It was a whirlwind romance. Their eyes met across a room where gents like Frank Sinatra used to hang out on weekends off. The Cal Neva's round historic bar with it's beautiful crystal chandelier was the site of the scene last fall when Jayson braved the pack of relatives crowded around Terha at a wedding reception and introduced himself. This year, they stood again in that same spot, with a little encircling of gold on her finger and a sparkling diamond drawing everyone's eye to her dainty hand... always protected within Jayson's own loving grasp.
Terha dreamed of snow for their session, and in the weeks prior, we got WAY more snow than we could handle. In fact, we had to cancel the session twice because there was too much snow in Tahoe to drive up there! We eventually made it up there, and we found Terha her snow. She and Jayson were the best sports ever, and SO in love. Terha & Jayson are one of my couples who I don't have to direct at all. I just tell them to look at each other, and they REALLY look at each other! They stare into each other's eyes, they giggle, they kiss, they hug. They tell each other they love each other. They whisper and tell each other their secrets. They truly enjoy the moment. I wish all of my couples could slow down time and just appreciate those few moments they get to do nothing, just let the world fall away and focus on their love for each other. They aren't just "enduring" the seconds until the pose is over... they are relishing in the opportunity to love each other. They are one of those couples who I have to call out to let me know when they are done. ;) lol
And THAT is what I am looking to capture on film.
I am so looking forward to seeing them exchange vows this fall. :)
We're standing on the bridge, Dave & Andra are looking into each other's eyes. The sun is setting slowly behind the trees.
Suddenly, we are interupted.
VROOM! VROOM! SCREEEEEEECH!!!!!!!!!
WTH? Who goes speeding through a country club road so fast on a golf cart and pay so little attention they nearly plow a couple of newlyweds down flat in the middle of the road right in front of their reception? I wouldn't mind some publicity for the business, but not because my clients got smashed like a couple of pancakes! Where's a couple of New Jersey Housewives when you need someone to flip a table and throw a few curse words around?
Good thing it didn't put a damper on the party! :)
How does a bride get just SO darn pretty on her wedding day? Well, I can show you just that!
Sarah Nicole got ready for her weddng at Gainey Vineyard in Santa Ynez at nearby Hadsten House Inn in Solvang. Make up, hair, the works were all done in the room, and Sarah elected to hold off on putting on her dress until we got to the venue shortly before her first look with Scott. (Which will be coming in another post on another day!) She cleans up good, don't you think? :)
I suspect hubby Scott might have thought she was pretty smokin' too...!
You can drop me a line at: email@example.com to schedule a portrait session while I am in town or check out our wedding packages under the "Rates & Services" tab above and get back to me with your date and selection and we can plan a bridal consultation! I will be in Southern California from approximately the 17th to the 20th. :)
These are from Harley & Melissa's very private "First Look" moment in the woods behind the vineyard before the ceremony. (I'm sorry if I was too mean with chasing anybody out while we did that, by the way! It was totally not intentional! I was just doing my usual 'happy shoo-shoo tease, get out of here dance,' but afterwards I felt like I was saying it so fast I wondered if it came across as more blunt than super sonic happy. I'm sorry if it did to anyone! Anyway...)
The First Look was very sweet, and very dear right up until Harley knocked Melissa flat on her back in her dress in the bushes and fell on top of her trying to do a dip. LOL Then I think he got spanked. (Or at least scolded. lol) DON'T WORRY. I got a picture of them falling. LOL
Don't forget, I'll be in Southern California this week and available for consultations and shoots! Shoot me an email if you would like me to make some time for you! Heizer_ea@yahoo.com
Sarah and Jon were rained, snowed and stormed out of their Glacier Point ceremony, but luckily were still able to make do with Yosemite Lodge's Mountain Room with it's floor to ceiling plate glass windows and views of the falls. Eventually the rain cleared and we were able to capture that magic that, really, is only found in Yosemite Valley's great outdoors.
On a side note, do we have any Southern California readers out there who would be interested in portrait sessions? I'll be coming to town in just a couple of weeks...
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