Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day!  Whether your “dad” is your birth father, step dad, adopted dad, big brother, little brother, grandpa, uncle, or just a super awesome family friend who took you under his wing, today we salute him.  From all those times he played with you as a kid, or when he wiped your tears or taught you something new, to the times he tried to put the fear of God into anyone you brought home (at least my dad tried to do this) to that final walk down the aisle to give you away, he’s been the absolute best.  Thanks for everything, dad.  Happy Father’s Day to you!

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Photograph: Kaboo Vang Photography

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Comment below and tell me a little bit about the father figure in your life.  How will you honor him on your wedding day?

Don’t think I forgot about the moms.  Revisit my Mother’s Day tribute!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

In honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday,we are paying tribute to moms everywhere. Whether it’s the lady who gave birth to you or your mother in law, sister, aunt, grandma, great grandma, family friend, or even the neighbor lady down the street, we all have that special woman in our lives who we owe so much to. There is something so extraordinary about sharing your wedding day with your “mom”. It is just as much a life milestone for them as it is for you. To all the moms out there…for kissing our boo boos to helping us with our homework, for giving us dating advice to sending us off to college, and for teaching us about love and for watching us say “I do” to our one and only, we thank you!

Photograph: Kaboo Vang Photography

Photograph: Lyndsay Undseth Photography

Photograph: Lyndsay Undseth Photography

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Photograph: Amanda Collins Photography

Photograph: Amanda Collins Photography

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Photograph: Ari Simphoukan Photography

Vendor Spotlight: Jessica Roman Photography

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Photograph: Jessica Roman Photography

To say I love weddings would be stating the obvious. But a big part of that love is because of all the hard work photographers do to capture the very best, most memorable moments. Jessica Roman’s photos are bursting with rich tones and romantic energy, and have a simple and understated elegance.  I am delighted each time I see Jessica’s work and wanted you to get to know the lovely woman behind the camera!

What led you to wedding photography?

I have always loved documenting life…memories are so incredibly precious.  After my own wedding, I became passionate about this media of story telling and have been so blessed that my career has taken off so organically.

How long have you been a photographer?

6 years

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What do you love most about being a photographer in the Sacramento area?

We have some of the most incredible sunsets—not to mention we are just a few hour drive from some of the most incredible scenery in the world. San Francisco, Yosemite, Carmel, Lake Tahoe to name a few.

haggin-oaks-wedding-photographer-jessica-roman-photography-sacramento-wedding-photographer-bray-578What do you love most about photographing weddings?

I am preserving individuals’ most precious of milestones.  When my clients look back on their images, my goal is to have them be teleported back to that precise moment—to feel the love, excitement, and pure joy.

If you only had 3 words to describe photography style what would they be?

Photojournalistic, authentic, romantic

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If you could tell a soon-to-be bride and groom one thing about photography on their wedding day, what would it be?

Breathe–Pause and just “be in the moment”.  I make conscious efforts throughout the day to tell my bride and groom to just breathe and focus on the emotion they are feeling right that very moment, and how they feel.  I ensure that our photography time is efficient, yet delivers a gorgeous product, so our bride and groom can maximize the celebration with their loved ones!  The day is so fleeting, so having a groups of professionals they trust is essential to enjoying each and every last drop of it.

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I am moderately obsessed with flowers crowns, classic black tuxes, and “rat pack” style glam.

Do you have a travel policy?

I’ve got a passport in hand and a list of “bucket list” destinations I would be willing to shoot clients wedding complimentary in exchange for the travel fees.

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What makes your photography unique?

I genuinely believe in telling the true and authentic story of my couple’s day.  I do not like to “re-create” key shots like zipping the dress, seeing one another the first time, and genuine laughter.  My clients are more than just another bride and groom—they are my friends and their trust and happiness in the investment is essential to my fulfillment in this career.

haggin-oaks-wedding-photographer-jessica-roman-photography-sacramento-wedding-photographer-bray-540Do you believe in the “first look” concept and why would you recommend to a bride and groom?

I think it truly depends on the individual bride and groom—but I will say, weddings that do utilize a “first look” tend to go much more smoothly and have a much more relaxed feel.  When you are able to have all the bridal party and family portraits done pre-ceremony, then even the guests have a better memory of their experience of your day.

For more of Jessica’s beautiful work or inquire about her photography services head over to her website:

www.jessicaromanphoto.com

Instagram: @jessicaromanphoto

Facebook: JessicaRomanPhotography

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Wedding Spotlight: Ashley and Brandon

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There is so much pretty in Ashley and Brandon’s June wedding. From the sparkly bridesmaids, who look stunning in their sequined gowns, to the gorgeous florals by Visual Impact Design. I love the combination of the soft toned peach pinks with glittery gold. It’s such a pleasure to share these lovely photos by Jessica Roman Photography with you all today.

From the Bride: Brandon and I met while working at BJs Restaurant in Elk Grove. He was a bartender and I was a host.
After dating for 4 and ½ yrs Brandon FINALLY proposed. He took me to San Francisco for the weekend. We spent the day at the zoo and then went to McCormick and Kuleto’s for dinner. Upon returning to the hotel from dinner I was completely surprised by the romantic transformation of our room. The lights were dimmed, candles everywhere, soft music playing, and roses leading to the window with the most gorgeous view overlooking the city. It was then that Brandon got down on one knee and popped the question.

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Pretty, pretty florals by Visual Impact Designs!

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My favorite memory from our wedding day was hearing my Uncle say “You may kiss the Bride” and then getting to passionately kiss my husband for the first time, with all our loved ones celebrating in the background.

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I had 2 favorite details from the wedding. The first was the way our DJ set up the lighting inside the tent. Once the sun set and it got a little darker outside the amber lights gave the tent the most romantic feel. Also, we chose to have a cigar bar during the reception. It was really fun to be able to visit with all our guests in front of the gazebo with a glass of scotch and nice cigar.

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Processional : “Here Comes the Sun”
Recessional: “The Power Of Love”
First Dance: “Thinking Out Loud”

My advice to those who are planning a wedding right now would be to START EARLY! The more things you can accomplish beforehand, the better. Also, try not to sweat the small stuff. Things will go wrong. The important thing is that no matter what happens, at the end of the day you will still be married- and that was the whole point in the first place.

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I always wanted to have our reception under a tent. One of my bridesmaids suggested we check out Haggin Oaks. She said she had her sorority formal there one year and it was beautiful. Sure enough, we made an appointment to see it and fell in love.

Ya know how they say when you try on wedding dresses “you’ll just know” when it’s the one? I personally didn’t feel that way about my dress (it was a very difficult decision) but that’s exactly how I felt about the venue. Therefore, I would say, trust your instinct.

Congratulations you two and Best Wishes!

Photographer: Jessica Roman of Jessica Roman Photography|  Flowers: Visual Impact Design | Stationary: Prim and Pixie | Cake: Ettore’s Bakery|  DJ: Steve Schon of Function 45 Event Entertainment |  Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero| Bridesmaids Dresses: Sorella Vita| Groom’s Suit: Vera Wang| Menswear for Groomsmen: Vera Wang |

Interested in hosting a wedding or event at the Pavilion at Haggin Oaks? Call Rebecca Kirtlan at 916-870-8597 for more information.

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