Paul and Stacey have been a pleasure to provide wedding photography for. From our first dealings they have been nothing but respectful, considerate and fun. The day came together as the florist, dj, cake baker bakery maker : ), officiant, wedding coordinator, caterer, Still Water Vineyards staff and myself all worked together to put the needs of the bride and groom. It was just a beautiful day. Debbie at D and D Floral whom I will mention more about below – did the beautiful floral arrangements. Wow can that lady arrange flowers! The wedding coordinator for the beautiful day was Taffy Gonzalez of All Traditions Wedding Coordination. Taffy is a very warm and caring coordinator and very much helped the day go smoothly.
Hair and make up was done at the classy Joseph Atone Salon in Paso Robles. It’s a great salon and run with the utmost professionalism and skill. Everyone at the salon was kind and had a great attitude.
Bling, bling! Don’t forget to have all three of your rings ready for me when I show up early to get their close ups! Rings have feelings and want attention too!
We started at the Joseph Atone Salon in Paso Robles where the girls further beatified themselves. They were all a lot of fun and everyone had such great attitudes that I knew not only would photographing Paul and Stacey’s wedding be fun, but more importantly it would be a beautiful time and most special day for Paul and Stacey and their family and friends. My goal was to capture as much natural, candid photojournalistic moments as I could, while at the same time set some portraits up where needed. I try to keep my photography contemporary, stylish and authentic. Whether it is portrait photography, child, baby, senior portraits, wedding photography or engagement sessions the goal is to capture something remarkable and yet stays true to who you are as a person or couple – and that captures the essence of you and your day.
The wonderful couple’s beautiful wedding was held at The Still Water Vineyards in Paso Robles just north of Templeton and Atascadero. So many wonderful weddings are held in Paso Robes and Atascadero because it is home to some of California’s most beautiful vineyards and wineries – making it an ideal spot for wedding and portrait photography. Not only are Paul and Stacey great people, but they also were a blast to photograph. Stacey in Particular was particularly “camera friendly” – and as you will see super photogenic. She really knew how to have fun with it.
The Still Water Vineyards in Paso Robles is a gorgeous wedding venue for couples to have their wedding at as well as a delight for wedding photographers. Paso Robles is known for its beautiful and lavish vineyards and wineries, which make it one of California’s most popular and beautiful wedding destinations. Atascadero, Templeton, San Miguel and the surrounding areas are equally impressive. There is something about the rolling hills of a vineyard that can not be matched!
While I was getting ready for the couple’s grand entrance, my second shooter Tatiana, was stealing these shots of one of the most beautiful little girls in the world – as she privately (so she thinks) enjoys her little wonderland complete with old school water pump and two precious rocks held tightly to her chest. Notice the little drops of water on her face and hair as she gets up and personal with the water pump. What an angel! I can’t believe Tatiana got these shots and not me…..boooo hooo!
Of course this is one nice advantage of having a photography package that comes with a second photographer!
Stacey was one of the most camera friendly brides I have shot. Every time I turned the camera towards her – her face and eyes would light up and she was right at home! Thanks Stacey!
More angelic flower girls!!
All the gorgeous flower arrangements were done by Debbie at D and D Floral . Not only is Debbie a sincere, professional and great person, but her flowers, bouquets, centerpieces, shepherd hooks, boutonnieres, etc. are just simply exquisite as you can see. Every floral arrangement I have seen D and D Floral produce has been nothing short of beautiful. Thanks Debbie for making my job that much easier…blessed are the brides that find you!
I just love this adorable lady’s smile. I just think she is beautiful!!
One of the things I love most about my great privilege in being a wedding photographer is encountering the worlds most beautiful children every weekend!
Just look at the eyes and expression of Paul as he looks at his bride. He is one happy man!
After the ceremony and getting through the group shots – time was very limited with the caterer having the food prepared on a timeline. With so little time left to shoot before the reception Stacey and Paul chose to just get a very few photographs of the whole bridal party together and focus on couple shots. It’s a bummer when couple’s have to make choices like that due to limited time. However, Paul and Stacey definitely made the right choice – as it is the couple shots that I’m sure they will value most in the future and even now!
Just a very gorgeous evening as Paul and Stacey headed into their first dance. The little bit of Paso Robles heat from the day had cooled off and it was a perfect evening.
Paul and Stacey as you two together look out at the future you have together – I hope that it is filled with all that you have hoped and desired it to be and much more. Thank you for the privilege, trust and experience of having been your wedding photographer. All the best to you and yours!