Steph + Joe | Married in Capay, CA

I first met Steph and Joe over coffee in Davis, and like all great meetings we spent a lot of time just talking about life before even getting around to the wedding/business stuff. I could already tell a lot about their personalities through the stories they told me, and together they are adventurous, fun loving and it doesn’t take much for Joe to make Steph laugh. This was even more apparent after their engagement session, when I spent the entire time smiling and laughing with them because you just can’t help it. Their wedding day was on a hot day in August, but nothing would stop Steph from smiling ear to ear the entire time. Joe’s eyes light up when he looks at her and you can tell he thinks she is the most beautiful woman on earth. The way they play off of each other is an example of a couple in perfect balance; they just fit and seeing them together just makes sense. Steph’s dress was whipping around in the wind as she walked up the aisle, and through happy tears she made jokes and laughed with all their guests, setting the tone for an emotional ceremony that was still filled with so much laughter. It was such an honor to capture the moments after the ceremony, when we were taken up to the ridge and I was able to photograph them under a gorgeous oak tree. But it wasn’t just the scenery, it was the fact that in that moment, it was so fresh in their minds; “we’re married, and this is just the beginning.” The rest of the evening continued in the same tone, with happy tears but even more laughter, and such an awesome dance party. Steph and Joe, I’m so happy that I was able to document this part of your lives together and I’m so excited for your future, and I’m also so thrilled to call you friends 🙂

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Hair & Makeup: All Dolled Up Hair & Makeup Artistry

Dress Shop: Trudy’s Brides

Florist: Dixon Florist

DJ: Rick & Amber, Vision Entertainment & Events

Caterer: Our House 

Cake: Cake Couture