Andris and Sarah: Woman’s Club of Orange Wedding

Andris and Sarah were married on a cool and cloudy California day in November, with their wedding at the Woman’s Club of Orange County. When I saw an e-mail from Andris appear in my inbox, I couldn’t have been happier. Andris is one of those friends who I’ve seemed to cross paths with at least once every decade. We went to high school together, both worked at Disneyland, and now I can say that I’ve photographed his wedding! It was kind of like attending a high school/college reunion, and it was wonderful catching up with so many familiar faces. But most of all, it was heartwarming to see how happy Andris and Sarah are together.

Sarah and Andris met working at Disneyland. Sarah was in need of a roommate, and a mutual friend suggested Andris. They became fast friends, and it didn’t take long for their feelings to grow. Andris was meticulous with the wedding details, just as he has always been. Sarah was calm and relaxed, and took the time to enjoy every second of her wedding day. They were completely devoted to each other, and I loved to see how much joy they found in each others puns, jokes, and conversations. I got a little teary when Andris saw Sarah for the first time during their first look. They both had tears in their eyes and both of their hands were shaking. There were so many feels wrapped into one beautiful moment. In addition to the first look, there were so many special moments throughout the wedding. We took photos with the DeLorean, walked over to an ice cream parlor, and they even had a few wedding party members who had travelled from Shanghai Disney where Andris and Sarah worked for a while. They came all this way to see them tie the knot!

Thank you so much for having me as your photographer, Andris and Sarah! Hopefully we’ll see each other again, sooner than a decade this time! :)

Before the Ceremony:

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The First Look and Portraits:

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The Ceremony:

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The Reception
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Rachael and Jake : Vintage and Romantic Grand Californian Wedding

Rachael and Jake’s Vintage and Romantic Grand Californian Wedding, made my creative heart sing. Their beautiful fall wedding ceremony was located at the Parkview Terrace of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, with their reception in the Trillium Room of the Grand. Their rich and earthy wedding colors enhanced the craftsman motif at the Grand Californian, and I was simply obsessed with Rachael’s vintage wedding gown. Every detail was beautiful, from beginning to end.

It was touching to see the love that Rachael and Jake shared. Wedding days can be a little hectic at times, but when Rachael and Jake were together, they were unshakable. You could see how much they loved each other, just by watching them for a moment or two. Before the reception began, we took Rachael and Jake to see the Reception Room. As a side note, the Disney wedding team always loves it when the Bride and Groom walk into the Reception Room, it’s a special moment for everyone. DJ Jason Jass turned on one of Rachael and Jake’s favorite songs, and they shared a dance together in the empty room. It was a sweet moment, watching them dance. I could hear Jake and Rachael talking and laughing, and towards the end of the song, Rachael turned to Jake and said that this was the best part of her wedding so far, having a private moment to share a dance with him. Their wedding entourage was also a lot of fun! I had to smile when everyone was dancing and Rachael told me she needed to feed the fire of the dance floor, and proceeded to dance the night away with Jake and her friends. It was a beautiful night, all around.

Thank you again for having me, Rachael and Jake! May the years to come be filled with as much joy as your wedding day! :)

Before the Ceremony:

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The First Look and Portraits:

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The Ceremony:

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The Reception:

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Vendors:

Venue: Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings

Coordinator: Keli of Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings

Hair and Makeup: Jillian Wilkins

DJ: DJ Jason Jass

Officiant: Matt Smyles

Floral: Disney Floral and Decor

Dress: BHLDN, Thread & Needle

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Jesse and Annalisa: Disneyland Fall Engagement Photos

I love Disneyland after it rains, and it definitely made for some beautiful photos during Jesse and Annalisa’s Disneyland Fall Engagement photos. We had a wonderful time taking engagement photos all over Disneyland, and the sun came out just in time for us to go to California Adventure and take a photo in front of Mickey’s Fun Wheel. It couldn’t have been timed more perfectly. In addition to enjoying the weather, I loved getting to know Jesse and Annalisa during our session. Their relationship was sweet and warm- enough to make any rainy day brighter. It was easy to see how much they cared for each other. I also loved how well Annalisa’s colors went with the Fall and Halloween themed decorations at the park. The Halloween decorations are beautiful and it was fun being able to incorporate them into the session. I was also particularly excited that Annalisa wanted a photo at Storybook Land. It’s one of my favorite attractions and very near and dear to my heart. Thank you again for the great day, Annalisa and Jesse, I can’t wait for the wedding day!

Fall Disneyland Engagement Photos

Fall Disneyland Engagement Photos
Fall Disneyland Engagement Photos
Fall Disneyland Engagement Photos
Fall Disneyland Engagement Photos
Fall Disneyland Engagement Photos
Fall Disneyland Engagement Photos
Fall Disneyland Engagement Photos
Fall Disneyland Engagement Photos

Fall Disneyland Engagement Photos

I used to work at the Storybook Canal boats, and I love this attraction so much!
Fall Disneyland Engagement Photos
Fall Disneyland Engagement Photos

One of my favorite spots during Halloween is at the Disneyland Halloween Tree.
Fall Disneyland Engagement Photos
Fall Disneyland Engagement Photos
Fall Disneyland Engagement Photos
Fall Disneyland Engagement Photos
Fall Disneyland Engagement Photos
Fall Disneyland Engagement Photos
Fall Disneyland Engagement Photos

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