Tania & Robert Vow Renewal

Tania and Robert’s vow renewal was wonderful day filled with so much love between these two. They have a rather unique story. They were officially married five years ago in Vizcaya in downtown Sacramento. However, after having two beautiful kids together they made the decision to annul their marriage and marry in the Catholic Church. That way they could truly follow the path their faith had led them in. It was a great thing to be able to capture as a photographer and videographer.

Because it wasn’t a full-fledged wedding, the atmosphere was a little more relaxed than normal but even so, we were able to capture some great video footage and photos.

The getting ready section we only captured on Tania’s side at the couple’s home together. Tania was there with her oldest daughter (the maid of honor) and youngest daughter (less than a year old) as well as her granddaughter (also less than a year old). Although it was a little chaotic with the babies, they made it work and it made the getting ready time uniquely special. Something they will always remember.

Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding

The bride and her party took a limo to the church. They did a pre-reveal or “first look” where they saw each other before the ceremony so that they could take some nice portraits and Robert read a beautiful letter to Tania.

Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding

It was a full Catholic ceremony where just a few intimate relatives and family friends attended, and just what they wanted.

Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding

Afterward, we did a few more portraits outside the church before heading to their house for the reception.

Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding

They went for a purple theme at their home reception and had a larger crowd.  

Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding

Tania and Robert’s older children gave some heartfelt speeches and then they had their special first dances.  Robert even had a father daughter dance with his youngest daughter.  He sure loves that girl to pieces.  The rest of the night, they partied and danced the night away.  A wonderful vow renewal, and I was happy to have captured it!

Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding

The Wedding of Nia & Daniel

Roseville Sacramento Wedding

Nia and Daniel’s wedding was a simple yet elegant affair on a warm Sacramento early May day.  I was referred to Nia for this wedding by the DJ, Sounds To Go, which underscores how important it is to network in this industry and build relationships with other vendors because you never know when it can result in a job.

Among wedding professionals, there is often a bias against backyard weddings, but I have done several this year and they have all been in gorgeous backyards and this one is no exception.  It provided the perfect backdrop for this wedding.  When I arrived Nia and her family were incredibly welcoming and introduced me to all of the major family members and wedding party. Upon arriving, I was able to get some great detail shots of the location and some of the details of the setup.  

Roseville Sacramento Wedding
Roseville Sacramento Wedding
Roseville Sacramento Wedding

Since Nia did not require photos of her getting ready, I right away started shooting the groomsmen.  We took some great posed shots.  Daniel sure has some great guys supporting him.

Roseville Sacramento Wedding
Roseville Sacramento Wedding

After finishing up with the guys portraits, the girls were ready to go so we took some nice shots of Nia and her bridesmaids and the flower girl.  

Roseville Sacramento Wedding
Roseville Sacramento Wedding
Roseville Sacramento Wedding

The ceremony started on schedule and was short and sweet with the traditional entrance of the bridesmaids and bride, vows, ring exchange and kiss.

Roseville Sacramento Wedding
Roseville Sacramento Wedding
Roseville Sacramento Wedding
Roseville Sacramento Wedding

Following the ceremony, we took some nice posed photos of the bridal party all together as well as one picture of all the guests.  It’s always a challenge to make sure I can see everyone in these kind of photos but I think this one turned out pretty good!  This was a fun group too, and they did a pretty cool silly picture!

Roseville Sacramento Wedding
Roseville Sacramento Wedding

The bridal party then made their grand entrance to start the reception portion of the evening’s festivities.  There was a great dinner, socializing and some great speeches.  I hear many wedding speeches every year, but the speeches from this wedding will stick with me for a long time.  The best man (the bride’s brother) spoke about how he first realized Daniel and his sister were dating. Before dating his sister, he had only known Daniel as part of a rival baseball team who had just recently beat his team in the championships.  You can imagine his surprise when he opened the door to his home one day and found Daniel sitting on the couch with Nia.  The other speech that sticks out in my mind came from Nia’s step father.  He talked about how he had always wanted a daughter and was delighted when Nia entered his life and filled that role.  His words were so heart-felt and touching, I could tell that he meant it from the deepest of his soul.

Roseville Sacramento Wedding
Roseville Sacramento Wedding
Roseville Sacramento Wedding
Roseville Sacramento Wedding
Roseville Sacramento Wedding

After the speeches, the couple shared a precious first dance with each other and then with their parents.  And that’s about the time my work day finished.  Nia was so thoughtful and wrote me a nice card that she sent me home with (and a little something extra), which is always appreciated for me and my team.  What a great May wedding to remember!