Katie + CJ – Sacramento Wedding Photographer

Many cultures believe that rain on your wedding is good luck, as it foretells a strong marriage.  It is said that a wet knot becomes very difficult to untie and as I watched Katie & CJ get ready to tie their knot, I knew how special this day would be.  As luck would have it, the rain made it’s mark and the sun started to peek through the clouds just as the bride took her first steps to her groom.

Sacramento Wedding Photography – Scribner Bend Winery

Sacramento Wedding Photographer

Sacramento Wedding Photographer

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Sacramento Wedding Photography

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Sacramento Wedding Photography

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Sacramento Wedding Documentary Photography

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Delta King Weddings - Sacramento

Delta King Weddings - Sacramento

Delta King Weddings - Sacramento

Delta King Weddings - Sacramento

Delta King Weddings - Sacramento

Delta King Weddings - Sacramento

Delta King Weddings - Sacramento

Maryrose Serac Photography

San Francisco Wedding Photographer

San Francisco Wedding Photography

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Why you should have a first look at your wedding

Why you should have a first look at your wedding

Why you should have a first look at your wedding

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Vacaville Wedding Photographer

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Maryrose Serac Photography

Maryrose Serac Photography

Maryrose Serac Photography

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Scribner Bend Winery

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Sacramento Wedding Photography

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Wedding Team

Venue: Scribner Bend Winery * Cake: Renee Gray, Every Baking Moment * Caterer: Bella Bru * Floral Design: Big Bang Events * Grooms & Groomsmen Suits: Men’s Wearhouse * Hair Design: Jaymi Wilson, The Beauty Bar Dixon * Lighting and Linens: Celebrations * Music: Jim Wasielewski * Videographer: FRESH Wedding Cinematography

 

Maryrose Serac Photography – Solano County Family Photographer

Maryrose Serac is a Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer based between the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento Valley.  She provides photography services in Sacramento, Napa, Lake Tahoe, Sonoma, Vacaville, Fairfield, Benicia & worldwide.  Her photography specializes in finding the connection with her clients through relaxed, fun and engaging lifestyle sessions.  She found her passion early on in life, enjoying countless hours in the darkroom before moving on to digital photography.  Her photography has taken her around the world and has allowed her to witness incredible, moving moments with her clients.  You can also find more of her personal work at A Mommentary Life, where she documents her life at home with her family.

Emma + Rob | Destination Wedding Photographer

I’m so excited that in one month, I’ll be photographing Emma and Rob’s wedding in Northern California.  Late last year, I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Southern California to photograph Emma and Rob’s Las Angeles engagement session.  For the first part of their engagement session, we took a stroll along the wide streets of the Los Angeles Art district to take in the vibe, energy and color of this funky, cool neighborhood.

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Los Angeles Engagement Session, LA Art District Engagement Photo Shoot, California Weddings

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Later, we headed to their Pasadena home to take photos with their rambunctious new puppy before heading out for a short hike.  Who else is hoping this guy makes an appearance at their wedding?  I do!  He was adorable as his mom and dad.

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JL3 – San Francisco Maternity Photography

I have considered Jamie and Joel as family for a long time now.  When I got the call asking to photograph their maternity session, I was beyond thrilled. The growth of a family is such an amazing life moment for a couple and marks an exciting new journey.

San Francisco Maternity Photography

Always one of my favorite places to shoot a session, we ventured into San Francisco to take in the beautiful vistas and scenery provided by the city where their life as a couple began.  As usual, the location did not disappoint.  However, the joy and glow from Jamie + Joel provided light on their maternity session.

San Francisco Maternity Photography

San Francisco Maternity Photography

San Francisco Maternity Photography

Vacaville - Fairfield Maternity Photographer

Vacaville - Fairfield Maternity Photographer

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Vacaville - Fairfield Maternity Photographer

Vacaville - Fairfield Maternity Photographer

A San Francisco Engagement – Alix + Mike

San Francisco Engagement Session – Alix and Mike

We gathered in beautiful San Francisco for Alix and Mike’s engagement session.  The City by the Bay is my favorite place for engagement sessions.  Every session brings such a different energy and vibe from the last.  One of the first things they told me they wanted was to feel the life and energy of the city.  I knew exactly what they meant.  I’m always drawn to the buildings, the people and the movement that comes with being in San Francisco.  The sunset cast a warm, beautiful glow, providing us with an incredible backdrop.

San Francisco Engagement Photography

San Francisco Engagement Photography

Their connection to each other was a joy to witness, from the tattoo of her initials on his finger to the laughter they shared together as we moved through their session.  When I first asked Alix and Mike about their engagement, she told me that he proposed to her with her grandmother’s ring.  I knew at that moment that their wedding would be grounded in love.  I look forward to photographing their wedding in 2018.

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Q&A with Borrowed & Blue

I often get asked “Why weddings?”.  My response is simple.  I love a good love story.  From cheesy romantic comedies to epic historicals, they always leave a footprint on my emotions.  What makes weddings so wonderful is that the stories are real.  They’re YOUR story.

When Borrowed & Blue, a locally-focused online wedding resource, asked to learn more about me & my photography studio, I happily took the opportunity.  I wanted to give couples more insight into my love for weddings and give them everything they need to know about our photography services.

Here’s our Q&A with Borrowed & Blue:

What photo sums up your aesthetic?
Some of my favorite moments in a wedding are the in-between moments. That second, just before lips meet or the touch of a hand to a flower girl’s head as she passes by. This photo, while not candid, still captures a quiet moment. This particular photo was taken in Half Moon Bay.  The couple, newly married, enjoying a moment for themselves before their reception.  I love the richness of the woods hugging the bride and groom and adding texture and warmth to the image.  I can almost feel them relax into their new life as husband and wife.

Half Moon Bay Wedding

What is your favorite moment to photograph at a wedding?
I know it might sound cliché but that moment when a groom sees his bride for the very first time is such a special moment. It’s a moment where his guard is down and he’s just living in that space. There’s such an emotional impact for the groom and the bride just radiates under his gaze. It’s so, so beautiful how much raw emotion can live in those few minutes.

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I also love when the bride hugs her dad before turning to her groom. It’s a moment that truly tugs at the heart strings as he hands his little girl over to a new life.

What are some of the most photogenic spots for engagement shoots?
My favorite is mustard season in the Napa Valley. The land is awash in golden blooms and everything is so picturesque against the old stone buildings and sweeping landscapes of wine country.

Where else do you love to photograph?
I love the energy and texture you find in downtown San Francisco. I love going into Union Square and capturing the movement and energy that takes place in the heart of the city. Often, I search for narrow alley ways with boutique shops or quaint restaurants that make you feel like you’re in a different time and place.

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Hawaii is the home of my heart and also one of my favorite places to photograph.

What’s your favorite out of all the San Francisco wedding venues to shoot at?
San Francisco has so many wonderful venues for weddings. My personal favorite is San Francisco’s City Hall. The architecture and lines in that building are just beautiful. I love capturing the breadth of the building as well as the details.

What is the first thing you ask couples when they approach you?
For every couple I meet, I want to know their story. One of the first questions I ask are along the lines of “How did you meet?” or “Tell me your engagement story”. I want to know about them. Getting to know them is just one of the ways I personalize their photos and their experience with me. Throughout the next several months, that’s exactly what I’ll be doing – finding out about what’s important to them.  What’s their emotional trigger?  What makes their relationship so unique and so theirs?

San Francisco Engagement Photographer

What’s the biggest mistake the couples make when choosing their photographer?
Only looking at the numbers. I think it’s important that a couple not only choose a photographer that fits their budget, but that they also connect with them. Shooting a wedding involves attention to detail, time management and an understanding of a couple’s needs. I think it’s important that a couple is able to communicate freely with their photographer.

What tips do you have for couples who have never been photographed before?
Before every photo session, I always layout what a couple can expect from the session. The unknown creates uncertainty and anxiety. I like to give them my general plan for the session, what to expect and tips to organically engage with me and with each other.I tell them to relax, breathe and simply be yourself. If they were alone on an empty trail, what would they be doing? Do that and I’ll tweak things along the way.

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Thank you to Borrowed & Blue for the Q&A Feature!  If you’re planning a wedding, visit Borrowed & Blue for wedding professionals in your city and contact me for your wedding photography!