Monthly Archives: August 2009

The Weise Family

With wedding season in full swing it’s always nice to have a few family sessions thrown in for a bit of variety!  And this just happens to be one of my favorite families.  The Weise family were in town visiting from Colorado.  The last time I shot this family Avery, the little one, was only a couple of months old with a bald head.  Now she’s a big two (almost three) year old!  The two oldest girls, Haylee and Taylor, have also been flower girls in a wedding I’ve shot and even though they didn’t remember me I remembered them ;)  Brooke and I went to high school together and it’s always fun to get to see her.  I can’t believe we graduated 11 years ago and now we’re both married with kids!  Crazy!  We’re so old ;)  Although, I think we were the two youngest in our grade (or at least two of the youngest).  So, we’re old, but not as old as everyone else :)  

Okay, enough babbling.  Below are my favorites and here’s the slideshow!  Thanks Weise family for a fun time!

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Baby Riley

Remember Baby Riley?  

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He’s gotten SO big!

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Mr & Mrs Skinner

Things I loved about this wedding:

1) Barns

2) Merry Go Rounds

3) Random Chandeliers hanging on random trees on private property

4) FERRIS WHEELS

5) Last, but not least, Romy and Ryan

Okay, okay.  I know I say this about all my couples, but I love Romy and Ryan!  I know you’re sitting there reading this saying, “Yeah, yeah Drew.  You’re just saying that.  You can’t love all of your couples that much.”  But I do!  I’m that lucky!  I have the raddest couples… ever!

When I met up with Romy she was getting her hair done.  She could tell I was excited and she said, “You saw the ferris wheel, didn’t you?”.  She knows me too well!  She knew I would be excited about the barn too as that’s ALL I talked about during their weekend engagement session up north at Ryan’s family’s vineyard.

Ryan and Romy were both so calm throughout the day.  Everyone got ready in the same big cottage.  Their bridal party, family, and friends were all such a pleasure to work with.  Everyone was really there to celebrate Romy and Ryan and you could tell how much love there is for them.  It was such an amazing day and I was so happy to be a part of it!  And Calamigos Ranch is one of my most favorite venues to shoot at.  There are so many amazing places to shoot!

Romy and Ryan – Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to be a part of  your wedding day!  I have enjoyed getting to know you two so much!  Enjoy Tahiti!  You will love it!  Here’s your slideshow!

Sit back and grab a cup of coffee because there are a lot of pictures!  Just couldn’t narrow down my favorites!

Wait until you see the back of this gorgeous gown!

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Gorgeous flowers by The Hidden Garden.  Everyone was talking about these flowers!

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First Look.  Love this pic because Romy had just said very calmly, “Hello, Ryan.”  And Ryan said, “Hello, Romy”.  It was very cute!

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Yeah for random chandeliers!

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And barns!

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And merry go rounds!

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And last, but not least, ferris wheels!

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Not a bad place to get married, right?  Isn’t it amazing???

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58 copyAfter the ceremony Romy changed her “look”.  She took off her veil and put on a gorgeous headband!  I want this headband!  I would wear it everyday.  Just while doing the laundry or washing dishes.  I would feel so glamorous if I had this princess headband!

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68 copy69 copy71 copy73 copyAmazing father, daughter dance!  And the band, Entourage, was absolutely fantastic!  

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Venue: Calamigos Ranch

Makeup: For Reel Makeup

Florist:  The Hidden Garden

Videographer: Elysium Productions

Band: Entourage

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