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Williams-Sonoma Santa Barbara, Bridal Event


Just sharing a few images from the fun bridal event I was able to participate in! Enjoy!

The Williams-Sonoma Bridal Event: Coordinated by the beautiful, Vanessa.

Joy de Vivre, Nico Designs and Andi Cummins set up some beautiful tables! Pretty (and delicious) treats, cakes, and food were showcased by A Piece of Cake, Bella Dolce Bakery, and Savoir Faire Catering. There was an amazing classical guitarist, George Quirin, Danny from Elite Disc Jockeys, and stunning invitations on display by Zenadia Design.
I was so happy to be a part of this event! Here is a peek at some of the vendors who participated…all so talented!

The amazing Nico Designs…

My cute little vintage-inspired table…

Zenadia Design’s invitation display …

Heidi is so good at what she does!


Joy de Vivre’s super gorgeous eco-chic table…

Andi Cummin’s fun & whimsical table…

…and some of the delicious treats…

Basically…it was a treat to participate in this event!

Ryan & Kandie Family


I am so happy to share this session with you! This family is simply adorable…

First, let me introduce the parents…..Meet Ryan….

and his stunning wife Kandie. (I so love Kandie’s little owl skirt!)

I think these two are just plain gorgeous…and they have two really cute babies… Their youngest is Evelyn..

yup… she’s pretty dang cute…

Next is Gray. This little fellow is so adorable! He was all smiles & fun…

Don’t you just love little Gray’s face in this one!


Kandie is such a gorgeous Mother.


Love the feeling in these two..

A little location change…and a whole lot of fun…

I love capturing families just being …them…not too much posing…just real togetherness…


Some fruit snacks to bribe the kids…worked like a charm :)

(I love the quilt they are sitting on! I actually borrowed this gorgeous handmade masterpiece from my Mom. The quilt is from ShuShay. Go check her out. She’s amazing!)
Cute little Gray…making everyone giggle…

We ended the evening with five minutes of just mom and dad. The light was magic…I love this set of photos…


These two make such a good looking couple!



NOW…onto a little surprise for this cute family! Leave them some LOVE…It they reach 30+ comments from friends & family…I will gift them 5 additional enhanced images on disk…my gift to them!

coming soon to a blog near you…

this cute family…

up next…
be back soon :)

pretty girl. pretty girl.

I am so happy to share a peek into this pretty session! Meet Lindsay!

(UM, HELLO GORGEOUS!)
I was so happy when Lindsay contacted me for a session…she wanted headshots for a company that she works for…but more importantly, she just wanted to treat herself to some pictures! We had a fun time meeting up and chatting over pictures …enjoy a few sneaks!


simply gorgeous…

vintage charm: mark & alana


I am so happy to share this shoot with you! First…let’s begin with the dress….my mother’s wedding dress. 
I LOVE THIS DRESS! My mother designed/made it to wear to her wedding.

Take this handsome man….add a little vintage charm…

Then have this pretty girl slip into the dress….and viola!
 Perfection
is made!
I love these two. Alana (Lolly, as I call her) is my sister…She is kind, smart, accomplished, and um duh…. DROP-DEAD-GORGEOUS! She and Mark make the perfect couple…I believe they truly were made for each other… They are happy & in love!

I had a lot of fun with this shoot. Love the vintage clothesline…Tonya helped me scout out these vintage hankies…I think they make the perfect backdrop


One of my favorites of Lolly…

A dress change & a vintage swing…

…some pretty light filtering through oak trees….like i said…these all equal perfection!

One last dress change to end the shoot off…

My sister is so gorgeous!

Mark isn’t too bad either :)

Lolly & Mark…love you guys. Thanks for playing model for your little sis! :)

xoxo

coming up next…

My mother’s wedding dress…

and this perfect couple…

can’t wait to share this one…

come join me…


So excited to be apart of this event…. come enjoy a day with me!

xoxo
Gena

Michelle & Jon

I am so excited to share this session with you….these two were the winners of my “WIN A FREE SESSION” giveaway.

Michelle & Jon

First, let’s begin with Michelle. She is gorgeous…such a natural & timeless beauty…

…then, simply add in her handsome man…

…and the two of them make a whole lot of beautiful.

I love meeting a couple and seeing their love. It’s refreshing to hear their own piece of history..their own special love story…

Michelle & Jon have been married for just over a year. Michelle put on her wedding gown once again for this session…and yes….I must say…I got super lucky. Nothing more fun than photographing people who are just plain gorgeous!


These two are so good for each other…it is plain to see that they adore one another….

And I love these red heels!


And then he swept her off her feet… and it became my favorite from this session!

NOW, onto a little surprise for this cute couple….one more chance at a giveaway.
Friends & Family…leave Michelle & Jon 25+ comments and I will gift this couple a beautiful 8×10 enlargement….so type away…and leave them some love. :)

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