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Fall is one of the most incredible times to wed in Foresthill, California. With all the beautiful towering trees that change color and the one of a kind view, this October Forest House Lodge wedding is filled with incredible forest wedding pictures, not far out of Sacramento. Nick and Philana wed at Forest House Lodge […]

June 17, 2021

October Forest House Lodge Wedding | Philana and Nick | Foresthill, CA

Nick and Alexis choose the beautiful venue in Hood, Ca – The Willow Ballroom. WOW! Nick and Alexis choose the beautiful venue in Hood, Ca – The Willow Ballroom. Their wedding pictures are a MUST SEE. Don’t miss this Willow Ballroom Wedding. From extravagant table settings, open bar, Ryan Scott’s Catering (YUM!) and of course […]

May 5, 2021

The Willow Ballroom Wedding | Alexis and Nick | Hood, CA

Bride dances for Groom on South Lake Tahoe Pier photographed by Dee and Kris Photography

When it came to wedding planning, Esther and Omar already knew they wanted a smaller wedding. They planned a beautiful garden ceremony right in the backyard of a South Lake Tahoe home. The small intimate backyard wedding ceremony included less than 15 guests in person and the rest of their friends on video call! Keep […]

April 8, 2021

South Lake Tahoe Backyard Wedding

Bride and Groom with Bikes on American River Trail in Sacramento

After their Catta Verdera plans drastically changed due to the pandemic Regina and Wes decided to push forward on their wedding day with a family only, backyard micro-wedding! While deciding how they wanted to proceed with their October wedding, they were in the middle of a backyard remodel, which essentially lead to the perfect micro-wedding […]

April 1, 2021

Backyard Micro-Wedding | Regina & Wes | Sacramento, CA

We connected with our lovely couple, Nicette and Brandt through their wedding coordinator, Stephanie Teague. She is one of the best Sacramento wedding coordinators, and we couldn’t wait to work with her on Nicette and Brandt’s incredible Viansa winery wedding. They booked one of the most incredible Napa wedding venues, Viansa Winery, who’s villa is […]

March 24, 2021

Viansa Winery Wedding | Nicette and Brandt | Napa Valley, CA

Hailey and Steven got married at one of our favorite country club wedding venues, Catta Verdera! This country club wedding venue, located near Roseville, is truly unique. They offer a gorgeous private bridal suite with a patio area, perfect for large bridal parties and outdoor pictures! Keep reading for more from this incredible Catta Verdera […]

March 19, 2021

Catta Verdera Garden Wedding | Hailey & Steven | Lincoln, CA

One of the things we love about Vizcaya Sacramento, is their dedication to their couples and making a wedding day incredibly special for each and every person who walks through their doors. This dedication was a light during the 2020 pandemic which led to our couple, Samantha and Ian, drastically changing their wedding day plans. […]

March 19, 2021

Vizcaya Minimony Wedding |

Staci and Jason met while on the job at the pharmacy. Jason is a Pharmacist, and Staci is a Pharmacy Technician. While the job brought them together, they no longer work together but still get to spend the rest of their life together! From the beginning, they both knew they wanted to plan a low-key […]

February 11, 2021

Micro-Wedding on the Lake Tahoe Shore | Staci & Jason | Tahoe Vista, CA

Elena and Sergio’s California Coast Wedding provided a view that just can’t be beat! Located in the Golden Gate National Recreational area, Slide Ranch was the most incredible venue for their dream garden wedding. They hosted their ceremony and reception completely outdoors, and space everyone for a safe and exciting day. Elena’s day started by […]

February 11, 2021

California Coast Wedding | Elena and Sergio | Muir Beach, CA

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

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

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