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Deseree & Chris : Oakdale Engagement : Manteca CA Wedding Photographer

This couple holds a special place in my heart. They were the first couple to book with me since we moved to California. It meant a lot that they believed in me and my work without having shot a single thing in California yet. At my initial meeting with them, I got the feeling that they were a cool couple, having been together since high school, they know each other through and through. They’re laid-back and cute-as-pie together which made for a stunning set of photos.

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We shot their session at Oakdale Recreation Area. It was a great place for photos with its untamed beauty, it even reminded me a bit of sweet home Alabama. I am so looking forward to their October wedding at Wine and Roses in Lodi. I know it will be a day filled with more genuine smiles and gorgeousness from these two!
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oakdale recreation area engagement manteca ca wedding photographer
oakdale recreation area engagement manteca ca wedding photographer
oakdale recreation area engagement manteca ca wedding photographer
oakdale recreation area engagement manteca ca wedding photographer
oakdale recreation area engagement manteca ca wedding photographer
oakdale recreation area engagement manteca ca wedding photographer
oakdale recreation area engagement manteca ca wedding photographer
oakdale recreation area engagement manteca ca wedding photographer
oakdale recreation area engagement manteca ca wedding photographer
oakdale recreation area engagement manteca ca wedding photographer
oakdale recreation area engagement manteca ca wedding photographer
oakdale recreation area engagement manteca ca wedding photographer
oakdale recreation area engagement manteca ca wedding photographer
oakdale recreation area engagement manteca ca wedding photographer
oakdale recreation area engagement manteca ca wedding photographer
oakdale recreation area engagement manteca ca wedding photographer
oakdale recreation area engagement manteca ca wedding photographer
oakdale recreation area engagement manteca ca wedding photographer
oakdale recreation area engagement manteca ca wedding photographer
oakdale recreation area engagement manteca ca wedding photographer

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Our first California adventures : Muir Woods & Yosemite

There is still so much yet to explore but here are some images from our first ventures out into this beautiful state.

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Everything just feels so grand and majestic about the Woods and Yosemite. I had such a feeling of reverence and awe for the beauty of God’s creation, like you wouldn’t ever want to do anything to change it. I’m glad they are protected national parks that can be enjoyed and treasured.
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We took a little detour on the way home from the Woods to check out the San Francisco skyline. Such a cool moment!
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Nora & Louie : Chez Shari : Manteca CA Wedding Photographer

Nora & Louie are such sweet souls and I am so thrilled they were my first wedding since moving to California. Chez Shari in Manteca was the perfect setting for their intimate affair. Everything was beautiful! I loved the woodland theme and how it was incorporated through all their details. The cake stand in particular was gorgeous! With their children to stand beside them and their closest family and friends to look on, Nora & Louie cited their own vows which nearly made me gush. And the weather was lovely, complete with the perfect amount of haze to make Nora & Louie just glow! It was a perfect day!

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If I could work with couples like this every weekend, it would totally be worth it! A big thank you and congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Amaral! And thanks to John Guinta at Chez Shari for being so accommodating!
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chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer
chez shari manteca california wedding photographer

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Venice

Venice was our last and final stop in Italy. We planned to spend just 2 short days here but I think we managed to get our fill. It’s such a gorgeous and unique city, but honestly after 2 days it all starts to look the same. And since the streets are water, you end up walking everywhere and it’s fairly easy to get lost with all the little twists and turns. We set out each day with no particular agenda, especially the second day since it rained for most of the day. It even rained enough to flood Piazza San Marco.

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Despite the weather, it was a fabulous finish to our time in Italy. We got a nice sampling of all it has to offer during our 2 weeks. Maybe one day we’ll go back and see some of what we missed, but for now our traveling days are going to be limited to domestic destinations due to the arrival of our little one in July. We find out in less than 2 weeks if Baby Woodruff is a boy/girl! We’ll finally know if my gut feeling was correct or if my hubby’s wishful thinking won out.
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Florence & Tuscany

The third stop on our trip was Florence. I think Florence was probably my favorite city. It still had all the charm but was a little more laid-back. We had planned to rent a car for a day so we could see some of Tuscany as well, but that didn’t pan out like we wanted so instead we booked a day tour of Tuscany. It turned out great! We probably saw a lot more of Tuscany in that tour than we could have seen in one day on our own. I think it worked out for the best honestly. We visited Pisa, Vinci (the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci), San Gimignano and Sienna, as well as a fabulous lunch with wine tasting.

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If you are planning a trip to Florence, a MUST for your list is to visit Piazzale Michelangelo at sunset for some breathtaking views of the city. It was by far the coolest thing we did in Florence. All these people were hanging out, enjoying a drink while a street musician was playing some chill tunes. It was perfect! Our next and final stop…Venice!
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