Simply You Photography: Blog http://www.diannasanders.com/blog en-us (C) Simply You Photography info@nowainphoto.com (Simply You Photography) Fri, 28 Jul 2017 04:52:00 GMT Fri, 28 Jul 2017 04:52:00 GMT http://www.diannasanders.com/img/s11/v37/u230043590-o709120287-50.jpg Simply You Photography: Blog http://www.diannasanders.com/blog 120 54 Lilyaunna & Ajai | Mendocino Coast Wedding http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2017/7/lilyajai

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info@nowainphoto.com (Simply You Photography) http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2017/7/lilyajai Fri, 28 Jul 2017 04:52:07 GMT
Kelli & Corey | Santa Rosa Hilltop Wedding http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2017/6/kcsantarosa

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info@nowainphoto.com (Simply You Photography) http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2017/6/kcsantarosa Fri, 30 Jun 2017 04:46:00 GMT
Danielle & Scott | Tierra Oaks Wedding http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2017/5/dstierraoaks

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info@nowainphoto.com (Simply You Photography) http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2017/5/dstierraoaks Thu, 01 Jun 2017 04:30:00 GMT
Lizzie & Paul | Cornerstone Sonoma Wedding http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2017/4/lpwedding

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info@nowainphoto.com (Simply You Photography) http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2017/4/lpwedding Mon, 01 May 2017 04:07:00 GMT
Jessica & Jaethan | Seven Sycamores Wedding http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2017/2/jessica-jaethan-seven-sycamores-wedding I love this family! I met them a lifetime ago when the bride's mom, Carrie, and I opened a scrapbook store together. Carrie was the catalyst that propelled me into wedding photography. I was just a hobbyist minding my own business, scrapbooking the wedding photos I shot as a favor to my cousin when she insisted to one of our customers that I HAD to shoot her daughter's wedding. I'm sure I answered with a "oh heck no" and an evil eye her direction, but did it anyway as a favor to a good customer. Now, 16 years later, I'm shooting Carrie's daughter's wedding. It was an honor to document their beautiful, rainy day.

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info@nowainphoto.com (Simply You Photography) http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2017/2/jessica-jaethan-seven-sycamores-wedding Mon, 06 Feb 2017 01:28:05 GMT
Michelle & Andrew | Vacaville Opera House Wedding http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/12/michelleandrew Michelle and Andrew had a destination wedding in Canada over the summer but came home to Vacaville last week for a party with their family and friends. The bride's mom wanted some traditional portraits to supplement their adventurous mountain and lake photos from the summer, so we met up before the party for a quick trip through Andrews Park. We were able to catch the last few minutes of daylight and the sun as it broke through the clouds right at sunset.

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info@nowainphoto.com (Simply You Photography) http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/12/michelleandrew Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:34:00 GMT
Morgan & Michael | Warren Woods Wedding http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/11/morgan-michael-warren-woods-wedding We were super thankful that Morgan & Michael chose to have a first look and finish up all of their photos before their ceremony in the majestic redwoods at Warren Woods in Occidental, CA. About 15 minutes after their ceremony ended the sky opened up and rained like crazy. Guests huddled under tents and kept great attitudes, with some even dancing in the rain! We eventually moved into town to the Union Hotel bar, where we joined the locals watching the world series. Everyone was in great spirits while the speeches were made one on one with the bride and groom over the din of the jukebox and baseball game. We even stepped outside into the street during a break in the rain to toss the garter and bouquet. Many thanks to Brooke & Ryan at Planet Entertainment DJ for holding on as long as their equipment would possibly allow and giving these two a great wedding. Best rained out wedding ever!

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info@nowainphoto.com (Simply You Photography) Occidental Redwoods Wedding Warren Woods Wedding Wedding http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/11/morgan-michael-warren-woods-wedding Thu, 01 Dec 2016 02:11:00 GMT
Danielle & Scott | Marin Beach Engagement http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/10/daniellescott Scott and Danielle's engagement session started with wine tasting in Sonoma County and ended with sunset on a Marin County beach.

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info@nowainphoto.com (Simply You Photography) http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/10/daniellescott Sun, 02 Oct 2016 01:27:00 GMT
Nicole & Dominic | Mark West Lodge Wedding http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/9/nicole-dominic-mark-west-lodge-wedding

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info@nowainphoto.com (Simply You Photography) http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/9/nicole-dominic-mark-west-lodge-wedding Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:43:00 GMT
Kristine & Ron | Mt Shasta Resort Wedding http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/8/krmtshastaresort They met in high school. Then life took them in different directions. 6 years ago they reconnected and last month they were married in their home town of Mount Shasta. Congratulations Kristine & Ron!

     

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info@nowainphoto.com (Simply You Photography) Northern California Wedding Photographer Redding Wedding Photographer http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/8/krmtshastaresort Wed, 31 Aug 2016 23:09:00 GMT
Estefania & Ryan | Healdsburg Hilltop Wedding http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/8/estefania-ryan-healdsburg-hilltop-wedding Estefania and Ryan were married in a private hilltop vineyard in Healdsburg surrounded by their family and friends.  The day started with a bit of a scare when the make up artist was a no show, but thanks to some quick thinking by Estefania's bridesmaids (and a little bribery of a beauty salon client to give up her appointment) a replacement was found just a few doors down from their hotel.  The rest of the day went flawlessly and was a non stop celebration!

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info@nowainphoto.com (Simply You Photography) http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/8/estefania-ryan-healdsburg-hilltop-wedding Sat, 27 Aug 2016 23:11:00 GMT
Victoria & Alfredo | San Rafael Engagement Session http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/7/vaesess When we first met Victoria she let me know that her wedding would be at St. Vincent's church. Having already worked there for another wedding and loved it, we were excited and showed her photos from Olga & Tyler's wedding for ideas. We quickly realized that we had the wrong church...She was getting married at St Vincent's in Petaluma, not San Rafael!  When it came time to plan the engagement session, Victoria remembered how much she liked the setting from the wrong St Vincent's church, so we decided why not shoot there!  We had a great time revisiting this beautiful and historic location...And finally meeting Alfredo!

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info@nowainphoto.com (Simply You Photography) http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/7/vaesess Fri, 15 Jul 2016 23:40:00 GMT
Stephanie & Jeff | Arrowcreek Reno Wedding http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/6/stephjeff Stephanie & Jeff's crazy, windy wedding took place in June at The Club at Arrowcreek  in Reno NV. 

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info@nowainphoto.com (Simply You Photography) Arrowcreek Wedding photographer Northern California Wedding Photographer Reno Wedding Photographer http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/6/stephjeff Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:28:00 GMT
Amy & Trevin | Folsom Engagement http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/5/ATFolsom

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info@nowainphoto.com (Simply You Photography) Engagement http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/5/ATFolsom Wed, 01 Jun 2016 01:09:00 GMT
Olivia & Joseph | Arbuckle Ranch Wedding http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/5/ojt Olivia & Joseph's love is a beautiful thing to witness. Their friends and family are just as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. It was an honor to spend the day dodging downpours with them and capturing the joining of these two families.  We worked along side Wilson at Baby Blue Film to fully capture their wedding day at Joseph's family's ranch in Arbuckle, CA. (We also captured their engagement session on the ranch 6 months prior. View their engagement session here)

 

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info@nowainphoto.com (Simply You Photography) Northern California Wedding Photographer Redding Wedding Photographer http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/5/ojt Tue, 31 May 2016 23:48:00 GMT
Jessica & Jaethan | Palo Cedro Engagement Session http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/5/jessica-jaethan-palo-cedro-engagement-session 16 years ago I was a scrapbook crazed housewife (weren't we all?) who decided to take a chance and open a scrapbook store. I took my Creative Memories lady with me down the crazy road to Cropland. We spent 2 years scrapbooking to our hearts content and watching her children run around the store. Now those kids are grown and this one here is getting married! I'm honored and excited to capture their wedding in a couple months.

Jessica chose a very sentimental place for her engagement session with Jaethan...Her grandparents house.  We chose the weekend of the annual Kool April Nites car show, which is traditionally rainy, no matter how deep into a drought we are! We were able to dodge the rains and wander the neighborhood for some great photos, including her uncle's beautiful classic Buick and a few little critters. We can't wait for their wedding coming up in January!

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info@nowainphoto.com (Simply You Photography) Northern California Wedding Photographer Redding Wedding Photographer http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/5/jessica-jaethan-palo-cedro-engagement-session Mon, 02 May 2016 00:02:00 GMT
Leia & Drew | Highlands Estate Wedding http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/4/leia-drew-highlands-estate-wedding Wine country elegance meets geek pop culture...There was just enough of each element in Leia & Drew's Cloverdale wedding.  

We met Leia & Drew at a wedding show just days after the Valley Fire engulfed their home on Cobb Mountain and the material life they had built together.  They were in a bit of a daze but still determined to move forward with their plans to marry and rebuild their life together. They wandered off before I was able to get their names, as other couples were filtering through my booth and pulling my attention away.

The next day, as I made the long drive home, I sat processing every conversation and couple I had met the day before. Leia & Drew's story popped back into my head and I felt compelled to help them start the rebuilding process by donating my time to capture their new beginning...except I had no idea how to contact them!  A few weeks later I received an email inquiry and after a few more emails I realized that this was the couple I had been wanting to work with.  I was a bit apprehensive about offering my services as I wanted them to be sure it was from my heart and not for the attention that comes with such acts sometimes.  After talking with them I knew I had made the right decision.  

I was happy to see that we weren't the only vendors to help make this wedding possible.  Wine Country Bride, Crystal Clear Studios DJ, and many other vendors also discounted or donated services to the bride & groom.

We had a great time working with these wonderful people and meeting their families. Every detail of the wedding was created with great care and meaning. Every bottle of wine served at the wedding was hand selected and collected by the couple on their travels for work and pleasure.  Thank you, Lei & Drew, for letting us be part of your wedding and allowing us to capture the new memories you are creating!

Venue: The Highlands Estate, Cloverdale, CA

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info@nowainphoto.com (Simply You Photography) http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/4/leia-drew-highlands-estate-wedding Sun, 01 May 2016 02:53:00 GMT
Angela & David | Oakmont Golf Club Wedding http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/3/angeladavid The rain and wind blew in full force on Angela & David's wedding day, but nothing could keep them from having a fabulous wedding! The day was full of joy and emotion, from their tears at the first look to the joy of dancing the night away with their closest family and friends. 

Because our original plans for wedding portraits got rained out, a few weeks later we revisited their wedding venue, Oakmont Golf Club, as well as Chateau St. Jean for a few additional wedding photos.

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info@nowainphoto.com (Simply You Photography) Bay Area Wedding Photographer Northern California Wedding Photographer Wedding Wine Country Wedding photographer http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/3/angeladavid Sun, 27 Mar 2016 03:24:00 GMT
Angela & David | Engaged http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/2/adengaged We spent a beautiful spring afternoon in Jack London State Park and B.R.Cohn Winery for Angela & David's engagement session. 

    

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info@nowainphoto.com (Simply You Photography) Bay Area Wedding Photographer Engagements Northern California Wedding Photographer Northern California engagement photographer http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/2/adengaged Mon, 15 Feb 2016 04:13:00 GMT
Dan & Elizabeth | Intimate Mountain Wedding http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/1/dan-elizabeth-intimate-mountain-wedding  It was great to revisit the Majestic Retreat in Mt Shasta last month. The last time we were here was for the summer wedding of Whitney to Ryan, the homeowner's son. Such a different feel with snow on the ground and the fireplaces roaring. Dan & Elizabeth brought their children and parents up the valley to Mt Shasta for an intimate family wedding. With amazing food, Officiant services by one of our most well known officiants in the area, Geri Whitmore, and the musical stylings of Pamela,The Bad-Ass Harpist, we think you'll agree that Dan & Elizabeth's day was perfect! 

 

 

 

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info@nowainphoto.com (Simply You Photography) Majestic Retreat Mt Shasta Wedding Photographer Northern California Wedding Photographer Redding Wedding Photographer http://www.diannasanders.com/blog/2016/1/dan-elizabeth-intimate-mountain-wedding Sat, 30 Jan 2016 19:16:00 GMT