Emily & Morgan – THE WEDDING!!!

you may remember emily & morgan’s day before the wedding shoot that we shot at emily’s family’s summer cabin in sonoma, ca (dreamy!).  well, i thought that location was awesome, but, goodness, the wedding location was AMAZING (held at lancaster estate winery in healdsburg).  first off, emily and morgan love to have fun and seeing that most of their guests would be traveling from quite a distance to be there (many from london, wales, new york, los angeles) so they wanted to make the wedding into a week long event!  it was basically like a week of fun summer camp for grown ups followed by the party (wedding) of the year (or century).  :)  the whole thing was out of a dream… thousands of lovely flowers arranged in antique vases, teacups, sterling silver platters, crystal chandeliers hanging from above and vineyards for miles.  the whole night wrapped up with everyone dancing until the wee hours of the morning in the wine caves at the estate.  aside from all of the visual amazingness of the wedding, one of the most touching moments was when emily’s sister recited the following quote during the ceremony.  it has been one of my favorite quotes for a very long time and was even more touching because it fit emily and morgan so perfectly… they love each other madly.  congrats, you two.  xoxo

Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being in love which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.  – Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

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Leeanne & Jacob – The Wedding!

there is no way of putting into words how awesome this wedding was.  every moment.  every amazing guest.  every tiny little detail.  i know i am not the only person that attended this wedding and has asked leeanne and jacob if we could do it again next month.   ;)   the whole day start to finish was filled with laughter, family and homemade goodness.  their wedding took place in the backyard of close friends and we snuck off before the whole thing started to get some wedding portraits not far from there. it had been raining for days and although it was gloomy and we were all a bit muddy, we still went for it.  in perfect timing, the sun came out to meet us just as we started shooting.  magic.  besides these wedding images, you bet there will be a full post coming soon of the photos from their epic reception and photo booth.   a ridiculously fun time to say the least. xoxo

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hello, i’m joy!  sunshine chaser, child of God, mama to four & wife to one good man.  we traveled all over looking for a place to call home and we found it.  we live a simple life out in the country with bare toes and happy hearts.


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