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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

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. Perhaps it’s connected to our taste of perfection. We want everything to achieve picture-perfect […]

August 17, 2020

Camera Shy to Camera Confident: How to Overcome Photo Anxiety

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

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!

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

Angelica and Brian celebrated their love with a catholic church ceremony followed by a reception at the Marine’s Memorial Club. Their day was filled with so much love and happiness that radiates in ever single one of their pictures. Before we get into their wedding pictures, let first start at the beginning with their love […]

January 20, 2020

Marine’s Memorial Club & St. Peter and Paul Cathedral Wedding

Katie and Ryan hosted a fall themed wedding in Downtown Sacramento. They wanted to get married in a church; so their coordinator, Ashleigh Adams, planned the perfect day at The Citizen Hotel and Cathedral of the Blessed. First, the couple got ready in separate rooms at the Citizen Hotel with their bridal party by their […]

January 10, 2020

Cathedral of the Blessed, Sacrament Wedding | Katie & Ryan

Jessica and Lauren hosted their wedding at one of the most unique wedding venues in Sacramento, The Kitchen! Before heading to The Kitchen for their ceremony, the brides got ready for their big day together at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel. For them, getting ready together for their wedding day was extremely important for each of […]

December 23, 2019

The Kitchen Wedding | Jessica & Lauren | Downtown, Sacramento

Jessica and Lauren opted for a very personal first look at Park Winters before their big wedding day at The Kitchen! Both the brides wanted the opportunity to see each other in their dresses but also wanted to get ready together on the wedding day. Hair and Makeup for their first look session was done […]

December 23, 2019

Park Winters First Look | Jessica & Lauren | Winters, CA

These two are simply beautiful and decided to have their wedding at their GORGEOUS home. We loved being able to capture such beautiful moments for these lovebirds as well as some killer romance shots! Thank you both so much for letting us capture your special day! We had so much fun spending time with you […]

December 16, 2019

Newcastle Wedding | Lara and Preston | Newcastle, Ca

SO. MUCH. FUN. We have spent so much time getting to know Ronald and Katria and have always loved the strong dynamic between all their friends and family. It has been an honor to photograph so many beautiful couples through this family and we love the crazy fun antics they bring to the table! Here […]

December 10, 2019

October Wedding at Fairview Napa | Katria and Ronald | Napa, CA

So wonderful spending time with these two and celebrating their love together at their Lake Natoma Inn wedding! Samantha and Michael share something so special together and we can’t wait to see where their lives take them! This beautiful couple met on tinder at the end of the summer four years before tieing the knot. […]

December 3, 2019

Lake Natoma Inn Wedding | Micheal & Samantha | Folsom, CA

Megan and Case were married at one of the best forest venues in Northern California: Forest House Lodge. We absolutely love all the details that went into making their day perfect. Keep scrolling for a sneak peek of their Forest House Lodge Pictures! First, the ladies got ready in the bridal suite of the lodge. […]

December 2, 2019

Forest House Lodge Pictures | Megan & Case | Foresthill, CA

Dan and Paige were married at one of Sacramento’s best winery wedding venues, Scriber Bend Vineyards!  Vendor Team: Hair and Makeup: Eymi Cotta Cake and Cookies: Peace Love and Eat Cake DJ: Rich Haun with Spotlight Entertainment Catering: Paesanos 10

November 20, 2019

Scribner Bend Wedding | Dan & Paige | Sacramento, CA

Today’s wedding story began when two college students walked into a bar one night . . . but there isn’t a punch line here. Of the approximately 900,000 people residing in San Francisco in 2013 and out of the roughly 6 bars per 10,000 households in San Francisco, Nick and Kaleigh found each other. (Well, […]

November 12, 2019

Wedding at Sova Gardens | Kaleigh & Nick | Sebastopol, CA

Before we jump into Aubrey and Jonathan’s evening wedding at Scribner Bend, we are very excited to share their super sweet love stories! Our love story is not quintessential, nor is it cliché—not a timeless classic of Austen or Shakespeare—it’s simply us. It began over sushi. Over drinks with friends and laughter and accents. The day we met, […]

November 11, 2019

Evening Wedding at Scribner Bend | Aubrey & Jonathan | Sacramento, CA

Haley and Kevin were married in Sugar Pine State Park on one of the most beautiful September days! These Ehrman Mansion wedding pictures are a must-see, keep scrolling to check out the one of a kind sunset that graced the end of their wedding day! Over in the men’s cabin, Kevin dressed in a custom […]

November 6, 2019

Ehrman Mansion Wedding | Haley & Kevin | Tahoma, CA

Rylee and Andy’s wedding was one for the books, we loved their subtle nods to fall in all their beautiful details for their Autumn Vizcaya wedding. Rylee’s day began surrounded by her the most important ladies in her life: her sister, her sister-in-law, and her mother in the Vizcaya Bridal Suite. Rylee chose a beautiful […]

November 4, 2019

Autumn Vizcaya Wedding | Rylee & Andy | Sacramento, CA

Jennifer and Julian celebrated their marriage with a Bridges Golf Club Wedding on a beautiful September day. Every detail of their wedding represented who they are as a couple and what they love today, including influences from Disney and the movie UP and their favorite sports! We need to give a huge shout out to […]

November 4, 2019

Bridges Golf Club Wedding | Jennifer & Julian | San Ramon, CA

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