Photography Blog

A Forest House Lodge Wedding: Rain and Shine

15 Aug 2019, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Weddings

Despite photographing so many parts of the wedding day, special moments stick with us long after our work is done. We discover/stumble/fall into those emotional bits of the day that no one could have predicted, and we savor them. Well, this Forest House Lodge Wedding holds even more of those memories for us. After all, it isn’t every day that our sister-in-law/sister gets married. Nor is it every day I officiate a wedding I’m photographing. Buckle up for an insider’s look at Michele and Forrest’s wedding, with a bit of rain and plenty of shine.

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Mountain Quarries Bridge Engagement

07 Aug 2019, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Engagement

Great destinations are worth the distance. I’ve come to believe that maxim over the years as my adventures take me further from home. And I suspect that Allie and Walter are believers too, which is why they made their way from the Bay Area up to Mountain Quarries Bridge for their engagement session.

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Winter Wedding at The Officer’s Club

18 Jul 2019, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Weddings

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”. As time-honored a tradition as it may be for a bride to gather these things on her wedding day, I reckon a sense of humor and a heaping helping of joy are even more crucial. And Lizzie and Jacob brought exactly that during their winter wedding at The Officer’s Club in Sacramento.

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No doubt about it: humans are the most unpredictable and surprising elements of your wedding day.

I just love photographing those candid human moments where the flower girl refuses to walk the aisle, where cousin Donny does the worm on the dance floor, or when the groom turns on the waterworks while catching a first glimpse of his bride. These surprises are absolutely unscripted, and they make for incredible images.

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What bride dreams of a rainy day wedding? If they do, it’s usually only in their nightmares. That’s why many brides will cautiously schedule their wedding for sunny, summertime days—which can be especially sweltering here in Northern California. But I’ll let you in on a little secret: you can capture stunning wedding photos no matter the weather, no matter the time of year.

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