Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Danielle + Chad 9.24.2011, Johnson Residence, Ballico, CA. Part One

Danielle and Chad are such a fabulous couple, wonderful individuals and so in love. They were married September 24 at a gorgeous private residence in the small country town of Ballico, which is where I grew up and went to school and have known Danielle and her family since I was a little kid.

I spent an entire day with the bride and groom capturing their wedding day, which began at Fontis Salon with Danielle getting her hair done and joining her a bit later at the wedding venue, the Johnson Residence, to finish the bridal preparations.

Danielle and Chad chose a magnificent wedding venue for their big day, I am a huge fan of photographing at private residences because each home is unique and custom to the owners style and taste. This home was a beautiful Neo-Classical design modeled after Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and George Washington's Mt. Vernon homes, it was simple and so gorgeous. Andy, my assistant, and I fell in love with the home and felt like we traveled to the east coast once we walked into the Johnson Residence.

There are so many great pictures to share that I am splitting this blog up into two parts: the bride and groom pre-ceremony portraits and tomorrow I will be featuring the wedding ceremony and reception. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

These are amazing pictures! Love the attention to detail! Thanks for the memories!

Sarah Joy Hartman said...

The pictures are perfect, the day was priceless and it was an honor to witness the love that the two of u share!! Love u, Sarah n Madelyn

Emily said...

beautiful wedding Diane!