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Mellow Yellow Reception

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Chris and Alyssa’s wedding reception immediately followed their ceremony at Dominguez Rancho.

I love incorporating the environment around me for detail shots.

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Here’s the elegant cake topper.

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Chris and Alyssa start out feeding each other nicely… then this…

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Ain’t love sweet?

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First dance.

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Alyssa surprises her parents by requesting their song for a special anniversary dance.

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Bouquet toss…

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and the triumphant catch by the mother of the groom! I love this series captured by Michael.
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Honeymoon or dollar dance.

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More dancing…

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Last dance….

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Thank you Alyssa and Chris for a fun time! Wishing you all the best!

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Wedding Vows

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The ceremony is my favorite part of every wedding. Alyssa and Chris exchanged their vows under a beautiful old tree on the grounds of the Dominguez Rancho. The location is special to Chris – his great grandmother lived here.

I follow Alyssa as she and her dad start their walk down the aisle.

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Chris waits for his beautiful bride.

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Giving away the bride…

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I love the father of the bride smiling in the background.

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Vows.
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Rings.

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Laughter.

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First Kiss.

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The Newlyweds!!!

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Chris and Alyssa share a brief moment alone right after the ceremony.

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Chris and his mom hug.

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Alyssa and her dad.

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Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Getting Ready for a Wedding

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Most of the couples I photograph plan their wedding for 12-18 months. Chris and Alyssa did it in less than 3 weeks. Chris’ awesome mom Melinda did a lot of the wedding planning. She was worried about getting everything ready in time. The wedding came together beautifully – it was perfect!

Meet the bride and groom: Alyssa and Chris.

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Now meet the real Alyssa and Chris. This couple was smiling and laughing throughout the entire day.

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If I were to sum up the couple in three words they would be: happy, relaxed, and devoted to their family.

Chris and his mom share a private moment at the start of the day.

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They say when you marry your spouse, you marry his or her family. Chris is already like part of his bride’s family and gets a group hug from his father-in-law and sister-in-law.

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Chris greets his grandpa who drove a long way to see the wedding.

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Alyssa’s dad helps Chris get ready.

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Did I mention this family is fun?

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Alyssa’s mom helps the bride with her veil.

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I love this photo of Alyssa hugging her youngest sister with her older sister in the background. Chris told me that on their second date, the youngest sister told him he was going to marry Alyssa and have three kids.

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Alyssa helps her dad with his boutonniere.

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Everyone is ready…

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