Salina and Derek’s Hidden Creek Wedding

 The beautiful thing about getting married in the mountains is the overwhelming sense of serenity, completely surrounded by nature and the sights and sounds of the trees and streams. Hidden creek lodge at Pine Rose cabins offers exactly that, a romantic getaway for the perfect wedding. Salina and Derek’s wedding was just that, romantic and serene. Surrounded by tall trees as far as the eye can see, family and friends, and twinkle lights all around, it was the perfect setting for their perfect day.

Derek and I Started hanging out in May 2013, We met at work! He left his number on a table for me, I text him later that evening and never stop since. 

 

When we first started hanging out it just felt right, everything happened organically. I can’t really explain it. I knew Derek was the one when I met his family. I went over to his parents house for his birthday and met his whole family for the first time. It felt like I belonged there. We have so much fun together. I’m so happy to spend the rest of my days with him.
 Derek knew I was the one the first time he introduced me to his mom, She of course liked me.
 

How did he propose?
We went on a hike in Yosemite. We were on the Sunrise Trail.

We chose Pine Rose to get married because we love the mountains. Pine Rose was everything we wanted. We both love nature.   I did my research from the photographers we could choose from I was really impressed with the photos. Whimsie Photo and Video took gorgeous shots of Derek and I. Derek and I were a little overwhelmed but knew it would be all worth it. It was pretty awesome to have both of our families together and take these pictures that mean so much to us. It was great , We couldn’t of asked for a better photographer. 

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Alyssa’s Graduation Senior Photoshoot CSUSB

I feel so blessed that my career is literally capturing the best and most impactful moments in my clients lives, from their graduations to their engagements, weddings, first babies, growing families and more! I was so excited when Alyssa contacted me to capture her graduation photos as she prepares to graduate from Cal State San Bernardino and continue on with her education to get her teaching credentials. It is a momentous time in her life and I am so happy she chose me to photograph it for her, you are an inspiring woman Alyssa and I can’t wait to see what you do in the future girl!

My college journey has been one of the most important in my life so far! My time spent studying at CSUSB has been both a rewarding and eye-opening experience. College provided me with the necessary tools to enhance my skills in my field, and taught me valuable lessons about diverse concepts and people. It also has stressed to me the importance of thinking critically and asking questions.

 

Joining a sorority, working, and being involved in clubs on campus added so much to my college experience! I’ve made lifelong friends and found my bridesmaids! All these experiences are truly irreplaceable and I would not trade them for anything!

Our graduation photo session was wonderful! We did the shoot at CSUSB, and took photos in some of my favorite places on campus! Although I am excited to graduate, I am sad to be leaving CSUSB behind. But, Sadi was able to put me at ease and made our photoshoot fun! I’m so glad Sadi was there to capture these bittersweet moments for me! I’ll cherish these photos forever!

 

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Erica and Cameron’s Wedding at the Grove in Redlands

There are so many wonderful things I want to say about this wedding, and as I sit here uploading the photos and video highlight to this blog post it is incredible to relive this day we spent with Erica and Cameron. Their wedding was so full of laughter, tears, emotions and joy and if the video above doesn’t give that away, the photos certainly will! Erica and Cameron chose the Grove in Redlands to host their beautiful wedding day in May for its lush greenery, orange groves as far as the eye can see, beautiful twinkle light reception site and the great outdoors. It was the perfect setting for such a whimsical and romantic wedding. Every detail, from their stunning wedding invite suite to the gorgeous pink couch they dined on at the reception was hand selected by the couple to create the perfect romantic atmosphere for their day. I was basically in photographer heaven getting to capture such a stunning wedding and such a gorgeous and photogenic couple. Not to mention their electric chemistry, it made for some great moments and some even better photos! Don’t believe me, check them out for yourself!

Cameron and I met 8 years ago through mutual friends… my girlfriend invited me over to a “friends house” which ended up being Cameron’s apartment and I knew everyone there except him. I told him he was gonna be my beer pong partner for the night and the rest is history we haven’t spent more than a week apart since! 😂

So I knew Cameron was the one after his second niece jade was born. Seeing him be scared to hold her and do so well with kids I knew he was the one for me everyone loves him. He says he knew he wanted to marry me after he had a dream that I was no longer in his life and he said it was the worst feeling he ever had and bought a ring the next week.

Cameron and I used to work at a whiskey distillery and bartend events we always invited our friends and family. On April 21st we planned a “speakeasy night” so it was no surprise our closest friends and family were there. And a photographer was there to “shoot for j Riley” so I didn’t think anything of it. Cameron decided to stop the event and make an “announcement” to thank everyone for coming and always supporting us. Again, I had no clue what was going on. Until he called me out to the middle of the room and got down on one knee. We cried and drank and danced the night away with everyone. It was a great day!

 

Our venue was the first place we went to see and I was sold right away, everything we saw after didn’t compare. It completely outdoors which was a must, it wasn’t too far from where we live, I love garden roses so that sold me and the treehouse with the putting green sold Cameron.

Everyone was very professional. And felt like we were made to feel special. And we loved the attention to detail and my husband loved that you asked him what was important to him to shoot. And what shots we needed to get. Felt as though we got everything we wanted.

From the moment we met with you we felt very comfortable and love your style of photography. Come wedding day we felt like we knew exactly what we were getting. And trusted you completely with your opinions. Staff was awesome! Can’t wait to see our photos and video! 😍

 

 

Videographer ~ Whimsie Studios – Kyle Alford

Photography ~ Whimsie Studios – Sadi Alford and Kyle Alford

Second Photographer ~ Sarah Robertson Photography

Third Photographer ~ Colleen Kleinburg Photography

Coordinator ~ Circle Your Date – Lindsey Boyd

Venue ~ The Grove Redlands

 

 

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