Sunday, June 15, 2008

Mendocino Wedding Photography (Dan & Brenda Get Married)

Brenda & Dan are married! You may remember Brenda & Dan from their engagement session a few weeks ago, which you can see here.

These two married at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Mendocino with a reception following at the Hall on the same property. Brenda and the girls readied at the Hill House prior to the ceremony and the boys and I took pictures in the field behind the building.

This wedding was a tad different for me, as I for the second time in my entire career as a photographer had an assistaint with me! The only other time I have ever had a helper was at my very first wedding at Frasinetti's Winery in South Sacramento, when Michele & Nathaniel Northam, who just recently celebrated their anniversary, tied the knot! I was a tad concerned about the 4 hour trip each way to and from Mendocino and as I had a committment early Sunday, I thought it best to bring a friend to keep me awake since I couldn't stay over.

Many thanks to Cecilia Jimenez-Olshaskie for sticking it out, holding babies, snapping pictures, fixing make-up and hair, for whipping spare bobby-pins out of mid-air, acting as a liason for the bride and for keeping me awake and entertained on the scary ride home in the woods!

THANK YOU CECILIA!

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One more interesting tid-bit to note, when I shot Brenda & Dan's engagement session on Tamalpais, I was attacked by ferocious ants, who not only covered my legs when we started shooting, but stowed away in my car and I ended up bringing some home with me. During the reception, Brenda set her napkin on fire curtosey of a votive candle on their sweetheart table, which I instictivly slapped to put it out, and got firey goo stuck on my hands! Why do I give myself all these owchies whenever I am around Brenda & Dan?! LOL

On with the wedding! I am posting way too many!! You better enjoy them! :)



Where the girls got ready...
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Getting Ready with the Girls: Shoes, Dress, Make-up & Hair

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Portraits with the Guys!

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The Ceremony at St. Anthony's

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Solo Guitarist, which was wonderful...

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Post Ceremony Portraits!


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Here Come the NEWLYWEDS!

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Little Details

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(THE RINGS!)
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(MORE RINGS! This is over a Manet!)
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The Reception!
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The Cake!
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He got her!
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But don't worry, she got even....
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They even made up. :)
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Bouquet Toss!
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Cecilia coaxed Dan into crawling across the floor.... >:)
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Everybody had fun..
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And Brenda got a BIG TIP!
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Don't forget to leave your comments for this loooong post! :)

2 comments:

yande818 said...

woooooow the pictures came out great! i love them all! congratulations to U! it really shows the passion u have for ur craft! Great Job! Can't wait to see the rest! = )

Penny said...

Emily,
Again you've taken my breath away with your talent for beautiful photography. I don't know how you do it but it's a gift that we all treasure!
:-)