Christopher & Teresa | Friendly Wedding Chapel | Modesto Photography

Christopher & Teresa | Friendly Wedding Chapel | Modesto Photography

Christopher and Teresa are finally married! With close friends and family, these two love birds exchanged their vows and rings at Modesto’s Friendly Wedding Chapel located on Tully Rd in the College district. Mikela and her staff at the Friendly Wedding Chapel did an excellent job in making sure the bride and groom were happy and kept things moving smoothly.

Aldofo & Claudia | Imagine Heaven Here | Oakdale Wedding Photography & Videography

Aldofo & Claudia | Imagine Heaven Here | Oakdale Wedding Photography & Videography

When I had first talked with Aldofo, he explained to me that they were going to have family and friends at their wedding with no wedding party at all. A couple of weeks before the wedding, we met in person to go over the final details, and they told me that they had just gone from zero to a total of 20 wedding party members! Not only was this surprising, but twenty people is now Karissa Wright Productions' newest record of the largest wedding party photographed!

Derick & Christine | Benefits of Having an Engagement Session | Palace of Fine Arts

Derick & Christine | Benefits of Having an Engagement Session | Palace of Fine Arts

It was Christine’s wish to have her engagement photos taken at a location in San Fransisco that fit her “formal” engagement session vision. Now you can look formal anywhere. Right after the engagement session, I saw a bride a groom come into the coffee shop I was at, and the photographer took some pictures of them all dressed up while drinking coffee! Simplicity is adequate, but I knew that Christine and Derick wanted their engagement session location to match their stunning and smoking formal look, so I suggested the popular (for an excellent reason) San Fransisco's Palace of Fine Arts.

Daniel & Michelle | Tips for a Snow Winter Engagement Session | Pinecrest Lake, CA

Daniel & Michelle | Tips for a Snow Winter Engagement Session | Pinecrest Lake, CA

Daniel and Michelle told me during our consultation that they had just gone to the mountains with their two huskies so that they could enjoy the snow and cold weather. When the suggestion arose to have their engagement session at Pinecrest Lake, I could not contain my excitement. If you have never been or heard of Pinecrest Lake, you have to visit! Summer and Fall are hands down the best seasons to explore. However, because it is a favorite place, more people are around for their family vacations so in this scenario a Pinecrest Lake winter engagement session became the unexpected ideal.

Derick & Christine | Palace of Fine Arts | San Francisco Engagement Photography

Derick & Christine | Palace of Fine Arts | San Francisco Engagement Photography

Every couple wants the WOW FACTOR when it comes to shooting their engagement session. If you have never been to San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts, you would know that this place is the definition of stunning! Derick & Christine had said that they wanted a formal engagement and I knew that this was the place I had to recommend them. Although far away, Christine’s dress in this shot is killer and brought sexiness to a broad perspective view that can completely lose the main subject altogether.