I have known Mandy for almost a decade now as she was my college roommate! Immediately when I met her, I was drawn to her. (Pretty much anyone who meets her is!) She is filled-to-the-brim with kindness and one of the most encouraging people I have ever met.
When she reached out to me to shoot her wedding in Sacramento, CA I was ALL-IN! I would have never imagined that a few years ago, I would be flying across the country, doing what I love and being united with good friends - God is good!
Mandy and Brandon's wedding was incredibly unique. Every detail of the day had their personalities written all over them! (And Mandy's amazing mom and family made most of the things by hand!) They both ROCKED Nike's in leu of fancy footwear - BRILLIANT!
The event was held at the Smith Flat House, and the staff could not have been kinder or more accommodating. (Not to mention their top-notch food!) And I loved that the bride herself made the Coca Cola cake that we all INDULGED in! (I sometimes dream of that cake!)
The day couldn't have been more beautiful. Perfect skies, even a paraglider made an appearance right before she walked down that aisle! It definitely carried a "Fall" feel which was perfect as it was just days before Halloween! (Which made the adorable pumpkin decorations super appropriate!)
Mandy and Brandon are free-spirits, the life of the party!
I have truly come to love shooting intimate ceremonies. There is something about the simplicity of events like this that pull my heart strings.
Mandy and Brandon, or "Brandy!", I wish you guys a lifetime of happiness and peace. I pray you never stop seeking out adventure with one another, and that your marriage is a light to many. What an honor it was to get to capture your most beautiful day and see your side of the world!