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October 15, 2018

Rustic chic was perfectly done at The Highlands Estate wedding in the middle vineyard covered hills in Sonoma. From the white victorian farmhouse for getting ready to ending the night in the barn for dancing, and all the moss covered trees…simply lovely! Just what Jenessa and John ordered to celebrate their special day along with friends and family!

Bridal cottage at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Wedding dress and flowers at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Bridal bouquet at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Bridesmaid bouquet at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Groom tying tie at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Groom getting ready at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Groom and boutonniere at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Groom and groomsmen at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Ceremony location at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Ceremony and reception arch at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Bride and father walking down the aisle at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Groom wiping away tear from bride at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Bride and groom walking down the aisle at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Entrance to reception at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Appetizers at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Vintage glasses and table decor at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Lantern and candleabra at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Menu and reception table at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Bride and groom entrance at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

First dance at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Reception and bistro lights at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Toasts and bistro lights at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Reception toasting at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Photography | Lydia Photography for Nicole Quiroz Photography

Venue | The Highlands Estate

October 4, 2018

Sharing is sometimes hard to do. Just ask the mother-of-the-bride who told me that she had just finally gotten some of the pictures from her daughters’ weddings that had taken place over the last couple of years (I was not the photographer!). Whether the photographer takes a long time to edit the pictures and deliver them or it’s months of waiting for the cd to be passed around and then hoping it works, it’s a story I hear quite often. Which is why I jumped on board the digital delivery via online galleries wagon when the technology first came out! But I still believe that tangibles like albums preserve and tell the story of a wedding day in a way that goes beyond just a facebook album online. I’m all about things you can touch and feel and creating a memorable experience for my clients from beginning until end!

So I was a little excited when USB Memory Direct reached out to see if I wanted to test their hard drives. I’m all about presentation, branded paper, silk ribbon, and personalized gifts so I loved the idea! Now along with a gallery link my couples can receive a beautiful wooden hard drive with all their photographs that just so happens to match their Heirloom Box! ;-)

Grass Valley wedding photography heirloom album and momentos.

Grass Valley wedding photography heirloom album and momentos.

While USB Memory Direct sent me these hard drives to try, this review is 100% my personal thoughts!

September 14, 2018

The history geek in me has a tradition of visiting the state capitol and taking a tour whenever I travel to a new state. So imagining a California State Capitol wedding was a dream which Pineapple Petals Studio brought to life, just in time to capture the blooms of the gorgeous Magnolia tree!

Bride and groom at California State Capitol wedding.

The texture of the cake by La Vie Douce Design and pastel shades of these macarons compliment the cherry tree blooms!
Cake and macarons at California capitol in film wedding photography.

Reception table at California State Capitol wedding.

Adore the table centerpiece!
Floral reception centerpiece at California capitol in film wedding photography.

Menu and table floral centerpiece at California capitol in film wedding photography.

Ring and wedding invitation suite at California capitol in film wedding photography.

Boutonnieres at California capitol in film wedding photography.

Calligraphy seating chart at California capitol in film wedding photography.

Bride and groom at California State Capitol wedding.

Bride and groom walking at California capitol in film wedding photography.

Bride and groom kissing at California State Capitol wedding.

Bride posing holding bouquet at California State Capitol wedding.

Bride and groom at California capitol in film wedding photography.

Bride holding bouquet at California capitol in film wedding photography.

Photography | Lydia Photography
Florals | Pineapple & Petals Studio
Linens | Party Crush Studio
Cake | La Vie Douce Design
Beauty | Elena Little
Model | Alexander Event Co.

April 18, 2018

Sometimes as a creative you just have to be creative for creativity’s sake! I love using the winter and early spring months to set up a lifestyle shoot to keep those juices flowing and not become stagnant. Sometimes it’s putting together something to expand my portfolio and other times developing new skills! So when Jess from Polish & Pout told me that one of our favorite Roseville locations was filled with a field of beautiful wildflowers, I grabbed my first available date to make something happen

Our model, Alex, was amazing and did her own styling from her Lavender & Lace Vintage shop! She and her sister search for vintage clothing that they can update to create new modern pieces!

Anthropologie styled senior wearing a red vintage dress and black felt hat in a wildflower field in Roseville, California.

Anthropologie styled senior wearing a red vintage dress and black felt hat in a wildflower field under a tree in Roseville, California.

 

You can’t even tell that she’s standing in the rain!Anthropologie styled senior wearing a cozy sweater and black felt hat in a wildflower field in the rain in Roseville, California.

Anthropologie styled senior wearing a cozy sweater and black felt hat in a wildflower field in the rain in Roseville, California.

 

As always, Polish & Pout never lets me down! Jessica’s hair and makeup skills blow me away!Anthropologie styled senior wearing a cozy sweater and black felt hat in a wildflower field in the rain in Roseville, California.

After getting completely soaked, we loaded up the car and started driving toward the sunshine. Right down the road, the clouds opened up to show off this rainbow!

Anthropologie styled senior wearing a red kimono in a field with a rainbow in Roseville, California at William Jessup University.

Anthropologie styled senior wearing a red kimono in a field in Roseville, California.

I felt like I was at an Anthropologie lifestyle shoot! Just love everything about it!

Anthropologie styled senior walking in a field in Roseville, California.

Anthropologie styled lifestyle shoot with girl looking over her shoulder in a field in Roseville, California.

April 28, 2017

Fresh, romantic makeup is in this spring, and I can’t help but love seeing how radiant a girl looks with glowing skin! And this isn’t just true for brides but also high schoolers! It’s time to fill up the calendar with proms and bridal trials, so I thought I would share a few recent looks and the products used to achieve them. What’re your favorite makeup products for spring?

Prom and bridal makeup and hair looks, styles, and updos in Grass Valley, California.

Prom and bridal makeup and hair looks, styles, and updos in Grass Valley, California.

Prom and bridal makeup and hair looks, styles, and updos in Grass Valley, California.

Prom and bridal makeup and hair looks, styles, and updos in Grass Valley, California.

Prom and bridal makeup and hair looks, styles, and updos in Grass Valley, California.

Prom and bridal makeup and hair looks, styles, and updos in Grass Valley, California.

Prom and bridal floral hairpiece and boutonniere by Bee, Leaves N' Love in Grass Valley, California.

Makeup: MAC face and body foundation, Glossier stretch concealer, Fiona Stiles contour, Stila convertible blush, Makeup Geek eyeshadow, Glossier boy brow, Glossier haloscope highlighter, Glossier balm dotcom lips

Photography | Lydia Photography
Makeup and Hair | Lydia Beauty
Florals | Bee, Leaves N’ Love

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