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Playing with Color

Wow...I love it when I browse my external for old images of past work and then come across a surprise, fun mega session I did of my little sister Julia a few years ago. Just to begin in Downtown Merced, who knew we had so many fun building back drops which was a great way to explor color! Then we drove down the road to some farmlands as she's in her city chic designer dress, the people passing by probably had fun trying to figure out what was going on.
Here is for you Jugee as you wait the arrival of baby Zoey!!!
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Autumn Red's - A Deep and Bold Bridal Bouquet

This luscious and powerful bouquet was for Tanya's wedding this past weekend at The Ahwahnee in Yosemite National Park. I can not wait to see her photographer, Tanya Aminoffs pictures from the day! Tanya the bride became a fan of mine on my facebook page which is such a new and great way to make contact with future clients. I'm thrilled to have been a part of her day!!
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Prep Time

Just want to give a small taste of what a couple days before a wedding begin to look like around here. This was preparing for a 330 person wedding with fall colors pouring out everywhere!
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Kristi & Generation Cupcake

For any of my OC/LA/SD people looking to jump onto the fun of cupcakes when hosting a party, event or wedding, no need to look further, Kristi with Generation Cupcakes is the full service cupcake queen!!! She will certainly blow you away with her amazing detail from everything with the various icings, dusted with glitter and beads, over to her cupcake liners having little embellishments attached to them that coincide with her adorable and theme friendly cupcake flavor display cards and even the cleanly displayed boxes she delivers them in.

Kristi and I have been friends since high school and thanks to the world of social networking, we have been able to keep in touch. If there was anything to know about Kristi, it was always her sense and eye for art and fashion. I've been noticing her progress on pictures she has posted of her work and when it came time to plan my sister Julias baby shower, I was excited to get a chance and see for myself. Being in the coordinating and planning side of the industry and working with countless pastry bakers/bakeries, I can't tell you how much fun it was to be able to throw some photo ideas her way and really, she took it from there. She had a brief explanation of the way the day would flow and I wanted the dessert bar to be a focal point. Then she was given the color pallete of peaches, pinks and greys. Very feminine and eclectic.

Her finished work was literally so beautiful that my niece (3yrs old) had to keep going back to grab more cupcakes since she wouldn't eat any of them because they were too pretty. A cousin of mine that was in attendance also mentioned how awesome her variety of the mini cupcakes (bitesize) were so she didn't feel guilty trying a few flavors.

She asked my sister Julia - mommy to be, what some of her favorite flavors were and we had a wide variety. White cake with lemon frosting, spice cake with cream cheese icing, white cake with chocolate buttercream, cake pops, cake balls, and even saltwater taffy!

The entire set up definitely made the event extra special as well as fullfilling!! Thank you Kristi for the cake pops and balls and for ALL of your hard work. You are so very talented and I wish you the most success with your new companies future!!!
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The Madrugas - Wedding and Beyond

I have been saving this particular entry until I got a new layout going on for my blog so we can take a good look at some big pictures! Jessica and Morgan are the prime example on why I love every aspect of my job. Since expanding my wedding territory to down here in the valley, I now have the potential to not only build lasting friendships out of my clients but the fun part is to continue to watch their lives grown and help capture moments through some photography.

I met Jessica sometime early 2008 when she booked our services for the flowers for her wedding. We spent endless amounts of time on her unique color palette since her wedding was the end of August not to be too summery and not to be too fall. Ivories, greens, chocolate brown, burnt oranges and touches of a deep pink.

They had over 300 guests attending so we tried to have some extra fun with the ceremony decor and the escort card tree. They also chose to switch up the centerpieces. One with a large low square vase and heavy votives and the other with a candle scape.

For the ceremony site, we hung long strands of orchid lei's about 12' long with flowing simple satin ribbons in ivory, sage green and chocolate brown with a crystal to weigh it down and strands of crystals for some extra bling. Then down the isle a thick scatter of petals in ivory, raspberry pink and burnt orange.
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Our escort card display was a blast to make and was also possible due to such a large amount of wedding guests. We hung long sage satin ribbons from the tree and also weighed them down with a crystal. At the top of each row was a chocolate sparkly letter so the guest can all cruise around looking for their cards which were all attached with a cute copper swirly clip.
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Now we flash forward to their future together and October 2009, I was able to squeeze in some maternity pictures just 2 days before the TWINS got here!
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Now introducing....Piper and Holden!! We finally got to snap a few at 3 months.
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And we then got the entire crew when the twins hit almost 8 months.
Thank you Madrugas for letting me capture moments in your lives!