Pedro & Susan | Morris Chapel | Stockton Wedding Photography

After much anticipation, Pedro and Susan became husband and wife in Stockton’s Morris Chapel on the University of Pacific’s campus. The stain glass windows (to which my second shooter, Gavin Moss, kept referring it as chandeliers haha!) throughout Morris Chapel brought upon a sense of reverence and timelessness to their wedding ceremony.

Morris Chapel Wedding Photography

Having shot at Stockton’s Morris Chapel before for Chris and Cecelia’s wedding in August of last year, it’s amazing to see how much change shooting in a different time of the year changes everything. In August, I would say that the ivy was pretty bare/nonexistent. But during this October’s wedding- the ivy was all over the place! Giving a beautiful lush of greenery and signs of the fall leaves changing.

Being Present in the Moment

Making sure that there is extra time in your wedding timeline I believe to be super helpful in creating space to consciously be present in the moment. This is so important on your wedding day- You’re about to be married! There has been months and months of planning, investment, and preparation being poured into this moment- and you need to just enjoy it!

Although the reason I may be hired to photograph your wedding day, I am also there to remind you to remember why you are there, to take a moment and breathe, and to walk you through taking in one of the most special moments of your life.

It was important to Pedro and Susan to enjoy the moment and have fun with their family and friends. I am very grateful to have been a part of their wedding day and I look forward to sharing more photos from their wedding in the near future.


Stockton Wedding Photography Teaser

 Pedro and Susan had their wedding ceremony at Morris Chapel in Stockton, CA.

John & Jamie | Outdoor Summer Wedding | Modesto Wedding Photo & Video

John & Jamie | Outdoor Summer Wedding | Modesto Wedding Photo & Video

Fate, destiny, chance, God ordained, or whatever you want to call it, John and Jamie's outdoor summer wedding would not have been possible if they didn't meet at a bar in Las Vegas. The classic story of a man meets woman and exchange phone numbers to later keep in touch. Their acquaintance turned into a friendship, then into a relationship and now has turned into a marriage of a lifetime commitment to one another. 

Daryl & Jessica | Spring Creek Golf & Country Club | Ripon Wedding Photography

Daryl & Jessica | Spring Creek Golf & Country Club | Ripon Wedding Photography

Married couples can testify to the strength and endurance it takes to be married to their spouse. For couples that had a quick shot gun style wedding, choosing to renew their marriage vows by putting together a big wedding party can be an extra special thing for the couple, their families, their close friends, and especially their children.

Zared & Jennifer | St. Stanislaus and The Reata Wedding | Photo & Video Teaser

Zared & Jennifer | St. Stanislaus and The Reata Wedding | Photo & Video Teaser

Will you remember the first time you saw each other or the first time you said hello? Zared and Jennifer did!! A little over two years was all it took for Zared to propose to Jennifer knowing that she was the woman that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. Saying their I dos before God and their friends and family at St. Stanislaus in Modesto, CA, they became Mr. and Mrs. Castillo. Everyone then went to Oakdale, CA, at the Reata to celebrate the joyous occasion!  

Evan & Sarah | Star Wars Livermore Wedding Photography | The Clubhouse

Evan & Sarah | Star Wars Livermore Wedding Photography | The Clubhouse

Did you know that Modesto is the hometown of the Star War's universe creator George Lucas? The number of people that have probably met and talked with Evan and not talked about Star Wars is few and far between. It was not know if Sarah was a huge fan of Star Wars before meeting Evan, but Star Wars elements were settly integrated into different parts of their wedding day so well just say that she is okay with it.