I literally could not think of a better session to be my 999th(!!!!!!!) blog post. Meet one of our favorite families: Chris, Rita, and soon-to-be a big brother Juuuuuuuuude! (may have put a couple extra u’s in there.)

We’ve shot these guys on May 9th for three years now. Yes- The exact same day each year. You can see the other two here and here. :)

And because flashback photos make me swoon and get me all emotional about this job, here’s Jude the first day we met him and then now. <3

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I love photographing these guys for a multitude of reasons, the biggest being how much I smile while editing their photos. :)

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My favorite moment from the session (other than watching Jude and Nate be bffs) was when we were asking him if he’s excited for his little sister. Jude responded with, “Yes, I’m going to bury her.” I’m preeeeeeetty sure he didn’t know what he was saying and we all laughed but Rita, let’s keep an eye on this one, shall we? ;)

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I don’t even know, but Rita, you’re adorable. <3

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Nope, not related. Not. One. Bit. ;)

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Rita, you’re gorgeous. And I’m sorry if we accidentally outed you for being pregnant by posting these!!

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Chris, Rita, and Jude, your sessions have truly become a highlight of our work year. We can’t wait for next time!!

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Ah, Murietta’s Well Winery. <3 There are certain wedding locations where you couldn’t take a bad picture if you tried, and this is one of them. Erica and Arminder were married exactly two years after our last wedding at this charming Livermore venue. With my favorite relatives all residing in northern California, I would *love* for this to become a biannual tradition! :)

We met Erica and Arminder at Murietta’s Well and started the day with a first look in the vineyard.

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Our brides have had some uh-mazing dresses lately, and I’d be lying if I didn’t say this one was a jaw dropper!

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That hair, that dress, those eyes- Erica, you were a gorgeous bride!

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Favorite. <3

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While Erica and Arminder joined their guests for dinner in the cellar, Nate and I enjoyed our vendor meal during sunset on the balcony. I love that one of the most romantic dinners we’ve ever shared was on the job. ;)

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Thanks for having us, Erica and Arminder!! And northern California brides, we hope to see you again next year! ;)

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Stephanie and Italo are both nurses- She’s in pediatrics, he’s in the ER, and they took a much needed vacation to Walt Disney World earlier this year. We met up with them for photos around the Grand Floridian for some extra colorful engagement photos. :)

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Aaaaaaand this is why we only photograph morning sessions in the summer here! We ended just in time. :)

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See you guys in September! :)

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I think today should be cute kid day, don’t you agree? ;)

We met Sam and his parents for a session around downtown Celebration, and Sam was a total sport- There were no meltdowns until the very, very end. He’s smiley and sweet and loves a good juice box. Enjoy!

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Nate and Allen met in a previous life… Middle School. This is also where Allen met his beautiful wife, Laura! :)

Fun fact: Allen worked in D.C. for a while and once sent Nate a box of M&Ms from Air Force One. These guys were married at Pembroke Lakes Golf and Country Club in South Florida last year. A friend officiated the ceremony, Allen’s father was the best man, and his sisters gave one of the funniest, most touching speeches I’ve heard in 10 years. There was also a family dance to “Somewhere Out There,” so this wedding was pretty much perfect. ;)

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First look love! :)

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Laura, you’re stunning.

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My favorite. Laura and Allen, we were so honored to be there. Thanks for having us and we wish y’all the best!! :)

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