Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Katie and Ryan's Wedding at the Villa Chanticleer in Healdsburg

I traveled to the San Francisco area for my first wedding out of southern California. Talk about INCREDIBLE!! This trip was amazing, and to make it even better, I had my friend Blythe along to second shoot with me.

Another piece of news: I got a new camera~~, a Canon 30D--which made my life so much easier. Riley had posted an ad online and I jumped on it! My Nikon D50 didn't like to focus which was a big problem for a photographer :) So I bought it! Thankfully I had almost zero out of focus shots this time. yesssssss!

fall weddings are my cup of tea.
crisp, fresh, and they have the BEST COLORS!
i took this photo right after Katie's mom ironed the ribbons to the shoes. their family irons everything!
the pro ironer extraordinairre!
the rain made the day beautiful. the water stopped before the ceremony and left us with some awesome light!
pincurls + plate
Katie DOVE into her dress, literallywe had to wait a while to get let into the garden for some photos, but Katie was an amazing sport, despite the rain, and the cold, and the waiting.
we had fun standing there ;)Katie and Ryan decided to see each other before the ceremony, making for a stress-free day :) The first look is always a priceless moment and is amazing to watch. Look at how happy they are :) I am happy right now :)
these guys all ruled!these was one of the most fun bridal parties, ever
mmmmmm dancin.this one came straight out of the camera like this-- no filters, textures, tricks, levels, or color balances! its one of my favorites, because it reminds me of the dance ryan and katie like to do. you can see it here:! http://shannonleith.com/dancing
i love the movement in this one! It took me many tries to get, and i LOVE IT! a moment i caught through the window

Katie and Ryan, my Petaluma/Healdsburg experience was wonderful. Thank you for inviting me to share your wedding adventures with you! It was awesome!!

{a slideshow is in the works for later this week! check back!}


Teri said...

beautiful! i love the dress/reflection in the rainy window shot. and the last two are wonderful!

Brady said...

Yes for in focus photos!!!

I love the window photo and the dancing pictures :)

Riley Kimball said...

You are crazy good girl. The moments you catch are incredible. That last one through the window blows me away. here's my only tip for you - RAISE YOUR PRICES!!!

Sethicus said...

I love those two... and the pictures definitely did them justice, Shannon!!

Carson Leith said...

shannon, these photos are truly amazing. one of my favorite sets so far.

that program that you won from jesh de rox adds a great touch!

mkr mouse said...

this is fantastic, Shannon! Gorgeous-ness. :)
Mary Kate

Shannon said...

thanks teri!

ha, brady- now i believe you when you say that almost none of your photos are out of focus. :)

riley- i'll take cupcakes as a reward and thank you over money. hear that, clients?

seth! aren't ryan and katie amazing? gosh, they were so fun to photograph all day. they're awesome.

cars! arent jesh's dealies awesome? i'm loving them.

hi there Mary Kate!! isn't it fun to see people you KNOW?? :) (at least i'm assuming you know Katie through Torrey!)

love you all.

InLight Photographers said...

I was anxiously awaiting these.


So exciting and great job! :) I wanna hear how you like the new canon baby!

Hopefully diner or something along that line soon!

Marge said...

You did such a good job=) I love Katie and Ryan. Those pictures are beautiful.

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