Thursday, June 16, 2011

Mike & Jenn {Cherry Valley wedding}

There is something so refreshing being around two people so in love, and so in love with life. That describes Mike & Jenn to a "T"! Mike & Jenn's first dance was to Jack Johnson's "Better Together" & there was no denying they felt every word of that song. When you have the one you love by your side, life is just simply, better when you're together!

Mike & Jenn were married at a beautiful venue in Cherry Valley, CA ~ the Edward Dean Museum. When you think "museum" you might not immediately thing "wedding!" but when I saw the gorgeous grounds of this place I was so excited to shoot there!

Because of the distance between us - I in Northern CA and Jenn in AZ, we weren't able to meet until the day before the wedding. Sometimes that might be difficult, but not with Jenn - she was so fun & easy going. That same fun, easy going attitude surrounded Jenn the entire wedding day - zero Bridezilla here folks!

And what a beautiful bride she was, just look how stunning she is!

Before the wedding started we grab some shots of the guys. Mike was very calm, cool, and collected. And looking handsome as ever!

Jenn's dress was lovely, I wanted to keep it for myself! So flowy & romantic. (spell check says that flowy isn't a word but I must disagree)

And then it was time for the big event, all the months of planning where happening NOW. And let me tell you, they couldn't have picked a nicer to day to get married, not a chance!

Introducing... Husband & Wife!

One of the reason the day was so fun to capture was that I got to spend a fair amount of time with Mike & Jenn's bridal party. They were awesome. For example, this photo!

Now for one of my favorite parts of the day. The time I get to sneak off with bride & groom. Right as the sun was setting, no less! :)

LOVE this one. I think this photo deserves to be on the cover a fairy tale story book.

Everywhere we went on the grounds of the Edward Dean Musuem there were these perfect spots to take photos in.

The reception kicked off with a romantic first dance, ever so nicely choreographed. I even had some extra help documenting it ;)

Dinner was awesome. Not only was it delicious BBQ it was cooked on this rad wagon BBQ!

This cake was delicious! My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Mike & Jenn had a fantastic photobooth at the reception! Seriously one of the best ideas ever. My second shooter Ty & I even jumped in and took a couple pictures. So fun!

Some of the bridal party decorated the getaway mustang! (aka Fergie!)

And I shall end with one of my very photos of the day. Congratulations Mike & Jenn! And a huge thanks to my AMAZING second shooter Ty LaMothe! You were wonderful!

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  1. brittny (bridesmaid)June 16, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    love love love love love these pictures!! This is my best friend so of course i have great things to say. She is sooo beautiful! And you did an awesome job with the pictures. Really amazing!

  2. Love that profile shot of the bride. :)

  3. That last photo is gorgeous! And I really love the photobooth feet pic- so cute!

  4. Excellent as usual Shanny. Too many favorites