Tania & Robert Vow Renewal

Tania and Robert’s vow renewal was wonderful day filled with so much love between these two. They have a rather unique story. They were officially married five years ago in Vizcaya in downtown Sacramento. However, after having two beautiful kids together they made the decision to annul their marriage and marry in the Catholic Church. That way they could truly follow the path their faith had led them in. It was a great thing to be able to capture as a photographer and videographer.

Because it wasn’t a full-fledged wedding, the atmosphere was a little more relaxed than normal but even so, we were able to capture some great video footage and photos.

The getting ready section we only captured on Tania’s side at the couple’s home together. Tania was there with her oldest daughter (the maid of honor) and youngest daughter (less than a year old) as well as her granddaughter (also less than a year old). Although it was a little chaotic with the babies, they made it work and it made the getting ready time uniquely special. Something they will always remember.

Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding

The bride and her party took a limo to the church. They did a pre-reveal or “first look” where they saw each other before the ceremony so that they could take some nice portraits and Robert read a beautiful letter to Tania.

Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding

It was a full Catholic ceremony where just a few intimate relatives and family friends attended, and just what they wanted.

Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding

Afterward, we did a few more portraits outside the church before heading to their house for the reception.

Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding

They went for a purple theme at their home reception and had a larger crowd.  

Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding

Tania and Robert’s older children gave some heartfelt speeches and then they had their special first dances.  Robert even had a father daughter dance with his youngest daughter.  He sure loves that girl to pieces.  The rest of the night, they partied and danced the night away.  A wonderful vow renewal, and I was happy to have captured it!

Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding
Church Vow Renewal Wedding

The Wedding of Valerie & Tony

Sacramento wedding photography

It’s always convenient when the getting ready, ceremony, portraits and reception for a wedding are close to one another.  It allows for less travel time and more time for all the fun wedding shenanigans.  The getting ready section of Valerie and Tony’s wedding happened at the Residence Inn on 15th Street in Capitol Park in Sacramento, then their ceremony was at St. Anthony Parish and the reception at the O’Club Ballroom at McClellan AFB.  All relatively close to each other!

The getting ready section went really smoothly and I got some great shots of both Valerie and Tony.

Sacramento downtown wedding
Sacramento downtown wedding.
Sacramento downtown wedding.
Sacramento downtown wedding.
Sacramento downtown wedding.

Then we headed to the ceremony location.  They had a beautiful ceremony that really represented two families coming together for their children. 

Sacramento downtown wedding
Sacramento downtown wedding.
Sacramento downtown wedding
Sacramento downtown wedding.

Afterward we took some family photos in the church.  As a photographer, when you get a group together so large it’s always a challenge to get a good photo with everyone being seen and nobody blinking.  But I think we go it with this photo. 

Sacramento wedding downtown.

The portraits were taken around the California State Capitol Building and the Capitol Rose Garden.  One great thing about Valerie and Tony was that they talked to me before the wedding about how they really wanted to get creative with the photos, and they allocated ample time to make that happen.  Additionally, they sent me examples of what they wanted.  I always tell couples that I am good at replicating images so if you send me what you envision there is a good chance I can make it happen for you.  However, very few couples actually end up sending me sample photos.  But Valerie and Tony did and I think we got some really great creative photos for them.

Sacramento wedding photography
Sacramento wedding photography
Sacramento capitol wedding
Wedding photography sacramento
Sacramento wedding photography
Sacramento wedding photography
Sacramento Wedding Photography

After the portraits we headed to the reception O’Club Ballroom at McClellan AFB and had a great time with the special dances, speeches and celebration!

Sacramento downtown wedding.
Sacramento downtown wedding
Sacramento downtown wedding.
Sacramento downtown wedding.
Sacramento downtown wedding.
Sacramento downtown wedding.
Sacramento wedding downtown
Sacramento downtown wedding.