Patrice + Ian | Married in Davis, CA

Patrice and Ian first reached out to me just for an engagement session because they didn’t have all the wedding day plans finalized. I met up with them at a place they loved and that also happens to be one of my favorite places to shoot, the UC Davis Arboretum. We immediately clicked and these two were laughing hysterically in front of the camera within minutes. They were so goofy and playful, I absolutely fell in love with them and I was hoping I’d end up being a part of their wedding day. I heard from them a couple months later, and I was so excited to photograph them at UC Davis once again as they made it official! The mood was relaxed when I arrived, which wasn’t surprising considering their personalities and the fact that they wanted their wedding day to be pretty low key. They were celebrating with about 65 of their closest friends and family, and they just wanted to have a blast with everyone in attendance. When these two had their first look, they couldn’t even contain their excitement! I knew I had tons of laughter and goofiness to look forward to, but it was multiplied by ten on their wedding day. They were just so stoked to be marrying each other, and it was so much fun to capture. A friend officiated their ceremony, and there was the perfect mixture of jokes and laughter as well as sweet moments. They spent the afternoon enjoying their friends and family, laughing some more through their toasts and feeding each other cupcakes, and danced outside as the sun went down. It was such a perfect day to be a part of, and I absolutely loved getting to know them. Patrice and Ian, thank you so much for having me as a part of your amazing wedding day! I wish you two so many years of happiness 🙂


Makeup: Makeup by April

Hair: Jessica, E Street Salon

Dress Shop: La Soie Bridal

Ceremony: Carolee Shields White Flower Garden & Gazebo

Reception: Putah Creek Lodge

Officiant: Friend

Florist: Dixon Florist

Caterer: Whole Foods Davis

Rentals: Celebrations! Party Rentals

Cake/Desserts: Rubicon Bakery