What a very lovely intimate ceremony Alicia and Mike had at The Longview Mansion in the end of January!  I really love weddings that you can tell are just perfectly suited for a couple.  Alicia and Mike had their close family members and a few close friends there to witness their commitment to love each other forever, followed by an early dinner, cake and a sparkler send off :)  It was a bit chilly out but certainly not bad for January !  And nice and sunny!!!!!

Alicia’s dress was so classically beautiful!!!!

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Love these photos of Alicia getting ready and of grandma taking a iphone photo of her :)klema-85

Lovely ladies!klema-118 Oh my goodness these two are cuties!!!!klema-146 Such a stunning bride!!!!!!klema-158 klema-162 klema-184 Handsome men!!!!klema-207 Alicia and Mike did not see each other before the ceremony but wanted to say a prayer together :)klema-227

Something about these moments really gets to me.  I love seeing grandpa sitting here, and Mike chatting with their pastor before the ceremony and of course Mike seeing his bride for the first time :)
klema-235 klema-269 klema-270The floral colors were so soft and pretty!
klema-361 klema-399 klema-404 klema-426 klema-433 Something about this winter sun, the evergreens, and the tall grass just made me feel like we were in the mountains :)  Doesn’t it look like Colorado or Wyoming?klema-447 klema-460 Seriously?  Jan 25th?  Wow, just wow!!!!!klema-476 klema-61 klema-518 klema-544 As I was getting ready for a few sparkler photos I noticed the sun just getting ready to set so I had to get them in this light!!!  So worth it!klema-550 With a few practice runs, we managed to get their name in sparklers!klema-580 Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Mr. & Mrs. Klema!!!!!klema-587

…..oh how I love NYE weddings!  The excitement of the holidays still in the air, the sparkle & glitz, new opportunities and hope, new goals and dreams, reflecting on the happy memories of the year- All of this and a WEDDING!!!!!!!!  What a great way to enter the New Year with a full heart.

I was glad to spend it watching Lindsey & Jeff smile and laugh with each other :)  It was a sunny day with mild temperatures but the wind was CRAZY.  We really have had a windy season now that I think about it, lol!

Lindsey & Jeff were married at the Country Club Congregational United Church of Christ with their reception following at Loose Mansion.  It was fun for me to end my year shooting at their Church because that was where I shot my first wedding of 2013 as well!  My second shooter, Mike Tsai, started and ended the year shooting with me as well :)

I will start with the girls getting ready and Lindsey’s dress!  Oh my what a dress!!!!  Check out the cake that was designed to match the top of Lindsey’s dress!!!!!!

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This is what my job is about….right here….the moments you can feel.  I could look at this a hundred times and feel goose bumpy over Lindsey’s dad seeing his girl in her wedding dress.


Another very favorite moment of the day!  Jeff and Lindsey were sooooo happy to see each other :)nelson-138

I must get a fireplace and decorate it exactly like this!!!!!nelson-108

Puffy Heart this photo!!!!nelson-115

& this one!nelson-169 nelson-192 nelson-235 nelson-247

It is always fun to see Mike’s angle while I am taking the group shots, lol!nelson-294 nelson-308 nelson-319

Such lovely ladies!  And handsome men 😉nelson-322 nelson-365

My first ring in snow photo :)nelson-239

Shy little flower girls are the cutest!nelson-484 nelson-493 nelson-529 nelson-537 nelson-565

Nothing better than the plaza during the holidays :)nelson-585 nelson-600

Check out the cake!  Refer back to bride’s dress!!!nelson-604 nelson-694

I didn’t notice the shot on the right when I took it, only when editing.  Soooooo funny!nelson-700

So……anyone listening to the speeches might remember this part of the speech that elicited these reactions.  I was enjoying editing these soooo much, lol.  The expressions are priceless!  Lindsey’s dad left them in awe…and then in tears :)nelson-711 nelson-735 nelson-793 Also, it was so fun to see some of my past brides and grooms and now a future bride and groom at this wedding!nelson-827 nelson-931

Lindsey switched to a party dress for some NYE’s dancing!!!  Adorable!nelson-1058

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!nelson-993

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