Mitch + Melinda: The Wedding

Eric and I headed to the coast on a Saturday morning to shoot Mitch and Melinda’s wedding in Ventura, California. We enjoyed the drive and were excited to start shooting such a sweet couple. We met Mitch and Melinda through Mitch’s dad who is a photographer here in Lancaster. I knew when I met them that their wedding day would be relaxed and beautiful and it was just that. We and enjoyed the day and watching these two become one was beautiful! When I gave them their wedding package today they gave me a hug!! Awesome clients and beautiful people inside and out!

Melinda and her bridesmaids got ready at the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel and Resort which is where we took most the the portraits as well. The grounds were gorgeous! Thank you Mitch and Melinda for letting us document this amazing time in your lives!

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Wedding gown:  Davids Bridal in Burbank, CA
Tux:  Kenneth Cole from  Mens Warehouse at the  Antelope Valley Mall
Florist:  Acton Country Flowers
Hair:  Salon Panache
Cake:  First Class Cakes
Venue: Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet

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Antelope Valley Bridal Show

Saturday Eric and I loaded up and went to the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds to set up my booth for the Antelope Valley Bridal Show. I wasn’t sure how I would like but I decided to give it a try and I’m certainly glad I did. Despite the long hours of preparation and skipping a few meals in the rush of things I had a great experience and really enjoyed meeting everyone who stopped by my booth. As a new business in the AV it was nice to meet other vendors from the area and I look forward to keeping in touch with them in the months ahead. Below are a few photos from our fun day!

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Although all I had to eat that day was half of my peanut butter mood from Jamba Juice I sure am enjoying the leftover Ghirardelli Cholates 🙂

My husband (Eric Hayes) and hard working graphic designer made my business cards and accordion fold brochures which I loved! Thanks hun!

The contents on the rest of this page are going to make you drool! Just across the way from us was a booth with some absolutely stunning cakes! I thought that I recognized one of the ladies at the booth and kept telling my husband “I think I know that lady at the awesome cake booth.” I finally got the guts up to go over and say hi and it turns out that I went to a baby shower at her home a few years ago. Her shop is called Nadia Cakes and she’s simply amazing at what she does. Here’s a little article on Nadia Cakes in the Antelope Valley News

My favorite one!

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Lancaster California Wedding: Kayla & Jonathan

Kayla and Jonathan were married on November 20, 2009 at Lancaster Baptist Church in Lancaster, CA. They met as teenagers and absolutely adore one another. Their wedding was absolutely beautiful and they both looked amazing. One of my favorite parts of shooting a wedding is the time in the ready room with the bridesmaids and the bride. Excitement is bubbling over, girls are rushing to get all spiffed up and the Bride is the center of attention. As the photographer I feel lucky to be able to stand in the background getting shots of the little moments between the girls and the stunning details during this “ready” time. It’s such a fun and exciting time just before all the action begins. What a joy it was be a part in their day and I wish them all the best in years to come.

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