What do: Chase, Bernie, Berries, 55 Chevrolet, Sierra Nevada Foothills, 300 people, and a spring afternoon have in common? Read on…

I first met Chase and Bernadette when Bernie was the MOH at Casey and Samantha’s wedding in 2008. We all became friends and I have been looking forward to their wedding for a long time and it was worth that wait! With the help of their coordinators at Happily Ever After Events, Chase and Bernie planned an warm home town style in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada event with amazing whimsical and refined details, fun surprises (a yellow school bus showed up to transport the wedding party!), and lots of love (and berries). The event was held at the Walker Residence back in the canyons of Springville. The wildflower themed floral arrangements were put together by  Christine’s Flowers. Hair and makeup by Salon Sassafyed. Everyone was excited to be a part of Chase and Bernie’s big day and the guest count totaled around 300, but the quantity did not affect the quality of food one bit thanks to Sue Sa’s fantastic catering team who set up an amazing chicken/steak dinner buffet. Finally, Haro Entertainment kept everyone on the dance floor late into the night. All in all a huge success that I was happy to be a part of!

I like Chase because he has style and he is fun to hang around.

Bernie is pretty sweet as well, Chase got a good girl, her parents room with a dark nook in the background.  We had to light this up with a sunbounce small reflector, a key factor to lighting indoor shots.

Scouting out sweet locations they had a swing, by a 100 year old oak tree.

The clouds and lighting was uh-mazing, we got spots of sun amongst intermittent clouds.  As a photographer this light is rare and SO fun to shoot with.

This shot below was one of my favorite shots of Chase.

Chase, your the man.

Her dad had a beautifully restored 55 Chevy Wagon.

Like a queen, Bernadette was having the time of her life. Exiting her car to head to the ceremony

The clouds cleared and the Ceremony was warm and

Maybe I love shooting weddings so much because of the smiles from my couples, and I get to see how genuine they are at the altar; the tears, laughter, joy and

Can a photographer get so lucky, sunsets every night, I wish they lasted as long as they do in Northern Europe in the summers, but we are still blessed to get them this long.  The average person lives for 25,000 sunsets, but may see 2,000.  I’m thankful my career is to capture as many as possible, when the light is the sweetest.

Chase worked for a berry company.  Berries are my favorite food group, and were adorning the whole reception.  By the end of the night, I think I had taken 3-4 baskets to “photograph” ;)

Rock on guys, I hope your honeymoon is splendid!


Chase & Bernadette





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