Thursday, May 13, 2010

{rachel + mark | wedding}

I was very excited when May 1, 2010 rolled around, it was Rachel and Mark’s wedding day. YAY! R+M and Aldo and I have become friends over the year. From the day Rachel and I first met at the bridal show we hit it off and things have just continued to grow from there. I can’t stress enough how important it is to have a great photographer, but even more to have a great connection with your photographer. I am lucky enough to have this with all my wonderful clients, thank you all so much for being great friends. :-)

When Aldo and I first walked into the room we both were taken back at how stunning Rachel looked. Don’t get me wrong she looks great everyday, but WOW did she look amazing on her wedding day. I couldn’t wait for Mark to see her! Rachel added a bit of extra time prior to the ceremony for a few special sessions, one of them being a mini boudoir session (sorry guys for Mark’s eyes only but man did she look hot ;) ). The other session was a chance for R+M to see each other prior to the ceremony and have an intimate moment together, all while being captured on camera. It was so sweet to watch the two of them see each other for the first time. You could see the love and intimacy that glowed between them. So much so that all day they needed very little direction for the romantics, it just seemed to flow out of them naturally.

The wedding was held at the Hyatt in Valencia and everything was very simple and elegant, just like R+M. I had a great time photographing the bridal party and their outgoing personalities, lol. The bridal party was amazing; they all stuck around until R+M were done with all photos. That means they missed cocktail hour and hors d'oeuvres. I honestly have never seen the entire bridal party voluntarily wait around for the couple to finish the romantics. You know how I can get carried away and continue to photograph forever, so it was amazing and just shows what a sweet and caring couple R+M are, as well as their friends.

Thank you for including us in your speacial day and your life’s. It has been a pleasure getting to know you both and we look forward to seeing you guys again. Hope you enjoyed your wedding, now time to enjoy your photos, which I know Rachel has been patiently waiting for, lol.

Ceremony/Reception : Hyatt Valencia, Jennifer Stoll, 661.678.4046 (Direct)

Hair & Make-up: Sandra Valencia, chachavilencia@gmail.com , 661-948-0852

Dress: Oleg Cassini for David's Bridal

Tux: Men's Wearhouse, Palmdale, CA

DJ/Band: Matt Mitchell 661.296.6191

Flowers: Acton Country Flowers, 661-269-9326

Invitations: Jean M invitations

Jewelry: Tigerlily Jewelry

Lighting and Décor: Matt Mitchell

Wedding Cakes + Desserts: Jill's Cake Creations, (661) 291-2332

Officiant: Reverend John Southwick

Rentals (chair/linens): Classic Linens, for the chair covers, Barbara (818) 203-2360


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44 comments:

  1. Rachel & MarkMay 13, 2010 at 9:20 PM

    We love them (the pictures & the photog)! - Rachel & Mark

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  2. Rachel, you are simply beautiful. The wedding was simply breathtaking I was glad to be there to witness such a beautiful moment.

    Chris

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  3. Ditto what my brother wrote! (At least, I think that was Uncle Chris?)Krista, you captured so many beautiful moments of Rachel and Mark together - it will be so hard to choose. I can't wait to see the rest - these photos are beautiful! Thank you so very much!

    Rachel's mom, Barbara

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  4. I like these types of simpy wedding. Photography is very beaytiful.

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  5. These photos are BEAUTIFUL! And I love that a couple of them are in black and white.

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  6. I felt so blessed and honored to be able to spend the most important day of their life with Rachel and Mark. They truly are a beautiful couple and so much in love. I wish them only happiness and a lifetime of love. The wedding was very elegant and the pictures are awesome.
    Your friend always Cheryl

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  7. WOW...these wedding photos are absolutely breathtaking!! I love the unique captures and timing along with the classic black and white look! Simply amazing!

    Always,

    Megan Cochran

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  8. My absolute favorite picture was the one of the rings and the newspaper and also the one where Rachel's looking in the mirror. They're both very unique!

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  9. Those two look young and beautiful,I love it when photogenic people meet talented photographers.

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  10. I agree Sean, These pictures turned out great! I just don't know about that cake though

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  11. Congrats! So happy for you both =)

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  12. The pictures are beautiful. Congratulations!

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  13. Such wonderful pictures!! I love all of the pose ideas, especially the bride with the bridesmaids, its like they're sharing a moment and don't even have to speak :)

    ~Cathy

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  14. Damn that's a good lookin couple! Everything looks so natural...like it's meant to be.

    -Damien

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  15. Krista, the pictures you took are beautiful! I can't wait to see the rest of them. Rachel and Mark looked amazing!!! Their wedding day was a lot of fun!

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  16. All I can say is WOW!!!

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  17. Krista, you did a fantastic job! All the wonderful memories you have captured are absolutely breath taking!

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  18. One word i can think of is Sexy... and you look pretty too Rachel. jk jk. but for real, I wish you both the best of luck and health. See you guys around !

    AB2K10

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  19. amazing photos especially the ones with that handsome guy "that didnt go to vegas" and the money shot.

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  20. Fantastic photos!

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  21. these pictures are gorgeous!! i love all of the angles and variety of shots. (shots shots shots shots shots shots!! everybodyyyyy!) hahaha but these pictures are really stunning. fantastic job! :)

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  22. these are absolutely adorable! i can't wait to see them in person! you are amazing.

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  23. you have the best photographer in the world! very good choice! best wishes to you and your sweetheart!

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  24. I love the pictures they are amazing. I really wish I could have stayed the whole night and partied with everyone. You couldn't have picked a better photographer for the wedding.

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  25. These photos are amazing and beautiful; even the posed shots look natural. And Friend, you look gorgeous -like a fairytale princess. :o)

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  26. These pictures are gorgeous! I'm so glad I could make it out there for the wedding. It was absolutely beautiful and I couldn't be happier for Rachel and Mark.

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  27. I think the pictures are absolutely fun and amazing!

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  28. Absolutely Beautiful Pictures!! The wedding was amazing and I'm happy that I was able to attend. Congrats again to Rachel and Mark, many blessings to you both. Much Love....

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  29. I think that the pictures look amazing, and the wedding was beautiful

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  30. Absolutely beautiful! I love how the poses are classic but have a unique specialness to them! The colors and lighting are amazing!

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  31. Spectacular. The photographer has a way with capturing emotions.

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  32. These photos are gorgeous! They remind me of the quality you would see in a wedding magazine. I really like how the passion translates through these photos, and this is quite a feat to achieve. Congratulations again to Rachel and Mark!

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  33. Beautiful photos! It does look like photos that can be seen in wedding magazines.
    And such a gorgeous bride!

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  34. The photographer has a great way of capturing the light. It really makes the pictures.

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  35. These pictures are beautiful! Sorry I couldn't make it to the wedding, but Chey had a game. My favorite ones are the black and white ones!

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  36. The pictures look very nice and looks/sounded like a very happy/fun day! Congrats Rachel!

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  37. These pictures are awesome! I like them all and think they are very good! Congrats Rachel!

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  38. these are amazing-simply beautiful! love 'em. :)

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  39. these are pics are amazing!!! The happiness is really captured in them :)

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  40. Linda June JagerMay 27, 2010 at 1:40 AM

    You both look Great!! Rachel elegant, beautiful, stunning, you sure do have it going on girl!! Mark you are so handsome,look fantastic,amazing, and almost as cute as Rachel. Well you to have given weddings a new look. A new meaning. You sure did it the right way everything was perfect!! I love the pictures. I mean omg you two are professionals. Your photographer did a spledid job! I can't wait to put some of these up on my wall!! xoxoxo Love you both!

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  41. These pictures are beautifully amazing. It was such a happy, fun, and exciting day and I am very grateful to be a part of it. Great job capturing the moments.

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  42. The pictures look great! It was such a fun night! Rachel and Mark looked great! Great job on the photos, you can def. see the emotions in each one!

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  43. Wow! These photos are all very unique. I've seen wedding photos where the bride and groom are so stiff and there's no creativity in the way they are positioned. I can't wait to see the rest!! Love you guys ~ Jenni

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  44. Very colorful, different, and inventive! I am a fan!

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