Joanna & Jaren~California Wedding

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I flew out to Northern California last week for the wedding of my husband’s sister. She and I got really close in college, but now seem to catch up just at the family gatherings. She is a no frills kinda gal (a Harley lover) so it was so much fun to see her all fancied up! She was the most beautiful bride, it was an honor to capture her and her husband on their weddidng day. They were married in the Oakland California LDS Temple. Photographs cannot be taken inside, so we take advantage of the fantastic landscape on the grounds.
This view is just breathtaking with the palm trees and the golden spires

I love Joanna’s eyes here through the fence….


This is a cute face, too

I love this one of them looking at each other with happy little grins
This is up around the 2nd level of the temple–looking out on the bay

There were so many beautiful flowers all over the temple grounds

The nieces and nephews of the bride

I love this angle of the temple as well, with the happy couple up close, it is one of my top favorites of the day
So happy…

I’m working on a slideshow with a whole lot more that I will post when I’m done.

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  1. Okay. These are beautiful. I wish I would’ve had you do our wedding 4 years ago… Truly, maybe Joanna is just such a stunning bride that I’m awestruck at these photos. Really really. These are just glowing. I got goosebumps looking at them. They look so happy and you captured the serenity of the day so well…awesome!

  2. Truly stunning pictures! You really have a talent of capturing the moment. Thank you so much for not only preserving these wonderful memories, but adding to them in such a special way!

  3. Beautiful work as always Kristen! And a major sidenote: I absolutely LOVE her dress! I wish I could borrow it and get married again.

  4. love the purple shoes on the nieces! šŸ™‚

  5. Hooray for Joanna and Jaren! These really turned out great. Knew they would.

  6. Katie Evans Photography says:

    you are amazing. They are absolutley gorgeous. (The pictures and the couple.)

  7. Rachael Penman says:

    These are stunning Kristin! I can’t wait to get together with you soon. It’s always fun to have photography buddies. Especially when your photography buddy lives down the road!!

  8. Love all those flowers too! Beautiful couple! I would love to see more of these wedding pictures! Thanks for toughing it out!

  9. Lovely pictures.

  10. These are gorgeous. How ‘come you weren’t my SIL when I got married? ;o)

    You did a wonderful job!