Friday, June 28, 2013

Beautiful Wedding at Turlock Golf and Country Club- Annie K. Rowland Photography

Chelsea/Matt 6/22/13
Matt had the foresight to have us join in on his engagement to Chelsea, and had us join in for his wedding as well.  It was a beautiful sunny day at the Turlock Golf and Country Club where we me him to go over the day’s events and plan our photography strategy.  She was a bit apprehensive about seeing him before the ceremony, but we made it into a great situation where they were able to see each other without the stress of the crowd.  They got to meet and embrace, and we toured around the property to capture some beautiful images of them as they prepared to be husband and wife.  The ceremony took place in the shade of a gorgeous tree, and we captured the couple and their family and friends in the lee of the country club and various beautiful spots nearby.
It was a wonderful locale that enabled us to have the reception very close to the ceremony, and include personal touches like the ‘54 Ford that was passed down from her grandfather.  We also snuck away for a sunset shot by one of the ponds on the course.  The party went well into the night, as the guests indulged in the incredible dessert table in lieu of the traditional cake (though the bride and groom cut a miniature cake in front of their place at the head table.)  I thought it was a great twist that encompassed the best of both worlds.
The crowd (especially the bridesmaids) was ready to dance, and they weren’t disappointed as the floor opened up and the music flowed while the guests bumped, swayed, and bounced around to various genres, including a great rendition of the Harlem Shake.  We ended the night with a festive sparkler sendoff as the couple made their way through the bright sparks.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Holy Cross Wedding and Hollins House Reception Santa Cruz - Annie K. Rowland Photography

Beautiful Wedding at the Holy Cross Church and reception at the Hollins House in Pasatiempo. I love the Hollins House for weddings, such a great venue! The view is incredible and the planner, Margie is so organized and helpful that the day just goes by smoothly.  This couple has been together for years, but it's so refreshing to see the wedding day jitters as a sign that they're entering a new chapter in their lives.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Engagement Photography Santa Cruz - Annie K. Rowland Photography


Spring has sprung in Santa Cruz. It is so incredibly beautiful to photograph this time of year. Extra drama from the storm that just past over this last weekend. It is the season for engagement photography!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

2013 Jewels on Pacific Prom Dress Fashion Show!

Here is the long awaited video trailer of last weeks Jewels on Pacific Prom Dress Fashion Show! Thanks to Elements Salon for the great job on Hair and Makeup. The girls looked fabulous! SO here it is the prom dresses for the 2013 season.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Fun High School Senior Portraits

Last chance to get those awesome senior portraits before you graduate. Fun spring time locations, multiple outfits. Dare to be different

PROM DRESS FASHION SHOW March 19, 2013 - Santa Cruz Fashion Photographer

FUN Prom Dress Fashion Show!
at JEWELS ON PACIFIC, a gallery-style boutique, featuring local and international jewelry, apparel, artists, and designers.  one evening only 3 show times! I will be there photographing all the amazing prom dress styles. See you on the runway!

1535 Pacific Ave
Downtown Santa Cruz
show times TUES March 19,
6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8pm