LOVELY OUTDOOR DESTINATION CEREMONY BY THE LAKE

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LOVELY OUTDOOR DESTINATION CEREMONY BY THE LAKE

     Dusty blue with salmon accents were the attire for the evening. The air was clean and crisp and lush green trees provided a spectacular backdrop. Seattle Washington holds a special place in their hearts so its only right they had their ceremony at the Lake Wilderness Lodge in Maple Valley, Wa. Justin and Raisa share a special kind of love. These two are so cute together! I just can't help it but to love their faces! 

     This was my first time on a plane! It was not as bad as I thought it was going to be, and the view of the snow caped mountains was breathtaking. I was a bit nervous, but It was all worth it to document the union of these two wonderful beings. I really truly love Raisa and Justin and all their people. We will do whatever we can to make their day go as smooth as possible. It was the night before the wedding and we are out to dinner. Raisa was worried about the little details like any normal bride, so she text me because she wanted to go over the timeline just one more time. I could not get back to the hotel fast enough to re assure her everything was going to be ok. I wish I could of teleported immediately in the hotel. Justin was so tired, but even then he was tender and sweet to his soon to be wife. Raise was telling Justin one more stop, and we were encouraging sleep so would everything would be fine! 

     Morning came and Allie Perkins started the make up for the bridal party. Their friend Rachel was helping with hair. The preparation was as smooth as a babies bottom! Allie Perkins did an amazing job of make up for their bridal party! Raisa's sisters are adorable. I love the relationship they have with each other. During her sister's speech she sang the most darling child hood song to her sister. It was a tearjerker!        

     The weather was perfect for their ceremony. Justin and Raisa's relationship started with God first and that is a recipe for success. Their ceremony was amazing, and they had a good turn out of friends and family. During their reception Justin and company serenaded his wife with his acoustic guitar and his impressive vocals! I love to meet all their parents, grandparents, and family. Justin and Raisa danced the night away in company of their friends and family. It was the end to a perfect day!


Raisa & Justin Brownlow

July 21st, 2017

Lake Wilderness Lodge

Maple Valley, Wa


Beautiful ceremony in the gorgeous Washington area. It was truly a blessing to witness these two become one. Congratulations to the newlyweds! Train- Play that song.

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GOLDEN SUNSET ENGAGEMENT SESSION

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GOLDEN SUNSET ENGAGEMENT SESSION


Happy Friday! I am super excited to share this gorgeous sunset engagement session on the blog tonight. 

    Meet Adrianna & Joel they are one of our engagement session winners from January's bridal show. I was super excited to meet Adrianna & Joel as I could tell they were going to be my kind of couple. Adrianna is fun, hilarious and super outgoing. I just loved her bubbly personality. Joel is calm and collected. You can tell how proud he is to have Adrianna by his side. Our session ended at sunset, and it was a perfect night for a perfect session. I must mention they are troopers, for gnats were attacking them and you couldn't even tell in their photos. I had such a great time photographing their silly love. I was sad to find out that I am already booked for their upcoming wedding in October. I would have loved to documented their love on their wedding day. I will be praying for a smooth and perfect wedding for them. May god bless you with many years of happiness. 

   Ok we have been MIA- Here's why? We recently sold our home folks! To say I'm super busy is an understatement, but I can assure you we are heading towards greatness. I can't reveal the plans just yet, but stay tuned and find out whats in store for us and new adventures. We love you guys and have a safe and blessed weekend. 



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OAK TREE BACKDROP WEDDING CEREMONY IN THE TEHACHAPI MOUNTAINS

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OAK TREE BACKDROP WEDDING CEREMONY IN THE TEHACHAPI MOUNTAINS

   Who would of ever thought a campground wedding could turn out so gorgeous. Kara and Cam Brown that's who. These two choose to say their I do's in the grand outdoors. Lavender accents, pink and white contrasted nicely to the high oaks and tall green grass.

   The weather was absolutely perfect on Saturday with a high in the 70's in Tehachapi. Prep started here in town for the ladies at Kara & Cam's house. For the men at the All American Barbershop downtown. The atmosphere at the barber shop was perfect setting for men prep. Cameron & Ryker were already in the chairs when we arrived. Getting cleaned up for the special events ahead. The shop was full of laughter & positive energy. The ceremony and reception took place at the camp ground in Tehachapi surrounded by tall oak trees and tall green grass. The bridal party started prep the day before. Therefore, so much of the hard stuff was done when we arrived. This made it easy to get right to details. 

   The gentleman complimented the ladies with brown, black, gray &  navy blue accents. The ladies wore gorgeous pastel dresses which enhanced the gorgeous bridal gown Kara wore. The details were simple yet beautiful. She had a pearl necklace that was borrowed, amazingly unique bouquet, and gorgeous blush heels. Everything turned out absolutely perfect. After ceremony we enjoyed a delicious dinner from Frugatti's where Kara works. The cupcakes were just as amazing. 

   Congratulations Cameron & Kara Brown. Thank you for allowing us to spend your wedding with you & trusting us to document it. We had tons of fun. Your families are precious. You guys did a great job with everything. 

   


Cameron & Kara Brown

All American Barbershop  |  Tehachapi Campground

June 3rd, 2017



Vendors-

Venue- Tehachapi Campground

Photography & Cinematography- Marianne Lucas Photography & Cinematography

MUA- Kandice Serna

Hair Stylist- Natulique 

Caterer- Frugatti's 

Men Stylist- All American Barbershop

 


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SHORT & SWEET ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN THE KERN COUNTY HILLS

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SHORT & SWEET ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN THE KERN COUNTY HILLS


     I am excited to share Jennifer & Alex's engagement session today on the blog. These two love birds are getting married in just a few months in September of this year. I absolutely love Jennifer's personality because she is super goofy and down to earth. We connected the first time we met instantly. I knew she was my kind of bride. ML Brides are fun, excited, full of love, and life. Enjoy a few pictures from their gorgeous e session.

   Engagement sessions are a very important part of our wedding experience. This is the perfect time for us to get to know each other. I use this time to get my clients comfortable with my posing style. I use the first 10 mins to educate my couples on my poses and lil tips & tricks to help our session turn out amazing. Engagement sessions are included in all of our wedding collections. 



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DELIGHTFUL LAKE FRONT CEREMONY AT THE BAKERSFIELD COUNTRY CLUB

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DELIGHTFUL LAKE FRONT CEREMONY AT THE BAKERSFIELD COUNTRY CLUB

   My heart was instantly filled with joy to see how much everyone was enjoying themselves during this beautiful wedding. My favorite moment the whole night was when Nick's GORGEOUS 96 year grandmother was having the time of her life dancing to Wild Cherry "Play that Funky Music". I just hope I will enjoy life as much as her at her age. 

    I really enjoyed the close relationship between their family and God. Everything they did was with prayer first and through their relationship with the Lord above their personal relationships. The whole wedding was filled with laughter, love, and happiness. 

   Alyssa's parents joined us for their engagement session, and I can tell they are a close knit family. This really hits close to home because I have four daughters of my own. I loved witnessing the bond Andrea had with her daughters. Nick's brother gave a wonderful heart felt toast that flowed with love. 

   The ceremony was was charmingly fun, and the decorations were very very beautiful. From the ceremony to the reception the decor was superb thanks to Shannon Lee- hough and her awesome team. They had the most precious custom wooden name plates with each one of their guest names engraved in wood. The candles were lit setting the mood. Green accents made the colorful floral arrangements pop and they smelled amazing. Everything and everyone looked so elegant, and the Bakersfield Country Club was excellent choice for their wedding.

   Congratulations Nick & Alyssa. May the lord bless you with many year of happiness. Have fun on your honeymoon. Until then, I am excited to share your wedding sneak peaks with you and your family. Enjoy!!