September 28, 2011

Three shots. That's how many "serious" portraits I got out of K2 and Maddy on their wedding day. Just three (I counted). There was nothing but joy last weekend at their small, beautiful wedding in Penn Valley, CA.  I have a more substantial blog post with lots of pictures coming in a few days. For now, one example of the happiness that was their day::
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Jen says:

Love them! The images just ooze happiness and joy. Can't wait to see more!

(10.05.11 @ 07:56 AM)
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As I was preparing to photograph Jordan & Danielle's wedding last month, I decided to try something I've wanted to do for some time. I wanted to make a short film for them, without them knowing. Clearly, this would've been easier with someone to help film, but as an experiment (not to mention a "first"), it turned out pretty well. I hope it provides some extra memories when they watch it, years down the road.
kori says:

Rachel, you are amazing! What a treasure. Must have been tricky to film it while trying to get pics also. Priceless!

(09.16.11 @ 08:03 PM)
Dana says:

Rach, I teared, I laughed, I smiled. I loved it. Your so stinkin cute. They will love it forever...

(09.20.11 @ 04:59 PM)
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A warm, clear day filled to the brim with excitement.
A radiant couple.
A private ceremony in the Newport Beach LDS Temple.
Family and friends who flew in from all over the United States.
Family who flew in from Japan.
A small ring ceremony overlooking the ocean.
Lots of smiles and many hugs.
An airy, relaxed reception at the Ole Hanson Beach Club.
A gorgeous sunset.

Jordan and Danielle, you radiate love.  I was honored to witness and be a part of your day.  Thank you for trusting me.
Big hugs to you both.....
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Jennifer Chaney says:

Oh goodness... these are absolutely fantastic! I looooove the kissing series.

(09.08.11 @ 10:13 PM)
Jen says:

Sigh....just dreamy. What a beautiful day captured so perfectly.

(09.08.11 @ 10:30 PM)
marni says:

Loved every single one of these pictures. I got a little choked up with the picture of the bride hugging the grandma after leaving the Temple. You can see the love and raw emotion in her face as she squeezes her so tight.

(09.08.11 @ 11:00 PM)
Alexandra says:

Beautiful couple! And very, very beautiful photos! They will be so glad to have them and to look at them in the future!!

(09.09.11 @ 02:11 AM)
dana says:

Every single one is my favorite. I love them all. I think I was holding my breath until I scrolled through them all!

(09.09.11 @ 04:43 AM)
Kristie says:

Oh my goodness, Rach, such perfect, gorgeous images! They are so filled with warmth and love, I can feel it! I'd like to go back in time, remarry Ali and have you be there to capture our moments!

(09.15.11 @ 10:11 AM)
Dee says:

We did the Hair & Makeup for Danielle Wedding and we would love to get some pictures from you from her Big Day.....Love your Work....

(11.20.12 @ 11:16 PM)
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Michael and Sam were married in a small, private ceremony in downtown Riverside. The day was hot and muggy, but happiness was clearly present. We met up at the Mission Inn after their wedding for portraits. I'm not sure I can think of any place I like shooting better than the Mission Inn.

Michael and Sam, best wishes to both of you, and congratulations!!
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Jen says:

Beautiful! I especially love the first shot. I love their clothes & the details on her dress are just gorgeous. Congratulations to a beautiful couple.

(08.26.11 @ 09:27 AM)
Anonymous says:

How beautiful! I love the first photo especially!!!

(08.28.11 @ 09:33 PM)
Leisa Dorsey Jean says:

So well-done! The couple look relaxed, not posed. Gorgeous ! Wish I could have been there, but previous engagements entervened! Long live the happy couple !

Leisa

(08.29.11 @ 02:49 AM)
Vick Mitchell says:

The photography is amazing, catching all of the moments, expressions and feelings of the day. Sam's dress is beautiful, full of such detail and I love her hair style, very classy. I pray for continued happiness for many years to come. What a memorable day for all.

(08.29.11 @ 07:25 AM)
Grandpa and Grandma Stapor says:

Beautiful bride! Handsome couple! Wishing many blessings for the future!!

(08.29.11 @ 08:17 AM)
Jeri says:

My darlings, Many Blessings for a LONG, HAPPY, and HEALTHY marriage. Be kind to each other,
appreciate each other, support each other, and always stay the best of friends. LOVE bears all
things. My love to you, always, cuz Jeri

(08.29.11 @ 09:25 AM)
Sam's Mom says:

Your photography, Rachael, is just beautiful and captured a peace and calm that was allusive that day but clearly shows the Love they have for each other. You have blessed them beyond words and captured what i pray continues for a lifetime. Thanks

(08.29.11 @ 11:19 AM)
Sam's Mom says:

Your photography, Rachael, is just beautiful and captured a peace and calm that was allusive that day but clearly shows the Love they have for each other. You have blessed them beyond words and captured what i pray continues for a lifetime. Thanks

(08.29.11 @ 11:19 AM)
Sam's Aunt Deb says:

What a beautiful day it was, these photos are great, especially the first one - how lucky you are to have found each other. Remember this day, the love you brought to each other and when everything else in life comes at you, remember why you made the committment to each other in the first place, to experience it together. All the best, lvu - Deb

(08.29.11 @ 03:35 PM)
Aunt Marie says:

Rachael, you captured love! these are gorgeous, and are so so better than the ones I took at the ceremony =) I am so glad they had a professional waiting in the wings! Aunt Marie

(08.29.11 @ 08:43 PM)
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(08.30.11 @ 09:46 AM)
wedding envelopes says:

The dept of field of the first photo looks very amazing and the framing is just great. This is a nice set. I love how you did the edges and the details. Congratulations and best wishes to the couple, they look amazing in the photos!

(08.30.11 @ 05:59 PM)
cousin sue says:

Congratulations! Lovely, beautiful, and you can tell you are in love! Many blessings and here is to a long and happy marriage. Cousin Sue

(09.25.11 @ 09:21 PM)
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A beautiful June morning.
A classically handsome groom, waiting for his bride to arrive.
The San Diego LDS Temple in the background.
A gorgeous dress on a gorgeous bride.
A wonderful "first look".
A tangible excitement in the air.
A beautiful ceremony.
A few tears.
A lot of smiles.
A tasty luncheon.
A few heartfelt toasts.
Lots and lots of pictures at the Rancho Bernardo Inn.
An amazing private venue for the reception.
The most beautiful flower arrangements I've ever seen (created by the mother of the groom, Paula!).
Gorgeous cakes made by friends.
Unbelievable details.
More mouth-watering food.
Lots of dancing.
A few nods to the rat-pack.
A happy send-off with sparklers.

Ronnie & Mikael, it was a perfect day.

xoxoxo, Rachel
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Darlene Womack says:

What a lovely wedding! You captured everything beautifully!

(08.17.11 @ 02:54 PM)
Jen says:

Lovely wedding! They look so happy. Adore the details (THAT CAKE!! WOW!!!) and the "rat pack" pics are hilarious. Just love. Beautifully done!!

(08.18.11 @ 08:33 AM)
Kamee Nuzman says:

you are a talent non-paralled rachel clare. i love your genius mind. oh, and i LOVE the new header pictures too!!! you are so pretty!!!! ;)

(08.21.11 @ 11:02 AM)
mandi says:

amazing pictures. such a beautiful reception. i can't think of a better representation of these two!

(08.21.11 @ 09:56 PM)
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