I specifically remember the inquiry received through my website for Ken and Jennifer's wedding. I had only very recently decided to dedicate myself full time to photography, and they were the very first to contact me as I began my new career path. I was even more excited when we met in person and I realized I knew them! It had probably been 7 or 8 years since seeing them last, and I was happy they thought of me for their wedding imagery. In discussing their wedding, they expressed interest in fun pictures that capture the energy of the day. This would prove easier than I thought, as Ken and Jennifer and their friends and family know how to enjoy the moment and have a good time. I just had to document it :-)
The wedding and reception took place at the Santa Rosa Golf and County Club in west Santa Rosa. This location is so beautiful with the green fairways and impressive trees that line them. I have photographed weddings at several golf courses over the last several years, and what I really like about this one is how separated the wedding ceremony and festivities are kept from the golfing. We saw golfers, but never felt they were in our way, and this was on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. We also had access to several golf carts to get around to different locations on the course. Who doesn't enjoy exploring manicured landscaped in a small electric vehicle. And they lended to some very fun pictures!
Outdoor weddings in April are always a bit of a gamble, but for Ken and Jennifer it paid off. The weather was perfect with mildly warm temperatures and the occasional slight refreshing breeze. This was a beautiful day, but the most impressive element was the bride and groom themselves. They are an amazing couple. The love and respect Ken and Jennifer have for each other is obvious and inspiring. I loved the stories shared during the toasts of the many fun memories and of how they met. It all reinforced what everyone already knows, and what friends and family were there to celebrate - the beginning of what is sure to be an amazing life together as husband and wife.
Congratulations Ken & Jennifer!!
For more information on events at the Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club, please visit their website at www.santarosagolf.com.