When two people decide to marry, they make vows that are bigger than anything they've promised in their life. They complement each other, serve each other, defend each other, and in that way, they are one. They seal their fate and start a new journey together, different than the journey the were on before. They are one in purpose, but separate in self-- each bringing their own individuality to the table. Maddy and K2 complement each other so beautifully; I can only imagine how sweet and successful their marriage will be.

Their lovely wedding took place on a small peninsula in Penn Valley, CA last month, surrounded by boats, clouds, sunshine and lots of love. Everything went off without a hitch, and I was grateful to be there to witness and be a part of their day.
 
Northern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_01.jpg (In case you're wondering, YES, I'm totally ordering these shoes.) Northern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_02.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_03.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_04.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_05.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_06.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_07.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_08.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_09.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_10.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_11.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_12.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_13.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_14.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_15.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_16.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_17.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_18.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_19.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_20.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_21.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_22.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_23.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_24.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_25.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_26.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_27.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_28.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_29.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_30.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_31.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_32.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_33.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_34.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_35.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_36.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_37.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_38.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_39.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_40.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_41.jpg Possibly my two favorite images from their day, right here:: Northern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_42.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_43.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_44.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_45.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_46.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_47.jpg Theirs was the sweetest Father/Daughter dance I've ever seen. They got down with the Beatles! Northern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_48.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_49.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_50.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_51.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_52.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_53.jpg It was a PARTAAAAAAYYYYY! Northern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_54.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_55.jpg
A huge thank-you to my dear friend, Marci, for assisting me and 2nd shooting at the wedding.  Your friendship is priceless to me!

Also, a shout-out to the other vendors who helped make K2's and Maddy's day wonderful::

Food :: Hanford's Catering

Flowers :: Art In Bloom (530.271.0445)

DJ :: Milestones DJ (the very best DJ I've ever worked with!)

Cake :: Donna The Cake Artist (530.477.0784)

Videography :: Aubrey Felch (408.679.1282)

When two people decide to marry, they make vows that are bigger than anything they've promised in their life. They complement each other, serve each other, defend each other, and in that way, they are one. They seal their fate and start a new journey together, different than the journey the were on before. They are one in purpose, but separate in self-- each bringing their own individuality to the table. Maddy and K2 complement each other so beautifully; I can only imagine how sweet and successful their marriage will be.

Their lovely wedding took place on a small peninsula in Penn Valley, CA last month, surrounded by boats, clouds, sunshine and lots of love. Everything went off without a hitch, and I was grateful to be there to witness and be a part of their day.
 
Northern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_01.jpg (In case you're wondering, YES, I'm totally ordering these shoes.) Northern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_02.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_03.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_04.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_05.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_06.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_07.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_08.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_09.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_10.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_11.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_12.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_13.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_14.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_15.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_16.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_17.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_18.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_19.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_20.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_21.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_22.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_23.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_24.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_25.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_26.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_27.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_28.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_29.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_30.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_31.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_32.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_33.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_34.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_35.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_36.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_37.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_38.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_39.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_40.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_41.jpg Possibly my two favorite images from their day, right here:: Northern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_42.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_43.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_44.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_45.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_46.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_47.jpg Theirs was the sweetest Father/Daughter dance I've ever seen. They got down with the Beatles! Northern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_48.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_49.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_50.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_51.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_52.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_53.jpg It was a PARTAAAAAAYYYYY! Northern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_54.jpgNorthern_CA_Wedding_Photography_Nelson_55.jpg
A huge thank-you to my dear friend, Marci, for assisting me and 2nd shooting at the wedding.  Your friendship is priceless to me!

Also, a shout-out to the other vendors who helped make K2's and Maddy's day wonderful::

Food :: Hanford's Catering

Flowers :: Art In Bloom (530.271.0445)

DJ :: Milestones DJ (the very best DJ I've ever worked with!)

Cake :: Donna The Cake Artist (530.477.0784)

Videography :: Aubrey Felch (408.679.1282)



Comments
kathi Cook says:

Rach, what a fantastic display of love and fun! Beautiful wedding, beautiful capture of this truly incredible time in their lives.

(10.05.11 @ 10:24 AM)
Katie Williams says:

Rachel! You are the best. Seriously. Awesome. And how cute is that bride?? And the father/daughter dance picture...goosebumps.

(10.05.11 @ 10:36 AM)
Jen says:

RACHEL!!! These are so amazing. Your finest work yet. Such an amazing representation of a beautiful day. I too was so touched by the father/daughter dance...even got teary. These are magnificent my friend...just magnificent.

(10.05.11 @ 01:13 PM)
Marci says:

So very beautiful. You represented the feeling, excitement and love of the day perfectly. How fortunate Maddy and K2 are to be able to look back at these amazing photographs.

(10.05.11 @ 02:05 PM)
Kathy Frederickson says:

Rachel, you did such a great job of capturing their wonderful day. I could tell everyone had so much fun! what a beautiful bride and handsome groom- it appears their day was perfect. They are lucky they used you to capture the day so well.

If you ever get back to Lawrence- we would love to see you guys!

(10.05.11 @ 02:09 PM)
Joyce says:

Beautiful work, Rachel!!!

(10.19.11 @ 08:20 AM)