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I have a little break to show off a few image previews from a recent northern California wedding. David and Angeline’s wedding in downtown Sacramento was nothing short of grand. Great couple with great family and great friends who blessed them and supported them more than I can communicate on this short blog. It rained for the first time since Spring, but that didn’t stop them from enjoying their special event. There was more than enough magic to light up all of Sacramento. This was our first time photographing at the Center at Twenty Three hundred, a beautiful venue for sure. We’re thankful to be given the opportunity to spend time with and capture David and Angeline’s wedding. Congratulations to the both of them.

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Wedding Photographer:  Charleton Churchill Photography,  Sacramento, CA.  |  Ceremony Venue:  Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento, CA.  |  Reception:  The Center at Twenty-three Hundred, Sacramento, CA.  |  DJ:  Mr. DJ Service, Mike Regan,  Sacramento, CA.  |  Wedding Day of Coordinator:  Laurie Schmalzel,  Sacramento, CA.  |  Preparation venue:  The Citizen Hotel, Sacramento, CA.  |  Catering:  Jackson Catering Events, Sacramento, CA.  |  Florist:   Jajuan Francis, Design with Florae’,  Sacramento, CA.  |   Make-up:   Maria Jones Cervantes  |  Dress:  Lazaro, Bridal Gallery, San Francisco, CA.  |  Desserts:  Divine Desserts by Aguirre, Sacramento, CA.  |




I’m honored to share the cover of the recent issue of the Real Weddings magazine Summer/Fall 2013.  A big thanks to all those involved to help make this shoot successful, as it was a team effort.  I had been asked to shoot the cover last year and was excited to scope out the venue, The Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, Harris Center for the Arts, with the lovely Wendy Sipple, the editor of the magazine prior to committing.  What’s encouraging is that we photographed three real brides (not models) who had been selected during the bridal magazine cover contest.  One of three brides who had been selected for the three girl cover is actually one of my 2013 wedding brides, Angel Kang.  All three girls were pleasant, even since much was expected of them in such little time.  If you look inside the magazine, there are many other photographs from that bridal shoot, which I can’t wait to share as well!

A big thanks to the whole team of people who were involved in the shoot, which are listed below, and of course, Wendy Sipple and her hard working team!
Real Weddings Magazine Front Cover



Real Weddings bride cover photographed by Sacramento wedding photographer Charleton Churchill Photography which includes Stephanie Lozano, real weddings magazine three cover shoot with Angel Kang, Bekcy Becky Rust, Stephanie Lozano, Wendy Sipple




Charleton Churchill Photography

916-520-4447  |  888-414-8718


Hair and Make-up for Becky

Dexe Thao, Hair

Beela & Dexe

916-692-0937  |

Lea Buehler, Make-up

Special Event Hair and Makeup

916-705-5827  |


Jenifer Haupt, Make-up

Makeup by Jenifer Haupt/I Make Beautiful

916-532-9800  |


Hair and Make-up for Stephanie

Melissa Oretta, Make-up

Amelia Kalogero, Hair

All Dolled Up

530-888-1562  |


Sequin Linens (used as backdrops)

Mimi & Co.

916-525-1235  |


Bridal Gowns

Alma’s Bridal Boutique 

916-434-8084  |

Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo 

530-755-4282  |


The Bridal Box 

916-742-4638  |


Bride To Be Couture 

916-972-8223  |


The Clothes Mine Bridal & Formalwear

209-267-0417  |  209-890-7532  |


De La Rosa’s Bridal & Tuxedos

916-983-3400  |


Diamond Bridal Gallery

916-521-9856  |


Dreamnette Bridal

916-780-4747  |


Enchanted Bridal Shoppe

916-965-5683  |


Sparkle Bridal Couture

916-538-6615  |



Arturo Rios Couture Millinery

310-839-3814  |


BaubleBar  |


Bel Aire Bridal  |


Belle Bijou  |  530-903-0650


Hair Comes the Bride

800-485-4444  |


Jesse Ciani

916-685-3819  |


Leah C. Couture Millinery

212-947-3505  |



Arden Fair Mall  |  916-925-2845

Country Club Plaza  |  916-485-3885

Downtown Plaza  |  916-444-3333

Sunrise Mall  |  916-962-3333

Westfield Galleria at Roseville  |  916-771-3333

Max & Chloe

888-MAX-CHLOE  |


Preston & Olivia


Floral Design

A Special Day Designs

530-903-0163  |


Accents by Sage

916-799-6242  |


Ambience Floral Design

916-786-6851  |


Amore Flowers by Katie

916-770-6680  |


Blooms by Martha Andrews

916-300-5948  |


Botanica Floral & Event Design

916-673-8650  |


Design with Floraé

916-484-5779  |



916-212-5179  |



Bocca Catering

916-834-3554  |