I was so excited when Emily contacted me about being the photographer for her wedding. I have a unique relationship with Emily because I use to babysit her and her siblings when she was a little girl. I actually have known her family for so long that I was at her mom’s wedding when I was a little girl and attended her mom’s baby shower for her (at my hubby’s childhood home!!). When they made the big move to Oroville from Chico we didn’t seem them quite as often and during that time Emily grew up into a beautiful young woman. She announced her engagement on Facebook and I was thrilled to hear of her upcoming marriage. I am really honored to photographer her marriage to Andrew who I met for the first time at their engagement session. It also makes me feel a little bit old to see the kids I babysat getting married! How does that happen?!!
Emily requested a session with the Almond blossoms, a Chico treasure in the spring time. I know the orchards around Chico fairly well as I grew up out in country exploring them. There was an almond orchard I had in mind that was just down from my parent’s near the river. It is the same orchard that I did my niece and nephew’s pictures last year. I was really hoping that it would be in bloom. It was and it was beautiful! The bees were just buzzing away in all the blossoms during our session. Wouldn’t it be beautiful to actually get married among the almond blossoms?
We also made a stop at the old bridge on my parent’s street. The sun at sunset on this bridge just makes this one of the most beautiful spots as the light filters through the trees. I love this old bridge and have many fond memories playing under it as a kid as well as a few stolen kisses with my hubby on that bridge. Sweet memories there!
Emily and Andrew were troopers as we finished off our session being nearly carried off by the mosquito’s. Next time I will remember to bring some bug spray along!
Congratulations Emily and Andrew!