 8 […]

June 7, 2019

5 Tips for Choosing the Best Pair of Wedding Shoes!


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