Aug 19, 2010

Lael and Stefen | El Dorado County Wedding Photographer

I LOVE watching my clients, go through the process of planning their dream wedding and then months down the road seeing all of the beautiful work we spoke about  in detail come to life. I knew right away when photographing Stefen and Lael’s engagement session, and hearing their fabulous vision (for goodness sakes we photographed in a grocery store!), that their wedding would be full of these same heart-felt details. I wasn’t wrong. The wedding and reception took place in Lael’s parents beautiful backyard which was full of gorgeous flower gardens, a sprawling upper and lower lawn and to add to the lovely ambiance the neighborhood herd of deer would walk right up to you and the wild turkeys roam free. Amazing.


Stefen’s face was PRICELESS during their first look

Boys and their cigars, LOVE IT!

A family member made this fabulous photo booth but after it closed down for the evening we hijack it!

Lael and Stefen, you are amazing! You are what makes me LOVE my job. Lael, I will always have your laughter in my head (it makes me smile) and Stefen your witty comedy always has me doubled over laughing. I am blessed to know you both. Sweet joy to you and your new marriage!

To see more of Lael and Stefen’s wedding pictures, click here for a custom slide show


Makeup by Shana Beals
Hair by Rosie Lange
Flowers by Maureen Brenan
Cupcakes- Stacy Gallman
Disc Jockey- Dj West Entertainment
Caterer-Sierra Banquet Center


  1. Teresa K says:

    FANTASTIC Mariea. I know your bride and groom just LOVED their images. I particularly liked the lighting set-up for the cigars and dance, but really, they ALL rock from the details to the bride and groom portraits. You are a TALENT girl!!


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